H.B Baselious Thomas Ist Catholicos of the East inaugurating the one day family conference of Niranam diocese.
Niranam diocese of the Jacobite Syrian Christian Church organized it’s first ever family conference in Kavumbhagom St. George Cathedral. The Conference was formally inaugurated by the Yakob Burdana of Malankra, His Beatitude Baselius Thomas 1, Catholicos of the East. His Grace Zacharias Mor Philexinos, Metropolitan of Malabar Diocese and the renowned Dhyana Guru led the retreat and delivered the main talk. Mor Coorilos Geevarghese, the Diocesan Metropolitan presided over the conference. Fr. Mathew Philip, the diocesan secretary welcomed the gathering and Fr. M.J. Daniel proposed vote of thanks. About 800 people participated in the conference. His Beatitude and the metropolitans were given a rousing reception in the morning. The conference, perhaps the first ever family conference to be held by a diocese within Kerala, was a huge success and truly a divine blessing for every one who participated. The talks on family life by Mor Philexinos thirumeni were a rare spiritual experience for the participants. The spiritual organizations of the diocese under the leadership of it’s committed clergy have been working hard for several weeks for the successful organization of the conference. The “Sathya viswasa samrakshna samithi unit of Kavumbhagam cathedral also distributed freely seven sewing machines for the needy.