Feast of St Sebastian and felicitation of the Bishop elect of Sagar


  Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Syro Malabar Community of Bhopal, with great joy and enthusiasm came together at Our Lady of Lourdes’ church, Tulsi Nagar, on Sunday. The occasion was of felicitating Rev. Dr.James Athikkalam, the bishop elect of Sagar; and celebrating the feast of St. Sebastian. Rev. Dr.James Athikkalam was welcomed by the community representative at Mata Mandir square at 10.15 am. Then the religious procession started with true devotion and traditional religiosity, towards Our Lady of Lourdes’ church. As the procession reached the church at 11 am, Holy Qurbana was offered by Rev. Dr.James Athikkalam. Rev. Fr. Lonappan addressed the gathering with festal message. He emphasized on the call of each Christian in witnessing Christ in his life. Holy Qurbana was followed by Special prayers to St Sebastian and provision for offerings. Rev. Dr.James Athikkalam, the bishop elect of Sagar was felicitated by the representatives of different organizations and Fathers, Sisters and Brothers. The gathering comprising large number of people praised and thanked God for giving such wonderful gift and blessings in their lives.