On Tuesday, September 27, His Eminence Archbishop Anoushavan, Prelate, attended a reception in honor of His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Mathews III, the newly enthroned Catholicos of the East and Primate of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, in Jericho, NY.
On behalf of His Holiness Aram I, Archbishop Anoushavan greeted His Holiness Mathews III and wished him a fruitful service. He said that the election and enthronement of His Holiness is indeed providential during this critical time of the society at large, when the role of spiritual leaders is imperative to find and follow The Way, which is Truth to lead to Life.
The luncheon was hosted by His Eminence Zachariah Mar Nicholovos,, Metropolitan of the Northeast Diocese of the Malankara Church. Among the religious dignitaries present were His Beatitude Archbishop Tikhon, Primate of the Orthodox Church; His Eminence Archbishop Michael, of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey of the Orthodox Church, and His Eminence Archbishop Vicken, Diocesan Legate of the Eastern Diocese. The Prelate was accompanied by Rev. Fr. Mesrob Lakissian, Pastor of St. Illuminator’s Cathedral in New York City.