The sacred priestly honor of ‘Cor-Episcopo’ was conferred to Rt. Rev. Monsignor Peter Kochery and Rt. Rev. Monsignor Augustine Mangalath on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at St. Vincent De Paul Syro-Malankara Catholic Cathedral, Elmont, NY. The service began with liturgical reception, followed by Solemn Holy Qurbono, with the eparchial bishop, Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos as the main celebrant. The service for the installation of the Cor-episcopoi was celebrated during the Holy Qurbono. The homily was given by Most Rev. Dr.
During his visit to the Edmonton mission, His Excellency Philipos Mar Stephanos met with the Honorable Amarjeet Sohi PC MP, an Indo-Canadian politician, currently serving as the Member of Parliament for Edmonton Mill Woods, and the federal Minister of Natural Resources. The Bishop and the Hon. Minister had a fruitful discussion on a variety of subjects related to the development of the Syro-Malankara community in Edmonton.
The 66th anniversary of the heavenly journey of the Servant of God Mar Ivanios was celebrated by the Eparchy on Saturday, July 6, 2019. The celebration was held at St. Vincent de Paul Malankara Catholic Cathedral and included Dhoopa praarthana after Solemn Holy Qurbono. His Excellency the Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos presided over the liturgical celebration. His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Kurt Burnette, His Excellency Most Rev. Yoohanon Mar Chrysostom, and His Excellency Most Rev. Jacob Mar Angadiath were present during the celebrations along with Rt. Rev. Msgr.