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Yakub Mar Elias Elected President of Brahmavar Orthodox Konkani Community


Yakub Mar Elias Elected President of Brahmavar Orthodox Konkani Community

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Abu Dhabi, Nov 19: The newly-formed Brahmavar Orthodox Konkani Community of UAE held its first meeting with Yakub Mar Elias, the Brahmavar Diocesan Metropolitan at St George Orthodox Cathedral here recently.

The Community provides an oppurtunity for the Konkani community who share orthodox faith to unite. This was for the first time in the history of the church that members of different orthodox parishes in and around Brahmavar came together in the United Arab Emirates.

The meeting began with prayers in Konkani in the presence of the Diocesan Metropolitan and the parish priest Fr Johnson Daniel.

The Diocesan Metropolitan in his address stressed upon the need to keep up the orthodox faith and to unite under the orthodox belief and assured his full support and cooperation to the Brahmavar Orthodox Konkani Community.

Later in the meeting it was unanimously decided to form an organization under the banner of Brahmavar Orthodox Konkani Community, UAE and the following were selected as its office-bearers for the year 2010-11:

Yakub Mar Elias – president
Stanly Banz - vice-president
Selvin Lewis - secretary
Vanisha D’Almeida - joint secretary

Members of the Community Prasan Suaris, Robby Rodrigues, Sunil G Lewis, Naveen Suaris, John D’Almeida, Anil Rodrigues, Milton D’Souza, Venet Milton Olivera, Elyas D’Souza, Antony D’Almeida, Steevan Sunil Dias, Praveen Lewis, Valerian Lewis, Steephan Lewis and Jakline S Banz were present.

It was unanimously decided to convene the next meeting in the month of January 2011 at Dubai to decide the future course of action.
 
Selvin Lewis proposed the vote of thanks and the meeting concluded with a recitation of Konkani hymns in vespers in the cathedral.

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  • shalet, bangalore

    Wed, Nov 24 2010

    Congratulations to all members. wish u all the very best.

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  • Roshan Rodrigues, Airody/Kuwait

    Sun, Nov 21 2010

    Congratulations to all Office Bearers and Members. Wisihing you every success

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  • A.S.Mathew, U.S.A.

    Sat, Nov 20 2010

    Congratulations to the Brahmavar
    Orthodox Konkani community.

    This is indeed a new information
    because I was under the notion that
    the Orthodox was only in Kerala.

    Is this Bishop from Kerala? It
    seems like he is my neighbour met
    recently in Chicago while conducting a marriage.

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  • Henry Lewis, Sastan/Kuwait

    Sat, Nov 20 2010

    It is good to know the orthodox konkani community has come together in Abudhabi I wish them them all the best.

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  • gilbertrodrigues, airody

    Sat, Nov 20 2010

    it is good news for all of us congratulations to all office-bearers may god bless you for your good work

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  • Dennis D'Silva , Uppinakote/Dubai

    Sat, Nov 20 2010

    Congratulations! Formation of Brahmavar Orthodox Konkani Community is a very good news. I hereby request the newly formed committee to invite all GCC orthodox Brahmavareans to join. Let us pray and work together for the development of the 850 families of this community, especially the poor ones. Let us fulfill the dream of Late Lament His Grace Alvariz Mor Julius Metropolitan, Saintly Padre Rock. Lopez. Nuronah and our elders. For more details, please visit http://theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/articles/2009/12/holy-brahmavar/

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  • peter, Brahmavar/sharjah

    Sat, Nov 20 2010

    Good step and good luck for all our Bothers and sisters of Brahmavar. This is the history that all our Forefathers of Brahmavar Konkani speaking Christian community belogs to un devided Milagris Church Kallianpur.

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  • Shubhakar, Brahmavar

    Sat, Nov 20 2010

    All the best newly formed association.
    Congratulations to all office bearers.

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  • Jerome D'silva, Uppoor/Kuwait

    Sat, Nov 20 2010

    It is good news that Orthodox community of Brahmavar have formed an association in U.A.E. Congratulations.

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  • jerome D'silva, uppoor/kuwait

    Sat, Nov 20 2010

    It is good news that Orthodox community of Brahmavar have formed an association in U.A.E.Congratulations90525863.

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  • jerome D'silva, uppoor/kuwait

    Sat, Nov 20 2010

    It is good news that Orthodox community of Brahmavar have formed an association in U.A.E.Congratulations.

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  • jerome D'silva, uppoor/kuwait

    Sat, Nov 20 2010

    It is good news that Orthodox community of Brahmavar have formed an association in U.A.E.Congratulations.

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  • jerome D'silva, uppoor/kuwait

    Sat, Nov 20 2010

    It is good news that Orthodox community of Brahmavar have formed an association in U.A.E.Congratulations.

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  • Alban Dias, Balkudru / Bahrain

    Sat, Nov 20 2010

    Good News! Congratulations to all Office Bearers and Members. Wisihing you every success.

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  • Stanly Banz , Abu Dhabi

    Sat, Nov 20 2010

    I being the Vice President of the association request all our community people at UAE to kindly attend the next meeting. For details please call me-0509951275/or Mr.Selvin Lewis-0552752870.

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  • Karaval Milan Dubai, Kallianpur/Kundapur Varado

    Sat, Nov 20 2010

    Congratulations N All The BEST!!!

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  • Mycal Almeida, Uppoor / Doha

    Sat, Nov 20 2010

    Congragulations to all members of newly formed Brahmavar Orthodox Konkani Community, UAE group. You have a new task ahead to group all the othodox members spread all over UAE under one community. Hope you will come up with this task. God bless each of the members to fulfill their dreams.

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  • ALWIN LEWIS, UPPOOR/DUBAI

    Sat, Nov 20 2010

    Congratulations to all committee members & office bearers.

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  • THOMAS, BRAHMAVAR

    Sat, Nov 20 2010

    Good Decission. Congratulations to all.

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  • VIJAYKUMAR, BRAHMAVAR BAHRAIN

    Sat, Nov 20 2010

    Dear Friends,
    It's is good news, Congratulations all of you

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  • ANIL RODRIGUES, AIRODY/DUBAI

    Fri, Nov 19 2010

    CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OFFICE-BEARERS

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  • Thomas and Victoria Suares, Brahmavar/Dubai

    Fri, Nov 19 2010

    It is good news that Konkani Orthodox christians of Brahmavar have formed an association. It was the need of the hour. I wish the committee members and the office beares all success and urge more people to join in.

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