Friday, June 12, 2009

Beautiful Day: Dedication of Bishop Mar Makarios Memorial Sculpture

From: ICON Moderators
Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Please click the following link to read a brief report by Rev Fr John-Brian Paprock and Teresa Paprock about the dedication service of Bishop Mar Makarios Memorial Sculpture at Alma College, Michigan on May 16, 2009.

Thank you Achen for this nice report.

~ICON Moderators

From: John Brian Achen
Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2009

Renu Paul, Mar Makarios personal secretary at Alma College was one of the principal organizers of the dedication ceremony. Here she is with sculptor, Mark Chatterley and working on last minute details at the event.

Below, Renu is standing next to the Bishop's brother, Lazarus Rembanachen, who was one of several family members of the bishop at the dedication. Fr Lazarus led the memorial prayers. The next picture is the bus-load from Chicago! It was so good to see so many friends.

~ photos by Teresa Kochamma ~

Below are links to more pictures and the text of most of the speeches at the dedication.

1. Bishop Makarios Memorial Sculpture Unveiled and Dedicated

2. Bishop Makarios Memorial Dedication Program - photo collage

3. Saundra Tracy, Alma College President
The text of her opening remarks at the dedication; includes the complete
text of Dr. Ross Mackenzie of Union Theological Seminary whose remarks that
were read aloud at the dedication.

4. Orthodox Memorial Service - photo collage

5. Dr. Madhavan Anirudhan is the founder President of FOKANA complete text
of remarks read aloud at the dedication

6. Dr. Ronald L. Massanari, Professor Emeritus, Department of Religious
Studies at Alma College - this is a complete text of his remarks at the dedication

These photos and articles have been posted for our edification. May the Lord have mercy and bless us all!

a servant,
Fr John Brian

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