Report of the 39th LRC Seminar

Early Christian Communities of St. Thomas Tradition In India
At Hope Center, Amboli, Andheri (West), Mumbai
29-31 July 2011


PROGRAMME OF THE 39TH LRC SEMINAR

28 July 2011 Thursday
Arrangements are done to welcome those who are coming at the venue from the afternoon.

04.45 pm Arrival at Panvel Railway Station for those who are coming in Netravati Train
05.00 pm Proceed to Kalyan Minor Seminary at Panvel
05.30 pm Refreshing
06.00 pm Visit Santhome Nagar
06.30 pm Holy Qurbana (Feast of St. Alphonsa)
07.15 pm Dinner
07.45 pm Proceed to Nerul Church
08.30 pm

At Nerul Church

09.00 pm To Airoli
10.00 pm At Hope Centre, Andheri
10.45 pm Good Night

29 July 2011 Friday

07 00 am Rising
08.00 am Sapra and Meditation
08.30 am Breakfast
09.00 am Registration
10.00 am Welcome to the seminar
10.10 am Paper I
Rev. Dr. Mathew Vellanickal, Syncellus, Changanacherry
St. Thomas Ecclesial Tradition According to the Gospel of St John
11.00 am Coffee
11.15 am Discussion
12.00 pm

Inaugural Session:
Welcome : His Excellency Mar Thomas Elavanal, Bishop of Kalyan
Presided over : His Grace Mar Andrews Thazhath, LRC Chairman
Inaugural Address : His Beatitude Mar George Alencherry, Major Archbishop

01.15 pm Lunch
3.00 pm Paper II
Prof. K S Mathew, Director, Institute for Research in Social Sciences and Humanities Arrival of St Thomas in India and His Missions: Historiographical Approach
03.45 pm Discussion
04.30 pm Tea
5.00 pm Paper III
Rev. Dr. Pius Malekandathil, Professor, Centre for Historical Studies, JNU, Delhi. Early Christian Communities of St Thomas Tradition in the South-West Coast of India
05.45 pm Discussion
06.30 pm Break
06.45 pm Holy Qurbana (Eng): His Grace Mar Andrews Thazhath, Archbishop of Trichur
Homily: His Eminence Oswald Cardinal Gracias, Archbishop of Mumbai
08.00 pm Dinner
08.45 pm Multimedia Presentation on the Spread of the Church in India
09.30 pm Good Night

30 July 2011 Saturday

05.30 am Rising
06.00 am Sapra and Meditation
06.30 am Holy Qurbana (Hindi): His Excellency Mar Thomas Elavanal, Bishop of Kalyan
07.30 am Breakfast
8.30 am Paper IV
Rev. Dr. Abraham Kunnatholiy CMI,
St. Vianney Gurukul, Chanda
Presence of Early St Thomas Christian Communities in Central and North India
09.15 am Discussion
10.00 am Coffee Break
10.15 am Paper V
Rev. Dr. Francis Eluvathingal, Chancellor, Kalyan
Kalyan Diocese: A Brief History
11. 00 am Discussion
11.45 am Paper VI
Dr. PJ Cherian,
Director, Kerala Council of Historical Research
The Impact of Recent Archeological Discoveries in the ancient Muziris on the Historiography of the Establishment of Christianity in Kerala
12.30 pm Discussion
01.15 pm Lunch
3.00 pm Paper II
Prof. K S Mathew,
Director, Institute for Research in Social Sciences and Humanities
Arrival of St Thomas in India and His Missions: Historiographical Approach
03.45 pm Discussion
04.30 pm Tea
5.00 pm Paper III
Rev. Dr. Pius Malekandathil, Professor, Centre for Historical Studies, JNU, Delhi.
Early Christian Communities of St Thomas Tradition in the South-West Coast of India
05.45 pm Discussion
06.30 pm Break
06.45 pm Holy Qurbana (Eng): His Grace Mar Andrews Thazhath, Archbishop of Trichur
Homily: His Eminence Oswald Cardinal Gracias, Archbishop of Mumbai
08.00 pm Dinner
08.45 pm Multimedia Presentation on the Spread of the Church in India
09.30 pm Good Night

31 July 2011 Sunday

6.30 am

Rising
7.00 am Sapra and Meditaion
7.30 am Breakfast
8.30 am Paper VII
Rev. Dr. James Kurukilamkatt MST, Santhom Bible Centre, Pariyaram
The Decline of Christian Communities in Central and North India and their Survival in Kerala
09.15 am Discussion
10.00 Coffee break
10.30 am Paper VIII
Rev. Dr. Paulachan Kochappilly CMI,
Dean of Studies, Dharmaram Vidhyakshetra, Bangalore
The Need of Finding New Ways and Methods of Evangelization in North India, Basing on the Tradition of Syro-Malabar Church
11.15 pm Discussion
12.00 pm Concluding Session:
Presidential Address & Interaction: His Beatitude Mar George Alencherry, Major Archbishop Presenting Syro-Malabar Research Award to Rev. Dr. Mathew Vellanickal
01.00 pm Lunch
01.45 pm To Borivli and Mira Road
04.15 pm Arrival at Mira Road
04.30 pm Holy Qurbana: His Beatitude Mar George Alencherry, Major Archbishop
06.00 pm Tea
06.15 pm Public Meeting
08.00 pm Dinner
09.00 pm Departure to Hope Center
10.00 pm in Hope Center & Good Night

1 August 2011 Monday

06.00 am Rising
06.45 am Departure to Powai
07.30 am Powai Church: Sapra and Meditation
08.00 am Holy Qurbana
09.00 am Breakfast
09.30 am Visit to Bishops House, Powai
10.15 am To Railway Station
11.15 am In Railway Station Kurla Terminus (LTT)

 

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