We are a congregation of Indian expatriates from the state of Kerala. Most of us live in and around Oslo, Norway. We meet bi-monthly at Eikeli Katolske Kirke - Kristi Freds Kirke, to celebrate the Holy Mass (Qurbana) in Malayalam, the native language of Kerala.
St. Mary's JSOC Norway was founded in year 2009 and is led by Rev Fr. Eldhose Vattaparambil. Holy Qurbana in Malayalam is being held on a regular basis since then in Oslo. Other events like Sandhya Namaskaram, Christmas Carols, Perunal celebrations and Student Aid Program is being organised every year.
His Holiness Moran Mar Ignatius Aphrem II
The Prince Patriarch of Antioch and all the East
Supreme Head of The Universal Syrian Orthodox Church
Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II is the patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church. He became the 123rd Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch when he was enthroned as patriarch in Damascus on May 29, 2014. Before his election to the patriarchate, he was Archbishop for the Eastern United States of America, and known as Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim in that post. In that role, he established 11 new parishes, introduced a number of new programs for the youth, and worked for inter-church unity.
H. B. Baselious Thomas I
Catholicos of the East & Chief Metropolitan of India
His official title is Catholicos of India. On 26 July 2002 he was enthroned as the third maphriyono and the head of the Jacobite Faction in India by Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East in a ceremony held in Damascus, Syria.