Christ is born! Let us glorify him! This year’s Nativity Service was held on Wednesday, Dec. 24 at 6:00 PM. The service was started with evening prayer and was led by Very Rev. Gheevarghis Aroopala Corepiscopa, Rev. Fr. Mammen Mathew, Rev. Fr. M.T. Thomas, & Rev. Fr. Joel Mathew. The service was conducted in English and Malayalam.
It was a blessed and joyous occasion as everyone one came together to celebrate the birth of the Lord. We were reminded of the Good News brought by the angels to the shepherds as they tended the sheep near a fire, and the journey of the Wise Men as they came to pay their respects to the King of Kings. During the homily, Joel Achen exhorted everyone to let the fire that we witnessed during the service lead us away from darkness of this world.
After the service, the clergy were presented with gifts and everyone took part in the nercha - appam and payasam.