World Day of Prayer 2017

WDP2017BannerWorld Day of Prayer is a worldwide movement of Christian women with many traditions who come together each year to observe a common day of prayer. On March 4th, 2017, The Ecumenical Women’s Forum will join our neighbors in celebrating World Day of Prayer in solidarity with the women of the Philippines at St. Thomas Indian Orthodox Church, 1009 Unruh Avenue, Philadelphia, PA from 9am to 1:30pm. The Keynote Speaker for the event is Sr. Jocelyn Edathil SIC, MD, PhD. Sr. Jocelyn is a practicing physician and professor at Temple University Hospital. She is also the first American born religious sister of Indian origin in America. She has been active in the ecumenical community since childhood. Sr Jocelyn is a well-known and highly esteemed devotional speaker nationally and internationally.

The Ecumenical Women’s Forum cordially invites all to join the women of the Philippines in prayer and song to support ecumenical efforts toward justice, peace, healing, and wholeness. The WDP choir plays a big part in the program. Please contact the WDP coordinator for those who are interested in joining the English and Malayalam choir. The first practice for all programs is scheduled on January 22nd at St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, 608 Welsh Road, Philadelphia at 3 pm. We kindly request the participation of youths and adult members in the WDP activities. May God bless you all!
Dr. Binu Shajimon
EFICP Women’s Forum Coordinator

Sad demise of Mrs. Aleyamma Thomas

ObituaryWith deep sorrow and very profound sadness, I would like to inform you all that the sad demise of Mrs. Aleyamma Thomas, wife of late Mr. Mr.Thomman thomas Eruampanathu.
Leelamma George ( Daughter ) & George Chorettu ( Son-in-law ), Cheriyan Thomas ( Son ) & Rani Thomas ( Daughter-in-law ), Rani Jose Pulikkal ( Daughter ) & jose Pulikkal ( Son-in-law), Sherly Thomas ( Daughter ) & Donbosco Alexander ( Son-in-law ), Lowrance Thomas ( Son ) & Suni Thomas ( Daughter-in-law), Layons Thomas ( Son ) & Jophymol Thomas ( Daughter-in-law).
Grand children: Sinoj Sebastian, Anuja Lijo, Emil Leo Thomas, Joemol Pulikkal, Priya Pulikkal, Mary Pulikkal, Allen Thomas, Nathan Thomas, Josh Thomas, Daniel Thomas, Chris Thomas, Ashlyn Thomas, Joel bosco, Dominic bosco, Judith bosco
Viewing already took place on Thursday (1/5/17)  5 to 8.30 at St.Thomas Syro Malabar Forane Catholic Church.
Funeral will be on Wednesday 1/11/17, Bethlehem Church, Parampuzha, Kottayam, Kerala at 11.00 am
May the Lord Almighty grant peace and comfort to the near and dear ones of the departed.
Please continue to uphold the family members in your prayers.

The Ecumenical Fellowship of Indian Churches in Philadelphia (EFICP) would like to express our heartfelt condolences to her family and other extended family members on their loss. May God bless and keep each one of them in His tender loving care.

With Love & Prayers,
Daniel P. Thomas (Sunny)