Rev. Dennis Abraham
EFICP Religious Activities Coordinator
Dearly beloved in Christ,
I praise the Holy Trinity for the blessings we have received as the Ecumenical Fellowship of Indian Churches in Philadelphia. When reflecting on this past year, it was eventful, with many programs and fellowships, which strengthened the unity, and relationship of our sister churches. I appreciate all the respected clergy, and the member churches, and all those who have been working ardently for the EFICP. Continue reading
EFlCP- 2014 Youth Affairs Coordinator
Glory be to God,
It is indeed a pleasure for me, as the EFICP Youth Affairs Coordinator, to speak through the Annual EFICP Christmas Souvenir. Throughout the past 28 years of the ecumenical movement here in Philadelphia, Malayalee Christians have discovered together that being in unity and working as one, enhances our service and witness for Christ. Continue reading
Very Rev. Fr. Johnykutty George Puleessery
Vicar, St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Forane Church
Season’s greetings from St Thomas Syro Malabar Forane Church Philadelphia.
It is Christmas once more! We commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ, the momentous event in history, which divided time into two distinct eras. Jesus Christ, born of the Virgin Mary, true man and true God, entered history to free us from darkness and to grant us eternal light. Continue reading
Ecumenical Fellowship Events during 2014
The various Indian immigrant Christian denominations in Philadelphia share close bonds of love and mutual respect with each other and, under the banner of EFICP have always come together to work for the good of the whole community. This congenial atmosphere is a true blessing from God.
The ecumenical friendship of Indian Christians in Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love, traces its roots back much before any Church of any denomination of Indian Christians was originated. In fact, until October 1976, there was no denominational congregation in Philadelphia except for an ecumenical Christian group. Now for all the Christian denominations of Kerala origin, there are many Churches and believers in all of them also increased many fold.