Let us pray, peace be with us:

"The Cross that has been the cause of our good and by which our mortal humanity was set free,
O Lord, be for us a strong fortress. And by this Cross, we shall overcome the wicked one and All his devices."

(Syro-Malabar Qurbana)


 

HIS BEATITUDE MAR GEORGE ALENCHERRY IS THE NEW MAJOR ARCHBISHOP OF THE SYRO-MALABAR CHURCH

 

26 May 2011: We greet your Beatitude with love in Christ on the occasion of your election as Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Church and successor to the most ancient See of Saint Thomas, the Apostle of India. As you assume the responsibilities and heavy burdens of the ministry with which you have been entrusted, we wish to assure you of our esteem and prayerful best wishes.

 

You can be assured of our steadfast prayer that Almighty God will bless you with strength and good health, so that you may serve Christ and the flock with which He has entrusted you for many long and fruitful years. As you begin your pontificate, may the Mother of Christ and Ever-Virgin, the Holy Apostle Mar Thoma Sleeha, Martha Alphonsa and all the Saints, intercede for you before the Throne of Our Lord  Iso' M'siha, the eternal High Priest. We fervently pray that our Lord, Iso' M'siha grant your Beatitude both physical and spiritual fortitude so that you may wisely lead the Syro-Malabar Church for many long years to come. In the words of the Gospel, we prayerfully wish that “your light will so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify our Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16)."