Invitation: Celebrating 50 Years of Priesthood of Rev. Fr. Philip Jacob our beloved vicar.

Dear Parishioners,

Christ is Risen!

It is with great joy and excitement that we invite you to join us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of priesthood of our beloved vicar Rev. Fr. Philip Jacob. The yearlong celebration will conclude on Saturday, September 30, 2023, with a Holy Eucharist celebrated by our beloved Achen with the blessings of H.H. Moran Mor Baselios Marthoma Mathews III, Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan and H.G. Dr. Thomas Mar Ivanios, our Diocesan Metropolitan.


Rev. Fr. Philip Jacob has been a faithful shepherd, guiding and nurturing our parish with love and compassion for the past five decades. He has been instrumental in the growth of our parish from inception and has touched the lives of many with his divine liturgies, counseling, and pastoral care. As we celebrate this momentous occasion, let us thank God for His blessings upon our parish and the ministry of our Achen.


We request the presence of all our parishioners and their families to make this event a grand success.


Kindly forward this email to your family members who have been part of Achen’s journey.


Let us all come together to show our gratitude and appreciation to Rev. Fr. Philip Jacob for his remarkable contributions to our parish and the church as a whole.


Event details and RSVP (due by July 30, 2023) are in the following link: http://stthomasdetroit.org/celebrate50/


We look forward to your presence at this joyous occasion.



Yours in Christ,



Ajai Alex


St. Thomas Orthodox Church of India

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