St. Thomas Day -  Dukrana Festival  -2008

Dukrana Festival  celebrated in Egg , Zurich

St.Thomas Syro Malabar Community , Zurich celebrated the Syro Malabar festival of Dukrana on Sunday 6th , 2008 at St. Antonius Church Egg bei Zurich . The main celebrant was Bishop John Thomas Kattarukudiyil, Ittanagar, Arunal Pradesh , India.with six other priests ; Fr. Thomas Plappallil, Fr. Varghese Nadackal, Fr, Binoy Kuttinal, Fr.Thomas Kochuputhenpara, Fr.Zacharias Thamarakatt, Fr. Saji Naduviladam. There were more than 500 faithful participants  in the con celebrated mass , with choir under the leadership of Babu Pullely, a Eucharistic procession with the statue of St.Thomas, banners of St. Thomas Cross,  decorated umbrellas etc..Bible Jyothi was inaugurated in the church where one family would receive the bible and read at home, and then given to the next family who would take over the bible to be read in their family. The donations received during the mass was given for help in the building a seminary  in Ittanagar The programme ended with a drink and a light meal  in the parish hall prepared by the festival committee .


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