The onset of an ecumenical alliance originate back to one of the foremost Kerigmatic convictions of the church that the “church is one” and the faith which she professes is “one and only one”. The forum was founded in the Pontifical Seminary by Rev. Fr. Zacharias OCD and Rev. Fr. Aurelian OCD with subtle implication and foresight. The commitments of the forum are carried out effectively by Rev. Fr. James Anaparambil. The realms of the extensions into the peripherals of Christian communities, and to different strata of Christian faith communities are ventured by the forum faithfully and carefully.
The preceding year was succinctly planned and the forum looks forward to the subsequent years with tersely planned modalities. On the Ecumenical day of the Universal Church, the forum conducted different line-up programmes. Various consignments organized prayer meetings, dialogues and conferences in the seminary from 18th to 25th January 2011. The seminary witnessed a gamut of ecumenical sharing and gathering. On the concluding day, Rev. Dr. Adhai Jacob, Cor Episcopa and Rector of Malankara Syrian Orthodox Theological Seminary (Jacobite) together with Rev. Fr. James Anaparambil, the Rector of Carmelgiri Seminary, celebrated the prayer service and inspired the students with his valuable message.
Report of the Ecumenical and Dialogue Forum 2008-2009
The forum was founded in the Seminary by Fr. Zacharias OCD, the servant of God. Forum is efficiently directed by Rev. Fr. Francis Marottikaparambil.
The Forum gathered many times this year to study and discuss the different aspects of ecumenism. Together with the universal church Carmelgiri Seminary this year also celeberated the church unity octave from 18-24 January. During the celebrations the following programmes were conducted
1. Evening prayers with special intention
2. Speech competition
3. Wall Magazine Competition
Br. Ajeesh Cleetus and Br. George Mavumkoottathil bagged the prizes of the speech competition. II Year Theology students and II year Philosophy students got the prizes for the wall magazine competition. The concluding day was presided over by His Excellency Rev. Dr. Mathew Mar Aprem who highlighted the ecumenical efforts between the Jacobite Church and the Catholic Church.
We Gradually acknowledge the encouragement and assistance given by Rev. Fr. Rector, The Vice Rector, The Procurator and Rev. Fr. Francis Marottikaparambil.
Br. Jose S. Kottapuuram
Br. Joy C.
Br. Jackson Johnson