Maramon Convention opens at Thiruvalla

February 14, 2012 by  
Filed under Church, India, Kerala, newsletter-lead

Maramon Convention opens at ThiruvallaKerala, February 13, 2012: Asia’s biggest Christian convention will be addressed by prominent evangelists from across the world.

Nearly three million people are expected to attend the Maramon Convention which got underway at Thiruvalla in Kerala yesterday.

Asia’s biggest Christian convention will be addressed by prominent evangelists from across the world including Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana from South Africa, Rev. Kang-San-Tan from Malaysia and Rev. Martin Alphons from the US.

Philipose Mar Chrysostum, senior metropolitan, of the Mar Thoma Church led the opening worship of the 117th edition of the convention.

The week-long event is being held under the aegis of the Syrian Mar Thoma Church, headquartered at Thiruvalla, about 130 km from Thiruvananthapuram.

Maramon is situated on the banks of the Pampa river, about 20 km from Thiruvalla and the convention takes place on the river bed under a temporary shed made out of coconut leaves, which can seat a lakh of people.

“Arise, let us be going” is the theme for this year.

There would be three separate sessions daily with special sessions for women and men, besides a series of prayer and devotional music sessions.

– unmid

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