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Maramon convention gets underway

Posted on Feb 11, 09:47AM | UNI

Pathanamthitta (Kerala), Feb 10 : The 118th Maramon Convention, billed as the largest week-long annual Christian religious meet in Asia, began here today at the sand-bed ofriver Pampa.

Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan presided over the inaugural session.

'You may be My witness' is this year's theme of the convention that will concluse on February 17.

Ref. Philip Mounstephen (UK), Rev. Dr. Walter Altman (Brazil), Rev. Andile Embette (Africa) and Rev. Dr. Dekster Mayben (Bangalore) will deliver speech among other Bishops
of Mar Thoma Church.

The Mar Thoma Evangelistic Association (MTEA), in association with the local parishes of the Mar Thoma Syrian Church of Malabar, has built a large thatched shed (pandal)
on the river-bed that can accommodate about 100,000 people.