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November 26, 2020

Cathedral celebrates annual feast of Mylai Madha

Cathedral celebrates annual feast of Mylai Madha

The annual feast of Our Lady of Mylapore, commonly referred to as Mylai Madha is being celebrated at the San Thome Cathedral from today, November 26. It will go on till Sunday. Every evening, there is the recitation of the […]

November 21, 2020

Soorasamharam celebration held inside temple campus this year

Soorasamharam celebration held inside temple campus this year

The annual Soorasamharam celebration at Sri Veerabhadraswamy Temple in Mylapore carries much of the folk tradition with it. This year though, the symbolic ritual of the Skanda Shasti time had to be limited to the open space inside the temple […]

November 19, 2020

Archbishop celebrates 40 years of priesthood

Archbishop celebrates 40 years of priesthood

Archbishop of Madras-Mylapore diocese for the Catholics, Rev. Dr. George Antonysamy has reached a new milestone in his priesthood. Today, November 19, he celebrates his ruby jubilee – which means he has completed 40 years of priesthood. Recently, Rev. Antonysamy […]

November 17, 2020

Skanda Shasti at Sri Kapali Temple: Soorasamharam and Thirukalyanam to be streamed live on temple’s Youtube channel

Sri Kapaleeswarar Temple in Mylapore will be live streaming Skanda Shasti’s two most important festivities – Soorasamharam and Thirukalyanam on its Youtube channel, this year. The festival devoted to lord Muruga started at the temple, a few days ago. Soorasamharam […]

November 16, 2020

Devotees flock to Sri Ayyappa Temple in MRC Nagar as ‘season’ begins

Devotees flock to Sri Ayyappa Temple in MRC Nagar as 'season' begins

The Sri Ayyappa Temple in MRC Nagar is abuzz now as the season of people undertaking the pilgrimage to Sabarimala or observing the traditional rituals and pujas begins. Even as the Sri Ayyappa Temple in Sabarimala, Kerala opened for the […]

November 16, 2020

Archbishop leads service at Luz graveyard to remember departed priests

Archbishop leads service at Luz graveyard to remember departed priests

This is an annual religious service. Celebrating Holy Mass in remembrance of dead priests of the Catholic diocese of Madras-Mylapore at the graveyard for them in Luz. This service is held days after the Catholic community commemorates All Souls Day […]

November 3, 2020

People light candles inside church to remember the dead on All Souls Day

People light candles inside church to remember the dead on All Souls Day

The community which attends the Our Lady of Guidance Church in R. A. Puram observed All Souls Day – the day they remember and pray for the dead – during the Holy Masses celebrated at this church on Nov.2. There […]

November 1, 2020

Some churches open for Holy Mass from this Sunday

Some churches open for Holy Mass from this Sunday

A few churches have re-opened this Sunday, November 1 for Holy Mass – this, after they remained closed to people since late March when the lockdown came into effect following the break of the Corona virus. This Sunday, at Our […]

November 1, 2020

Quibble Island Cemetery will remain closed on Nov.2; pandemic time regulation

Quibble Island Cemetery will remain closed on Nov.2; pandemic time regulation

Quibble Island Cemetery on Dr DGS Dinakaran Road in R A Puram will remain closed on November 2, when Christians observe All Souls Day, a day to pray for and remember those who have passed away. This follows similar regulations […]

October 31, 2020

Stream of people visiting temples even on important days is thin

Stream of people visiting temples even on important days is thin

Ever since temples were opened to the public with the relaxation of pandemic time regulations, the stream of people visiting Mylapore’s temples daily is thin. In ordinary times, all the temples in the area would be busy spaces, especially in […]

October 29, 2020

Thayar Panchami Thirtha Utsavam: At Sri Vedanta Desikar Temple from Nov. 11

Mudhal Thayar Panchami Thirtha Utsavam will be held for Goddess Thayar for nine days from Nov. 11 to 19 at Sri Vedanta Desikar Temple, Mylapore. A thirumanjanam will be held for the deity in the morning everyday at 10 a.m. […]

October 28, 2020

Sri Ayyappa Swamy Temple observed Navaratri by keeping kolu

Sri Ayyappa Swamy Temple observed Navaratri by keeping kolu

Sri Ayyappa Swamy Temple in R. A. Puram observed this year’s Navaratri by keeping kolu. A section of the temple’s kolu was on display till yesterday. A small group of devotees were also seen watching the bommais kept here.

October 27, 2020

St. Mary’s Road cemetery will remain closed on Nov.2: notice put up

St. Mary's Road cemetery will remain closed on Nov.2: notice put up

A banner has been put up on the gates of the Chennai Corporation Cemetery for Christians located on St. Mary’s Road that people must refrain from visiting the cemetery on All Souls Day – November 2. That day is observed […]

October 26, 2020

San Thome Cathedral yet to formally open its doors to people

There seems to be some uncertainty regarding plans to open the St Thomas Cathedral in San Thome to its parishioners for the daily and Sunday Holy Masses. While all other churches in the area have plans to celebrate Holy Mass […]

October 23, 2020

Catholic churches re-start Holy Mass, ask community to follow regulations

Catholic churches in the Mylapore zone have begun to have Holy Mass daily and on Sundays too after devising standard procedures for the community to follow when they attend these services inside the church. At Our Lady of Light Church […]

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