Dubai Church Cancels Golden Jubilee Celebrations And Donated Money For Kerala Floods

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Dubai Church Cancels Golden Jubilee Celebrations And Donated Money For Kerala Floods

In a heartwarming gesture, a Dubai church cut down their golden jubilee celebrations and donated money to Kerela flood victims. St Thomas Orthodox Cathedral in UAE celebrated its 50th anniversary on December 28 where they announced that they had decided to cancel all the events in the year-long celebrations.The church donated Rs 10 million (Dh542,643) to the flood-ravaged Kerala, which suffered the worst floods in nearly 100 years, the Gulf News reported.

Most of the devotees have come forward to provide aid and financial support, the church’s management will donate Rs 200,000 to the Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund. “In total, we have spent Rs 10 million for Kerala flood relief,” said vicar Fr Ninan Philip Panackamattom.The main highlight of the anniversary celebration was marked by the presence of Baselios Marthoma Paulose II, the Supreme Head of the Indian Orthodox Church, who celebrated Christmas with workers at a labour accommodation in Dubai on Tuesday.