Inauguration April 26, 2015 at Mannuthy, Thrissur, India

Dear All,

Loving Greetings from Chathoth, Mannuthy,Thrissur.

It is indeed a happy occasion for us to realize that the Chathoth Family website has been released officially in the Cyberspace.

The construction of the website and its inauguration are the result the collective efforts of all the concerned, especially those took leads. Thanks be to our Lord and Saviour for all the succor and grace that enabled us to reach the fulfilment of our cherished desire.

I would sincerely thank HG Yuhanon Mar Melitius. Bishop of the Thrissur Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, who blessed us through  a vivifying message, to grace the occasion of the Inauguration of the website.

Mrs Annamma George w/o late CI George , the senior-most  member of our family, gave us an inspiring message and good wishes for the project and the family members. We all are glad to have her message

On this occasion, we are grateful to everyone concerned for their inputs, involvement, help and assistance rendered throughout the project execution. The guidance and contributions of the Executive members were quite valid and these are acknowledged The Working committee members, especially Abi Abraham, Reji Mathew and Joseph Abraham provided valuable inputs during the execution of the project. Thank you all.

Though the “Glimpses of the Chathoth Family History” was released way back in 2012, the spurt  of interest for creating the website on this basis arose ,when several of our people met on the sidelines of the wedding reception of Riyanka d/o Sheela and Mon at Bangalore on 31-01- 2015. It was Alex George who mooted the idea for a website. This was accepted by all and Alex George was nominated as the coordinator. With great dedication and zeal, he did the hard work of effective co -ordination and completed the work well in a short period of 75 days! The Directory compilation, Geni data updating and overseeing the work up to the Inauguration were his contributions! CONGRATULATIONS!

               It was Sheila d/o late CI Thomas who facilitated the get-together at Bangalore, which provided the forum for the creation of the website. Considerable impetus for the work came from George Thomas, s/o late CI Thomas through his offer for sponsoring the project.

               Alex Abraham did incisive research on the Family History of the formative years in the social milieu of yore and helped me to resolve some anomalies in genealogy. It was he who voluntarily designed the website elegantly with the History, Contacts, Gallery, Geni links and access to social media, at a time when we were planning to entrust the job to a professional Designer. CONGRATULATIONS for the timely interventions !

Thampychayan

Dr. C.C. Abraham

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Death Anniversary Announcement – April 14

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DEAR FAMILY,

MUMMY’S FIRST DEATH ANNIVERSARY FALLS ON 14TH APRIL 2015.

THE HOLY QURBANA WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY 18th APRIL, 2015, at 7 a.m. at ST GREGORIOS CATHEDRAL ,18, HOSUR ROAD, BANGALORE 25, FOLLOWED BY BREAKFAST AT THE PARISH HALL.

WE REQUEST YOUR  KIND PRESENCE WITH FAMILY.

THANKING YOU,

 

WITH PRAYERS

SALLY, GEORGIE, ABU, SHEELA & FAMILIES

Inauguration Announcement

Dear Family members,

I have great pleasure to inform that the informal inauguration of our Family Website will, DV, be held on 25th April 2015 at 4 p.m. by Thampychayan on behalf of the family members.The valuable  inputs and help rendered by the committee members including the Web Administrator are gratefully acknowledged.

With warm regards,

Alex George

Web Coordinator

How to introduce Chathoth Vallamkulam family?

Here is how the family website becomes very useful.

“So when did you become a Christian?”
“Were you a Hindu and when did you convert?”
“Are there lots of Christians in India?”
“Which part of the world are you from?”
“Tell me something about your family history back in India.”

Many of us would have had to answer these questions at some point of time. Then what do you say? It depends on what we know and and how articulate we are and how much time we have on our hands to explain, etc. An easy answer will be “I don’t know.”

But now we have a better way of answering any of these questions or other variations of them. This is what I did  today in Winnipeg, Canada. Terry was volunteering with me for the Promise Keepers National Conference  inside the  Church of the Rock and he asked me some of these questions. And guess what I did? I pulled up the website on my cellphone and gave it to him to read. In a few minutes he had a general idea about everything he wanted to know. So, you can do that too.

But that is where the buck stops. Here is a good thought I heard in the conference today. History is a good reference, but we do not reside in the history. We need monuments, but we are more interested in the movements, which is why Christianity was called The Way during first century.

Zig Ziglar has many motivational stories about how to view the past. Here is one of my favorites. I am paraphrasing here. Past is important in so much as it brought us to where we are, but it is not nearly as important as how we see our future.

Joshua 3. 7-8: And the Lord said to Joshua, “TODAY I will begin to exalt you in the eyes of all Israel, so they may know that I am with you as I was with Moses. Tell the priests who carry the ark of the covenant: ‘When you reach the edge of the Jordan’s waters, go and stand in the river.”

Today is the day.