Catholics of the Eastern Syro-Malankara rite in the Philadelphia Archdiocese gathered for divine worship on Sunday, July 16 at St. Jude Malankara Catholic Church. Led by their pastor, Father Saji Mukkoot, the faithful began morning prayers at 10:30 a.m. and celebrated “Holy Qurbono,” or the sacred Liturgy, at 11 a.m. followed by a meeting. The parish, with its church located at 244 West Cheltenham Avenue in Philadelphia, was established about seven years ago. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
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