Thursday, August 21, 2008

Bishop Makarios Memorial Sculpture and Scholarship at Alma College

At the six month memorial of our bishop, Met. Thomas Mar Makarios, here is an opportunity to contribute to lasting memorials in Michigan.

Alma College Initiatives To Continue Memory of Bishop Makarios

The memory of Bishop Thomas Mar Makarios will continue at Alma College (Michigan, USA) with two campus initiatives: a memorial scholarship in his name and a campus sculpture depicting the character and values of the former religious studies faculty member.

He began teaching at the college in 1983 where he received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree in 1990. Bishop Makarios died February 23, 2008 in Newcastle, England. Traditional church services and burial took place in India March 2 and 3. An Alma College memorial service took place April 6.

Individuals who wish to donate to these memorials may contact the Alma College Advancement Office at 1-800-291-1312 (toll free).

Bishop Makarios Memorial Scholarship
Bishop Makarios Sculpture (on Alma College campus)
Alma College
614 W. Superior Street
Alma, Michigan USA 48801-1599
1-800-291-1312 Advancement Office (contact for memorial donations)
1-989-463-7327 Main Office ~ 1-989-463-7102 Fax
Alma College website -
Complete Press Release from Alma College (July 25, 2008) can be viewed below

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