Vicar's Message

St. George Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Simhasana Church, Al Ain, U.A.E., elevated to “Cathedral” by His Holiness Ignatius ZakaIwas and declared by H.B. CatholicoseBaselios Thomas I on May 13th 2011. Also H.B CatholicoseBaselios Thomas I installed Holy Relic of Saint GregoriosChathuruthil (ParumalaThirumeni), along with Diocesan Bishop HG Mathews MorAphrem and HG YaqubMorAnthonios.

Our Church is located at the foothills of famous JebalHafeet Mountains in Al Ain, UAE.  Al Ain, “The Garden City of the Gulf" is designed to make an international tourism attraction to lure tourist from the Gulf region.

Our Church was established on 21st of January 1979. Over the years since the inception, St. George Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church in Al Ain has served as a center for spiritual guidance and solace to a number of families and bachelors that have come from various places of India, Ethiopia, Egypt, Philippines and Various Oriental Orthodox Churches. We have the privilege of worshiping God together, of supporting one another in sorrow and trial, and of aiding others in all the community.

In addition to God's blessings, with His Holiness mercy, the UAE Government has been allocated a beautiful land of two and a half acres for worshipping God together in Al Ain. In January, 2010 we have completed the construction and consecrated a beautiful church with the blessings of the Almighty God, blessings of HH, sincere effort of our Diocese Metropolitan HG Mathews MorAphrem and the support and prayers of the members of the church and well wishers. By the immense Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, our Church has grown from a small Eucharistic community using rented premises to a vibrant parish with a beautiful place of worship and parish centre. Now Our Church is the one of the biggest Church outside Kerala with a blend of Syrian and Kerala's traditional architecture and a proud Church for Syrian orthodox Community among the entire universe.

St. John’s Chapel, Ruwais is under the jurisdiction of our Church.

Really this is a proud Church for Syrian Orthodox Community among the entire universe.

Seek the help of Mother Mary always!!!!

Dearly beloved in our Lord Jesus Christ:
It is a blessing, more than an accomplishment, to welcome you to this website of our St. George Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Simhasana Church, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Al Ain is a glorious city famous for international tourism attraction to lure tourist from the Gulf region and located at the foothills of JebalHafeet attracts visitors Al Ain. Al Ain is located in the eastern region of Abu Dhabi emirate just south of Dubai and east of Abu Dhabi. By the Grace of Almighty God, UAE Government has been allocated 2.5 acres beautiful land to construct the Syrian Orthodox Church in Al Ain. Our Church is the biggest Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church outside India. Our church was established 30 years ago to serve the spiritual growth of the MalankaraJacobite Syrian Community in Al Ain, U.A.E. and to witness our Lord Jesus Christ through the work as a parish. The continued commitment, goodwill and support of the members of this church are reflected through their active participation in all spiritual and social activities of this parish. This church, from its humble beginning to the present day, never wandered away from our tradition of rich Christian spirit, religious affiliation and brotherly concern for others.
I believe this website, with many of its useful links, will give you enough information not only to know about our church but also about Jacobite Syrian Orthodox faith.

Thank you for visiting Our Church web site. We also invite you to our church for the traditional Jacobite Syrian Orthodox services. Please feel free to leave your questions, comments and suggestions in the guest book or e-mail me to: stgjscalain@gmail.com

May God bless you all.
Rev.Fr. Prince Ponnachan