St Gregorios Malankara Orthodox Cathedral, Bellwood, IL
The St. Gregorios Malankara Orthodox Church was organized with the leadership of Rev. Fr. Daniel George in 1994. With the great mercy from the Almighty, His Grace Dr. Thomas Mar Makarios, Senior Metropolitan of the Malankara Orthodox Church in America, celebrated the first Holy Divine Liturgy on May 22, 1994. The present church building in Bellwood, Illinois was purchased in 2000. This Church building was consecrated and dedicated to continue the mission of Jesus Christ by His Grace Dr. Thomas Mar Makarios with the assistance of Cor-Episcopos and Priests on the Memorial Day of St. Gregorios of Parumala in October, 2000. In 2003 His Grace Dr. Thomas Mar Makarios elevated the church to a cathedral.