The preparatory retreat for the Kaivaippu Service is held at Bethany Ashram, Thaikkavu in the Eparchy of Pathanamthitta on 10 November 2017. Twenty nine laity and three Rev. Sisters are attended this retreat. Rev. Fathers Antony Kakkanatt and James Elanjikkal are the retreat preachers. The Kaivaippu ceremony will be conducted during the Holy Qurbano at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Pathanamthitta, on 11 November 2017 at 8 am. Most Rev. Yoohanon Mar Chrysostom will be the main celebrant and Most Rev. Samuel Mar Irenios and Most Rev. Yoohanon Mar Theodosius will be the concelebrants.