The festivities were began with an all day vigil and prayer chain. All the spiritual organisations in the parish took turns during the prayers. The vigil started with night prayers at 5.00AM and finished by 5.30PM, with the evening prayer. A proclamation procession of vehicles was organised by the OCYM Niranam Unit on Saturday, December 15. The procession started from St. Thomas Cathedral, Kadampanad and was received at various parishes and centres of Malankara Orthodox Church, before reaching the Niranam Church.