Thomas Mar Makarios, Metropolitan of Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church for the dioceses of Europe, the United Kingdom and Canada who was killed in a car accident last month in UK laid to rest at a specially constructed crypt at the chapel of Devalokom Aramana in Kottayam, headquarters of the Church.
Thousands of people thronged the small village of Ayroor, near Kozhencherry, on Sunday to pay last respects to the departed bishop. Many dignitaries and sister church metropolitans paid tributes to the Metropolitan at his native place including Jacobite Syrain Orthodox Church Knananya diocese metropolitan Archbishop H.E Kuriakose Mor Sevarius.
Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church holy synod secretary H.E Dr. Joseph Mor Gregorious & Niranam diocese metropolitan H.E Dr. Geevarghese Mor Coorilos were paid tributes to the bishop when the funeral procession reached Thiruvalla along with Kerala State Transport Minister Mathew T. Thomas and other personalities. Hundreds of people waited on the wayside and at major junctions en route to pay tributes to the departed soul.
The funeral services were led by His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Didymus I Catholicos, His Beatitude Paulos Mar Milithios Metropolitan and the other metropolitans of the church.
The funeral prayers were represented and attend by, sister churches bishops including H.E. Dr. Thomas Mor Themoteous metropolitan of Kottayam and Grater India dioceses of Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church.
SOCM News Bureau - Kottayam