Mor Osthatheos Binyamin Joseph passed away
SOLNews - 17th June 2004.
Senior Metropolitan of the Syrian Orthodox Church in India, Mor Osthatheos
Binyamin Joseph (55), died of cardiac arrest at a private hospital near his home
town on thursday morning (17th June). He collapsed while the doctors were
examining him. The metropolitan had been admitted to the hospital on June 14
following a severe stroke. Funeral will be on Saturday, 19th June, at
Majanikkara Mor Ignathios Dayro in Pathanamthitta district.
His Grace was
the Metropolitan of this famous Dayro at Manjanikkara where the Holy tombs of
Patriarch St. Ignatius Elias III (1932), Patriarchal delegate Mor Yulius Elias
(1962) and Mor Yulius Yakub (1992) are situated. Mor Osthathios was also the
bishop of several Pontifical churches in Malankara.
Born in Kunnamkulam
in the Thrissur district in 1949, he was ordained priest in 1973 and elevated as
Metropolitan on 7 October 1984. He was the secretary of Their Holinesses Moran
Mor Yacoob III and Moran Mor Zakka I Iwas Patriarchs from 1977-‘84.
Biography of Mor Osthatheos Metropolitan: