Malankara Archdiocese of Universal Syriac Orthodox Church is today
blessed with five more Metropolitans as the bishop-designates were
consecrated as new shepherds.
H. G. Mathews Mor Theodosius (Very Rev Micah Koodal Ramban ), H. G
Mathews Mor Aphrem (Very Rev Nahum Chittathu Ramban ), H. G
Pathrose Mor Osthatheos (Very Rev Haggai Pulikottil Ramban), H. G
Kuriakose Mor Eusebius (Very Rev Malachi Chalakkatukudi Ramban)and
H. G Geevarghese Mor Coorilos (Very Rev Samuel Nalunnakal Ramban)
re the five consecrated as Metropolitans at St. Thomas Jacobite
Syrian Church, North Parur in this blessed St. Thomas Day of 2006.
(July 3rd, very popularly known as Karkidakam Moonnu is the
Establishment Perunnal of St Thomas Jacobite Syrian Church, N.
The holy consecration ceremony was led by Catholicose Aboon Mor
Basalious Thomas I and was assisted by Mor Julius Kuriakose , Mor
Thimotheos Thomas, Mor Gregorios Joseph, Mor Ivanios Mathews, Mor
Miltheos Yuhanon, Mor Polycarpus Geevarghese, Mor Dionysius
Geevarghese, Mor Theophilos Kuriakose and Mor Sevarious Kuriakose
and in the presence of hundreds of clergies, tens of thousands of
faithful arrived from various parts of Malankara.
The Catholicos and other Metropolitans of the church first lead the
five Bishop-designates into the Holy Madbaha during the morning
prayers. After being initiated into the new ecclesiastic status by
the Catholicos, the five Rabbans knelt down in meditation facing the
Holy Madhaha. In middle of the Holy Qurbono, which was celebrated by
His Beatitude, the consecration ceremony began.
During the first phase of the ceremony, all the five Rabbans sealed
their divine contract affixing their signatures before the Chief
celebrant the Catholicos. In the second phase they were declared as
new Metropolitans of the church. Then they were given the shepherd
staff, seated in thrones attired in Metropolitan's vestments and
were raised three times as per custom by saying 'Oxios'.
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In His Love
Thomas Daniel (Reji)