T.V. Varughese ( Bangalore ) laid to rest.
- T.V. Varughese ( Bangalore ) laid to rest.
It was with a sense of irreparable loss that every one received the news of the demise of Varughese uncle last Tuesday, 1 July, 2008. The honest sentiments from John Thomas Achen and others stand vindicated. Varughese Uncle is a class by himself in the Orthodox Church. His visions, programmes of action, respect for the immaculate faith of the Church, faith in MGOCSM in its ministry towards students, zealous efforts in grooming NAMS, all will leave a stable imprint in the minds of all. Varughese Uncle was least deterred by his ailments towards the fag end.
The Church, the MGOCSM, the Nams, the Bangalore Congregation all owe him a lot.
Varugheseuncle is survived by his wife Rajamma, children � Reji, Kochumon and Reena, all married and well settled. Now it is for them to take up the mantle of their father and serve the Church.
Varughese uncle was given befitting burial on Wednesday, 2 July, 2008, at St. Thomas Orthodox Church (East) Bangalore. The body was kept in his house for a whole day for the public to offer their respects.
As soon as the news of the demise of Varughese Uncle reached Kottayam around 6.15 pm.H.G. Paulose Mar Pachomios, H.G. Geevarughese Mar Coorilos and H.G. Dr. Zachariah Mar Theophilos , who were chairing the MGOCSM Centenary Celebration Committee Meeting at Kottayam, conducted memorial service in memory of the departed soul.
H.G. Dr Zacharia Mar Theophilos, Fr. Dr. V.M Abraham ( General Secretary, MGOCSM ), Prof. John Mathew Koodarathil ( Senior Vice President, MGOCSM ) Sri. Koshy Mathew ( Programme Secretary, MGOCSM ) rushed to Bangalore immediately to attend the funeral. Theophilos Thirumeni lead the funeral service attended by large number of Priests, family members and people from different walks of life. Theophilos Thirumeni, Fr. Dr. V. M. Abraham, Prof John Mathew Koodarathil along with so many others expressed their condolences.
May the departed soul rest in peace.
Prof. John Mathew Koodarathil,