Apostolic Visit & 2 New Bishop-designates to Malankara
- The Malankara Episcopal Synod that met here today (29 July 2008)officially declared the details of the forthcoming apostolic visit of His Holiness the Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, to Malankara on October 18, 2008. The holy father will preside over the concluding function of the year-long sacerdotal Golden jubilee celebrations of His Beatitude the Catholicos Mor Baselios Thomas I, the head of the Syriac Church in India.
The Holy Synod also approved the names of Rev. Fr. Dr. Kuriakose T Abraham, Pulliattu Thukalan and Rev. Fr. Ullas Varkey, Vettikkunnel, as bishops for the newly formed dioceses of Idukki and Calicut, both elected by the respective diocesan bodies at their meetings held in the month of June and July. His Beatitude Aboon Mor Baselios Thomas I, the Catholicos and Metropolitan Trustee of the Church in India, presided over the holy Synod held at the Church headquarters in the Puthencuriz Patriarch Centre. The Malankara Synod is now awaiting the final approval from the supreme head of the Church, His Holiness the Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, after which the new Metropolitans will be consecrated.
Press release from Patriarchate Center, Puthencruz
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Rev. Dr. Kuriakose T Abraham
Rev. Fr. Ullas Varkey
SOCM News Bureau - Puthencruz
- Dear all,
Proud to be a part of the Holy Jacobite Church..
Now we have 25 eminent bishops including the bishop designates.
While we are reading the big dramas of metran election at kottayam
and cases in kottayam courts.. our church shows a model.
I personally know Kuriakose achan and he is really efficient and
eminent candidate.. I strongly belive that its Gods wish which was
revealed through our bava thirumeni.. the articles and writings
prooves that Ullas Achan is a blessed priest who is capable to lead
Praying for the good future of church and for all our leaders who
lead us in the right path showed by our lord Jesus..
--- In SOCM-FORUM@yahoogroups.com, SOCM News Bureau wrote:
> Flash News - 2 New Bishop designates to Malankara
> Holy Episcopal Synod of Malankara Jacobite Syrian Christian Church
approved the names of 2 bishop-designates elected by the respective