Funeral of P. C. Yohannan Ramban to be held today
- Thousands of people thronged Mar Kuriakose Dayara to pay their last respects of P. C. Yohannan Ramban, the Abbot of the Dayara who died on Saturday morning. His funeral will be held on Wednesday.
Malankara Jacobite Christian Church metropolitans Mor Thimotheos Thomas(Metropolitan of Kottayam Diocese & the Archdiocese of Greater India) and Mor Ivanios Kuriakose (Auxiliary Metropolitan of the Knanaya Archdiocese) offers prayer at Dayara and delivered condolence messages on behalf of the Jacobite Church.
The body which was taken to his ancestral house on Tuesday morning, was later moved to the Dayara chapel in the afternoon. The body of Yohannan Ramban will be taken to his home parish church, St John�s Cathedral, in the early hours of Wednesday and would be taken out in a procession for �nagarikaanickel� , the last journey, back to the Dayara chapel.
The final leg of the prayers will commence by Wednesday noon. Catholicos Baselius Mar Thoma Didymos I, Supreme Head of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, will lead the prayers. Yohannan Ramban�s body will be placed in a specially constructed crypt at the chapel.
Shops in Pampady will remain closed as a mark of respect to Yohannan Ramban on Wednesday.
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SOCM News Bureau - Kottayam