Yohannan Ramban laid to rest
- The body of P.C. Yohannan Ramban, one of the senior most priests of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, was laid to rest at a specially constructed crypt at the Mar Kuriakose Dayara chapel.
The body was placed at the St John�s Cathedral, Pampady, on Wednesday morning for the public to pay their last respect to the abbot who was an active presence in the public life of the district.
His body was taken out for �nagarikanickal� by 11:30 a.m.
The procession, in which thousands of people from across denominational and religious divide participated, reached the Dayara Chapel by 1 p.m. where the last rites commenced under the leadership of Catholicos H.H Baselius Mar Thoma Didymus I, the head of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church.
He was assisted by Catholicos-designate H.B Paulos Mar Milithios and other metropolitans of the church. The body of the Yohannan Ramban was laid to rest by 3:30 p.m. after a condolence meeting.
SOCM News Bureau - Kottayam