99th anniversery of consecration of ST ATHANASIUS PAULOSE - 9th June
- Today is the 99th anniversery of the consecration of the former Malankara Metrpolitan & head of the Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church in India, ST. ATHANASIUS PAULOSE, popularly known as 'VALIYA THIRUMENI of Malankara'. It was on 9th June 1910, Kochu Paulose Ramban was consecrated Metropolitan (Archbishop) by name 'MOR ATHANASIOUS PAULOSE', at his home parish, the ancient Mor Sabor and Mor Afroth church, Akaparambu, by H.H. the Patriarch of Antioch and all the East Mor Ignatius Abded' Aloho (Abdulla II).
The 'SUSTHATHIKON' linked here is the (copy of the original text) statement of empowerment given in writing to ST ATHANASIOUS PAULOSE (Valiya Thirumeni), after his ordination as a Metropolitan of the Angamali diocese of the Jacobite Syrian Church by the Chief Primate of the Church, His Holiness Ignatius Abded'Aloho II, the Patriarch of the Apostilc See of Antioch & All the East on 5th October 1910. The original document is about 10 ft (3 meters) long and 1.5 ft wide.
Also linked here is the Malayalam translation of the'SALMUSA' (the declaration of faith submitted by Mor Athanasius Paulose, to his Supreme spiritual supreme of the Church, His Holiness the Patriarch of Antioch).