Apostolic delegation from IRAQ reaches INDIA
- APOSTOLIC DELEGATION FROM IRAQ REACHES KOCHI, INDIA, TO PARTICIPATE IN
THE 324th MEMORIAL FEAST of ST. BASELIOS YELDHO BAVA
Kochi, INDIA - 29 Sep 2009: An apostolic delegation under the
leadership of Archbishop Mor Timotheos Mousa Al Shamani of Nineveh &
the abbot of Mor Mattai Dayro, Mosul, Iraq has reached Kochi today to
participate in the 324th dukrono of Maphryono ST. BASELIOS YELDHO, the
holy father who came to Malankara from Mosul in Iraq three centuries
before and died here at the Mar Thoma church (Cheriapally) in AD. 1685.
Besides the archbishop the 18-member delegation from the birth place of
the Saint includes Very Rev. Aphrem Corepsicopa, Fr. Kuriakose and Fr.
Abdulla Ishai. The delegation also includes the members from the family
of the holy father.
The apostolic delegation was received at the Kochi International
Airport by Metropolitans Their Eminences Mor Theophilos Kuriakose, Mor
Aphrem Mathews and Mor Athanasius Elias, Rev. Fr. Varghese Kallapara,
Malankara Church lay Trustee Mr. George Mathew Thekkethalackal,
Atmadeepam Chief Editor Mr. C Y Varghese and others.
(A Syrian Orthodox website from INDIA)