His Grace Mor Osthatheos Ishaq visited St. Mary's JSO Church, Coimbatore, which is under renovation.
COIMBATORE: His Grace Mor Osthatheos Ishaq, Metropolitan of Mylapore, Delhi Dioceses, visited St. Mary’s Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church, Coimbatore on May 25, Tuesday. The Church is presently under renovation as per the model of ancient Syrian churches in Kerala. The eminent Architect, Mr. Jobin Joseph has designed the new church building. H.G. Dr. Mor Clemis Kuriakose, the then Asst. Metropolitan of the Mylapore Diocese had earlier inaugurated the renovation work on 06th Jan 2010, as per the kalpana of His Beatitude Catholicos Baselios Thomas I. The Main Altar of the Church is dedicated to St. Mary, mother of God while other two Altars are in the name of St. George and St. Gregorios of India. This Church, functioning since
1982, is the only Jacobite Syrian Church in Coimbatore city, which is known as the Manchester of South India. This is the blessed Church, which has contributed to the Holy Sabha 2 priests and a Bishop in short span.
A special prayer was conducted in the Church by Mor Osthatheos, for the smooth and early completion of the renovation work, which is now facing financial crisis, with just 80 families most of them of moderate means, to bear the construction expense of Rs.45 Lakhs. It is in this context Prayers and generous contributions are invited from all well wishers.