Rev. Fr. Mathew Karimpanackal (Aji Achan) was given an official sent-off by the St. George Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Simhasana Church, Al Ain, UAE, on Friday, 17th September 2010, in the evening. The warm function was inaugurated by His Eminence Thomas Mor Timotheos while His Eminence Yuhanon Mor Militos presided over. Besides parishioners, clerics from various Churches including the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and the Coptic Orthodox Church were attended the function and felicitated him. Cultural performance by Sunday School children added colour to the function.
He Left U.A.E to Damascus on 25th Sept. (Saturday) to undertake the position of secretary to His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church.
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