Dayroyo Naseeho His Holiness confer Very Rev. Phinehas Ramban
- As per the recommendation of Mor Diascorose Kuriakose (Metropolitan of the Simhasana Churches in Malecuriz & Environs, Bangalore and Ireland), His Holiness through the Apostolic Bull # E.166/10 dated 22 September 2010, conferred Very Rev. Phinehas Ramban as "Dayroyo Naseeho", which means "Illustrious Monk"
Copy of the Apostolic Bull # E.166/10 is available at following URL
Those who knows Phinehas Ramban would testify his saintly life at Malel Kuriz Dayro. While working in the P&T Department at Thiruvanathapuram, Mr. Joseph had an irrepressible inner call to devote his life for the Lord's glory. Restless in spirit he wrote about it to Mor Philoxenos Paulose Metropolitan (Catholicose Paulose II) of blessed memory. After a series of correspondence and discussions he resigned his job in November 1967 and came to the Metropolitan's Aramana in Muvattupuzha marking the beginning of his dayro life. In 1976 he moved to the Malecuriz Dayro as per the express desire of the Catholicos where he served also as teacher in the seminary till it was shifted to Udayagiri. Since he entered the portals of the monastery he has never gone out of its bounds except in the church processions during holy feats.
As per the Holy Apostolic Bull of H.H Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, The Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, No. 289/2006 Kuriakose Mor Diascorose ordained Dn. Joseph (Joseph sir), as a full deacon (mSamshono Evangeloyo) on 21 October 2006, Oct 28, as a Priest, and on November 02, as a Dayaroyo (Ramban), at Malelcuriz Dayaro.
He is now 78 years and is always involved in praying, teaching, preaching or giving spiritual counsel.
Number of Metropolitans, hundreds of Priests and thousands of Faithful of Malankara who were fortunate enough to study under this Ugra Sanyasi-Arch Dayroyo-Monk (this highly appropriate word used by His Beatitude Aboon Mor Baselios Thomas I, Catholicose).
Ramban ordination details and photos of Phinehas Ramban is available at following URL
On 30 August 2010, "Kantheela" of Very Rev. Phinehas Rabban was held at MalelKuriz Dayro. His Eminence Kuriakose Mor Diascorose administrated the service. Lots of Corepiscopas, priests, Deacons & hundreds of faithful participated in it.