Newly renovated St. Ignatius Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church, Shibaja consecrated
- 13 February 2011, Shibaja: The newly renovated St. Ignatius Jacobite Syrian Orthodox church, Shibaja in South Canara District of Karnataka was consecrated on Feb 12th & 13th.
H.B Dr. Baselios Thomas I Catholicose was the chief celebrant assisted by Mor Chrysostomos Markose - Asst. Metropolitan of Evangelistic Association of the East, Mor Aphrem Mathews - Asst. Metropolitan of Perumbavoor & High-Range Regions of Ankamaly Diocese, Mor Anthonios Yakub - Asst. Metropolitan of Mangalore diocese & Honnavar Mission, V. Rev. Corepiscopas, Rev. Priests, Rev. Deacons and attended by a large gathering of faithful from different parts of South Canara district.
The public function that followed was inaugurated by Shri. Virendra Heggade - Dharmadhikari of Dharmastala Temple. It was presided over by His Beatitude, the Catholicose. The Church Souvenir was released by Shri. Ivan D'souza. The vicar, Rev. Fr. P. K Abraham and Convenor - Adv. A. C Jayaraj were facilitated by His Beatitude.