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837Malankara Archdiocese blessed with five more Metropolitans.

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  • Thomas Daniel
    Jul 3, 2006
      Malankara Archdiocese of Universal Syriac Orthodox Church is today
      blessed with five more Metropolitans as the bishop-designates were
      consecrated as new shepherds.

      H. G. Mathews Mor Theodosius (Very Rev Micah Koodal Ramban ), H. G
      Mathews Mor Aphrem (Very Rev Nahum Chittathu Ramban ), H. G
      Pathrose Mor Osthatheos (Very Rev Haggai Pulikottil Ramban), H. G
      Kuriakose Mor Eusebius (Very Rev Malachi Chalakkatukudi Ramban)and
      H. G Geevarghese Mor Coorilos (Very Rev Samuel Nalunnakal Ramban)
      re the five consecrated as Metropolitans at St. Thomas Jacobite
      Syrian Church, North Parur in this blessed St. Thomas Day of 2006.
      (July 3rd, very popularly known as Karkidakam Moonnu is the
      Establishment Perunnal of St Thomas Jacobite Syrian Church, N.

      The holy consecration ceremony was led by Catholicose Aboon Mor
      Basalious Thomas I and was assisted by Mor Julius Kuriakose , Mor
      Thimotheos Thomas, Mor Gregorios Joseph, Mor Ivanios Mathews, Mor
      Miltheos Yuhanon, Mor Polycarpus Geevarghese, Mor Dionysius
      Geevarghese, Mor Theophilos Kuriakose and Mor Sevarious Kuriakose
      and in the presence of hundreds of clergies, tens of thousands of
      faithful arrived from various parts of Malankara.

      The Catholicos and other Metropolitans of the church first lead the
      five Bishop-designates into the Holy Madbaha during the morning
      prayers. After being initiated into the new ecclesiastic status by
      the Catholicos, the five Rabbans knelt down in meditation facing the
      Holy Madhaha. In middle of the Holy Qurbono, which was celebrated by
      His Beatitude, the consecration ceremony began.

      During the first phase of the ceremony, all the five Rabbans sealed
      their divine contract affixing their signatures before the Chief
      celebrant the Catholicos. In the second phase they were declared as
      new Metropolitans of the church. Then they were given the shepherd
      staff, seated in thrones attired in Metropolitan's vestments and
      were raised three times as per custom by saying 'Oxios'.

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      In His Love
      Thomas Daniel (Reji)