991Thousands pray at St. Elias III 's tomb
- Feb 14, 2009Thousands pray at St. Elias III 's tomb
The annual feast of Syriac Orthodox Patriarch St. Elias III was held
at Manjanikkara, Pathanamthitta with religious fervour on Friday.
Thousands of believers offered prayers at the tomb of St. Elias III
at the Mor Ignatius Diayro Cathedral at Manjanikkara. Believers from
different parts of the State thronged Manjanikkara in processions as
part of their annual pilgrimage in connection with the saint's feast
They were accorded a reception by bishops and priests, including the
representative of the Patriarch and Metropolitan of Jordan and
Jerusalem, Malkhi Murad Mor Sevarios, at Omalloor Cross in the
Geevarghese Mor Dionysius, Diara chief, Geevarghese Mor Athanasius,
auxiliary bishop, Kuriakose Mor Diascorus, Archbishop Kuriakose Mor
Sevarios, Kuriakose Mor Ivanios, Geevarghese Mor Coorilos, T.U.
Kuruvilla, Diara secretary and former Minister, were among those who
received the processions at Omalloor Cross.
Transport Minister Mathew T. Thomas inaugurated the pilgrims' meet
held on the Diara premises in the evening. Youhanon Mor Phelexinos
presided over the meet.
The Patriarchal delegate will lead the holy Eucharist to be held at
the Diara cathedral at 8.30 a.m. on Saturday.
The internet TV of the Malankara Jacobite Syriac Orthodox
Church, "teshbuhto" Malankara Vision, http://malankaravision.com
promoted by http://www.SOCMNet.org was officially inaugurated by
Apostolic Delegate of the Patriarch of Antioch Mor Severios Malki
Morad, Patriarchal-Vicariate of Jerusalem & Jordan.
Mor Ignatius Dayaro Cathedral-: http://manjinikkaradayara.org/
SOCM News Bureau - Pathanamthitta