318 th Dhukhrono of Maphriyono St. Baselius Yeldho
- Maphriyono Mor Baselios Yeldo was born at Karakosh near
Mosul in Iraq, where Marthsmooni and her 7 children
suffered Martyrdom. He become a monk in Mor Bahnan monastery
in Mosul. The saint came to India via Basra to Surat, after
consecration as Maphrian (Catholicos / Maphriyono) by the
Patriarch Mor Ignatius Abdul Messiah I, arriving at Thalassery
in North Kerala, then by hill route to Kothamangalam in AD 1685
at the request of Marthoma II of Malankara Church. He reached
Marthoma Cheriapalli with Mor Ivanios, guided by a Hindu gentleman
whose descendants guide the procession of the festival held in his
memory every year. The the saintly father left his mortal self for
his heavenly home at the age of 92 on October the second and is
entombed in the sanctuary of MarThoma CheriaPally, Kothamangalam.
In 1987 his name was included in the 5th Tubden (Holy diptych) as
per the Patriarchal bull.
Life history of the Maphrian Mor Baselios Yeldo (1685):-
In Our Lords Love
Thomas Daniel (Reji)
St. George Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church
Cheppaud, Kerala, India.