H.H. Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas consecrated
Very Rev. Ramban Edavazhikkal Kuriakose as 4 th
metropolitan of the Knanaya diocese of Malankara
Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church at Monastery of
St.Aphrem the Syrian,in Ma`rat Sayyidna, Damascus,
Syria on 15 January 2004. Ramban Kuriakose assumed
the name "MOR SEVERIUS". With the consecration,
the Malankara Church now has 16 bishops.
Their Eminences Mor Julius Kuriakose- secretary to
His Holiness the Patriarch, Mor Silvanos Pathros (Homs),
Mor Athanasius Elia , Mor Eldo Tithos (America & Canada),
Mor Severius Saka Musal (Iraq), assisted His Holiness
in the consecration ceremonies.
Many dignitaries, monks, nuns, friends and around 150
Knanaya faithful from India, Arabian Gulf, Australia,
Europe, and America & Canada witnessed the consecration.
Consecration photos can be viewed in SOCM-Forum Photo
gallery with MSN
In His Love
Thomas Daniel (Reji)
St. George Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church
Cheppaud, Alleppy (Dist), Kerala, India