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Farewell To The High Priest- Mor Osthathios Benyamin Joseph

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  • Thomas Daniel
    The burial of the late Bishop Mor Osthathios Benyamin Joseph was held here at the Manjanikkara Dayaro amidst the tearful farewell given by the Jacobite
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 19, 2004
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      The burial of the late Bishop Mor Osthathios Benyamin Joseph was held
      here at
      the Manjanikkara Dayaro amidst the tearful farewell given by the
      faithful from all over Malankara.The Vehicle strike called on in the
      didnt affect the burial service and the faithful devotees flocked from
      different parts of the state.The mortal remains of the late Bishop
      was brought
      to Manjanikkara from Kunnamkulam after paying respectful homages at
      churches on the way from Kunnamkulam.The faithful at Kottayam and
      got an oppurtunity to pay homages as the mortal remains were kept at
      Manarcaud, Kottayam Simhasana Church and Thiruvalla Simhasana
      procession reached Manajanikkara yesterday night 8.30.The different
      offices of
      prayers were conducted at various places and the concluding prayers
      here today at Manjanikkara after the holy Qurbono by HB Aboon Mor
      Thomas I ,Catholicose of the East. H.B Catholicose came back from US
      short his visit over there to conduct the last ceremonial rites.

      Condolence messages from H.H Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I, Patriarch of
      and all the East, were read at the ceremony by Mor Dionysius
      Geevarghese and
      Mor Gregorius Joseph. Holy Father in his message stated, the demise
      of Mor
      Osthathios is a great lose to the Universal Syriac Church

      The concluding prayers started at 9AM today in presence of a rich
      gathering of
      faithful who came to have a last look at their beloved Bishop who
      stood for the
      Jacobite Church till His last breath.After the last office of
      concluding ceremony started with the reading from the Bible,
      Evengelion and
      Litany.The mortal remains which was seated in the chair with full
      dress and the Sleebo and Crozier was taken to the Altar of
      St:Stephanos church,
      which is beside the Dayaro.The Bishops censed the mortal remains
      hailing "Poosh
      Baslomo' meaning Stay with Peace,for which the faithful
      responded 'Sel Baslomo'
      meaning Go with peace After this the mortal remains was waved cross-
      wise in
      the Altar to all four sides with the ringing of bells and marvahtho.
      After the
      waving at the altar, the procession was proceeded to the Dayaro
      Church after a
      round of pradakshinam around theDayaro.The mortal remains was carried
      to the
      altar of Dayaro church and the waving at the altar was repeated.After
      conlcuding prayers,the mortal remains was laid down to the newly
      arranged tomb
      at the church beside the tomb of Late Lamented Mor Yulius Yakoob who
      was the
      predecessor of the late Bishop. It was almost 1.30PM when the
      ceremony ended.

      People from all walks of life gathered to pay respectful homage to
      the brave
      High Priest of the Malankara Jacobite Church.Apart from the
      Bishops Mor Dionysius Geevarghese,Mor Philoxenus Yohanon,Mor
      Geevarghese,Mor Milithius Yohanon,Mor Themotheus Thomas,Mor Gregorius
      Mor Polycarpos Geevarghese,Mor Dioscoros Kuriakose,Mor Severius
      Kuriakose etc
      were present to lead the cermony.

      Representatives of A.K.Antony ,the CM of Kerala and
      of Parliament Mr.P.C.Thomas and Mr.Francis George,Mr.P.J.Joseph,ex-
      Comdr.T.U.Kuruvila etc. were present.

      The Bishops from other churches were also present like Joshua Mor
      Philipose Mor Chrysostum and Joseph Mar Coorilose.

      Reported exclusively for SOCM-Forum by Jerrin Joseph, Adoor
      Prepared by Dr.Paul Samuel
      St:Peters Jacobite Syrian Church
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