Metropolitan Mor Osthatheos Binyamin Joseph passed away
- Metropolitan Mor Osthatheos Binyamin Joseph passed away
SOLNews - 17th June 2004. Senior Metropolitan of the Syrian Orthodox Church in India, Mor Osthatheos Binyamin Joseph (55), died of cardiac arrest at a private hospital near his home town on thursday morning (17th June). He collapsed while the doctors were examining him. The metropolitan had been admitted to the hospital on June 14 following a severe stroke. Funeral will be on Saturday, 19th June, at Majanikkara Mor Ignathios Dayro in Pathanamthitta district.His Grace was the Metropolitan of this famous Dayro at Manjanikkara where the Holy tombs of Patriarch St. Ignatius Elias III (1932), Patriarchal delegate Mor Yulius Elias (1962) and Mor Yulius Yakub (1992) are situated. Mor Osthathios was also the bishop of several Pontifical churches in Malankara.Born in Kunnamkulam in the Thrissur district in 1949, he was ordained priest in 1973 and elevated as Metropolitan on 7 October 1984. He was the secretary of Their Holinesses Moran Mor Yacoob III and Moran Mor Zakka I Iwas Patriarchs from 1977-‘84.
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