Rousing reception to Patriarch at Manjanikara
By Our Staff Reporter
PATHANAMTHITTA, SEPT. 22. The head of the Universal Syrian Orthodox
Church and Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, Ignatius Zakka-I
Iwas, has said that those who criticise the Holy Throne of Antioch
are ``ignorant of their sins and follies and may God Almighty
The Patriarch was delivering the blessing speech at a public meeting
held at the Manjanikara School grounds during his visit to the
Manjanikkara Diara near here this afternoon.
He said the mission of the Church was service to humanity. The
believers accorded a rousing reception to the Patriarch at the St.
George Jacobite Church in Thiruvalla.
He was received at the Omalloor Cross when he, escorted by a
motorcade, reached there around 5-30 p.m. Kaniyamparampil Kurien Cor-
Episcopa garlanded the Patriarch and he was escorted to the
Manjanikkara Diara by the Metropolitans, Markose Mar Koorilos and
Youhanon Mar Militheos, later.
At the Manjanikkara Diara Church, he was received by Kuriakose Mar
Eulios and Geevarghese Mar Divanaseus.
The Patriarch offered prayers at the tomb of St. Elias-III, Yakoob
Mar Eulios and Benyamin Joseph Mar Osththeos.
A public meeting held at the Manjanikara school grounds was presided
by the Catholicos Baselius Thomas-I.
The Metropolitans of the Church, Youhanon Mor Peelexinos, Joseph Mor
Gregorios, Mathews Mor Ivaneos, Kuriakose Mor Eulios, Geevarghese
Mor Athanaseus, Markose Mor Koorilos, Kuriakos Mor Diascorus,
Geevarghese Mor Divannaseus, Kuriakose Mor Theophilus, and Kuriakose
Mor Savarius were among the speakers.
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