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H.E. Markose Mor Koorilos passes away

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  • Thomas Daniel
    http://www.socdigest.org/news/07may05.html H.E. Markose Mor Koorilos, the Metropolitan of Niranam and Trivandrum dioceses of the Malankara Syrian Orthodox
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      H.E. Markose Mor Koorilos, the Metropolitan of Niranam and
      Trivandrum dioceses of the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church passed
      away at 9.45 am IST, today (May 30, 2005). He was the former head of
      the Dept. of Syriac at the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Theological
      Seminary, Mulanthuruthy. The Metropolitan was 59 at the time of his
      death. He was suffering from lung related disease for quite some
      time. The mortal remains will be laid to rest at the St. Mary's
      Church, Pangada, Kottayam.

      The late Metropolitan Markose Mor Koorilos was born in the
      Ramanthara family of Nattassery, Kottayam on 6th October1946. He
      completed his B.A Degree from C.M.S College, Kottayam and G.S.T from
      M.D.Seminary, Kottayam. Late Mor Gregorios Geevarghese ordained him
      Priest. He served as the vicar of the churches in Kurichy, Pangada,
      Bahrain, Roorkela and Bhilai. He was also the Head of the Dept. of
      Syriac at the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Theological Seminary,
      Mulanthuruthy and Chief Editor of the Journal of the Kottayam
      Diocese. He was ordained Ramban on 6th August 2000 at the St.George
      Simhasana Church, Perumpally. On 14th January 2001, H.H the
      Patriarch of Antioch and all the East Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I
      Iwas ordained him Metropolitan by name Mor Koorilos, at the
      Patriarchal Cathedral in Ma'arat Saydnaya, Damascus, Syria. Mor
      Ivanios Mathews, the Metropolitan of the diocese of Kandanad was
      also ordained along with him.

      The Jacobite Syrian Christian Association meeting held at
      Puthencuriz on 6 July 2002 which approved the present constitution
      of the Church was convened and presided by H.E. Markose Mor Kurillos
      Metropolitan. It was this historic association which elected the
      present head of the Indian Church Aboon Mor Baselios Thomas I, as
      the Catholicos and Metropolitan Trustee.

      Most of the young priests of the Malankara Church are students of
      the late Metropolitan. H.E. has also served as the Metropolitan of
      Kollam and Thumpamon dioceses for almost two years from 2001 to
      2003. The funeral of Mor Koorilos which is to be held at the church
      at Pangada where he served for many years, will be presided over by
      H.B. Catholicose of India Aboon Mor Baselios Thomas I and the
      Metropolitans of the Church.

      Thomas Daniel (Reji)
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