New HQ for Niranam consecrated
The consecration ceremony of the new headquarters of the Niranam
diocese at Mazhuvangad, Thiruvalla, named after Chathuruthil St.
Gregorios Bava (Parumala Thirumeni), was held on the saints 105th
memorial Day on 2nd November 2007. His Beatitude Catholicos Mor
Baselios Thomas I led the services assisted by a number
of Metropolitans of the Malankara Church.
Prior to the consecration ceremony, a grand rally was held welcoming
Catholicos and all the metropolitans. The rally started from Cross
junction in Thiruvalla and reached the diocesan centre at 3.30 pm.
At 4.00 pm , the consecration ceremony of St. Gregorios Centre of
Niranam began. H.B. Baselios Thomas I Catholicos led the services
assisted by Metropolitans Their Graces Abraham Mor Severios of
Angamaly, Geevarghese Mor Polycarpus of E.A.E., Thomas Mor
Thimotheos of Kottayam and Greater India Archdiocese, Malankara
Synod secretary Joseph Mor Gregorios of Kochi, Kuriakose Mor Julius
of Simhasana churches, Mathews Mor Ivanios of Kandanad, Yuhanon Mor
Milithios of Thumpamon, Mathews Mor Aphrem of High Range area of
Angamali and Markose Mor Chrysostomos of EAE.
His Grace the Most Rev Dr Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan, supreme
head of the Marthoma Syrian Church, and H.E. Thomas Mar Koorilose,
Archbishop of the Malankara Syrian Catholic Church participated in
the consecration ceremony of the St. Gregorios Centre and also
during the public function held soon after at the nearby St. Mary's
church., Mr. Mathew T Thomas, Minister of State and Mr. Jayakumar,
Chairman,Thiruvalla, were also present during the occasion.
After the consecration ceremony, the public meeting started inside
the church at 5.30 pm. The meeting began with the welcome speech by
the diocesan Metropolitan H.G. Geevarghese Mor Koorilos. Immediately
thereafter the Patriarchal blessings from the Holy Father H.H.
Ignatius Zakka I was read out by H.G. Thomas Mor Thimotheos,
Metropolitan of Kottayam and Greater India Archdiocese. Later
Catholicos H.B. Baselios Thomas I delivered the speech followed by
Minister of State, Mr. Mathew T Thomas, His Grace the Most Rev Dr
Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan, H.E. Thomas Mar Koorilose, Archbishop
of the Malankara Syrian Catholic Church, Mr. Jayakumar,
Chairman,Thiruvalla, etc. etc.....
Official website website of the diocese,
was inaugurated by Catholicos during
The photos of the consecration ceremony