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New Rambans (Rabban- Monk) Ordained for Malankara

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  • Thomas Daniel
    New Rambans (Rabban- Monk) Ordained for Malankara Rev. Fr. Kuriakose Abraham Thukalan and Rev. Fr. Paul (Ullas) Varkey Vettikkunnel who were chosen as
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 11, 2008
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      New Rambans (Rabban- Monk) Ordained for Malankara

      Rev. Fr. Kuriakose Abraham Thukalan and Rev. Fr. Paul (Ullas) Varkey
      Vettikkunnel who were chosen as Metropolitan designates for the
      dioceses of Idukki and Calicut recently, were elevated to the order
      of Ramban (Rabban- Monk) by His Beatitude the Catholicos Mor Baselios
      Thomas I at a solemn function held at the St. Athanasius Cathedral,
      Puthencuriz today afternoon.

      Rev. Fr. Kuriakose Thukalan will henceforth be known as 'Sthepahnos'
      and Rev. Fr. Paul Varkey will be known by name 'Shemavun'.

      Metropolitans Their Eminences, Mor Polycorpus Geevarghese
      (Evangelical Association) , Mor Severios Geevarghese (Knanaya
      Archbishop), Mor Athanasius Geevarghese (Bahrain & Qatar), Mor
      Theophilos Kuriakose(Seminary), Mor Mathews Aphrem (Angamali High
      Range), Mor Chrysistmos Markose (Evangelical Association), Mor
      Theovodosius Kuriakose (Kollam), Mor Koorilose Geevarghese (Niranam),
      Mor Athanasius Elias (Patriarchal Cathedral) and Mor Ivanios
      Kuriakose (Kanaya) participated in the holy ceremony.

      On Sunday 24th August, both the newly elevated Rambans will be
      consecrated as Metropolitans for the dioceses of Idukki and Calicut
      by the supreme head of the Church His Holiness the Patriarch of
      Antioch & all the East at the St. Peter & St. Paul Cathedral, Mor
      Aphrem Seminary, Damascus.

      Photos of Ramban ordination
      http://www.syrianchurch.org/Photos/RambanOrd11August08/index.html

      SOCM News Bureau - Puthencuriz
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