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Beatification of three more departed Church fathers of Malankara.

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  • Thomas Daniel
    Beatification of three more departed Church fathers of Malankara. Conferring to the wishes of the multitude of faithful, the Malankara Episcopal Synod of today
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      Beatification of three more departed Church fathers of Malankara.

      Conferring to the wishes of the multitude of faithful, the Malankara
      Episcopal Synod of today (09 September 2008) requested His Holiness
      the Patriarch, to beatify Maphryono Mor Baselios Shakralla (Shukr
      Allah)- Maphryono of the East (AD 1748-'64) - Entombed at the
      Kandanad church, Mor Qurillos Yuyakim - Reesh Episcopa of Malankara -
      Entombed on the north side of the Marthoman Church Mulanthuruthy, Mor
      Koorilos Paulose Kochuparambuil - Malankara Metropolitan, 1911 - '17 -
      entombed at Panampady St. Mary's Church near Kottayam).

      Catholicose His Beatitude Aboon Mor Baselios Thomas I, called all
      faithful to be in prayer and fasting for this beatifications, which
      will be held at Patriarchal Center Cathedral, Puthencurizu during the
      apostolic visit to Malankara by the Supreme head of the Universal
      Syriac Orthodox Church, H.H. Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I Iwas in
      October 2008

      The Supreme head of the Universal Syrian Church and the Patriarch of
      the Apostolic see of Antioch & all the East, His Holiness Ignatius
      Zakka I Iwas, is to visit India in the second week of October 2008 to
      attend the concluding function of the sacerdotal Golden jubilee
      celebrations of the regional head of the Church in India, His
      Beatitude the Catholicos Aboon Mor Baselios Thomas I. As per the
      program schedule finalized by the Malankara Episcopal Synod, His
      Holiness is expected to reach Cochin International Airport on October
      17 and will proceed to the Malankara Jacobite Syrian Church
      headquarters at Puthencurizu. The Holy father will be accorded the
      status of State Guest by the honourable Government of Kerala. This
      will be His Holiness' fourth apostolic visit to India, the last visit
      being in 2004.

      On Sunday 19th October, the Sacerdotal Golden jubilee function of His
      Beatitude the Catholicos will be held at Marine Drive grounds in
      Cochin. His Holiness will Chair the jubilee function. Besides the
      representatives of the State Government, the heads of the Episcopal
      Churches in India and the other communities will be invited for the
      function. A 501-member committee has been chosen by the Malankara
      Association for making preparations for the grand jubilee function.
      The Episcopal Synod Secretary and Metropolitan of Kochi diocese, His
      Grace Mor Gregorios Joseph is the Chairman of the committee.

      The Malankara Episcopal Synod and a meeting of the Jacobite Syrian
      Christian Association will be convened under the president-ship of
      His Holiness during this apostolic visit. After attending a few more
      programs in Kerala, His Holiness will proceed to Banglore and will
      leave for Damascus on October 27th. Hectic preparations has already
      been started in Malankara to welcome the supreme head of the
      Universal Syrian Christian community.

      Biographies
      http://www.syrianchurch.org/bio/MorShakralla.htm
      http://www.syrianchurch.org/bio/MorKoorilosKochuparambil.htm
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