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Appointed as Manager

Very Rev Geevarghese RambanVery Rev Geevarghese Ramban is appointed as the manager of Catholicate Aramana, Devalokam. He assumed office on 14 Nov. He was the administrator of the Calcutta diocese.

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Very Rev. Geevarghese Remban, formerly Rev. Fr. George Mathew, hails from Thevarthundiyil Thykkoothathil family at Vanchithra near Kozhencherry. 

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Shrines Attacked

Damaged portion of ShrineGundas came in three bikes attacked the shrines at Oravackal ans Amayannoor near Manarcadu, Kottayam last night. Two shrines of St.Thomas Orthodox Church and a shrine of Methranchery Orthodox Church was partially destroyed. After destroying the glass the pieces were put in front of the St.Thomas Orthodox Church Vadakkanmannoor. H.B.Paulose Mar Milithios Metropolitan visited the site this morning. A protest meeting will be organised by the people of Vadakkanmannoor will be held today at 5:00PM at Vadakkanmannoor. District Collector Shri. P.N.Venugopal and Shri. V.N.Vasavan MLA visited the site.

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Mahasammelanam

Kottayam town is literally filled with the faithful members of Malankara Orthodox Church.Thousand of people are flowing in to St.Thomas Nagar for the Mahasammelanam. The rally started from Municipal Stadium at 2:53 PM. H.B Paulose Mar Milithios Metropolitan, Metropolitans H.G. Thomas mar Athanasius, H.G. Dr. Mathews Mar Severios, H.G. Dr. Geevarghese Mar Coorilos, H.G. Paulose Mar Pachomios, H.G. Zachariah Mar Anthonios, H.G. Dr. Gabriel Mar Gregorios, Priest trustee Rev.Fr. Dr. Johns Abraham Konat, Lay trustee Mr. M.G. George Muthoot, Association Secretary Dr. George Joseph, the bishop elects of the H.Church etc led the rally.  For photos click here. Click here to read the inaugural address of His Holiness. His Holiness Baselius Marthoma Didymus I expressed gratitude to all who participated and worked for the success of the meeting. Click here to read the statement.

 

 
Dharna at RDO Office, Muvattupuzha

Orthodox Church staged a Dharna in front of the RDO Office, Muvattupuzha, on 14th November, protesting against the action of Mr. Nalan, RDO Muvattupuzha who failed to implement the agreement made by him in the case of the Orthodox family meeting at the Parish hall of the St. Mary's orthodox Syrian Church, Piravom on 19th October. This agreement was after a dispute between the orthodox and jacobite factions prepared to celebrate the family meetings on 5th October. After discussion with the RDO and Police authorities, both parties agreed in celebrating orthodox family meeting on a later date fixing
in consultation with the managing committee and RDO. Though Oct. 19th was fixed, the jacobite faction withdaw from the agreement with the silent permission of the RD0. The Police authorities who were also parties in the agreement, played a tricky game. The roudies of the jacobite faction, threw stones againt the police and the orthodox rally and when the police intervened, the roudies ran towards the rally. The police followed them and then lathicharged the people in the rally from the rear. The front of the rally was blocked at the church Jn. The Dharna was to demand an enquiry of the incidents and taking necessary action by the Govt. The Metropolitans H.G. Dr. Thomas Mar Athanatious, and H.G. Dr. Mathews Mar Severios of Kandanad east and west dioceses, attended the Dharna and protested against the Govt. in rejecting the justice to the Church. priest Trustee Rev. Dr. Johns Abraham, Konat, Rev. Fr. Abraham, Karamel, Rev. Fr. Joseph Mankidi, Rev. Thomas Paul Ramban, Kothamangalam, Sri. N.A. Thomas Ooramana spoke in the occation. So many priests and hundreds of people of Kandanad east and west dioceses participated.

 
Mahasammelanam

The H.Church will have the Mahasammelanam of her faithful on 16 Sunday.

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Press Release by H.G. Job Mar Philoxenos Metropolitan

 
His Holiness Karekin II's Fraternal Visit Comes to an End

Saturday, November 8th, His Holiness Karekin II and delegation participated in Divine Liturgy at Orthodox Theological Seminary.  They were greeted by Rev. Fr. Dr. K. M. George (Principal of the Seminary), Rev. Fr. Dr. Sabu Kuriakose (Principal Secretary to His Holiness the Catholicos), Rev. Fr. M. C. Kuriakose (Manager of the Seminary) and Rev. Fr. Saji Amayil (Professor of the Seminary).  Holy Qurbana was celebrated by His Grace Geevarghese Mar Coorilose, Metropolitan of Mumbai Diocese.  After Divine Liturgy, His Holiness offered prayers and incense at the tomb of His Grace Dr. Paulos Mar Gregorios of Blessed Memory. 

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High Court Order is implemented at Kothamangalam Cheriapally

Very Rev. Fr. Thomas Paul Remban of the Orthodox Church officiated the burial rites of his father yesterday.  This was after a high court order given yesterday allowing so.     

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His Holiness Karekin II continues his visit to India

His Holiness Karekin II and the delegation from the Armenian Apostolic Church participated in Divine Liturgy this morning at Sts. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church, Parumala.  Divine Liturgy was celebrated by His Grace Thomas Mar Athansius Metropolitan, in the presence of His Beatitude Paulose Mar Milithios and His Grace Dr. Geevarghese Mar Osthathios. 

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His Holiness Karekin II conferred the Order of St. Thomas

His Holiness Karekin II and his delegation were received at Malayala Manorama headquarters at Kottayam.  There the Catholicos and delegation enjoyed the company of His Grace Thomas Mar Athanasius and Mr. K. M. Mathew, Chief Editor of Malayala Manorama over tea and snacks.  His Holiness understood the great importance of the media coverage Malayala Manorama provides to the nation of India especially the State of Kerala.  His Holiness offered prayers, blessings and gratitude of the hospitality of Mr. K. M. Mathew by offering an Icon of the Nativity of Christ to him.

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His Holiness the Catholicos of the East Receives His Holiness Karekin II
His Holiness Karekin II and the delegation from the Armenian Orthodox Church were received by His Holiness the Catholicos of the East at the Catholicate Palace this evening.  His Holiness Karekin II and delegation were received by His Beatitude Paulose Mar Milithios, Their Graces Thomas Mar Athanasios, Paulose Mar Pachomios, Zachariah Mar Anthonios Metropolitans, priests, deacons, seminarians and monks from the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church.  Other leaders from other Churches and political leaders were also present.

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