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Funeral Service of H.G.Dr.Mar Theophilus

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H.G.DR.ZACHARIAH MAR THEOPHILUS,BISHOP OF POOR RETURN TO HIS MASTER

H.G. Dr. Zachariah Mar Theophilos Metropolitan, very well known as Bishop of Poor, of the malabar Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church departed this life today at Calicut, Kerala at 3.40 p.m, to return to our Lord.For the last year His Grace was a Cancer patient. Funeral services will be held at Christsiksha Asram, Coimbatore.
His Grace, a member of St Geroge Orthodox Church, Chengaroor, was born on 16 September 1952 to Mr MP Chandapillai and Mrs Achamma Chandapillai, Manjanamkuzhiyil, Puthussery South Post, Kallupara, Thiruvalla. He had his early education in local schools at Kallupara, and college education at Marthoma College, Thiruvalla. After taking his Bachelors Degree in Science (BSc Maths) from the University of Kerala, he joined Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam, for theological studies. After his Graduate Degree in Sacred Theology (GST) from Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam, he joined the Bachelor of Divinity (BD) degree at the Senate of Serampore University. After taking his MTh from FFRRC, Serampore, he completed research studies in “Bible and Holy Land Past and Present” at St George College, Jerusalem. The St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, New Jersey, USA, conferred on him a Degree of Doctor of Ministry in the faculty of Theology for his dissertation, “Strengthening Prayer Life in Parishes.
He has widely travelled in the Gulf and European countries. He received the order of Deacon from His Grace Yoohanon Mar Severios in 1977. On 15 May 1991, His Grace Dr Philipose Mar Theophilose Metropolitan ordained him a Priest at St George Orthodox Church, Chengannur. He served the church as fulltime General Secretary of MGOCSM from 1999 onward and held the post of Warden, Student Centre, Trivandrum and Kottayam, Visiting Faculty of St Basil Bible School, Sasthamcotta, Governing Board Member of Thadakam and Manganam Ashrams. “. On 5th March, 2005, His Grace ordained as a High Piest of Malankara Orthodox Church and given the charge of Diocese of Malabar.
Besides being a scholar, His Grace is an exceptionally good organizer and a preacher. His Grace is given the charge of Malabar Diocese
May the Lord repose his soul in a paradise of Joy and make his Memory to be Eternal.

His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulos II attended an official reception organized by the Catholic Bishops Conference at Max-Liebermann-Haus in Berlin Mitte.

His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulos II attended an official reception organized by the Catholic Bishops Conference at Max-Liebermann-Haus in Berlin Mitte.

The reception was hosted by His Eminence Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Archbihop of Munich and Freising, and was attended by His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Episcopate for the Coptic Orthodox Church, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, and His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II of SOCA

His Holiness the Catholicos of the East and rest of the Heads of the Oriental Orthodox Churches were received by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Honourable Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

Yesterday evening His Holiness Moran Mar Baselius Marthoma Paulos II and rest of the Heads of the Oriental Orthodox Churches were received by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Honourable Frank-Walter Steinmeier. The heads of the Churches present were: His Holiness Pope Tawdros II of the Coptic Orthodox Church, His Holiness Catholicos Karekin II of the Armenian Apostolic Church, His Holiness Ignatius Aprem Karim of the Syriac Orthodox Church and His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Paulose II of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church. The President enquirer on the present situations of the Christian Churches in all the respective countries of the delegation. With regards to the St. Thomas Christians in India, His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Paulose II, responded on saying that though a minority in India, the status and dignity of the Church has been well respected and maintained by the Government of India. He further expresses his wish and hope that for the rest of the world this peaceful coexistence of different religions in India can be a motivation. Later in the evening the Evangelical Church in Germany hosted a dinner in respect to the whole of the delegation.

As you know 500 years of Reformation and the Martin Luther Jubilium is being celebrated in a big way in Germany. The year long formal celebrations come to a close this month.The Protestant churches in Germany have invited the Oriental Orthodox Churches for a Dialogue in Berlin. .After the Berlin Dialogue, His Holiness and the delegation have been invited to the University of Goettingen where His Holiness is being conferred with the Lossky Medal of Honor by the University.

H.G.Geevarghese Mar Coorilos Reached Bahrain

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