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Two new coadjutor bishops for Our Church

Thiruvananthapuram: Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos has announced two new coadjutor bishops for the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church. Samuel Mar Irenios, auxiliary bishop of the major archdiocese of Thiruvananthapuram, is appointed the coadjutor of Pathanamthitta, and Yoohanon Mar Theodosius, bishop of the curia and the apostolic visitator to Europe and Oceania, is appointed the coadjutor bishop of Muvattupuzha. The announcement was made on Tuesday at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Pattom, here at 3.30 p.m. after Pope Francis gave assent to the decision of the synod of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church.
The new bishops will take over the full charge once the present Pathanamthitta Bishop Yoohanon Mar Chrysostom and Muvattupuzha Bishop Abraham Mar Julios retire from service. Mar Irenios was born on May 13, 1952 at Kadammanitta in Pathanamthitta district. His parents are the late K. C. Thomas and Annamma. Mar Theodosius completed his degrees of BA, MA, MPhil and PhD from Kerala University. He worked as a lecturer in Mar Ivanios College and as the Principal of St. John’s College Anchal. His thesis for doctorate was on the poetry of Dr. Ayyapppa Panicker.
Mar Theodosius was ordained priest on December 22, 1985. He secured first rank in BA Malayalam Literature from Kerala University and doctorate in Canon Law from the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome. He served in various capacities, including as parish priest, secretary to the late Archbishop Benedict Mar Gregorios, chancellor of Thiruvananthapuram Major Archdiocese, rector of St. Aloysius Minor Seminary, rector of Malankara Major Seminary, CBCI core team president and vicar- general of the diocese of Gurgaon

Clergy House Blessing and Festal Celebrations of Mar Chrysostom

Kumbazha: Feast of St. John Chrysostom, the Heavenly Patron of His Grace Yoohanon Mar Chrysostom was celebrated on 12 November 2016 at Kumbazha along with which the Newly built Clergy Home at Kumbazha was blessed by Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis..

ഹെസദ്‌ 2016 സഭാതല യുവജന സമ്മേളനം

Hesed-2016 കാര്‍മ്മല: കരുണയുടെ വര്‍ഷത്തില്‍ ഉദാത്തമായ ജീവിത മാതൃകയിലൂടെ കരുണയുടെ മുഖം പ്രകടമാക്കുന്നവരായിരിക്കുകയും, മറ്റുള്ളവര്‍ക്ക്‌ കരുണചൊരിയുന്ന ജീവീതമാതൃക പിന്തുടരുകയും വേണമെന്ന്‌ പത്തനംതിട്ട ഭദ്രാസനാധ്യക്ഷന്‍ അഭി. യൂഹാനോന്‍ മാര്‍ ക്രിസോസ്റ്റം മെത്രാപ്പോലീത്ത. കാര്‍മ്മല സെന്റ്‌ ആന്റണീസ്‌ ദൈവാലയത്തില്‍ നടന്ന ഹെസദ്‌ 2016 സഭാതല യുവജന സമ്മേളനം ഉദ്‌ഘാടനം ചെയ്‌ത്‌ സംസാരിക്കുകയായിരുന്നു അദ്ദേഹം. സഭാതല പ്രസിഡന്റ്‌ റെന്നി രാജ്‌ അധ്യക്ഷത വഹിച്ചു. സിനഡല്‍ യൂത്ത്‌ കമ്മീഷന്‍ ചെയര്‍മാര്‍ അഭി. വിന്‍സന്റ്‌ മാര്‍ പൗലോസ്‌ മെത്രാപ്പോലീത്ത മുഖ്യപ്രഭാഷണം നടത്തി. സഭാതല ഡയറക്‌ടര്‍ ഫാ. തോമസ്‌ കയ്യാലയ്‌ക്കല്‍, മോണ്‍സിഞ്ഞോര്‍ ജോസഫ്‌ കുരുമ്പിലേത്ത്‌, പത്തനംതിട്ട ഭദ്രാസന എംസിവൈഎം ഡയറക്‌ടര്‍ ഫാ. സെബാസ്റ്റ്യന്‍ കിഴക്കേതില്‍, പത്തനംതിട്ട ഭദ്രാസന എംസിവൈഎം ജോബിന്‍ ഈനോസ്‌, ജനറല്‍ സെക്രട്ടറി ജിജോ കുഞ്ഞുമോന്‍, ഫാ. ജോസ്‌ കളവിള, ഫാ. ജോര്‍ജ്‌ വര്‍ഗീസ്‌ പുതുപ്പറമ്പില്‍, എംസിഎ സഭാതല പ്രസിഡന്റ്‌ പികെ ജോസഫ്‌ മേലേക്കൂറ്റ്‌, കെസിവൈഎം സംസ്ഥാന ജനറല്‍ സെക്രട്ടറി വിന്‍സന്റ്‌ മണ്ണിത്തോട്ടം, ബിനു കല്ലറയ്‌ക്കല്‍ എന്നിവര്‍ സംസാരിച്ചു. യുവജനസെമിനാറിന്‍ ഫാ. ദാനിയേല്‍ പൂവണ്ണത്തില്‍ നേതൃത്വം നല്‍കി. പത്തനംതിട്ട ഭദ്രാസനത്തിന്റെ കരുണയുടെ കരസ്‌പര്‍ശം ഓമല്ലൂര്‍ ചീക്കനാല്‍ ആശ്വാസഭവന്‌ കൈമാറി. പയ്യാമണ്‍ ഠൗണ്‍വരെ യുവജനറാലി നടത്തപ്പെട്ടു. മലങ്കരസഭയുടെ എല്ലാ ഭദ്രാസനങ്ങളില്‍ നിന്നുമായി 2300 അംഗങ്ങള്‍ പങ്കെടുത്തു. റാലിയുടെ സമാപനത്തില്‍ പത്തനംതിട്ട ഭദ്രാസന പ്രസിഡന്റ്‌ ജോബിന്‍ ഈനോസ്‌ എംസിവൈഎം പതാക അടുത്തവര്‍ഷം യുവജനദിനാഘോഷം നടക്കുന്ന ബെത്തേരി ഭദ്രാസന പ്രസിഡന്റ്‌ ബിജു അമ്പാട്ടിന്‌ കൈമാറി യുവജനസമ്മേളനം സമാപിച്ചു.

Fr. Idicula Pandiyeth called to Eternal Rest

Thiruvalla: Rev. Fr. Idicula Pandiyeth (88), a senior priest in the eparchy, was called to Eternal Rest on 03 June 2016.He was ordained priest on April 6th, 1954 and he worked as vicar of many parishes in the undivided Trivandrum Archdiocese. And during the last few years, he was leading retired life, staying at Snehabhavan, Pathanamthitta.

Bro. Ajo Jose ordained deacon

Rome:During his visit to Europe, Bishop Chrysostom ordained Bro. Ajo Jose as Deacon. Ajo Jose has been doing his theological studies at Urbaniana University, Rome, The Ceremony officiated by His Grace Yoohonon Mar Chrysostom was conducted at 5.30 pm (indian time) on 23rd of April, 2016 at Urbaniana Seminary Chapel. Rector and professors of the Seminary and the priests and sisters of Malankara Catholic Church at Rome were present in the Ceremony.

Ponnambu Perunal

Ponnampu:This year's Perunal of Ponnamp St. George Malankara Catholic Church was held on 2nd-6th May. As part of the Perunal 'Kudumba Naveekarana Dhyanam' was conducted on 2nd to 4th. The Dhyanam was led by Sr. Sissi SMBS and team. The 'Chemepeduppu Rasa' and the 'Thirunal Rasa' were conducted on 5th May. And the Perunal Qurbono was celebrated by Bishop Philipose Mar Stephanos, the Auxiliary Bishop of the Arch-Diocese of Thiruvalla. more

St. Peter's center has been shifted

Pathanamthitta:St. Peter's Centre was shifted to the room nearby the present shop at St. Peter's building near the Cathedral Church. The blessing of the renewed St. Peter's Centre was officiated by Bishop Chrysostom on 13 April 2016.

Pastoral Council discusses on 'Year of Mercy' plans

Pathanamthitta: The meeting conducted at the Bishop's House, Pathanamthitta on 13th April, 2016 discussed on Year of Mercy and worked out an agenda regarding the charitable deeds to be executed during the Year of Mercy. The meeting was presided over by His Excellency Bishop Yoohanon Mar Chrysostom.

Presbytery Council on 'Year of Mercy' expressed condolence to the Familes of victims of Paravoor Tragedy

Pathanamthitta: The first meeting for the current year (2016) was conducted at the Bishop's House, Pathanamthitta on 12th April, 2016. The meeting was presided over by His Excellency Bishop Yoohanon Mar Chrysostom and it discussed on the topic 'Year of Mercy' and took decisions on the plans to be executed during the year of Mercy. The Same Meeting talked about the Tragedy that had taken place recently at Paravoor. And it expressed the heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims.

Current News

Daniel Vadakkekkara Cor-Episcopa Passes Away
Rt. Rev. Daniel Vadakkekkara Cor-episcopa (86), a senious priest in the Malankara Catholic Diocese of Pathanamthitta, passed away. He is a member of Chandanappally Vadakkekkara Family and he had served as the vicar of Ecclesiastical districts viz., Konni and Chengannur of the undivided Major Archdiocese of Trivandrum and the vicar of parishes namely., Vayalathala, Kadammanitta, Valyayanthi, Puthenpeedika, Cheekanal, Vazhamuttom, Cheppad, Ramapuram, Karthikappally, Mutto, Cheruthana, Karuvatta, Chengannur, Kurichimuttom, Kollamkadavu, Kodukulanji, Ayoor, Iladmad, Malapperoor, Cheruvakkal, Kampankode, Konni, Vakayar, Kallely, KalleliThottam, Lakkoor, Oottupara, Anandappally. And during the last few years, he was leading retired life. The funeral was conducted on April 2, 2016, Saturday at 2pm at St. George Malankara Catholic Church, Chandanappally.
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