320th Dukhrono of St. Baselios Yeldho Bava
On 2nd October 2005, the Syrian Church observes the 320th Dukhrono of Maphryono St. Baselios Yeldho who is entombed at the Kothamangalm Marthoma Cheria pally.
The holy father was born at Karakosh near Mosul in Iraq where Marthsmooni and her 7 children suffered Martyrdom. He became a monk in Mor Bahnan monastery in Mosul. The saint came to India via Basra to Surat, after consecration as Maphrian (Catholicos / Maphriyono) by the Patriarch Mor Ignatius Abdul Messiah I, arriving at Thalassery in North Kerala, then by hill route to Kothamangalam in AD 1685 at the request of Marthoma II of Malankara Church. He reached Kothamangalam Cheriapalli along with Mor Ivanios, guided by a Hindu gentleman whose descendants guide the procession of the festival held in his memory every year. The saintly father expired in the Malaylam month of Kanni 19 and was entombed in the sanctuary of MarThoma CheriaPally, Kothamangalam. In 1987 his name was included in the 5th Tubden (Holy diptych) as per the Patriarchal bull.
Biography of the Holy fatherhttp://www.syriacchristianity.org/bio/MorBaseliosYeldho.htmhttp://www.MorYeldho.cjb.net/