Today (Wednesday, 12th July 06)morning, Their Graces Mor Theodosios Mathews, Mor Aphrem Mathews and Mor Osthatheos Pathros concelebrated the Holy Qurbono at the St. Aphrem Chapel of the St. Aphrem the Syrian Monastery in Ma'arrat Seydnaya, Damascus, Syria. During the Holy Qurbono, as authorised by His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, The Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, the Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church, The Catholicos of India His Beatitude Aboon Mor Baselios Thomas I ordained Rev. Fr. Jacob Markose of the Evangelistic Association of the East as a Rabban (Monk) with the name "Markose". Their Graces Metropolitans Mor Dionysius Behnam Jajawi, Mor Athanasios Geevargis, Mor Theodosios Mathews, Mor Aphrem Mathews, Mor Osthatheos Pathros Mor Eusebios Kuriakose and Mor Coorilos Geevarghese assisted His Beatitude in the Ordination Service.
May the ordination of Very Rev. Raban Markose prove a blessing to our Holy Syrian Orthodox Church in India.
God willing, Very Rev. Raban Markose will be consecrated as a Metropolitan by His Holiness our Patriarch on Friday, July 14, 2006. His Beatitude Mor Baselios Thomas I and Their Graces the Metropolitans from India and the Middle East countries will be attending the Episcopal Consecration Service.
Metropolitan Athanasios Geevargis
Patriarchal Vicar for Indian Affairs,
Syrian Orthodox Patriarchate,
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