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Holy Relics of St. Thomas at Niranam Church

NIRANAM: The Holy Relics of the Apostle St. Thomas were consecrated at Niranam ´Valiya Palli´. In connection with this the memorial festival of the Apostle was held in the church from December 17-21. The flag hoisting took place on December 17. The memorial hall of the Saint Mar Gregorios of Parumala was sanctified on December 18th. This was followed by the public meeting. On 19th the Holy Relics of the Apostle was ceremoniously taken to the Niranam Church from Parumala.

On December 18th Public meeting held. Changanassery Archbishop Mar Pawathil delivered Marthoma Smrithi. His Holiness Baselius presided over the meeting. Kerala Chief Minister Sri. Oommen Chandy inaugurated the function. Mar Osthathios delivered keynote speech. Elected Bishop Dr. Yoohanon Ramban, Dr. O. Thomas, Dr. Alexander Karackal etc. felicitated. On December 19th the Gospel meditation meeting was held. There was also Raza from Parumala Church. The relics were consecrated on December 21st after ´anchinmel Qurbana´.

The Holy Relics had been brought from the tomb of the Apostle at Mylapur.