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Mar Osthathio’s 87th Birthday Celebrations In Bangalore


BANGALORE: In connection with the 87th birthday celebrations of Dr. Geevarghese Mar Osthathios, the Mission Board President of Malankara Orthodox Church and diocesan Metropolitan of Niranam Diocese, a warm reception will be given by the Bangalore Chapter of the Mission Board on Feb 20 at Kalathoor Gardens Jelahalli. Dr. Yakob Mar Irenaios, the diocesan Metropolitan of Madras diocese will preside over the meeting. Prof. D. Mathews, J. Alexander, the ex-minister of Karnataka, Giji Thomson IAS and Swami Vinaya Chaithanya will felicitate the Metropolitan on this occasion. All the faithful from nearby parishes in and around Bangalore will participate in this function.

Let Our Life Speak and It Is More powerful: Mar Osthathios

For God is so merciful, children of God also should follow the same path; Need of the hour is men of mercy. Kindness of the heart proclaims the gospel more louder. Let our life speak and it is more influential than preaching from the pulpit” said Mar Osthathios to the faithful gathered in St. Gregorios Orthodox Cathedral, Bangalore yesterday.

A large umber of priests and faithful gathered in the cathedral to hear the 87 year old Metropolitan and to seek his blessings. “Even at this age, his heart is throbbing for the downtrodden of the society .His Grace’s pioneer leadership as the mission board president made the Church so live among the society at large” said one believer.

Tonight His Grace will give message in Hebbal Mar Gregorios, informed Fr. Abraham Marett, the vicar of that Church.