PARUMALA: “Divya Bodhanam,” the theological program for training the laity of the Malankara Orthodox Church will celebrate its Silver Jubilee in October 2009.
This unique program was founded in 1984 by H. H. Baselios Marthoma Mathews I the then Catholicose of the East and Malankara Metropolitan by the initiative of Late Dr. Paulose Mar Gregorios Metropolitan the then Principal of the Orthodox Seminary, Kottayam with the help of Fr. C.C. Cherian as its coordinator.
Currently Fr. T. J. Joshua is the director of this program. Fr. Dr. K. M. George serves as the President and Fr. Dr. Jacob Kurien as its Vice President. Fr. C. C. Cherian is the current Joint Director.
A meeting was held in Parumala Seminary last week to plan on the Jubilee celebration. Metropolitan Thomas Mar Athanasius presided over the meeting. Fr. T. J. Joshua, Fr. Abraham Thomas, Fr. Jose John and Prof. Varghese Mathew spoke on the occasion.