PARUMALA: Association Torch Rally began at 7am today from Parumala Seminary. Metropolitan of the Mavelikkara Diocese Paulose Mar Pachomios lighted the Torch from the tomb of St. Gregorios of Parumala after Morning Prayers. Metropolitan of Idukki Diocese Mathews Mar Theodosius handed over the Torch to Fr. Jacob John, Diocesan Secretary of Mavelikkara Diocese.
Metropolitans Youhanon Mar Chrisostomos and Mathews Mar Epiphanios, Priest Trustee Fr. Dr. Jones Abraham Konattu, Association Secretary Dr. George Joseph, Manager of Parumala Seminary Fr. MD John Ramban, Assistant Managers Fr. K. V. Joseph Ramban and Fr. Simon Skaria, and Fr. Abey Philip were present at the occasion.
The Torch Rally will first reach Theo Bhavan, the Mavelikkara Diocesan Centre. It will proceed from there to accept receptions at the St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral, Puthiyakaavu, Karippuzha, Muttam, Pallippadu, Danappady, Karthikappally, Cheppadu, Evur, Pathiyur, Kayamkulam, Kattanam, Vallikkunnam, Suranadu, Poruvazhi and Chakkuvallam, to reach Bharanikkavu at 3.30 pm.
The Torch will thereafter proceed to Mathews II Nagar with musical band accompaniments. The Malankara Metropolitan will receive the Torch at the Association venue to light the lamp, which will mark the official opening of Association.