KOTTAYAM: The lay leader, who shouldered the burdens and pains of carrying the yoke of the Church for over six decades with five Cathoilicoi, P.C. Abraham Padinjarekkara, was laid to eternal rest on Thursday, April 15th in the afternoon at Puthenpalli cemetery, Kottayam.
The Catholicos of Malankara led the services, and Metropolitans assisted the Pontiff. Various leaders from socio-cultural-political and religious walks of life reached to pay their last homage to the departed lay leader of Malankara Church and the elder member of the commercial body of Kottayam.
Apart from the Catholicos Baselios Marthoma Didymus I, Catholicos Elect Paulose Mar Milithios, Metropolitan of Kottayam Geevarghese Mar Ivanios, Metropolitan of Kochi Dr. Yakob Mar Ireanios, Metropolitan of Kandanad West Dr. Mathews Mar Severios, Metropolitan of Trivandrum Dr. Gabriel Mar Gregorios, Metropolitan of Ankamali Youhanon Mar Polycarpos, Metropolitan of Niranam Youhanon Mar Chrysostomos, Metropolitan of Sultan’s Battery Abraham Mar Epiphanios, Metropolitan of UK, Europe and Africa Dr. Mathews Mar Thimotheos, Priest Trustee Fr. Dr. Jones Abraham Konattu, Lay Trustee George M. Muthoot, Sabha Secretary Dr. George Joseph, Opposition Leader Ommen Chandy, MLAs V.N. Vasavan and Mons Joseph, Priests, Managing Committee Members and a large body of faithful attended the services.