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Multitude Attend Third Memorial Feast of Mar Dionysius at Vallikkattu Dayara

VAKATHANAM: Multitude of faithful streamed to Vallikkattu Dayara, Vakathanam, Kottayam to attend the third memorial feast of late lamented Augen Mar Dionysius, former Metropolitan of Idukki Diocese.

Manager of Vallikkattu Dayra, Chor-Episcopos C.M. Philipose Ramban, General Convener Fr. V. M. Abraham Vazhakkal, and Conveners Fr. C. John Chirathalattu and Fr. Kuriakose Mani jointly received the faithful on Sunday, June 6th, 2010, who arrived from Idukki, Ranni, Niranam and from all neighboring parishes.

Catholicos Elect Metropolitan Paulose Mar Milithios led the evening prayers. Metropolitan Kuriakose Mar Clemis, Metropolitan Dr. Yaqob Mar Irenaeus, Metropolitan Mathews Mar Theodosius, Metropolitan Abraham Mar Epiphanios, and Metropolitan Dr. Mathews Mar Thimotheos attended the vespers. Thereafter the newly consecrated Metropolitans were given a grand reception. Leader of Opposition, Kerala Legislative Assembly, Oommen Chandy inaugurated the meeting. For the school year 2010-2011 has started in Kerala, there was also distribution of study kits to deserving students.

Fr. P. K. Geevarghese conducted the memorial speech. There was also ceremonial procession with lighted candles, which reflected the piety and confidence of the faithful in the intercession of the late lamented Metropolitan.

On Monday, June 7, 2010 Catholicos of the East Baselios Marthoma Didymus I was the chief celebrant at the con-celebration of Holy Qurbana. After the Holy Qurbana there were also memorial prayers, distribution of eulogium, and luncheon to conclude the week long event.