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Seminary Students Shall Carry the Light to Lighten the World Outside: Fr. Dr. Bijesh Philip

NAGAPUR: 16th academic year of St. Thomas Orthodox Theological Seminary, Nagpur began on July 3, 2010 with Holy Qurbana. Fr. Dr. Bijesh Philip, the Principal celebrated Holy Qurbana.

All students were given a lighted candle to remind them that they have to carry the light that they receive from the seminary into the outside Kerala region, and the whole world at large. “Learning and light are closely associated in all cultures especially in the Indian culture. While coming for kissing the hand, you will be given a lighted candle indirectly telling you to be lighted through the seminary training. You are not to be channels of darkness from outside to the seminary community or to the core of your being but you are supposed to take light from this seminary at the centre of this nation to other parts of the country and to the rest of the world”, said Fr. Dr. Bijesh Philip in his opening address.

July 4 and 5 were specially assigned for orientation to the students.

On July 5th, the Seminary community welcomed and felicitated the newly consecrated Metropolitan Dr. Geevarghese Mar Yulios. Dr. Mar Yulios has been serving the Nagpur Seminary as Bursar for the last two years. Mar Yulios will continue serve the Nagpur Seminary as Head of the Department of Religion, Registrar Fr. Dr. Shaji P. John informed to IOH.

Fr. Ninan K. George, the Vice Principal of Nagpur Seminary is leading the first semester retreat on July 6 and 7.

Classes will formally start on July 8 with Holy Qurbana.