BANGALORE: Dr. Abraham Mar Seraphim, the newly appointed Metropolitan, assumed charge of the Bangalore Diocese in a ceremony after celebrating Holy Qurbana at the St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Hosur Road, Bangalore. Dr. Abraham Mar Seraphim is the first Metropolitan of Bangalore Diocese with full independent charge.
Clergy of the Diocese and a number of faithful attended the Holy Qurbana, which Metropolitan Mar Seraphim celebrated.
“Our life must base upon the vision that the savior of the world, Lord Jesus Christ, has handed down to us. Light of life that the faithful radiate shall be shining above our verbal jargons”, Mar Seraphim exhorted the faithful of the Bangalore Diocese. He also added that the Church will pay better attention to the spiritual needs of those, who work in the IT field and there will be organized attempts to better utilize their technical expertise to the growth of the Church.
According to Metropolitan Mar Seraphim, Bangalore Diocese has to found new Churches, hospitals, schools and service oriented activities. He also thankfully acknowledged services of former Metropolitans of the Bangalore Diocese.
Apart from Churches in Karnataka, Hyderabad, Vishakhapattanam, and Churches from Gulf Region like Rassal Khaima, and Fujeirah also come under the jurisdiction of the Bangalore Diocese.