KOTTARAKKARA: One of the prominent priests of the Diocese of Kollam of the Malankara Church and member of Bethlehem Ashram, Chengamanaadu, Fr. P.C. Yuhanon Ramban passed away on Friday, September 24, 2010. He was 60.
Fr. Yuhanon Ramban retired from St. Gregorios College, Kottarakkara and he was Professor in the Department of Syriac. He belonged to Konnayil Pallimelethil family, Ayoor.
Fr. Yuhanon Ramban served as Member of the Malankara Managing Committee. He had served the Church and society at various capacities like Teacher at the St. George Vocational Higher Secondary School, Chowalloor, Manager of the MPM ITC, Chengamanaadu, Manager of the Baselios English Medium School, Kottarakkara, Manager of Bethlahem Ashram, Chengamanaadu, MMC Corporate Schools’ Local Manager, and Manager of Mar Dioscoros Center, Sadaanandapuram.
He was serving as Vicar of St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, Vadakkekkara Thazhathu Vadakku, Pattazhi. He had served more than 30 Churches as vicar at various dioceses of the Malankara Church.
Political, social, cultural and religious leaders from all walks of life conveyed their condolences at the demise of Fr. Yuhanon Ramban. Hearing the news thousands of disciples and students of Rambachan, including his previous and present parishioners poured into Bethlahem Ashram to pay their homage.
Funeral of Fr. Yuhanon Ramban will be at 2.00 pm on Monday, September 27, at Bethlahem Ashram Chapel, Chengamanaadu. Catholicos Elect Metropolitan Paulose Mar Milithios and other Metropolitans will lead services.
IOH family hereby puts into record our sincere condolence at the demise of Fr. Yuhanon Ramban. We also thankfully remember the services that Rambachan rendered to the Malankara Church and pray to God Almighty to count His servant along with the blessed saints at his second coming.