MAVELIKKARA: “Although visitation of Christ is ever relevant, its frontiers are growing shorter”, opined the Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Animal Husbandry of Kerala Government C. Divakaran.
The Minister was speaking while inaugurating the reception meeting in honor of the Catholicos of the East Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulose II organized by the Diocese of Mavelikkara at Theobhavan, Mavelikkara.
“Christ is the symbol that proved that everyone is equal through His eternal love. He is the first prophet, who could address everyone ‘son of man’. All His stories and messages, interpreted by any one, base nothing but love”, he carried on.
Metropolitan of the Mavelikkara Diocese Paulose Mar Pachomios presided over the meeting. Senior Metropolitan Dr. Geevarghese Mar Osthathios inaugurated Diocesan Day celebrations. Metropolitan of the Malankara Catholic Diocese Joshua Mar Ignatios, Member of Indian Parliament Kodikkunnil Suresh, M. Murali MLA, Ex Minister R. Balakrishnapillai, Chairman of Mavelikkara Municipality K.R. Muraleedharan, and Adv. Joseph John spoke on the occasion.
Representatives from all parishes of Mavelikkara Diocese garlanded the Catholicos of the East. As the highest representative of the Malankara Church I receive your honor, said the Pontiff in response.
“It is the good fortune for the Church that the Apostolic Tradition still exists. Prayer and bear of holy saints is Church’s strength. There is an assembly of faithful, who guard the faith as important as their own life. It is important to note that instances outside the Church are also speaking about the unity of Churches. Responsibility of the Church is to extend the mission of Christ and it is possible only through love”, carried on the Supreme Spiritual Shepherd of the Malankara Church.