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Managing Committee Proposes to Appoint Mar Nicholavos as Metropolitan of NE America

KOTTAYAM: The Malankara Managing Committee met on Thursday, February 24, 2011 proposed to the Holy Episcopal Synod to appoint Zachariah Mar Nicholavos as Metropolitan of North-East American Diocese.

The Holy Episcopal Synod that meets on February 25 will take a final decision upon this issue and thereafter the Malankara Metropolitan will issue necessary orders to this effect. The meeting accepted the proposal that Pulikkottil Dr. Geevarghese Mar Yulios, Metropolitan of Ahmedabad Diocese, has put forth.

Malankara Metropolitan and Catholicos of the East Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulose II presided over the meeting. The Malankara Metropolitan thankfully acknowledged and appreciated the efforts of Metropolitan Mathews Mar Barnabas, who had recently retired from all administrational duties of the Diocese of North-East America. “Metropolitan Mar Barnabas led the diocese for more than 18 years commendably”, observed the Pontiff.

Metropolitan of Ahmedabad Diocese Pulikkottil Dr. Geevarghese Mar Yulios led the meeting with a thought provoking meditation. Malankara Association Secretary Dr. George Joseph read out the Notice Order from Malankara Metropolitan and presented the minutes of the previous meeting.

The meeting condoled over the demise of Prof. E.J. Thomas Chor-Episcopos, who had been vice principal of C.M.S. College Kottayam for many years. The meeting also congratulated Dr. Alexander Karackal, who successfully served the Malankara Managing Committee for more than 40 years, Raju M. Varghese, Chairman FOMA, and Dr. Shaji Varghese, who secured the Mar Philoxenos Kashiro Award for best teacher. The meeting unanimously decided to let no stone unturned to make the ‘Nazrani Meet – 2011’ on April 10 at Marine Drive, Ernakulam a grand success. Ranchiladi Estate, Karnataka, will from now on come under the administration of Brahmavar Diocese.