Catholicos of the East to lead ‘Sunthronitho’ of Metropolitan Mar Yulios

Written By: on Feb 28th, 2011 and filed under Diocese News, Features, News.

The Grand Event of Ahmedabad Diocese on March 5
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi also invited

AHMEDABAD: The ‘Sunthronitho’ or Enthronement ceremony of Metropolitan Pulikkottil Dr. Geevarghese Mar Yulios of Indian Orthodox Church’s newest Ahmedabad Diocese is to take place on March 5, 2011.

The big event will see Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulose II, Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan, as the chief celebrant. The ceremony will also see the enthronement of Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios, Metropolitan head of Ahmedabad Diocese, at St Thomas Chapel, Naroda on Saturday at 7 am.

Later, the ceremony will be followed by a public meeting. The Catholiocs will also be the chief guest at the felicitation meeting at 11.30 am. At the felicitation, Oscar Fernandes, MP and former union minister, will be the guest of honour.

Ahmedabad Diocese representatives recently met Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and invited him for the Sunthronitho ceremony of Dr Mar Yulios. The delegation consisted of Fr Joji George, Diocesan Secretary, Fr George Varghese, Asst Vicar, Ahmedabad, P D Baby (Sabha Managing Committee member), Dr Linz and Saju Mathew.

Dignitaries and guests of honour include luminaries like Most Rev Stanislaus Fernandes, Archbishop of Gandhinagar, Metropolitan Thomas Mar Athanasios, Diocese of Chengannur, Dr Mathews Mar Severios, Metropolitan, Diocese of Kandanad (West) and Secretary to the Holy Episcopal Synod, Geevarghese Mar Coorilos, Metropolitan, Diocese of Bombay, Rt Rev Vinodkumar Malavyya, Bishop of Gujarat, CNI Church, Bhupendra Patel, Chairman, Standing Committee, AMC, Justice Benjamin Koshy, Chief Justice of Patna High Court (retired), Fr Dr Johns Abraham Konattu, Priest-Trustee, MOSC, M G George Muthoott, Lay Trustee, MOSC and Dr George Joseph, Association Secretary, MOSC.

The Diocesan web-site will also be launched on the occasion.

The Orthodox Diocesan Council of Ahmedabad has invited all for the ceremony.

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1 Response for “Catholicos of the East to lead ‘Sunthronitho’ of Metropolitan Mar Yulios”

  1. Let us pray that the ceremony should take place as planned as the Godgra case verdict is to be annouced today and security is being tightened around Ahmedabad.Hope that nothing untoward will happen as His Holiness the Catholicose
    and many dignitaries are expected to attend the function.
    2.There are 3 Catholicoses in Kerala.
    a)Mar Baselius clemis(self proclaimed malankara reeth Catholicos)
    b)Mar Baselius Thomas I(Mafryana for the Patriarch)
    c)Mar Baselius Paulose II(some reporters are adament that they will not follow our
    church policy the way our supreme head should be addressed.)
    But the fact is that it is not going to deminish or belittle the status or position of our
    Bava thirumeni at all.They redicule themselves by doing so.

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