The youngest bishop of Malankara Dr Abraham Mar Seraphim will be enthroned during the ceremony as the head of the Bangalore diocese by the Catholiocos and Malankara Metropolitan Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulose II.
Morning prayers began at 8.00 am after the official welcome to the Pontiff and other Metropolitans.
The Holy Eucharist will be led by the Catholicos of the East and will begin at 9 am at the St Gregorios Orthodox Cathedral, Hosur Road.
Geevarghese Mar Coorilose (Metropolitan, Mumbai Diocese), Dr Yuhanon Mar Theovodorus (Metropolitan, Kottarakkara, Punaloor), Dr Zachariah Mar Aprem (Metropolitan, Adoor-Kadampanaadu Diocese) are will be assisting the Catholicos during the lengthy services.
“Priests and faithful from all 22 parishes of the diocese are seriously counting on to make the event the most memorable one. We expect more than 5000 people to witness the events”, said Fr. Mani K. Varhgese, one of the senior clergy of the Diocese to IOH.