BHILAI: The enthronement ceremony of Dr Joseph Mar Dionysius as the Calcutta diocesan Metropolitan was held at the Bhilai aramana Chappal where the Calcutta diocese’s first Metropolitan is laid to rest by His Holiness the Catholicose.
Catholicose and Malankara Metropolitan Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulose II celebrated Holy Eucharist. Dr. Mathews Mar Severios, secretary to Holy Episcopal Synod assisted the Pontiff at the enthronement services.
All the priests and representatives from different parishes Pronounced “Oxios” along with HH Catholicose when Mar Dionysius was raised on throne by the Priests of the diocese. Priest Trustee, Fr. Johns Abraham Konat read out the bull from the Catholicose that proclaims the enthronement of Metropolitan Mar Dionysius.
Sri. Joy P O.Ommen, the Chief Secretary to the Government of C.G inaugurated the Public Meeting. His Holiness the Catholicose presided over the meeting. Dr. Mathews Mar Severios, Mathias Ramban Cor-Episcopos, Gee Varghese Ramban, Fr .P S Varghese and Fr. K.A Abraham felicitated the Metropolitan. Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius in his reply speech thanked every one of his diocese towards their love.
Earlier HH the Catholicose was given a warm welcome at the Raipur Airport under the leadership of Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius.
HH the Catholicose upon his arrival, was declared a Special guest by the Government. HH also met the Governor of the state H.E Shekar Dutt at his residence Raj Bhavan.