PHILADELPHIA: Dr. Joshua Mar Nicodimos released the Book ‘Sneha-Samvedanam’ written by Fr. Johan Thomas Karingattil on Dr. Geevarghese Mar Osthathios on Sunday, December 11, 2011 at St.Thomas Indian Orthodox Church, Philadelphia as part of celebrating Mar Osthathios’ 94th birth day.
After the Holy Qurbana, Joshua Mar Nicodimos released the book by handing over the first copy to Fr.M.K.Kuriakose, the vicar of Philadelphia St. Thomas Church.
Mar Nicodimos reminisced Mar Osthathios, the great teacher, theologican and social reformer who was his teacher at the Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam. As an outspoken person, Mar Osthathios was always a spokeperson for the poor and the downtrodden.
Fr. M. K. Kuriakose while introducing the book to the public remembered Mar Osthathios, his own teacher, as a dedicated leader and reformer who answered all questions that touched human life. The book is the result of a personal interview with Mar Osthathios by Fr. Dr. John Thomas Karingattil. Many pertinent questions regarding faith, social injustice, women issues, etc. are dealt with in the 100 pages book.
The US edition of this book was published by Indian Orthdox TV, Atlanta.