# Fr Mathews Mathews completes Silver Jubilee of ordination as a priest
# Achen enlightens and sanctifies people through dispensation of Word of God
SANA’A, Republic of Yemen: Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios, Metropolitan of Ahmedabad Diocese, has complimented Fr Mathews Mathews, Vicar, St Mary’s Orthodox Church in Sana’a, Yemen, on his attaining the Silver Jubilee of ordination as a priest.
In a Kalpana dated June 29, 2012, Dr Mar Yulios has praised the great and valuable contributions of Fr Mathews Mathews to the society at large and has noted the vicar’s service to the Church as a ‘vibrant’ leader and a source of inspiration for many.
The Metropolitan states that the two functions of priesthood, as it refers in Church-doctrines are ‘enlightening’ and ‘sanctifying’ people through the dispensation of the Word of God both in preaching and officiating Holy Sacraments.
“May our Lord help you to continue to serve Him and His people!”
Dr Mar Yulios while giving his Apostolic blessings to the most beloved Achen, Kochamma and children, has thanked God Almighty and also joins on this wonderful occasion of the Silver Jubilee celebrations of Priesthood of Fr Mathews.
Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios had earlier officially included St Mary’s Orthodox Church of Sana’a in Yemen to the Diocese of Ahmedabad and welcomed the vicar, managing committee and faithful members to its fold.
This is as per the Kalpana of His Holiness the Catholiocs (HES/HH/09/2012) dated March 19, 2012.