KOTTAYAM: 84th birthday of Fr. Dr. T. J. Joshua was celebrated on Wednesday February 13 at 2.30 pm in the Smriti Auditorium under the auspices of the Orthodox Theological Seminary Kottayam and Christhiya Sahithya Samithi (CSS, Thirruvalla)
Dr. Mathews Mar Severius, the secretary of the Holy Episcopal Synod presided over the function. Bishop Sam Mathew, President of CSS Thiruvalla inaugurated the function. Thomas Jacob, of Malayala Manorama, Fr. Dr. O. Thomas, Fr. M. J. Joseph and Dn. Nithin Prasad Koshy spoke on the accasion. Fr. T. J. Joshua was introduced by by Fr. C. C. Cherian.
Earlier, Rev. Dr. Mathew Daniel, Secretary of CSS Thiruvalla presented the topic “Vision of Solace in the writings of Fr. T. J. Joshua”. The literary seminar was moderated by Fr. Dr. Johns Abraham Konat, the Priest Trustee.
Fr. Tom Kunnumpuram, Formenr -principal of S.B. College Changanacherry, Prof. K.K. george, Trustee of Chithra Charitable Trust Kottayam honored Fr. T. J. Joshua with ‘Ponnaada”. On behalf of the Seminary, Nobin Philip, the youngest student of the Seminary gifted Fr T J Joshua with ‘fruit basket’.
Geevarghese Mar Ivanios released the book “Anupama Chindagal”, the 10th volume of “Innathe Chinthavisheyam” written by Fr T J Joshua.
Fr. Dr. Jacob Kurian, the Principal of the Orthodox Theological Seminary welcomed the gathering. Fr. John Thomas Karingattil proposed vote of thanks.