Saturday, January 16, 2010

Ceremonies held at the Mar Yohannan Mamdana Church (India) to appoint Joju Anto and Shaju Paulose as Archdeacons

Thrissur: Joju Anto, 43, and Shaju Paulose, 35, were on Friday appointed as archdeacons at a ceremony held at Mar Yohannan Mamdana Church (India). The Holy Synod of the Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East on Thursday unanimously decided to consecrate them as bishops with the Archdiocese of India. Consecration ceremonies will be held on Sunday.

The Holy Synod, attended by Catholicos Patriarch Mar Dinkha IV and prelates, continued on Friday. Metropolitans Mar Aprem (India), Mar Geevargis Sliwa (Iraq, Russia) and Mar Meelis Zaia (Australia and Newzealand); and Bishops Mar Awa Royel (Diocese of California), Mar Odisho Oraham (Diocese of Europe), Mar Aprem Natneil (Diocese-Syria), Mar Aprim Khamis (Diocese of the United States), Mar Emmanuel Yosip (Diocese of Canada) and Iskhaq Yosip (Diocese of Nohadra and Russia); are attending the Synod.

On Friday, they visited Mar Timotheus Memorial Orphanage and the Bathanya Ashram, and participated in the centenary celebrations of Mar Yohannan Mamdana Church. A reception will be accorded to the clergymen on Sunday. The Synod will continue on Monday and Tuesday.


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