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Rev. Fr. Mathew Karimpanackal elevated to the order of Rabban (monk)


09 February 2011: Damascus, Syria: Rev. Fr. Mathew Karimpanackal elevated to the order of Rabban today at St. Peter & St. Paul Cathedral, Mor Aphrem Seminary, Damascus.



Ordination ceremony was consecrated by The Patriarch His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas and assisted by Mor Philoxinos Mattiyas Nayis, the Patriarchal Assistant, Mor Severios Malke Mourad (Patriarchal Vicar of Jerusalem & Jordan) and Mor Dionysius Yuhanon Kawaq (Patriarchal Office Director)  metropolitans. Rev. Fr. Mathew Karimpanackal  will henceforth be known as "Mattha (Mathews) Rabban".


Morning prayer started at 8:00 AM and Holy Qurbono at 9.00 AM Ordination was done in between the Qurbono after the bartsmalko. Rev. Deacon Barsoma also elevated to the order of Ramban along with Rev. Fr. Mathew will henceforth be known as Barsoma Rabban.


At present Mattha (Mathews) Rabban is serving as secretary to His Holiness for English affairs and Indian affairs and Barsoma Rabban is a student of the Mor Aphrem Seminary.



























Very Rev. Rabban Mattha (Mathews)


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