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79th Dukhrono of Saint Ignatius Elias III concluded


12 February 2011, Manjinikkara: This year's Manjinikkara Perunnal concluded.


Catholicos Aboon Mor Baselios Thomas I celebrated Holy Qurbono (Tri Mass) at Dayro Cathedral on Feb 12, Saturday morning at 5.30. Metropolitans Mor Ivanios Kuriakose and Mor Osthatheos Ishaq were the co celebrants.

Later at 8.30 AM, Patriarchal Delegate, Mor Philoxenos Mathias Nayis (Patriarchal Assistant Metropolitan of St. Aphrem Theological Seminary, Ma’arrat Saidnaya, Damascus) celebrated Holy Qurbono at Dayaro Cathedral. Metropolitans Mor Theophilose George Saliba (Metropolitan of Tur Lebanon & Secretary to the Holy Synod) and Mor Clemis Daniel Kourieh (Archbishop of Beirut & Benevolent institutions in Lebanon), were the co celebrants.


Metropolitan Mor Dionysius Geevarghese, Mor Theodosius Mathews, Mor Milithios Yuhanon, Mor Athanasius Geevarghese and other metropolitans, Cor Episcopas from Syria and Malankara, Monks from Syria and Malankara, Priests from Syria and Malankara, Deacons assisted. Thousands of faithful attended.


Earlier in the morning, Mor Milithios Yuhanon celebrated Holy Qurbono (Tri Mass) at St. Stephen's Cathedral at 3.00 AM, assisted monks, priests and deacons.

Later Metropolitans offered Dhoopa Prarthana at the Holy Tomb of St. Ignatius Elias. Thousands offered their prayers at the Holy Tomb. Government of Kerala had declared the environs as Festival Area.

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Rousing reception to Manjanikkara pilgrimage processions


11 February 2011, Manjanikkara: Hundreds of believers undertook the annual pilgrimage to the tomb of the Patriarch of Universal Syriac orthodox Church, St. Elias-III, at Mor Ignatius Dayaro Church at Manjanikkara near here on Friday.


The pilgrimage processions coming from different parts of the State, in connection with the 79th feast of the Saint, assembled before the Omalloor Cross in the afternoon.


The bishops, accompanied by Anto Antony, MP, and T.U. Kuruvilla, former Minister and Mor Ignatius Dayaro secretary, received the processions at the Omalloor Cross.


Mor Savarios Geevarghese Mar Coorilos Geevarghese, Mor Ivanios Kuriakose and Mar Milithios Youhanon led the processions to the Dayaro later.



Catholicos Aboon Mor Baselios Thomas I presided over the public meeting held in connection with the Saint's feast in the evening.






Matriarch's delegate Archbishop Mor Savarios Geevarghese, Metropolitans Mor Eulios Kuriakose, Mor Thimothious Thomas, Mor Ivanios Kuriakose,  Mor Gregorios Joseph, Mor Diascorus Kuriakose, Mor Coorilos Geevarghese, Mor Milithios Youhanon and different political leaders also addressed the meeting.  

Manjanikkara Pilgrimage





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