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Seven New Bishops for the Orthodox Church of the East

Indian Orthodox Church

The Indian Orthodox Church set a new record in the history by Ordinating Seven Bishops for the service of the Church. This is for the fist time that any Church in India has ordinated seven Bishops at a stretch. The ordination took place on 19th of February at the St george Orthodox Church Puthupally, Kottyam, Kerala, India, which is also the Oriental Georgian Pilgrimage Center. His Holiness Catholcose of the East and Malankara Metropolitan Moron Mar Baselius Marthoma Dydimos I (Catholicose of the Apostolic Throne of St Thomas) ordinated the new bishops with assistance from His Beatitude Paulsoe Mar Militheos, Catholicose Designate and together with other Metropolitans and priests of the Church. The newly ordinated Bishops are

1. H.G.Youhanon Mar Polycarpos

2. H.G. Mathews Mar Theodosius

3. H.G. Joseph Mar Dionysius

4. H.G. Abraham Mar Epiphanios

5. H.G. Mathews Mar Thimotheos

6. H.G.Alexios Mar Eusebius

7. H.G. Youhanon Mar Dioscoros

Thousands gathered to take a look at the holy ordination. A public meeting followed which was attended by several dignitaries .

OBL News Service

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