Thousands pray at St. Elias III 's tomb
The annual feast of Syriac Orthodox Patriarch St. Elias III was held at Manjanikkara, Pathanamthitta with religious fervour on Friday. Thousands of believers offered prayers at the tomb of St. Elias III at the Mor Ignatius Diayro Cathedral at Manjanikkara. Believers from different parts of the State thronged Manjanikkara in processions as part of their annual pilgrimage in connection with the saint's feast on Friday.
They were accorded a reception by bishops and priests, including therepresentative of the Patriarch and Metropolitan of Jordan and Jerusalem, Malkhi Murad Mor Sevarios, at Omalloor Cross in the afternoon.
Geevarghese Mor Dionysius, Diara chief, Geevarghese Mor Athanasius, auxiliary bishop, Kuriakose Mor Diascorus, Archbishop Kuriakose Mor Sevarios, Kuriakose Mor Ivanios, Geevarghese Mor Coorilos, T.U. Kuruvilla, Diara secretary and former Minister, were among those who received the processions at Omalloor Cross.
Transport Minister Mathew T. Thomas inaugurated the pilgrims' meet held on the Diara premises in the evening. Youhanon Mor Phelexinos presided over the meet.
The Patriarchal delegate will lead the holy Eucharist to be held at the Diara cathedral at 8.30 a.m. on Saturday.
The internet TV of the Malankara Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church, "teshbuhto" ˆ Malankara Vision, http://malankaravision.com promoted by http://www.SOCMNet.org was officially inaugurated by Apostolic Delegate of the Patriarch of Antioch Mor Severios Malki Morad, Patriarchal-Vicariate of Jerusalem & Jordan.
Mor Ignatius Dayaro Cathedral-: http://manjinikkaradayara.org/
SOCM News Bureau - Pathanamthitta