Service: Ultimate Responsibility of the Community
Parumala: Rendering service to the needful is the responsibility of the Orthodox community, said H.H.Baselius Mar Thoma Paulose II, the Catholicose of the East and the Malankara Metropolitan. His Holiness was inaugurating the 93rd Birthday celebration of H.H Baselius Mar Thomas Didymos I and the donation for marriage.
His Holiness said that neither birth nor death is in our hands, all depends upon the divine will. His Holiness remarked that Valiya Bava was a man of pure asceticism and prayer from his early childhood. Valya Baava had utilized the blessings bestowed on him from the heavenly abode wisely, remarked H.G.Thomas Mar Athanasios. Cine artist Lalu Alex delivered the keynote address.
H.G.Yuhanon Mat Chrisostomos, Metropolitan of Niranam Diocese, H.G.Abraham Mar Epiphanios, Metropolitan of Sultan Bathery Diocese, H.G.Dr.Thomas Mar Athanasios, Metropolitan of Kandanad East Diocese, H.G.Yakoob Mar Irenios, Metropolitan of Kochi Diocese, H.G.Dr.Mathews Mar Timothios, Metropolitan of U.K, Europe, Africa Dioceses, Dr,George Joseph, Anto Antony M.P, Mathew T.Thomas M.L.A, Very.Rev.P.M.John Cor-Episcopa, Thomas Oommen Arikupuram, Mathew A.P, P.E.Yohannan, Koshy Thomas and Jacob Thomas arikupuram gave away felicitations.
54 families were given fund for marriage purposes.