69th Mar Ivanios Day and Episcopal Ordination of Mathews Mar Polycarpos & Antony Mar Silvanos

church event

The 69th commemoration of the Servant of God Archbishop Mar Ivanios and Episcopal Ordination of two new Bishops of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church was held on 15th July 2022 at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Trivandrum. The Holy Mass presided by His Beatitude Baselios Cardinal Cleemis, Major Archbishop-Catholicos of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church started at 8.00 am at St. Mary’s Cathedral. All the Bishops of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church concelebrated the Holy Mass. During the Holy Mass Manakarakavil Mathews Ramban and Kakkanatt Antony Ramban were ordained Bishops by His Beatitude Baselios Cardinal Cleemis, the Major Archbishop-Catholicos and they received the name Mathew Mar Polycarpos (Auxiliary Bishop Trivandrum) and Antony Mar Silvanos (Bishop of Major Archiepiscopal Curia) respectively. His Grace Most Rev. Thomas Mar Koorilos, Metropolitan Archbishop of Tiruvalla and His Excellency Most Rev. Joshua Mar Ignathios, Bishop of Mavelikara were Co-consecrators of the Episcopal Ordination. His Grace Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli (Apostolic Nuncio to India), His Beatitude Cardinal Mar George Alanchery (Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Church), H.G. Mor Gregorios Joseph Metropolitan (Metropolitan Trustee of Malankara Jacobite Church), H.E. Joseph Mar Barnabas (Suffragan Metropolitan of Marthoma Church), H.G. Gabriel Mar Gregorios (Bishop of Malankara Orthodox Church, Trivandrum Diocese), H.G. Yoohanon Mar Dioscoros, (Bishop of Orthodox Church Chennai Diocese), Bishop Ommen George, (CSI Kollam-Kottarakkara Diocese), H.G. Mar Joseph Perumthottam (Archbishop of Changanacherry), H.G. Mar Andrews Thazhath (Archbishop of Trichur), H.G. Thomas J. Netto (Latin Archbishop of Trivandrum), H.G. Soosai Pakiam (Latin Archbishop Emeritus of Trivandrum), H.E. Mar Joseph Kallarangatt (Bishop of Palai), H.E. Mar Pauly Kannookadan (Bishop of Iringalakuda), H.E. Mar Paul Alappatt (Bishop of Ramanathapuram), Mar Sebastian Pozholiparambil (Bishop of Hosur), H.E. Mar Jose Pulickal (Bishop of Kanjirappally), H.E. Mar John Nellikunnel (Bishop of Idukki), H.E. Mar Mathew Arackal (Bishop Emeritus of Kanjrappally), H.E. Mar Remigios Inchananiyil (Bishop of Thamarassery), H.E. Vincent Samuel (Bishop of Neyyattinkara), H.E. Selvister Ponnumuthan (Bishop of Punalur), H.E. Mar Sebastian Vaniyapurackal (Curia Bishop of the Syro-Malabar Church), H.E. Mar Joseph Pandarasseril (Auxiliary Bishop of Kottayam), H.E. Mar Thomas Tharayil (Auxiliary Bishop of Changanacherry), H.E. Geevarghese Mar Aprem (Auxiliary Bishop of Kottayam), H.E. J. Christudas (Auxiliary Bishop of Trivandrum-Latin), priests, religious and thousands of faithful were present during the occasion. Ministers, MPS, MLAs Civil Service Officers and dignitaries from political parties as well as from other spheres of the society made the occasion graceful.