Metropolitan Joseph Mar Thoma, 89, passes away

The primate of the Malankara Marthoma Syrian Church was present process therapy for pancreas most cancers at a personal hospital in Thiruvalla and his situation deteriorated sharply during the last one week.

Joseph Mar Thoma, 21st Mar Thoma Metropolitan and present primate of the Malankara Marthoma Syrian Church, died right here early on Sunday. He was 89.

The metropolitan had been present process therapy for pancreas most cancers at a personal hospital in Thiruvalla and his situation deteriorated sharply during the last one week. He breathed his final round 2.40 a.m on Sunday. Suffragan Metropolitan Geevarghese Mar Theodosius and Sabha secretary Rev. Okay.G. Joseph had been current on the hospital.

He was put in as Mar Thoma metropolitan on October 2, 2007 after the 20th Mar Thoma, Philipose Mar Chrysostom, had expressed his need to switch obligations of the church to his successor as a consequence of previous age and deteriorating well being

Born as P.T. Joseph to Alakunnathu T. Lukose and Mariamma couple in Maramon, Pathanamthitta, he was ordained as deacon of the Mar Thoma Church in June 1957, and priest later the identical 12 months . Having pursued his grasp levels in Grasp of Divinity and Grasp of Sacred Theology from England, the metropolitan was later awarded an honorary Physician of Divinity diploma by the Protestant Episcopal Seminary in Virginia, United States.

He was ordained as Ramban in January 1975 and was ordained and given the episcopal title of Joseph Mar Irenaeus a month later. He was designated as suffragan metropolitan on 15 March 1999, when Philipose Mar Chrysostom, the suffragan metropolitan, was designated because the officiating metropolitan.

PM conveys condolences

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to convey condolences, and shared a video clip of his remarks on the 90th birthday celebrations the metropolitan.

“His Grace the Most Rev. Dr. Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan was a exceptional persona who served humanity and labored laborious to enhance the lives the poor and downtrodden. He was blessed with abundance of empathy and humility. His noble beliefs will all the time be remembered. RIP,” wrote the Prime Minister.

The mortal stays of the metropolitan shall be saved for public viewing on the Dr. Alexander Mar Thoma Smaraka Auditorium in Thiruvalla from eight a.m on Sunday.