An Original Photo of Mar Alvares Julius Released by OCP-MARP

Ben Kunjako – PRO@OCP-MARP – 20/11/18

After a long and extended process of ‘document research’, Dr. Ajesh T. Philip (Head and Chief Research Officer @MARP) was able to locate an originally published photo of the Saintly Metropolitan Mar Alvares Julius of Ceylon Goa, and India. Dr. Ajesh was able to acquire the photo of Metropolitan Alvares from the Goa State Central Library located at the Capital city of Panjim. The photo was originally published in the Portuguese Newspaper ‘Oriente’ of September 1929 edition (6 years after the demise of the late lamented Metropolitan).

Metropolitan Alvares was known as ‘Padre Alvares’ in Goa. He was the Primate and Metropolitan-Archbishop of the Independent Catholic Church of the Ceylon, Goa, and India of the Syriac-Malankara Orthodox Churches. Metropolitan Alvares Julius was the chief consecrator of Archbishop Rene Vilatte Mar Timotheus I (at Our Lady of Good Death of Church, Colombo in 1892).

We take this opportunity to thank Mrs. Maria de Lourdes Bravo da Costa for her support, help, and guidance.

Archives of the Goa State Central Library
Oriente (1929). Padre Alvares. p.4.

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8 thoughts on “An Original Photo of Mar Alvares Julius Released by OCP-MARP”

  1. വല്ലവനും കണ്ടു പിടിച്ച കാര്യങ്ങൾ സ്വന്തമായി കണ്ടുപിടിച്ചു എന്നു എഴുതിയിരിക്കുന്നു…. അച്ഛര്യം തന്നെ…

  2. //വല്ലവനും കണ്ടു പിടിച്ച കാര്യങ്ങൾ സ്വന്തമെന്ന് എഴുതിയിരിക്കുന്നു…… അച്ഛര്യം തന്നെ// ഒന്നു വിശദീകരിക്കാമോ? ഇതോടൊപ്പം ചേർത്തിട്ടുള്ള പരിശുദ്ധ അൽവാരീസ് തിരുമേനിയുടെ ഫോട്ടോ ശ്രീ ജോർജ് എവിടെയാണ് കണ്ടിട്ടുള്ളത്?

    1. We have the original pic of the same that appeared in the article on the ‘Oriente’ on 30/09/1920..if you want , I will give the original one ….

  3. Dear Mr. George
    We do not understand on what basis have you made your statement. The published photo is from a public document which is available at the public library for public use. It can be availed by anyone. If you have the copy of this newspaper, well and good. It is not our problem that you have not published in advance. Kindly refrain from baseless arguments. Thanks.
    Research Board

    1. See..If it’s a public documents, everyone can see the same , what is the basis you put your logo in that article , and you mentioned , it’s a copy right …Is such a good manner ????

  4. Dear Mr. George

    The article is our product. The copy of the original photo was taken by us and we edited the same as well, hence the edited photo is our copyright. We have clearly mentioned the source of the photo and we have published the same with the permission of the concerned parties. Nowhere do we claim that the original photo is our copyright. We have adhered to the ethics of publishing an article by giving credit to the original source, thereby taking care of any sort of plagiarism.

    In Christ
    OCP-MARP Research Board

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