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Indian Orthodox Church
India/Kerala/Kottyam: Metropolitan Mor Gregorious Gabriel (President- Department of the Ecumenical Relations of the Indian Orthodox Church) gave short briefing on the his wonderful experience of his recent visit to the Serbian Orthodox Church for the enthronement of Serbian Patriarch His Holiness Irinej . “It was indeed a blessed and well arranged ceremony and it was my pleasure to attend the holy function” told Metropolitan Mor Gregorious.
The enthronement function was attended by representative all most all sister Orthodox churches. Armenian and the Indian Orthodox Church represented the oriental orthodox family. On behalf of His Holiness Catholicose Baselius Dydimos First Metropolitan Mor Gregorious extended the warm greetings to Patriarch Irejne. As a token of love an icon of St Thomas presented to the Patriarch and a special gift of the picture depicting the visit of the late lamented Catholicose His Holiness Geevergahse II to the Serbian Patriarch (in the year 1937) was also presented to the Patriarch, reminding the fraternal ties between the two Churches. Patriarch Irinej was in great joy to receive the gift and personally appreciated Metropolitan Gregorious and extended brotherly greetings and wishes Catholicose Baselius Dydimos and to the entire Indian Orthodox Church.
OBL news Service