OCP News Service – 20/1/2019
Addis Ababa- Ethiopia: A delegation from the ancient Malankara Church delegation took part in the Timkat – Epiphany (2019) celebrations held in Ethiopia. Metropolitan Joshua Mar Nichodimos of Niliackkal was co-celebrant (with the two Patriarchs) His Holiness Abune Mathias of Ethiopia and His Holiness Abune Merkorios of Ethiopia at the ‘ceremony of the blessing of water’.
During the Timkat gathering in the Capital City of Addis, Metropolitan Nichodimos read the message from His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulose II (Catholicos on the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas in the East & Malankara Metropolitan) to the Church of Ethiopia on the glorious ocasion of the Timkat – Epiphany celebrations. The Malankara Delegation also took part in the Kethara procession (held a day before the Timkat).
Led by Metropolitan Joshua Mar Nichodimos of Niliackkal the delegation from the Malankara Orthodox Church included Very. Rev Fr. Nathaniel Ramban (Monk-Priest) and Fr. Youhanon Varghese (Maylapra Orthodox Monastery), Fr. Dr. Jossi Jacob (Faculty of the Holy Trinity University College and the delegate of the Catholicos of East to the Church of Ethiopia) and Fr. John Thomas (Malankara Church -USA).
OCP News Service