His Grace Zachariah Mar Nicholovos, President of the Department of Ecumenical Relations of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, was the guest of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej for Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Theotokos in Bijeljna, Bosnia. The Cathedral serves as the Cathedral See of the Diocese of Zvornicko-tuzlanksa of the Serbian Orthodox Church
His Grace preached the homily, and spoke upon the Parable of the Sower. His Grace highlighted how the seed of the Gospel fell upon the fertile land of Bosnia inspire of the trials the Church has endured there. Metropolitan Zachariah Mar Nicholovos also touched upon the historical relationship between the Malankara Church and Serbian Church, which traces back more than 8 decades, which began with His Holiness Catholicos Geevarghese II of Blessed Memory.
Thirumeni conveyed the love and prayerful greetings of His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulos II, and the Malankara Church to the clergy and faithful gathered.
His Grace Mar Nicholovos is currently on an official visit to the Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate, representing the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church.