OCP News Service – 19/12/18
Europe: The Ancient Orthodox Church of Malankara has opened new congregations in the Eastern European nation of Georgia and the West European Nation of France. Metropolitan Mathew Mar Timotheus (of the U.K. and Europe Disocese) celebrated Divine Liturgy at one of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Churches in Georgia.
A few weeks back, a new congregation of the Malankara Church was established in Paris, the Capital City of France. A congregation of the Malankara Church functions (established a few years ago) in Italy as well.
The ancient Orthodox Church of Malankara was established by St. Thomas the Apostle of Christ. The Primate of the Malankara Orthodox Church (Orthodox Syrian Church of the East) is the Chief of the Office of the Catholicate of the East, who is seated on the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas. His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulose II is the current Catholicos on the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas in the East and the Metropolitan of Malankara.
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