Catholicos opens Mar Eusebius lecture series

Indian Orthodox church

Those who have selflessly served the society and the world were remembered as great souls, said Catholicos of the East, Baselius Mar Thoma Paulose-II.

The Catholicos was inaugurating the Philipose Mar Eusebius memorial lecture series at the Catholicate College here on Friday afternoon.

He has recalled the contributions of Mar Eusebius to the Church as well as the society.

Kuriakose Mar Cleemis, Metropolitan of the Thumpamon diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Church, presided over the inaugural function.

Dr Alexander Jacob, Additional Director General of Police, delivered the memorial lecture.

Award presented

The Catholicos presented the Mar Eusebius Memorial Award for best educationist, instituted by the Dubai Alumni Chapter, to Dr K.S. Radhakrishnan, Kerala State Public Service Commission chairman, on the occasion.

The Khasheero Award for the best teacher was presented to Prof Manu Oommen of the Catholicate College and the Baselius Geevarghese-II Memorial Award for best media person was presented to Mr Vinu V. John of Asianet.

The Catholicos also presented the Puthenkavu Mar Philoxenos Memorial Award for best scientist to Dr V.P. Mahadevan Pillai, Director, Department of Opto Electronics at the Karyavattom campus of Kerala University.

Dr George Vargehse Koppara, college principal proposed vote of thanks.