Armenian – Indian Malanakra Orthodox Churches


On November 10, 2012, Pastor of Armenians in India and Manager of Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy, Very Rev. Father Khoren Hovhannisyan received His Grace Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius, the Metropolitan of Diocese of Calcutta of Indian Orthodox Church, along with his entourage, in his office at Armenian College.

Father Khoren welcomed the revered guest and congratulated him and the members of Indian Orthodox Malankara Church on the centenary of establishment of the Catholicate in India and wished that the Almighty blessed the Spiritual Headquarter of the sister church in Kerala with many more glorious centenaries.

The Metropolitan Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius expressed his joy for the meeting and enquired about the structure and functioning of Armenian Church of India and Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy.

 His Grace invited Father Khoren to visit their spiritual headquarter in Kerala and showed his willingness to visit Armenia and in particular, Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin on a suitable occasion.

They prayed together and later Dr. Joseph addressed the students of the Academy in the schoolyard. In his message, he asked the students to pursue their academics with zeal and to nurture their love for books and aspire to become worthy sons of Armenia.

Very Rev. Father and His Grace exchanged mementoes and good wishes before bidding goodbye.