OCP Delegation holds historic meeting with Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II at Puthenkurish







OCP News Service – 7/2/15
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India/Kerala/ Puthenkurish: The Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society delegation met with His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II – Patriarch on the Apostolic Throne of St Peter in Antioch and All East at Puthenkurish – headquarters of the Syriac Orthodox Church in India. The meeting took place on 7th February 2015 which was the first day of the Patriarchal Apostolic visit to Malankara.

OCP Delegation shared their concern on pan-orthodox unity with Patriarch and submitted a written request as well. The delegation presented Patriarch with the first ever Indian icon of St Peter and St Thomas, with a special gift of Seyfo 2015, traditional Nilavilakku and a personal copy of the pan-orthodox publication titled ‘Collected Writings on Orthodox Christianity.

OCP Society made history being the first Pan-Orthodox organization to meet Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II in India.

The Patriarch was happy to receive the OCP delegation appreciated the organization’s commitment towards pan-orthodox unity. The Primate also thanked the delegation for the love, respect, and care.

The delegation was led by K C Jacob (Chairman) and accompanied by George Alexander (Secretary), Varghese John Thottapuzha (Director- Dept. of Publications), Ajesh T Phillip (OCP Delegate of Indian Sub-continent and Chief Project Coordinator- MARP) Vipin Varghese (Director- Dept. of Public Relations) and Shijo Mathew (OCP Associate).

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