The Board of Eparchial Inquiry for the Cause of Canonisation of the Servant of God Archbishop Geevarghese Mar Ivanios Panickaruveetil was constituted by His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis Catholicos, the Father and Head of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church on 14 June 2011. The installation ceremony was held, on 20 June 2011, after the concelebrated Holy Qurbono officiated by the His Beatitude the Catholicos at the tomb chapel, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Pattom, Trivandrum. The Postulator of the Cause, Most Rev. Thomas Mar Anthonios OIC read out the decree of the publication of the postulator’s petition submitted to the Major Archbishop for the knowledge of all the faithful. Then Dr. John Kochuthundil, the Vice-Chancellor of the Major Archiepiscopal Curia read out the decree of the constitution of the Eparchial Board of Inquiry. The Board consists of Rev. Dr. Michael Vattappalam (Episcopal Delegate), Rev. Dr. Saju Augustine Kuthodiputhenpurayil (Promotor of Justice), Rev. Sr. Jose Mary SH (Notary) and Mrs. Pushpa Augustine (Adjutant Notary). They assumed their office taking the oath of office and secrecy prescribed before His Beatitude and in the presence of Very Rev. Fr. John Kochuthundil, the Vice-Chancellor who also attested the same. As part of swearing oath to fulfil faithfully their task and to maintain the secret of office, His Beatitude the Catholicos as the competent authority to accept the libellus and to constitute the Eparchial Board of Inquiry, Most Rev. Thomas Mar Anthonios OIC, the Postulator and Rev. Sr. Sandra Kannankara SIC, the Vice-Postulator also swore the oath of office and the secrecy prescribed. During the ceremony Dr. Jacob V.J. and Rev. Sr. Mary Dominic DM who were appointed as Assistants to the Historical Commission also swore the oath of office and secrecy prescribed.
Then the list of witnesses was formally handed over to the Episcopal Delegate by the Postulator.
Most Rev. Dr. Samuel Mar Irenios, the Auxiliary Bishop of Trivandrum, Most Rev. Thomas Mar Anthonios OIC, the Curia Bishop and the Postulator of the Cause, Rt. Rev. Msgr. James Paravila, Syncellus of the Major Archieparchy of Trivandrum, Very Rev. Fr. Jose Mariadas OIC, Superior General of the OIC, Rev. Fr. Jerome Peedikaparampil OIC, the Provincial Superior of Bethany Navajeevan Province, Mother Roseline DM, the Superior General of the DM, Rev. Sr. Little Flower SIC, the first General Councilor of the SIC, Rev. Mother Ardra SIC, the Provincial Superior of Trivandrum Province of the SIC, Rev. Mother Udaya DM, the Provincial Superior of Venniyoor Province of the DM, Members of the Major Archiepiscopal Curia and the Major Archiepiscopal Eparchial Curia of Trivandrum, Rev. Fr. Geevarghese Nediyath, Parish Priest of the Cathedral, many other Rev. Fathers, Brothers, Sisters and Lay Faithful were present for the Holy Qurbono and the installation ceremony thereafter.
It was announced that the next session of the Board of Eparchial Inquiry will be held on 11 July 2011 at the Catholicate Centre Trivandrm.
The ceremony ended with the Dhūpa Prārthana at the tomb of the Servant of God and the final blessing and nērcha.