Trivandrum: The Syro-Malankara Catholic Church celebrated the 63rd Feast of Commemoration of the Servant of God Archbishop Mar Ivanios on Friday, 15 July 2016 at St Mary’s Cathedral, Pattom, Trivandrum. His Eminence Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, the Archbishop of New York was the chief guest of the celebrations.
The padayatris from Ranni-Perunnadu along with other groups of pilgrims reached at Cathedral on 14 July 2016 and His Beatitude received the padayatris at the door of the Tomb chapel. It was followed by the Evening prayer and the Candle procession.
The Fifteen days long celebrations concluded with the solemn Holy Qurbono celebrated by His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos on 15 July. His Eminence Cardinal Dollan delivered the homily during the Holy Qurbono and His Eminence highlighted the features of the spirituality of Mar Ivanios: Trust in God, Imitation of Christ, Unity and Reconciliation.
His Grace Most Rev. Dr Abraham Viruthukulangara, the Archbishop of Nagpur, Archbishop Most Rev. Thomas Mar Koorilos, Most Rev. Yoohanon Mar Chrystosom, Most Rev. Joshua Mar Ignathios, Most Rev. Joseph Mar Thomas, Most Rev. Abraham Mar Julios, Most Rev. Vincent Mar Paulose, Most Rev. Jacob Mar Barnabas, Most Rev. Thomas Mar Anthonios, Most Rev. Samuel Mar Irenios, Most Rev. Philipose Mar Stephanos and around 300 priests concelebrated the Holy Qurbono. It was followed by the Dhoopaprarthana and Nercha.