The Pastoral Course for the Deacons and New Priests of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church concluded at 12.30 p.m. on 6 December 2012.
His Beatitude Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos celebrated Holy Qurbono at 6.30 a.m. on 03 December 2012 and gave the message on “Priesthood and dialogue with Religions and Cultures”. His Excellencies Most Rev. Yoohanon Mar Chrysostom and Most Rev. Joshua Mar Ignathios celebrated Holy Qurbono on 04 & 05 December respectively and gave messages to the participants. His Excellency Thomas Mar Anthonios OIC, (Postulator of the Cause of Canonisation of Servant of God Archbishop Mar Ivanios) with the participants of the course celebrated Holy Qurbono at the Tomb of the Servant of God Archbishop Mar Ivanios and the other venerable prelates of the Church, on the concluding day. His Excellency invited the participants to take to their hearts the Cause of Canonisation of the Servant of God Archbishop Mar Ivanios and to encourage the Faithful of our Church to imbibe the blessings of intercession to the Servant of God. His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Vincent Mar Paulos, Bishop of Marthandom took class on the Fellowship of Clergy.
Rt. Rev. Msgr.Jose Chamakalayil (Proto-syncellus, Eparchy of Pathanamthitta), Rev. Dr. Antony Kakkanatt (General Secretary of the Suvishesha Sangam),Very Rev. Dr. John Kochuthundil (Rector, St. Mary’s Malankara Major Seminary), Very Rev. Dr. Geevarghese Kuttiyil OIC (Assistant Provincial Superior of the Bethany Navajeevan Province), Rev. Fr. Thomas Mukalumpurath (Director, Faith formation),Very Rev. Fr. Joseph Poovathumtharayil (Rector, St. Aloysius Minor Seminary, Trivandrum) Very Rev. Fr. John Areeckal (Director, Dalit Apostolate), Very Rev. Sr. Dr. Ardra SIC (Provincial Superior, SIC Trivandrum), Adv. Johnson Abraham (KPCC Joint Secretary), Prof. Abraham George, Prof. Thomaskutty Panachakkel, Prof. Abraham Joseph (Mar Ivanios College, Nalanchira), Prof. K.V. Thomaskutty (Principal, St. John’s College, Anchal) Mr. Jacob Punakulam (Animator, MCCL,Archieparchy of Tiruvalla), Mr. Eji Parappattu (President, MCYM), Prof. Jacob M. Abraham (Former President M C A), Prof. Jacob V. J. Prof. Pushpa Augustine, Prof. Shyla Joseph and Mr. Paulose Bar Itho Kashiro took classes on various subjects.
Course Certificate was issued to each participant at the valedictory function.