Trivandrum: The first stage of the canonical investigation into the sanctity of the Servant of God Archbishop Mar Ivanios concluded on on 25 August 2016 at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Pattom, Trivandrum. During the solemn function, His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos received officially the documents and declared that the Major Archieparchial Level of Inquiry on the same is over.
The solemn function started with con-celebrated the Holy Qurbono presided over by His Beatitude Catholicos. His Grace Archbishop Thomas Mar Koorilos delivered the homily. The closing ceremony started with the official declaration of Rev. Dr. Saju Augustine, the Promoter of Justice that all the documents collected by the Historical Commission, the Theological Commission and the Board of Eparchial Inquiry which are constituted as part of the inquiry were canonically verified and found no error. Then Rev. Dr. Michael Vattappalam, the Episcopal Delegate handed over officially the same which count 96921 pages to his His Beatitude who constituted various commission at different times of inquiry.
Then the official team of the Board of Archieparchial Inquiry, His Excellency Thomas Mar Anthonios, the Postulator, Rev. Dr Michael Vattappalam, the Episcopal Delegate, Rev. Dr Saju Augustine Kuthodiputhenpurayil CST, the Promoter of Justice, Rev. Sr Jose Mary SH the Notary, Prof. Pushpa Augustine, the Adjunct Notary and Rev. Dr. Sandra SIC, the Vice-postulator, headed by the His Beatitude Catholicos took the oath in public that they faithfully done their responsibility. Following this, His Beatitude handed over the copy of documents to His Excellency Thomas Mar Anthonios OIC, the Postulator of the Cause to be submitted to the Congregation for the cause of Saints in Rome in the beginning of September. The original documents were handed over to Msgr Dr. John Kochuthundil, the Chancellor of the Major Archdiocese to be kept in the Major Archieparchial Achieves.
Then His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis thanked the whole team of 500 members who meritoriously laboured for more than 7 years to collect, to translate, to copy and to record the documents. During the speech His beatitude urged the whole Church to pray earnestly for the divine interventions with major miracles through the intercession of Mar Ivanios. The official representatives of the canonical petitioners, His Excellency Samuel Mar Irenios (Major Archdiocese of Trivandrum), Rev. Dr. Varghese Thykkoottathil OIC (Bethany Ashram) Rev. Dr. Ardra SIC (Bethany Madhom) and Rev Mother Giles DM (Daughters of Mary) witnessed all the acts.
His Grace Thomas Mar Koorilos, His Excellency Joshua Mar Ignatios, His Excellency Joseph Mar Thomas, His Excellency Jacob Mar Barnabas, His Excellency Samuel Mar Irenios, His Excellency Phillipose Mar Stephanos, His Excellency Most Rev. Thomas Mar Anthonios, the Postulator, Rev. Dr Sandra SIC, the Vice-Postulator, Rev. Fathers, Sisters, Seminarians and many faithful were present during the function.