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Friday, February 28, 2014

Most Rev.Dr. Kurien Kaniamparambil

മലങ്കര സഭയുടെ എഴുത്തച്ഛന്‍ - കൂറോസോ ദശ്‌റോറോ ഡോ.കുരൃന്‍ കണിയാം പറമ്പില്‍ ആര്‍ച്ച്‌ കോര്‍  എപ്പിസ്‌കോപ്പ അച്ചന്‌ ജന്മദിനാശംസകള്‍.....

Most Rev.Dr. Kurien Kaniamparambil 

ARCH COREPISCOPO Most Rev.Dr. Kurien Kaniamparambil, who turned 102  on 27th February 2014, is a living legend.His academic contributions in various domains of the Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church, and the spiritual thoughts that he expounded from the depth of his heart is unparalleled in the history of the church.

He is one among the very few living authorities of Syriac, ‘the language spoken by Our Lord’.

He is a shining star of the Universal Syrian Church,and equally loved by the Patriarchs, the Catholicose's and the prelates. He is not only a Friend and guide to the clergy and laity but also a Loving and devoted husband, affectionate father and grand & great grand father.

He has been a pillar of Jacobite Syrian Christians of Malankara (India) for the last seventy years.His greatest achievement in life is the translation of the complete Holy Bible, from ancient Pshitho Syriac text to Malayalam for the very first time. It was released in August 1994.

Our Most revered Ressh Corepiscopo is God’s gift to India, particularly to the Syrian Orthodox Church and to all the lovers of Syriac heritage. His literary works has built up a lasting legacy to all those who want to familiarize themselves with the study of Syriac language, history of Syriac Churches and the biblical traditions of the Churches of Syriac heritage. The Syriac scholars and the Heads of Syriac Churches have shown a great apprecia immensetion for his literary services and achievements.

In recognition of his contribution to the Holy Church and the Syriac language and the Malayalam literature,the Supreme head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church, H.H. Ignatius Zakka-I Iwas, elevated him  to the position of REESH EPISCOPO (ARCH EPISCOPO),

At the grand function held on Saturday 25th February 2012 at the Syrian Church headquarters of India at Puthencuriz, Kochi, His Holiness also conferred on him the title MTARGMONO D EETHO and awarded the ST. IGNATIUS MEDAL and CERTIFICATE to the Very Rev. Curien Kaniamparambil.

The Church presented him a STAFF & CROSIER, (used only by the Metropolitans of the Holy Church, The Catholicos and the primate of the Syriac Christian Church in India)

These decorations and awards were given to Most Reverend Curien Kaniamparambil,by His Beatitude Aboon Mor Baselios Thomas-I on behalf of His Holiness the Patriarch in the presence of the Malankara Synod secretary Mor Gregorios Joseph, Metropolitans, clergy and dignified guests.

This is the first time a married priest is elevated to the position of ARCH COREPISCOPO, thereby recognizing his incomparable contributions in the last 70 years.

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