His Grace Zachariah Mar Theophilos falls Asleep in the Lord
With faith in Christ and in the hope of resurrection, we share of the passing away His Grace Dr. Zachariah Mar Theophilos, Metropolitan of the Malabar Diocese, (Tuesday, October 24th).
When His Grace was studying at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, he offered his pastoral services for some of the parishes of our Diocese. His Grace pastored the St Marys Jackson Heights and St Mary’s West Sayville during His Grace’s studies here. His Grace was instrumental in the strengthening of the MGOCSM (youth ministry department) of the Malankara Church, when he served as its General Secretary.
His Grace Zachariah Mar Nicholovos conveys the prayerful condolences of the clergy and faithful of the Northeast American Diocese. His Grace is currently in Europe representing our church in various ecumenical meetings.
Memorial prayers will be offered at all of our parishes. Additionally, prayer will be held at the following churches today and tomorrow.
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