Believers Church Installs the First Bishop of Diocese of Colombo

Believers Church Installs the First Bishop of Diocese of Colombo

Believers Church installed Bishop Lal Vanderwall as the first bishop of Believers Church Diocese of Colombo on 12th July 2017. Dr. K.P. Yohannan, Metropolitan presided at the installation ceremony.The rite of installation was followed by a public event which began with lighting of the lamp by Metropolitan, Dr. K.P. Yohannan and the chief guests. Hon. Minister John Amaratunga (Minister of Religious & Christian Affairs), Hon. Minister Mano Ganeshan (Minister of National Co-existence, Dialogue & Official Languages), Minister Athauda Seneviratne (Member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister), Venerable Rev. Kandane Jinananda (Chief Incumbent of Siriwardanaramaya, Kandana), Swami Kali Kanagaratnam (Chief Priest Hindu Kovil, Colombo), Sheikh Fazil Farook (Administrator of All Ceylon Jammiyathul Ulamma [ACJU]), DIG Roshan Fernando (Senior Director Inspector General of Police) and Rev. Dr. Sam Thevabalasingham (Director, Ceylon Every Home Crusade) delivered greetings and felicitations.The felicitation messages from the Honorable President of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, Honorable Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, Honorable Minister, Sagala Ratnayake (Minister of Defense), Honorable Minister, Rajitha Senaratne (Minister of Health & Indigenous Medicine) and Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police, Pujith Jayasundera, were also read out at the...
Two New Bishops Installed in Nepal Dioceses of Believers Church

Two New Bishops Installed in Nepal Dioceses of Believers Church

The installation of Bishop Hem Chandra Sharma and Bishop Dan Bahadur Tamang as new Bishops of Dioceses in Nepal was held on 9th July 2017. Dr. K.P. Yohannan, Metropolitan presided over the installation ceremony.After the service, a public event was held to felicitate the new bishops. Mr. Madhav Kumar Nepal (the former prime minister and CPN-UML leader), Mr. Lokmani Dhakal (Member of Parilament and President of Jana Jagaran Party), Mr. Gagan Thapa (Former health minister and Member of Parliament), Smt. Hisila Yami (Former minister of physical planning and infrastructure and present Naya Shakti Party leader), Bishop Paul Simick (Bishop of Roman Catholic Church), Mr. C.B. Gahatraj (President of FNCN [Federation of National Christian, Nepal]), Rev. Barnabas Shreshta (President of Nepal Christian Society), Mr. Ishujang Karki (senior pastor of Holiness Church Nepal), Mr. Rinji Lama (senior clergy of Anglican Church), Mr. K.P. Tripathi (Advisor of Pokhara Christian Community), Mr. N.D. Thulung (Senior Pastor of Eastern Christian Community) were present on the...
Minister Mathew T. Thomas Inaugurates Believers Church City Clinic

Minister Mathew T. Thomas Inaugurates Believers Church City Clinic

The inauguration of the Believers Church City Clinic was held on 3rd June, 2017. Dr. K.P. Yohannan, Metropolitan presided over the inaugural function.The City Clinic was inaugurated by Adv. Mathew T. Thomas (Hon. Minister for Water Resources). Rev. Jojan Mathews John (Parish Vicar, St. Thomas Marthoma Church), Mr. M. Salim (President of Thiruvalla Merchants Association), and Mr. Shelton V. Raphel (Mall Manager, Joy Alukkas) delivered felicitations on the...
Dr. K.P. Yohannan, Metropolitan Inaugurates Communal Harmony Meet

Dr. K.P. Yohannan, Metropolitan Inaugurates Communal Harmony Meet

Dr. K.P. Yohannan, Metropolitan, inaugurated a meet on communal amity organized by National Council for Communal Harmony, at Kaipattoor on Tuesday, 30th May 2017.Swami Sivabodhananda (Head of Sree Narayana Viswadharma Madom) presided over the meeting. Nisar Moulavi Al Kausari (Jama Masjidh chief Imam) delivered the keynote address. Mr. Prakash P.Thomas (lay trustee of the Mar Thoma Church), Mr. T.S. Chacko (Light of Love Indo American Coordination committee chairman) and others also spoke on the...
Believers Church Consecrates 12 Episcopas in India

Believers Church Consecrates 12 Episcopas in India

Believers Church consecrated 12 new episcopas in a service at St. Thomas Believers Church Cathedral today. Dr. K.P. Yohannan, Metropolitan, presided at the service.More than thousand people from all across the dioceses of Believers Church including Bishops, Clergy, Synod representatives and bishops representing different churches attended the solemn ceremony.The newly consecrated Believers Church episcopas are:  Rev. Fr. Daniel Punnoose, Rev. Fr. Praison John, Rev. Fr. Jeba Singh, Rev. Fr. Sacharia Jose Puthenveetil, Rev. Fr. Anup Jena, Rev. Fr. Japha Aimol,  Rev. Fr. Jesu Prasad, Rev. Fr. Joju Mathews, Rev. Fr. Roy Isaac, Rev. Fr. Martin K. Esappan, Rev. Fr. Samkutty Isaac and Rev. Fr. Samuel Thomas Nampuzhiyil. A public meeting to felicitate the newly appointed episcopas also was held. Mr. P.J. Kurien (Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman) inaugurated the meeting presided by the Metropolitan. Shri. Anto Antony (MP), Swami Gururethnam Jnana Thapaswi (Santhigiri Ashram organising secretary), Dr. Philipose Mar Chrysostom (Mar Thoma Valiya Metropolitan), Dr. Joseph Mar Thoma, Metropolitan (Mar Thoma Syrian Church ), Dr. Geevarghese Mor Coorilos (Metropolitan, Jacobite Syrian Christian Church), Dr. Mar Aprem (Metropolitan of the Assyrian Church of the East in India), Bishop Dr. C.V.Mathew (Presiding Bishop, St. Thomas Evangelical Church of India), His Grace Kuriakose Mor Severios (Metropolitan for the Knanaya diocese), Aboon Mor Baselius Thomas I (Jacobite Syrian Christian Church), Bishop K.J. Samuel (CSI) and His Beatitude Abune Mar Baselios Cyril I (Metropolitan, Malabar Independent Syrian Church) delivered felicitations on the...
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