The Bishop of the Eparchy, Most Rev. Philipose Mar Stephanos, conferred the minor order of Heupadyakno to the Eparchy’s seminarian, Jobin Thomas, on the Feast of Assumption (Wednesday, August 15, 2018). The Holy Qurbono was celebrated in the Cathedral of St. Mary, Queen of Peace Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy by His Excellency Mar Stephanos and concelebrated by His Excellency Geevarghese Mar Makarios (Bishop of Puthur), the Vicar General, Msgr. Peter Kochery, the Chancellor, Very Rev. Augustine Mangalath, Rev. Jerry Mathew, and Rev. Baby Madathikandathil. The Bishop’s Secretary, Rev. Noby Thomas Ayyaneth, assisted the Bishop.
Brother Jobin Thomas will be entering his fourth year of theological studies at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dun Woodie, New York, later this year.
More information on the minor orders in the Malankara Church can be found here: http://catholicate.net/Articles.html#MCCL.