Diaconate Ordination of Bro. Jobin Thomas
Our Eparchial Bishop, His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos, ordained Br. Jobin Thomas to the Order of Diaconate on Sunday, February 24, 2019. Rt. Rev. Msgr. Peter Vaccari, Rector of St. Joseph’s Seminary, New York, was the homilist, and around 10 priests were present in the liturgy.
The Vicar General and Proto-syncellus Rt. Rev. Msgr. Augustine Mangalath, Syncellus Rt. Rev. Msgr. Gigi Philip, and Rev. Fr. Baby Madithikunnath were concelebrants. Revered Sisters, 17 deacons and seminarians from St. Joseph’s Seminary were present along with Rev. Fr. Michael Bruno and Rev. Fr. Charles Caccavale, who are Deacon Jobin’s formation and spiritual directors respectively. After the liturgical celebrations, His Excellency Mar Stephanos felicitated the new Deacon. Deacon Jobin Thomas offered a vote of thanks at the end of the celebration.
The program concluded with a cake cutting in celebration of the new Deacon while the choir sang congratulations, and a dinner followed.