|H.G. Dr. Geevarghese Mar Osthatheos|
|Thursday, 16 February 2012 00:00|
16 Feb 2011: 7:45 PM .
St Gregorios Church mourn the demise of His Grace Mar Osthathios(93), a senior bishop of the Indian Orthodox Church. His Grace was the former metropolitan of Niranam diocese from 1975-2007. Dr. Geevarghese Mar Osthathios is a renowned theologian, orator and writer.
Please keep His Grace in your prayers.
News from IOH:
Entombment of Metropolitan Dr. Geevarghese Mar Osthathios will take place on Saturday, February 18 at the chapel of St. Paul’s Mission Training Center, Mavelikkara. The mortal remainings are kept at St. Peters and St. Pauls Church, Paruamala.
Both the kidneys of the Metropolitan had failed last week and therefore, the medical team tried to do dialysis on him. However, the attempts to perform dialysis were with no success. The Metropolitan was immediately moved to the ventilator for sustenance. “Thousands of poor patients in this world have no access for dialysis and therefore, do not let me undergo dialysis”, pleaded Mar Osthathios earlier. His compassion for the poor strongly reflected in his words and the noble longing came true just as he wished himself for.
Fr. K.I. Philip Ramban of St. Paul’s Ashram Puthuppady, Thankachen, the long term ally and driver of Metropolitan Mar Osthathios, and children of Mar Osthathios’ brothers Dr. K.M. Mathew and P.K. Joshua from Baltimore and Atlanta were at Parumala Hospital on Thursday morning and they were with the Metropolitan during his last hours.
Metropolitans Dr. Yuhanon Mar Chrysostomos of Niranam, Dr. Yuhanon Mar Theodoros of Kottrakkara-Punalur, Geevarghese Mar Ivanios of Kottayam, Dr. Gabriel Mar Gregorios of Thiruvananthapuram, Pualose Mar Pachomios of Mavelikkara, Dr. Mathews Mar Severios of Kandanadu West, Dr. Joshua Mar Nichodemus of Nilackal, Mathews Mar Theodosios of Idukki, and Dr. Abraham Mar Epiphanios of Sultan’s Battery were also at Parumala Hospital at the time of demise of the Metropolitan.
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