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Dr. Mor Julius Kuriakose Enters Eternal Rest

Dr. Mor Julius Kuriakose (78) – Senior Metropolitan for Simhasana (Patriarchal) Churches & Former First Secretary to HH enters eternal rest

MANJANIKKARA, KERALA, INDIA: Dr. Mor Julius Kuriakose – Senior Metropolitan of the Simhasana (Patriarchal) Churches / Institutions in India and Former Secretary to His Holiness Patriarch, passed away AT 04:15 PM IST, at Manjanikkara Dayaro on April 09, Saturday. He was 78. The mortal remains of the Late Metropolitan is presently kept in Mor Ignatius Dayaro, Manjanikkara. The funeral will be held at Manjanikkara Dayaro on April 11, Monday. His Beatitude Catholicos and all other metropolitans of the church will lead.

Dr. Mor Julius was born on 06 July 1933 at Kuttanad. His Grace was ordained as Kassesso on 21 September 1958 at Manjanikkara Dayaro by Mor Julius Elias, the Patriarchal Delegate and Metropolitan by His Holiness Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I Iwas on 27 September 1998 at Damascus. Mor Julius served as the First Secretary to His Holiness from 1984 till 2004. Dr. Mor Julius was awarded Honorary Doctorates, Doctor of Divinity & Sacred Philosophy by Indo American University of Humanistic Studies, USA and Doctor of Theology from Diondra University, Italy.

The sacerdotal Golden Jubilee of priesthood of Dr. Mor Julius was celebrated at Kunnamkulam on 2008 October 08.

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