Catholicos of the East presides over Chrism Mass Maundy Thursday

Kottayam, India : Catholicos of the East His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Didymus I presided over the celebration of the Holy Thursday Chrism Mass at St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral, Puthiyakavu, Mavelikara on 20 March 2008.

Maundy Thursday, commemorating the day when Jesus established the Eucharist and partook of the last supper with his disciples, was observed in all Indian Orthodox churches throughout the world. The main ceremony of the day involved washing the feet of 12 persons chosen to represent the 12 apostles of Christ. H.H Baselios Mar Thoma Didymos I washed the feet of priests at the St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral.

At the St. Antonius Coptic Orthodox Church, Hayward, California,USA,
His Eminence Mor Meletius Yuhanon , the Indian Orthodox Metropolitan of Thrissur, led the ceremonies and washed the feet of the 12 chosen disciples. Chorepiscopus Fr. Joseph Tarzi and Fr. Mathews George are Assisted .

1- Catholicos of the East Baselios Mar Thoma Didymos I washing the feet of priests at St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral, Mavelikara, on the occasion of Maundy Thursday —Photo courtasy: http://www.malankaraorthodox.tv/

2-Mar Meletius and Chorepiscopus Joseph Tarzi at St. Antonius Coptic Orthodox Church —Photo Courtasy: http://www.malankaraorthodox.tv/

3-The Indian Orthodox Metropolitan of Thrissur His Eminence Yuhanon Mar Meletius performing the foot-washing ceremony held at St. Antonius Coptic Orthodox Church in USA on Thursday —Photo courtasy: http://www.malankaraorthodox.tv/

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