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Patriarch His Holiness Karekin II to Visit Malankara


His Holiness Karekin II The Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians will visit the Malankara Orthodox Church and her head His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Didymus I, The Catholicos of the East & Malankara Metropolitan from Nov 5-8.His Holiness is coming to India to attend the 300th anniversary celebrations of the Armenian community in Calcutta and Chennai. His Holiness Karekin II will be accompanied by
1. His Eminence Archbishop Aghan Baliozian, Primate of the Armenian Church Diocese of Australia,
2. His Excellency Dr. Ashot Kocharian, Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia in India.
3. His Grace Bishop Arshak Khachatryan, Chancellor.
4. His Grace Bishop Armash Nalbandian, Primate of the Armenian Church Diocese of Damascus.
5. His Grace Bishop Anushavan ( Andranik) Zhamkochyan, Dean of Yerevan State University - Theological Faculty.
6. V. Rev. Fr. Oshagan Gulgulian, Pastor and Manager of the Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy.
7. Rev Fr Hovnan (Artur) Hakobyan, Staff-Bearer.
8. Rev Fr Ktrij (Armen) Devejian, Translator.
9. Ms. Manya Ghazaryan, Executive Director-Shoghakat TV.
10. Mr. Suren Ter-Grigoryan, Chief cameraman-Shoghakat TV.
11. Ms. Paula Devejian - Director-Internet Development Dept.
12. Mr. Gagik Galstyan.
13. Ms. Aida Khachatouryan.
His Holiness Karekin II will be received by His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Didymus I at his Catholicate Palace, Devalokam on the 5th. His Holiness Karekin II will be confered the Order of St. Thomas by His Holiness the Catholicos of the East, in a function at Mammen Mappilai Hall on 6th. His Holiness will attend a couple of functions at Parumala and the inauguration of the newly built and consecrated Metropolitan's Residence of Mavelikara Diocese on the 7th. On the 8th His Holiness will visit the Orthodox Theological Seminary and will inaugurate the recording studio at SRUTI complex. His Holiness will leave to Chennai in the evening.
The His Holiness Karekin II will be accorded the status of State Guest by the honourable Government of Kerala

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