His Grace Mathews Mar Barnabas Retires to India
On Wednesday, May 25, 2011, His Grace Mathews Mar Barnabas, the former Metropolitan of the Northeast American Diocese, retired back to India. His Grace will retire to the Medical College in Kolenchery, Kerala, India, where he labored as a priest chaplain for over five years. Even in his retirement His Grace Mathews Mar Barnabas will be continuing his most favorite ministry, ministering to the sick at the hospital by his presence in their midst and prayers.
His Grace will be immensely missed by the Metropolitans, priests, deacons, seminarians and faithful of the Northeast and Southwest American Dioceses. May the Lord grant good health and a peaceful retired life to our beloved Thirumeni.
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