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Metropolitan Welcomes Bishop Philoxenos to Chancery

On Tuesday, January 2, 2024, Metropolitan Zachariah Mar Nicholovos received His Grace, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Isaac Mar Philoxenos, Episcopa, Diocesan Bishop of the Mar Thoma Diocese of North America & Europe, to the Diocesan Chancery.  His Grace, the  Rt. Rev. Johncy Itty of the Episcopal Church, and a friend of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, was also present for the meeting. 
Metropolitan Nicholovos, and the visiting Bishops exchanged greetings for the new year.  They also reflected upon the rich heritage of the Keralite Christian Churches, and the gifts it shares with the society in North America and Europe.  They also shared the variety of ministerial challenges the respective churches are facing, while trying to preserve our identity as Christians.
His Grace, Isaac Mar Philoxenos completes his term as the Diocesan Bishop of the Marthoma Diocese, and will be taking the reins of shepherding Thiruvanathapuram - Kollam Diocese as its new Diocesan Bishop.  On behalf of the clergy and faithful of the Northeast American Diocese, Metropolitan Nicholovos extended his sincere wishes to Bishop Philoxenos as his new ministerial assignment.   
Also present during the fraternal meeting were Rev. George Abraham, Diocesan Secretary of Marthoma Diocese, Rev. Fr. Thomas Paul, Diocesan Chancellor, and Rev. Fr. Jerry Varghese, Vicar of St. Gregorios Church, Queens, New York.


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