33rd year of the Patriarchal Enthronement of Moron Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas.

33rd year

14 September 2013
On this Holy day of Sleeba Perunnaal (Feast of Holy Cross), The Patriarch of Antioch & All the East of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church His Holiness Moron Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas is completing the 33rd year of the Patriarchal enthronement, i.e. on 14th September 2013.

His Holiness is the 122nd Canonical Patriarch in the lineage of Patriarchs on the Apostolic throne of St. Peter. We, the SOCMNet Family and well-wishers, extent our sincere good wishes to the Patriarch on this glorious occasion. We pray God Almighty to shower HIS abundant blessings on our patriarch, during the years to come.

May God the Almighty be kind enough to keep our Moran in Good health to rule and lead us wisely in the years to come, guide the Church and it’s children in the right path, the path shown to us by Our Lord Jesus Christ and His Disciples and Apostles.

We thank God from the bottom of our heart for giving us this most Noble Moran, who has always exhibited his class, character, ability, power of understanding and love to his children.

We once again pledge our loyalty to the Apostolic Throne of Antioch and to the reigning Patriarch His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas.

About SOCMNet

SOCMNet is an internet platform of Malankara Jacobite Syriac Christians (Malankara Jacobite Syrian Christian Church - under the Holy See of the Patriarch of Antioch and all the East.). According to tradition, Christianity in India was established by St. Thomas, who arrived in Malankara (Kerala) from Edessa in A.D. 52. The Church in Malankara has had close ties with the Church in the Near East ever since. The ties between the Church in Malankara and the Near East formalized and strengthen by, when under the leadership of the merchant Thomas of Cana and 72 families (around 400 odd persons comprising men, women and children, reached Cragananore (Kodungalloore). The group consisted of the Bishop Mor Joseph of Edessa as well as some priests and deacons traveled and migrated to India and met Christians there by AD 345. The church in Malankara is an integral part of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church with the Patriarch of Antioch [His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas] as its supreme head. The local head of the church in Malankara is the Catholicose of India [His Beatitude Baselios Thomas I], ordained by and accountable to the Patriarch of Antioch. The web sites in the SOCMNet are not official web sites of the Syriac Orthodox Church in Malankara, even though the Owners, Moderators and Webmasters owe allegiance to the hierarchy of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church. However, opinions and responses of the Church leadership are posted here.
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