Plaque on the reunion of Mar Ivanios

In the year of the Lord

one thousand nine hundred and thirty (1930),

during the papacy of His Holiness Pope Pius XI,

on September 20, Saturday at 4:00 p.m. in this episcopal chapel

His Grace Archbishop Mar Ivanios O.I.C., M.A.,

His Lordship Bishop Mar Theophilos O.I.C., Rev. Fr. John O.I.C.

Rev. Deacon Alexander (Later Fr. Seraphion O.I.C).

Sri. Chacko Kilileth (Representing the Clergy & Laity of the

Jacobite Church in Kerala), having made their profession of faith,

were received into full communion with the Catholic Church.


By His Excellency Bishop Aloysius Maria Benzigner O.C.D.

Bishop of Quilon

whom the Archbishop approached for help and whom the Holy See deputed

to perform the reception

in the honourable presence of

Mar Alexander Choolaparambil, Bishop of Kottayam,

Mar James Kalacherry, Bishop of Changanacherry and

Rt. Rev. Msgr. Lawrence Periera, The Bishop elect of Kottar.


This historic event was followed by

the very First Holy Mass in the Catholic

Syro-Antiochian rite officiate by the Metropolitan Archbishop

His Grace Mar Ivanios on Sunday, 21st September 1930 at 07:30 a.m.

on the main Altar (still preserved intact) in this chapel.

To perpetuate the Historic Event of Reunion of

Malankara Church, this detailed plaque was placed

by Bishop Stanley Roman, Bishop of Quilon on

17th August 2003.

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