Mathews Mar Barnabas, Bishop of the Indian Orthodox faction enters eternal Rest

Mathews Mar Barnabas, the former Bishop of the American Diocese of the Indian Orthodox faction enters eternal rest.

It is with great sorrow that we listened to the sad news of the demise of Mathews Mar Barnabas, the former Bishop of the American Diocese of the Indian Orthodox faction.
 
Thirumeni was a man of simplicity and compassion. His life itself was an example of the model of life he advocated for. His love and concern to the suffering people was great. In that respect we can see a great Pastor in him. He has given up all he acquired for the benefit of the community he served and distributed to those suffering people in India, irrespective of the denominations or even religious affiliation.
 
Being from the same place in Kerala, I am personally proud of thirumeni’s simplicity.
 
On behalf of the entire Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America, let me express our deep condolence and prayers to our brothers and sisters in the American Diocese of the Indian Orthodox faction who lost their former shepherd and father Mor Barnabas Mathews.
 
 
12.12.12                                                                                                                                                 + Theethose Yeldho, Archbishop                  
Publish Date: 
Wed, 2012-12-12 10:49