We mourn the loss of our great, holy, dear, former Catholicos
(01-30-1915 to 01-26-2006)
His Holiness served our church meritoriously in varied ways. He was well
respected by religious and community leaders. As President of the Ecumenical
committee in Kerala and also in various other Inter-Church Committees he
has shown excellent leadership. He kept in touch with the heads of other
churches and promoted Ecumenism. This was shown in his way of promoting
dialog globally, across cultural and religious borders. Due to ill health
and old age His Holiness voluntarily resigned from his position as the
Supreme Head of the Indian Orthodox Church on 29 October 2005. He did serve
energetic to the very end, fighting bodily weakness yet showing spiritual
strength. We give thanks to the Lord for granting the former Catholicos
H.H Baselios Marthoma Mathews II so many years to gratify God with his
Mortal remains of His Holiness will be entombed on saturday, 28th Jan 2006 afternoon at the Sasthamkotta Mount Horeb Asramam in Kerala, India.
The beloved former Catholicos H.H Baselios Marthoma Mathews II is gone
from his body but home with the Lord!