7th Syriac conference at SEERI
7th Syriac conference (8-16 September 2010) was concluded at St. Ephrem
Ecumenical Research Institute (SEERI), Kottayam.
Dr. Rajan Gurukal (vice chancellor, M.G. University, Kottayam)inaugurated the
conference. H.G. Kuriakose Mor Ivanios (Metropolitan of Knanaya church)
represented from our church and gave felicitations in the inaugural function.
Around 70 foreign delegates attended the conference. Both Indian and foreign
scholars like Dr. Sebastian Brock, Dr. George Kiraz, Very Rev. Dr. Kuriakose
Chor-episcopa Moolayil, Zeki Aydin, Dr. Kuriakose valavanolikal, Rev. Fr. Dr.
Thomas koonammakal, Rev. Fr. Dr. Johns Konat, Rev. Fr. Dr. Baby Varghese,
Theresia Hainthler, Rev. Fr. Saju Keepanaseril, Rev. Fr. Immanuel Thelly, Dr.
Istvan perczel...etc were presented papers regarding Syriac related topics.
On 13th H.G. Mathews Mor Aprem offered Holy Qurbono in Syriac from our church.
Our Catholica Bava thirumeni honoured the foreign delegates with a delicious
lunch at Puthencruz and gave a short speech.
SEERI also celibrates its silver jubilee. The public meeting was inaugurated by
H.B. Ignatios Yousuf III Younan (Syrian Catholic Patriarch).
Malankara Catholic church gave a Syriac title malphono rabo d'eedoto suryoyoto
(Great teacher of Syriac church) to Rev. Fr.Dr. Jacob Thekeparampil, the
director of SEERI.
May the good lord continue to bless him and use him to preserve our holy
Dn. Swoby Moolayil
Very Rev. Dr. Kuriakose Cor Episcopa Moolayil awarded Doctorate in Ministry (D.Min) by LSTC
04 June 2010, Kottayam, Kerala: Very Rev. Dr. Kuriakose Moolayil awarded Doctor of Ministry (D.Min) in Mission and Leadership by the coveted Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago (LSTC). Dr. Kuriakose Cor Episcopa did his research in the Faculty of Mission & Leadership of LSTC and submitted the thesis entitled 'Mission of the Church among Mentally Challenged'. The doctoral committee commented the thesis a highly influencing one in the present world. Dr. Kuriakose Cor Episcopa, a homeopath, holds BA (University of Kerala), DHMS (Board of Homeopathic Medicine, Govt. of Kerala) and MA in Syriac (SEERI, MG University, Kottayam) in his credit. Currently he is doing Ph.D in Syriac from MG University in Ecclesiastical History of Bar Ebraya. V. Rev. Cor Episcopa, a renowned Church historian and writer, is the Lecturer in SEERI, Kottayam, Chairman of Theeram, Director of Mor Adai Study Centre (MASC).