Category: Miracles

Respectful Homage to Thirumeni

Malayala Manorama Editorial The late deceased Mar Gregorius Thirumeni of Pampady was not far behind the saintly Gregorios Thirumeni who takes his final rest in Parumala, in prayer life and strict observance of spiritual obligations. Thirumeni’s administrative influenced were ennobled simply because he never wanted to be an administrator but a sage given to hermit-…

Given below is the letter (Kalpana) sent round by Mathews Mar Ivanios from Pampady Dayara on April 12, 1965: Dear ones, You all remember that Kuriakose Mar Gregorios Metropolitan of Kottayam diocese passed away on April 5 and was buried on Tuesday, the 6th. At the meeting held on 9th it was decided to organise…

Last Farewell Kiss

‘Pottan’ who served Thirumeni everyday of his life for more than sixty odd years fell unconscious at the tomb. Probably he never entertained the thought, or was unable to think that he would ever have to part with Thirumeni some day. His devotion and love to Thirumeni was unfathomable, unalloyed. Just before his body was…

Twenty Five Thousand Witness the Funeral

The mortal remains of Kuriakose Mar Gregorious Metropolitan of Kottayam diocese who passed away on Monday 5th April 1965, were interred in the specially prepared vault (Kabar) in the presence of over 25,0000 people by His Holiness Mar Augen Catholicos assisted by a number of High Priests and priests. The funeral procession which started at…

Parting Words

Tuesday, 16 March 1965 ‘Do everything properly and well. Don’t just pretend that you know everything. Do things intelligently. All this is not our money power; it is the sheer grace of God. I don’t know how things will turn out. Let God’s will prevail. Do things in faith. Don’t use my bed and other…

Death is Welcomed

A rigorous regimen punctuated by the daily, weekly or seasonal fasting in and out of seasons of lent, probably contributed to the loss of health to Thirumeni even before old age. He took little care of his bodily needs even when young. When asked to take a weekly oil bath he would reply, ‘Why all…

Kantheela

‘Kantheela’ was administered to the Pampady Thirumeni, Metropolitan of Kottayam diocese, on Dec 8, 1962 by Catholicose designate Augen Mar Thimotheus Metropolitan, Mar Ivanios, Mar Asthanasius and Mar Kuriakose assisted by more than fifty priests in the presence of thousands of faithful church members. Mar Thimotheus Thirumeni offered Holy Qurbana at the dayara chapel in…

Water Obtained From a Well

An incident that occurred way back in 1958, in the Mangad Mar Gregorios Orthodox Church is well known among the people there. Mangad is a small village in the Thrissur District of Kerala, near to Kunnamkulam. Mangad, St. Gregorios Orthodox Church Though there were buildings, church and other facilities, water was a big problem. Three…

Relief From Severe Drought

Sub-Deaconship on 5 Feb, 1899 (Age of 14) Thirumeni was made the Sub-Deacon and given title of the “Korooyo” (sub-deacon) at the Pamapady Church on 5 Feb, 1899 at the age of fourteen by Poulose Mar Athanasios, who was in charge of the Kottayam diocese. Along with Thirumeni at that time itself, Rev Father O.C.…