Farewell to Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Eusebius
A farewell meeting was conducted to express the gratitude of the Eparchy to Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Eusebius upon his departure to the newly erected Parassala diocese. The meeting was conducted on October 28, 2017 at St. Vincent DePaul Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, Elmont, following the Holy Qurbono for the installation of the new bishop, Bishop Philipos Mar Stephanos.
In the meeting, the thankfulness and appreciation for the past seven years of work by Bishop Thomas Mar Eusebius was acknowledged and expressed by His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos, Rev. Fr. Gigi Philip, the Presbyteral Council Secretary, representing the clergy, religious, and seminarians, and Mr. John Varghese, the Pastoral Council Secretary, representing the laity. In the speeches, the discipline and the spiritual fortitude of the bishop was highlighted and the miraculous achievements to the Eparchy by the bishop was recognized. Following the speeches, Very Rev. Fr. Augustine Mangalath gave a gift on behalf of the eparchy to Bishop Thomas Mar Eusebius and the bishop expressed his gratitude to everyone for their cooperation and prayers. The meeting concluded with Sleeba Muthu by Bishop Thomas Mar Eusebius. The event, which was compered by Ms. Regina Thomas, MCYM President of the Cathedral parish, was attended by eight Syro-Malankara bishops and around one thousand clergy and faithful.
We are indebted to you for all your hard work and prayers, dear Pithaave. The Eparchy wishes you a fruitful and blessed ministry at the new diocese.