Triple consecration in Delhi: The Church of England Newspaper, September 23, 2012 p 6. September 25, 2012Posted by geoconger in Church of England Newspaper, Church of North India.
Tags: Andrew Rathod, Diocese of Bhopal, Diocese of Gujarat, Diocese of Pune, Robert Ali, Silvans Christian
Three bishops were consecrated last month at an unusual triple ceremony at the Cathedral of the Redemption in Delhi. On 28 Aug 2012 the Moderator of the Church of North India, Dr. Philip Marandih laid hands on the Rev. Silvans Christian for the Diocese of Gujarat, the Rev Andrew Rathod for the Diocese of Pune and the Rev Robert Ali for the Diocese of Bhopal.
“The Church has a responsibility to take care of God’s sheep in different areas of live. It is very difficult to take the cross and walk. However, we must strive to be good witnesses in our own respective places,” Bishop Marandih said in his sermon.
CNI general secretary, Alwan Masih noted the ceremony was “unique as it was the first time three bishops were consecrated on the same day, especially in the presence of two former Moderators, all members of the Executive Committee and CNI Bishops and Office Bearers of CNI Synod”.
First printed in The Church of England Newspaper.