August 5, 2023
Athanasius Yohan I Metropolitan welcomed Rev. Dr. Packiam T. Samuel, Vice President & Director, HMI, and Rev. Dr. Asir Ebenezer, the General Secretary of NCCI to the Synod Secretariat. Speaking about the meet he said, “Being one of the member churches, Believers Eastern Church will work hand in hand in with NCCI for deepening ecumenical fellowship, unity and peace.”
July 28, 2023
Athanasius Yohan I Metopolitan paid his last respects to the former Chief Minister of Kerala, Shri Oommen Chandy, at the St. George Orthodox Church in Puthupally and offered prayers for the departed soul.
May 5, 2023
Athanasius Yohan I Metopolitan had the honor to meet with and hear from H.E.Dr.C.V. Ananda Bose, Hon’ble Governor of West Bengal, at the Social Integration and Minority Mainstreaming Meet organized by Kerala Council of Churches. Also had the added joy of hearing from H.H.Baselios Marthoma Mathews III Bava, the Catholicos of the East & the Supreme Head of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church of India.
April 20, 2023
Athanasius Yohan I Metropolitan delivered speech at the national seminar organized under the aegis of Kerala Council of Churches. Shri John Barla, Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs inaugurated the seminar.
Dr. Prakash P.Thomas, Fr. Sijo Panthapallil, Bishop Dr. George Eappen, Bishop Dr. Oommen George, H.G. Alexios Mar Eusebius Metropolitan, HG Kuriakose Mar Gregorios Metropolitan, Dr. Mohan Varghese, and Mr. Reji George spoke on the occasion.
April 10, 2023
Moran Mor Athanasius Yohan I Metropolian presided over the Easter Sunday liturgy at St. Peter’s Believers Eastern Church Cathedral, Colombo, Sri Lanka. H.G. Geevarghese Mor Makariose Episcopa concelebrated the liturgy.
April 8, 2022
Athanasius Yohan I Metropolitan delivered keynote address at the World Health Day program held at the Believers Church Medical College Hospital on 7 April 2022. The event was inaugurated by Swami Gururetnam Jnana Thapaswi, General Secretary, Santhigiri Ashram. Electric wheelchairs were donated to differently-abled children on the occasion.
April 5, 2022
Athanasius Yohan I Metropolitan received Rt. Rev. Joseph Mar Barnabas, the Suffragan Metropolitan of the Malankara Marthoma Syrian Church in his office. This was the first meeting between the two church leaders since Rt. Rev. Joseph Mar Barnabas was installed as the suffragan metropolitan.
March 31, 2022
Moran Mor Athansius Yohah I Metropolitan today prayed and blessed the foundation stone for the Kerala Council of Churches’ (KCC) new headquarters which will be built in Thiruvalla in honor of Dr. Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan.
January 30, 2020
Moran Mor Athanasius visited the bereaved family of Mr. Raju Varghese, Treasurer and Council Member of Jerusalem Believers Eastern Church Parish, Thottabagham and offered prayer and condolences.
January 30, 2020
Moran Moran Athanasius Yohan I Metropolitan officiated the celebration of Holy Communion during the parish celebration of Jerusalem Believers Eastern Church, Thottabhagam.