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Bishop of Orthodox church passes away

Metropolitan Mathews Mar Epiphanios, Bishop of the Kollam Diocese of the Malanakara Orthodox Church, died here today, church sources said.

india Updated: Feb 10, 2009 01:29 IST
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Metropolitan Mathews Mar Epiphanios, Bishop of the Kollam Diocese of the Malanakara Orthodox Church, died here today, church sources said.

He was 81 and had been undergoing treatment in a private hospital for old age related problems for the last few days.

A graduate in Physics, Epiphanios had taught in schools before choosing the priestly vocation.

He was ordained as a priest in 1957.

The mortal remains of the departed metropolitan would be interned at St Thomas Orthodoc Cathederal here tomorrow.