Mother of Sodharan Varughese Has Passed Away in India

We are very saddened to inform you that the mother of Sodharan Varughese, Ammini Idiculla, Aswathi George and Vilasini Simon, has passed away today.  Sodharan will be going to India for the funeral services in a few days.  

The St. Thomas Orthodox Church gives our heart-felt condolences Sodharan and all the families.  Please keep them in your daily prayers as they pass through this difficult time.

Funeral Details for Lilly Kochamma's Mother (Rachel Kuruvilla)

Public Viewing: Sunday., June 1st 1:30 – 5pm

Prayer Service: 5-7pm

St. Thomas Catholic Church, Santa Ana
5021 West 16th St.
Santa Ana, CA  92703

Funeral service will be taking place in India

HH Baselios Marthoma Didymus I (Valiya Bava) Enters Eternal Rest

His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Didymos I (valiya Bava), former Catholicos of the East, entered eternal rest on May 26, 2014, at the St Gregorious hospital in Parumala in Kerala.

Baselios Marthoma Didymos was the Catholicos on the Apostolic Throne of St Thomas and Metropolitan of Malankara who lead the ancient Orthodox Church of India from 2005 to 2010. He retired from the throne due to health conditions and was undergoing medical treatment for the past four years.

Catholicos was well known for his prayerful life, piousness and spiritual leadership. Catholicos Baselios Dydimos is succeeded by Catholicos Baselois Paulose II who is currently leading the Church.