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.