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SHORT HISTORY OF NAVAJEEVAN PROVINCE




Erected on 24-05-2000
The XVIth General Synaxis of the Order of the Imitation of Christ, Bethany Ashram, held in 1998 decided to erect two Provinces, namely Bethany Navajeevan Province and Bethany Navajyothi Province. The first Provincial Council of Bethany Navajeevan Province was held on 30 June 2000. Bethany Navajeevan Province was officially inaugurated at Bethany Ashram, Nalanchira,Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India on 26 September 2000 at 3:30 pm by His Beatitude Moran Mor Cyril Mar Baselios ,late Major Archbishop –Catholicose of the Syro- Malankara catholic Church. The members of the Province serve in India, Europe, USA, Africa and Gulf countries. The Fourth Provincial Synaxis of the Province held in 2009 decided to build a new building for the Province. The newly constructed Provincial Ashram was blessed by His Beatitude Moran Mor Beselios Cleemis, Major Archbishop- Catholicose, Syro- Malankara Catholic Church on 18 February 2011.

First Provincial Body: (2000 April – 2003 April)
Provincial Superior: Fr.Thomas Reji Padinjattemelethil OIC
Provincial Councilors 1. Fr.Jose Kuruvila Peedikayil OIC ,
2. Fr.Augustine Kailath OIC
3. Fr.John Vattaparambil OIC
4. Bro Camillus Kadiakunnil OIC
Provincial Secretary: Fr.Thomas Chediath OIC
Provincial Procurator: Fr.John Palavilayil OIC
Second Provincial Body: (2003 April – 2006 April)
Provincial Superior: Fr.Thomas Reji Padinjattemelethil OIC
Provincial Councilors: 1. Fr.Jose Kuruvila Peedikayil OIC
2. Fr.James Mammoottil OIC
3. Fr.John Vattaparambil OIC
4. Fr.Philip Tharakan Anniyil OIC
Provincial Secretary : Fr.Thomas Chediath OIC
Provincial Procurator : Fr.John Palavilayil OIC
Third Provincial Body: (2006 April – 2009 April)
Provincial Superior: Fr. Jerome Peedikaparambil OIC
Provincial Councilors: 1. Fr.Thomas Reji Padinjattemelethil OIC,
2. Fr.Gevarghese kuttiyil OIC,
3. Fr.Jose Kuruvila Peedikayil OIC
4. Fr.John Palavilayil OIC
Provincial Secretary: Fr.Mathew Parackal OIC
Provincial Procurator: Fr.John Vattaparambil OIC
Fourth Provincial Body: (2009 April – 2012 April)
Provincial Superior: Fr.Jerome Peedikaparambil OIC
Provincial Councilors: 1. Fr.Jose Kuruvila Peedikayil OIC
2. Fr.Varghese Vijayanand Tharakanveedu OIC
3. Fr.John Vianny Kottinattu OIC
4. Fr.Mathew Parackal OIC
Provincial Secretary: Fr.James Varghese Illitharayil OIC
Provincial Procurator: Fr.Chrysostom Kulathintemelethil OIC
Fifth Provincial Body: (2012 April– 2015April)
Provincial Superior: Fr.Jose Kuruvila Peedikayil OIC
Provincial Councilors: 1. Fr.Geevarghese Kuttiyil OIC
2. Fr.Varghese Vijayanand Tharakanveedu OIC
3. Fr.John Vianny Kottinattu OIC
4. Fr.Mathew Parackal OIC
Provincial Secretary: Fr.James Varghese Illitharayil OIC
Provincial Procurator: Fr.Chrysostom Kulathintemelethil OIC
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