Malankara Malpan Very Rev. (Dr.) Curien Cor Episcopa Kaniamparambil, who is completing 97 years of age on 27th February 2010, has grown to be a living legend with his academic contributions in multifarious domains of the Jacobite Syrian Church, and with spiritual gems being expounded from the depth of his heart. He is one of the very few living authorities of Syriac, ‘the language of Our Lord’, in the world today. He is the Bright lamp of the Universal Syrian Church, Cynosure of the Churches of Syriac heritage, Beloved son of the Patriarchs, the Catholicos’s and the prelates, Friend and guide to the clergy and laity, Loving and devoted husband, affectionate father and grand & great grand father. He is becoming a living saint or has already attained that stature.
He is the pillar of Jacobite Syrian Christians of Malankara for the past 8 decades. A majority of the living Jacobite Christians have their spiritual needs satisfied from him. Hence the spiritual godfather of many in this land. The greatest achievement of his life is considered to be the translation of the complete Holy Bible, from ancient Peshito Syriac text to Malayalam for the first time, which was released on Aug 2nd 1994. Our most revered Cor Episcopa is God’s gift to India, particularly to the Syrian Orthodox Church and to all the lovers of Syriac heritage. His literary works has built up a lasting legacy to all those who want to familiarize themselves with the study of Syriac language, history of Syriac Churches and the biblical traditions of the Churches of Syriac heritage. The Syriac scholars and the Heads of Syriac Churches have shown a great appreciation for his literary services and achievements.
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