Very Rev. Phinehas Rabban decorated as "Deyroyo Naseeho" by His Holiness Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas Patriarch


As per the recommendation of Reesh Dayaroyo Mor Dioscorus Kuriakose (Metropolitan of the Simhasana Churches in Malecuriz & Environs, Metropolitan of Bangalore and Patriarchal Vicar of Ireland), His Holiness through the Apostolic Bull No. E.166/10 dated 22 September 2010, conferred Very Rev. Phinehas Ramban the title, “Dayroyo Naseeho”, which means “Illustrious Monk”.

Those who knows Phinehas Ramban would testify his saintly life at Malecuriz Dayaro. While working in the P&T Department at Thiruvananthapuram, Mr. Joseph had an irrepressible inner call to devote his life for the Lord’s glory. Restless in spirit he wrote about it to Mor Philoxenos Paulose Metropolitan (Catholicose Paulose II) of blessed memory. After a series of correspondence and discussions he resigned his job in November 1967 and came to the Metropolitan’s Aramana in Muvattupuzha marking the beginning of his Dayaro life. In 1976 he moved to the Malecuriz Dayaro as per the express desire of the Catholicos where he served also as teacher in the seminary till it was shifted to Udayagiri. Since he entered the portals of the monastery he has never gone out of its bounds except in the church processions during holy feats.

As per the Holy Apostolic Bull of H.H Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, The Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, No. 289/2006 Mor Dioscorus Kuriakose ordained Dn. Joseph (Joseph sir), as a full deacon(mSamshono Evangeloyo) on 21 October 2006, Oct 28, as a Priest, and on November 02, as a Dayaroyo(Ramban), at Malecuriz Dayaro.

He is now 78 years and is always involved in praying, teaching, preaching or giving spiritual counsel. Number of Metropolitans, hundreds of Priests and thousands of Faithful of Malankara who were fortunate enough to study under this Ugra Sanyasi-Arch Dayroyo-Monk (this highly appropriate word used by His Beatitude Aboon Mor Baselios Thomas I, Catholicos).

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