A Journey to Jerusalem by Parumala Thirumeni
Kandathil Varghese Mappilai wrote in the “Malayala Manorama” as follows.
“It is an accepted fact that even during his life time,
Metropolitan Mar Gregorios was radiant among the Christians of this
country like the tablets on which the Ten Commandments were inscribed or
like the compact volume of Gospel containing the major teachings of our
Lord. The memory of this just and saintly person, who passed out of
this life in this stature, no doubt, will live longer in the minds of
the Christians of Malankara, than is possible with the aid of his
pictures of marbles statues”.
Even though Parumala
Thirumeni was more interested in the Syriac language, he has other
literary works in Malayalam to his credit.
In the same way he gave a strong leadership for spreading English
education in Kerala. Before
he passed away on 2nd November 1902 at the age of 54, he founded an
English school in Thiruvalla and that school is the present M.G.M. High
OF THE INTERCESSOR
Saintly persons, even while they are alive exhibit divine actions
and qualities that transcend this world.
Their influence is evident even after their passing out of this
world. Their characters and
activities gain this quality from their strong affinity to the divine
Again, the traditional faith and conceptions among the common
people also bear witness to an acknowledge the rare qualities of the
saint. Even without the official recognition by organised religion,
the common people revere the holy powers of an individual, alive or
dead, by sheer inspiration.
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