Rare Document on Met. Alvares Julius Gifted to the MARP Research Board

OCP-MARP – 8/10/2020

A rare document (booklet) on Metropolitan Alvares Julius titled ‘What Though the Spicy Breezes’ was gifted to the Research Board of the Metropolitan Alvares Julius Western Rite Orthodox Research Project (MARP). The document was written by the late lamented Mar Georgius I (Patriarch of Glastonbury, Catholicos of the West, and Sixth British Patriarch).

Published in 1954 by the Catholic Apostolic Church, the historical document consists of specific details on the Western Rite Orthodox Missionary work of Metropolitan Alvares Julius in the island of Ceylon. It also mentions about the consecration of Archbishop Rene Vilatte.

The document was exceptionally gifted by His Beatitude Abba Seraphim (VIIth British Patriarch and the Primate of the British Orthodox Church -Metropolis of Glastonbury) and was received by Dr Ajesh T Philip on behalf of the MARP Research Board.

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