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Mangaluru: Rev Mohan Manoraj takes over as bishop of CSI


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (CLP)

Mangaluru, Dec 15: Consecration and installation of Rev Mohan Manoraj as bishop of Church of South India (CSI), Karnataka Southern Diocese was organized on Monday December 15 at CSI Shanthi Cathedral Balmatta here.

Consecration and installation was done by the Rev Dr G Dyvasirvadam, moderator, Church of South India.

Rev Mohan Manoraj was born on the November 16, 1954. He is qualified as BAMA from the Sociology Mysore University, is a Bachelor of Divinity from KTC (SSC), has completed his Masters in Theology from Social Analysis T T S (SSC), and received the Teacher's Certificate from the Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board, Bengaluru.

The Reverend was ordained Deacon on the July 27, 1986 and ordained Presbyter on of June 25, 1989.

As diocesan, he served in Kodagu, Mysore, Mandya and Chamarajanagar districts for 28 years. He was vice-president of Karnataka Southern Diocese from 2005-2007 and was convenor of the Socio-Economic Concern Committee, KSD.

Rev Mohan Manoraj was lecturer at the Karnataka Theological College, Mangaluru from 1995-1996.

The Reverend's other achievements have been motivating unorganized agricultural labourers to start a Movement demanding high wages at Chittur, Andhra Pradesh and also representing Karnataka in 'Anti-Nuclear Protest Bicycle Jatha' from Gujarat to Kerala.

Rev Mohan Manoraj has an enormous experience in both Pastoral and academic fields. He has rendered most of his service in the field of socio-economic concerns and has also gained sufficient leadership experience during his service in different churches and community development projects.

The Reverend is married to Dr Prema Sarojini (Lecturer, P U College, H D Kote, Mysore). They have two children Shalom Sannutha who is married to Mohan Kumar and Sundaresh Devapriyam who is married to Shruthi Ranjani.

Some of the Reverend's visions are providing hostel facilities for working women and youth of rural areas, opening Old-age homes and Marriage Counseling Centers at area levels, introducing Medical Insurance and Burial fund schemes at Rural areas, availing financial support from Government AF & P Board and overseas to construct Community Halls at area levels, Improving the diocesan schools, colleges and hospitals by taking valuable suggestions and guidance from experienced educationalists and administrators.

Rev Ravi Kumar Niranjan, Bishop KND, Moderator's Commissary KSD, Rev Deva Kumar K P , Vice President KSD, V Isaac Vijayasekar Secretary KSD and Udayaraj Kaunds, Treasurer KSP were present at the Consecration and Installation.


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  • Arun M Ray, M'lore/Chamarajnagar

    Sat, Jan 17 2015

    It's really my pleasure to Congrats U on this special occasion. Hope at last one candidate from Mysore got the Bishop post at
    KSD. Now lot of responsibilities are on your shoulder. Remember you have to carry out the aspirations of the people over here . Hope God will bless in this Hercules task. May God Bless U and UR family now and in the days to come.

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  • Bishop C.L.Furtado, Mangaluru

    Tue, Dec 16 2014

    Congratulations and prayer for our new Bishop for successful episcopal ministry.
    The Church of South India,(largest Protestant Church in S. India with ca.4,000,000 members) was inaugurated on 27 September 1947 is united church, bringing together former Presbyterians,Congregationalists, Anglicans and Wesleyan Methodists. The S.K. and Kodagu districts of the UBMC merged with the CSI on 28 June 1968. The Karnataka Southern Diocese (KSD)formed in 1970 comprises Protestant Christians in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Kodagu,Kasargod, Mysuru, Mandya, Chamarajanagara, Hasana and Chickamagaluru districts. Bishop Mohan Manoraj is the 6th Bishop of KSD.

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  • MAVIN KARAT, MANGALORE

    Tue, Dec 16 2014

    congratulations for the our new Bishop. Hopefully we will see the revival for CSI schools and colleges via New bishop's initiatives

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  • joe Gonsalves, Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 16 2014

    I have known the earlier Bishops of Church of South India very well indeed. Both Rev. Sadanand and Rev. Furtado have been my good friends over the years. They both are role models for people. I have no doubt that I will occasions to meet the newly consecrated Bishop Rev. Mohan too.

    I join several others in extending a warm welcome to Bishop Mohan. May his tenure be a long and fruitful one.

    Joe Gonsalves

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  • Freeda Jathanna, Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 16 2014

    Congratulations Ayya. May our dear Lord bless you in ur new responsibility.

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  • Evans Christopher Sumitra, Udupi, Dubai, New York, USA.

    Tue, Dec 16 2014

    Our heartfelt congratulations to Rev. Mohan Manoraj on being bestowed as bishop of CSI. It is a honor for all of us here not only in Mangaluru but throughout the the universe. We will vsit you and your family during our next visit to India in 2015. We just back back last week from India and we missed your Consecration and Installation on Dec.15,2014. Our prayers are for you and your beloved family. God bless and wishing all my well wishers a MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAP, HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015.

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  • stanley karkada, mangalore, USA

    Mon, Dec 15 2014

    Lord has done this,and it is marvelous in our eyes, Greeting to you in the name of our lord,Congratulations we are so glad, May the lord continue to bless you and help you and guide you in his ways,Our prayers are with you,As you take this responsibility to serve the lord and continue to stand as a testimony among people........

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  • Fr Clifford Fernandes, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 15 2014

    Congratulation dear Ayya
    May the good Lord bless you
    Praying for you
    Fr Clifford Fernandes
    St Joseph's Seminary Jeppu, Mangalore

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  • Fr J.B. Crasta, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 15 2014

    Congratulation. Praying for you.
    Fr J.B.Crasta
    Parish Priest
    Rosario, Cathedral Church Mangalore

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  • Shankar, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 15 2014

    I believe CSI is a non-catholic section. Are they protestants ?
    Can anyone give some details? just curious to know. thats all.

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  • Dr. Sudhama Ananda, Mangalore/New Jersey

    Tue, Dec 16 2014

    The Church of South India is a Protestant church. It has started as a movement to bring all major Protestant denominations under one umbrella.

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  • John, Mangaluru

    Tue, Dec 16 2014

    Yea, it's protestants. Anglicans, methodists, baptists, Lutherans, Presbyterians are all protestant churches.

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  • Dr. Sudhama Ananda, Mangalore/New Jersey

    Mon, Dec 15 2014

    Congratulations dear Bishop! May your vision become a reality thus weaker section of people of all faiths get help from the Diocese. Wishing you and your family God's blessings!

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  • sandeep maben, dubai

    Mon, Dec 15 2014

    Congratulation dear Bishop. May god bless you

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  • Aaron Donald, Udupi

    Mon, Dec 15 2014

    Heartly Congratulations to dear Ayya.
    Under Your leadership let the Division between CSI & UBMC be united.
    Remembering you in our daily prayers.

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  • D.Praveen Anand, Mulki

    Mon, Dec 15 2014

    Hearty Congratulation to our New Bishop Rt.Rev. Mohan Manoraj hope under his leadership we expect good work and improvement of our diocese..

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