We express our deep heartfelt condolence for the home going of our beloved Very Rev. P.T. Chandapilla. We praise God for the very meaningful and blessed life Achen lived.
As a church we are grateful to God for all his contributions to the church and for his commitments to the church and its mission. JMBC and Hindi Belt Mission are vivid examples of the heavenly vision that God has imprinted on his heart. As a stalwart his contribution was great. His memory always will inspire discipline, simplicity and dedication. He was a faithful disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ, a valiant soldier of the cross, a powerful preacher of the Word of God.
We know that his departure is a great loss to our church and to the cause of the gospel. As a child of God he is now promoted to glory for his reward. It is our blessed hope in the risen Lord Jesus Christ.
May the Lord God of all comfort be with we all and fill us with peace and hope that the World does not know.
On behalf of the St. Thomas Evangelical Church of India, its Sabha Council, Boards, and all the Bishops
Rev. C. K. Jacob
Very Rev. P. T. Chandapilla, retired Vicar General of the St Thomas Evangelical Church of India, and the Founding Chairman of Jubilee Memorial Bible College, Chennai went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 9.30 p.m Indian time at a hospital in Chennai. He was bedridden for some time now and developed some complications on Friday and died on Saturday.
The body will be brought to Jubilee Memorial Bible College Chapel on the 7th, Tuesday morning and there will be a service there around 10.00 am. Then his mortal remains will be taken to Tiruvalla in Kerala by road where he will be buried in the specially prepared grave on the premises of the Headquarters of the Denomination, along with three other distinguished servants of God in the history of the St Thomas Evangelical Church. The service in Tiruvalla is scheduled to be held at 11.00 a.m on Wednesday, the 8th.
We praise God for the marvelous ways in which God used this servant of His to glorify His name.
Funeral – Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Body will brought to Sabha Central Chapel at 8.30 a.m.
Viewing will be from 8.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.
Service will begin at 11.30 a.m.
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