KOTTAYAM: HH Baselios Marthoma Didymus I, affectionately known as Valiya Bava Thirumeni, passed on to the next episode of his sojourn towards the Kingdom of Heaven. The demise was at 7:35 PM today at St. Gregorios Hospital, Parumala.
HH Valiya Bava was leading peaceful retired life at the Catholicate Palace, Devalokam, Kottayam, after abdicating his insignia as Catholicose and Malankara Metropolitan on October 30, 2010. HH Baselios Marthoma Paulose I, the reigning Catholicose was present with Valiya Bava, when the Angel of the Lord arrived with the divine command to take with him the High Priest of God to the ‘Abode of Lights’, set apart for the saintly faithful of Christ. His Holiness was 94 years old.