Mohan Manoraj from Mysuru is CSI new Bishop

Consecration held at Mangaluru recently

Mohan Manoraj from Mysuru was consecrated and installed as the Bishop of The Church of South India (CSI) in Karnataka Southern Diocese, recently.

He was installed in a ceremony organised by the Church of South India Moderator G Dyvasirvadam at a ceremony held at CSI Shanthi Cathedral, Balmatta, in Mangaluru.
Mohan Manoraj, born in 1954, is a postgraduate in Sociology from the University of Mysore, Bachelor of Divinity KTC (SSC) and MTh Social Analysis TTS (SSC). In his previous assignment, he was the priest of Sawday Church in Mysuru.

He has served as vice-president of Karnataka Southern Diocese and convenor of Socio-Economic Concern Committee, KSD. He has worked in various posts in Synod level as well. At present he works as guest lecturer at Karnataka Theological College in Mangaluru.

During the ceremony, followed by a short procession, the moderator consecrated the new Bishop by presenting a copy of the Bible and the Pastoral Staff. Prayers were sung and various religious rituals were performed as the new Bishop was installed. During his address, Bishop Mohan Manoraj said, in the past, there was a belief that Bishop leads the people, now things are different. Where there are people of God, there will be a Bishop. He is for common man, who is nearer to God.

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