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The Rt. Rev. Dr. A. Rajavelu - 5th bishop of Vellore Diocese
It is indeed great joy to the people in the HIstoric Evangelical Diocese of Vellore,Church of South India for its new episcopate The Rev. Dr. A. Rajavelu was consecrated and installed as the fifth Bishop to the Diocese of Vellore by our beloved CSI Moderator The Most Rev. G. Devakadasham, on Thursday July 12, 2012 in the CSI Central Church in Vellore, Tamilnadu. The Rt. Rev. Dr. G. Dyvasirvadam the Deputy Moderator CSI and the Bishop in Krishna-Godavari Diocese, Arch. M. M. Phillip, General Secretary, CSI; The Rt. Rev. K. G. Daniel the Moderator's Commissary, Diocese of Vellore, The Rt. Rev. Paul Vasanthakumar, Bishop in Tiruchirapalli-Tanjore Diocese, Rev. S. Sadhu Sathiyaraj, Vice President, Vellore Diocese, Rev. H. Sharma Nithyanandham, Honorary Secretary, Vellore Diocese, Dr. C. Ezhil Chritadoss, Honorary Treasurer, Vellore Diocese participated in the Consecration Service. Along with them the ALC Bishop, Retired Bishops of Vellore Diocese, Missionary Representatives, Synod Directors, Clergy and Lay Leaders from the neighbouring Dioceses along with our Diocesan Clergy and lay members men and women from all over the Diocese participated in the historic event of the Consecration Service on that day.
More than two thousand people from all corners of the Diocese covering three revenue districts in Tamilnadu, two in Andhra Pradesh participated in the Consecration Service and took part in the Holy Communion. The CSI Moderator Most Rev. G.Devakadasham conducted the consecration service to the glory of God Almighty.
At 5 p.m. on day of the of the consecration service, the Diocese had arranged a Public Reception at Cobb Hall, Voorhees College and thanked God Almighty for giving The Rt. Revd. Dr. A. Rajavelu as the fifth Bishop of the Diocese and Mrs. Padmini Rajavelu as the President of the Women's Fellowship. The Vellore Diocese felicitated the newly consecrated Bishop and Bishopamma.
Earlier, the entire Vellore Diocese observed fasting and prayed on June 28, 2012 for the selection and revelation of the fifth Bishop to the Diocese as per the instructions of the Moderator. In His time, he made all things beautiful. Thanks be to the Lord God Almighty for His grace, for all things accomplished in a grand manner according to His will and His purpose with the kind direction from CSI Moderator.