Monday 09 April 2012: The Padayatra in commemoration of Most Rev. Lawrence Mar Ephraem, the first Bishop of Marthandom started from St. Sebastian?s Syro-Malankara Catholic Church Vellelumbu (Mar Ephrem Nagar). The Padayatra began with the Holy Qurbono, offered by His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Vincent Mar Paulose, the Bishop of Marthandam. His Excellency Most Rev. Dr.Samuel Mar Irenios, Auxiliary Bishop of Trivandrum gave commemoration message before the starting of padayatra. The Padayatra was organized by the MCA officials of the Eparchy of Marthandom. The padayatrees will reach at the Tomb at the Christuraja Cathedral at Marthandam on 10 May, 2012, the main day of Commemoration. It will be followed by Holy Qurbono, Dhoopaprathana and Nercha. Many priests, Rev. Sisters, and many lay faithful were present during the flag-off ceremony.