February 18, 2012

Biretta of George Cardinal Alencherry

Major Archbishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly
Consistory on 18th of February 2012

It is some kind of "Birettra, a combination between elements of the Roman biretta and the Syro-Malabar mitre.

On the top of the biretta:
Kurishu or Nasrani Menorah cross of the Knanaya

On 29th of May 2011 Bishop Mar George Alancherry was installed as the Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Church and Archbishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly archdiocese at a solemn ceremony held at the St. Mary’s Cathedral Baslica at Cochin.
He is wearing a red mitre similar to the biretta which the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI., placed on this head during the consistory of 18th of February 2012.

St. Thomas Christians

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