The Cross bearer Dr. Jonathan Lal in the procession
Most Rev. Joseph Mar Thoma, Most Rev. I. Fernandez,
Dr. J. A. Oliver & Rev. Fr. R. B. Lal in the Procession
Proceedings of the Consecration Ceremony
Most Rev. I. Fernandes, Rabbi. Ezekiel, Bishop Ezra
Sargunam, Bishop S. Banu, Bishop Masih, Bishop
Sahu, Dr. C. Dias, Bro. P.C. Varghese
Bishop to be Consecrated neels and pray
Clergies of Yeshu Darbar
The Choir....
Anointing & Consecration of Rev. Fr. R. B. Lal
Presentation of Stole & Cope by Bishop Banu

The ‘Yeshu Darbar’ had a small beginning as Gospel and Plough. A group of six people used to gather for prayer in 1994 at the home of Prof. R.B. Lal. It was a period of turbulence in the life of the then Allahabad Agricultural Institute. In 1996 the group to be fifty and used to meet every Saturday at 5:00pm at Chapel of Brotherly Love and Prayer for healing was offered by him. In 2001 the Sunday Prayer was witnessed by four five hundred people in the Chapel. People began to come in large number to hear the word of God and be healed. Hence the venue shifted.

In April 2001 former Chancellor of SHIATS (Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture Science & Technology) University anointed Rev. Fr. Prof. Rajendra B. Lal in recognizing his divine calling. The General House Meeting of the Yeshu Darbar held on 18th July 2012 under the chairmanship of the Chancellor Rev. Dr. J.A. Oliver of SHIATS, decided unanimously publicly to Proclaim, Consecrate and Install Rev. Fr. Prof. Dr. Rajendra B. Lal as ‘the First Bishop of Yeshu Darbar’ on Sunday the 4th November 2012.

Most Rev. Isidore Fernandes of Roman Catholic Church of Allahabad being assisted by the Bishops of United Evangelist Lutheran Church of India, Evangelical Church of India, Methodist Church of India, Primate of Anglican Church of India and Clergies of Yeshu Darbar, ‘Consecrated and Installed’.

The Procession of Consecration and Installation service started from Rein Basera which included cross bearer Mr. Johnathan Lal and Flag bearer Dr. Ranjan A. John. Rev. Dr. J.A. Oliver Chancellor, SHIATS started the programme with invocation. He welcomed all the Bishops/Overseers, clergies, and guests from different parts of country. Rt. Rev. (Dr.) Jagdhari Masih led the Congregation in Responsive reading followed by opening prayer Most Rev Isidore Fernandes, Bishop Roman Catholic Church, Diocese of Allahabad.

Rt. Rev. Phillip S. Masih, Bishop Methodist Church of India Lucknow conference, Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Pancho Bishop MP Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chindwara , Dr. Charles Dias Church Historian and Member of Parliament, Rev. Fr. Dr. Rajendra B. Lal, Rt. Rev (Dr.) R. D. Vijay Kumar Bishop Arcot Lutheran Church, Cuddalore and Rev. Vashu Lal Mike Masand, New York participated in Reading the passages from the Bible.

Rabbi Ezekiel Isaac Malekar (Priest) Judah Hyam Synagogue sang Psalm in Hebrew Language. Most Rev. Dr. Joseph Moarthoma., Metropolitan of Marthoma Church gave the special message on this occasion. Most Rev. Dr. Isidore Fernandes, Roman Catholic Bishop, Diocese of Allahabad, Most Rev. (Dr.) M. Ezra Sargunam, Bishop of Evangelical Church of India, Chennai, Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Panchoo, Bishop, Madhya Pradesh Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chindwara, Rt. Rev. Dr. R. D. Vijaykumar, Bishop, Arcot Lutheran Church Cuddalore, Most Rev. Prof. (Dr.) Busi Suneel Bhanu, Moderator, Andhra Evangical Lutheran Church, Guntur, Rev. Prof. (Dr.) P. B. Arnold, President & Chairman, Governing Council of Mennonite Bretheren Church of India, Mahabubnagar (A. P.) Consecrated and Installed Rev. Fr. Dr. Rajendra B. Lal as the First & Presiding Bishop of Yeshu Darbar.

These Bishops, Presented Sacred and Episcopal Elements such as Bible, Stole and Cope, Mitre, Pastoral Staff, Ring and Cross to Bishop R. B. Lal Later these Bishops gave right hand to fellowship to Bishop Lal. Rev. Prof. Dr. Sarvjeet Herbert, General Secretary, Yeshu Darbar Trust read the instrument of consecration. Bishop Mandal from Methodis Church of India Delhi Prayed for Bishop Lal.

Bro. P. C. Verghese prayed for the family members (Dr. Mrs. Sudha Lal (Wife), Mrs. Halina Lal, (Mother), Jonathan (Son), Abhilasha Daughter Inlaw Joyce & Joel, grand children, Prof. (Dr.) S. B. Lal  , Mr. Vinod B. Lal, and Sisters).  Choir sang the Church Hymns and Songs written by Bishop Lal. Service was conducted by Rev. Dr. Samuel Richmond, Associate Chaplain, SHIATS. Rev. Dr. Rajan Dass, Auxillary Secretary of Bible Society of India, Allahabad presented Pulpit Bible to the newly Installed Bishop.

At the end newly consecrated & Installed Bishop R. B. Lal gave challenging message to the community and prayed for them.  


Presentation of Perfume by Rabbi Ezekiel
Installation & Enthronement of Bishop R. B. Lal
Rabi. Ezekiel praising God by blowing the Shofar...
Exhortation by Bishop R. B. Lal
Presentation of Pastoral Staff & Mitre by Bishop Isidore
Presentation of Holy Bible by Bishop Ezra
Bro. P. C. Varghese praying for the family....

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