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Mor Tithos Yeldho Pathickal
North America

Source: SOCM-Forum, 19 Jan 2004.

Born on 22 July 1970 to Pathickal P M Kuriakose and Sosamma, Mor Tithos belongs to the Perumbavur Bethel Suloko Church in the Ankamaly diocese, India. He did his schooling at the Ashramam High School, Perumbavur, undergraduate and graduate degrees in Mathematics from the Union Christian College at Alwaye, and B.Ed. degree from the Mahatma Gandhi University. At age 12, on 28 October 1982, he was ordained deacon by Mor Athanasius Paulose, the late Metropolitan for the Evangelical Association of the East. The Metropolitan had his theological education at the Patriarchal Seminary at the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Seminary at Udayagiri, India, and the Mor Aphrem Seminary in Damascus. On September 5, 1999, he was tonsured a monk by His Holiness the Patriarch and on 26th ordained Qasheesho. After the demise of Mor Gregorios in 1999, he was appointed the administrator of the Perumpally St. George Church. Later he was deputed to New York and had been serving different churches in the Malankara Archdiocese of North America till recently. From 1995 to 2001, he was actively involved in YMCA as its regional vice chairman and also as its National Executive Board member.

Mor Tithos was consecrated by H.H. Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas as Archbishop of the Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America at the Monastery of St. Aphrem the Syrian, in Ma`rat Sayyidnaya, Damascus, Syria on 4 January 2004, and enthroned at the St. Mark's Cathedral, Teaneck, NJ, on February 28, 2004.


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