His Holiness The Patriarch of Antioch & All the East and the Supreme head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, has conferred with the ‘St. Aphrem the Syrian’ Decoration for ‘Chevalier’ to Shri. Manoj Mathew Aryadanpakkal, member of the Chengalam St. Thomas Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church in Kottayam diocese and well wisher of SOCMNet.org since 2000. The Patriarchal medal and certificate will be presented to Manoj Mathew by His Eminence Thomas Mor Themotheos , Metropolitan of Kottayam Diocese, in a public function which will be convened, immediately after the Holy Qurbono on Saturday 3rd March 2012 at the St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Kottayam.
Shri. Manoj Mathew is well known as the author of innumerable number articles in various Church magazines in the last twenty odd years and is still continuing the same through ‘Visawasa Samrakashakan’, ‘The Journal of Kottayam diocese’ and other Church magazines & souvenirs.
Since 1999, he is a member of the Managing Committee of the Jacobite Syrian Christian Church and also represents his parish in the Kottayam diocesan Council. He is also a central committee member of ‘Antiochya Viswasa Samrakshana Samithy’ for many years now. Started as a Sunday School teacher in 1982, he has represented the various organizations associated with his parish as well as the Malankara Church since 1985. He is presently the Joint Secretary of the Y.M.C.A., Chengalam Region.
Shri. Manoj Mathew, son of late A M Mathew & Ponnamma Mathew, hails from the Aryadanpakkal family of Chengalam near Kumarakom. He is married to Sheeba and has two children Amal & Ajesh. After garnering the Master degree in Science he has worked in a private firm for a few months and later joined the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) and is presently working in its Kottayam office.
SOCMNet.org family congratulate Shri. Manoj Mathew on this decoration and pray to our Lord God to give him more wisdom and knowledge to work of HIS Holy Church. Also we thank the Church authorities for recognizing the work of Shr.Manoj Mathew by honoring this title.