Rev. Fr. Geevarghese Koorppillil (80) is elevated to the rank of Corepiscopos on January 28th 2012 by H.E. Mor Titus Yeldho, Archbishop and Patriarchal Vicar of Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America, at the St.Ignatius Elias III Syrian Orthodox Church, Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA. This Holy Sacramental Service was attended by Very Rev. Varkey Mundackal Corepiscopos, Rev.Fr.Joy John, Rev.Fr.Mathai Varkey Puthukunnathu, Rev.Dn.Shawn Shaji and many faithful.
Rev. Fr. Geevarghese was ordained as a Deacon by H. H. the Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas in 1981 in New York and as a priest by Late Lamented Catholicose H.B. Aboon Mor Baselius Poulose II at Kothamangalam. Rev. Fr. Geevarghese served the Malankara Archdiocese as vicar of Mor Gregoriose Syrian Orthodox Church of Staten Island, New York, the first parish established for Syrian Orthodox faithful from Malankara in USA,for many years. Later Achen moved back to Kerala, India and settled there for a while. Achen has returned back to United States and now lives with his daughter and son-in-law Rev. Fr. Mathai Varkey Puthukunnathu in GA. Considering Achen's dedicated service and wholehearted loyalty to the Holy Church and by the recommendation of the Archbishop, the Holy Father directed H.E. Mor Titus Yeldho to elevate Rev. Fr. Geevarghese Coorpillil as Corepiscopos. Congratulations to dear Very Rev. Geevarghese Corepiscopos. May God continuously bless Very Rev. Achen.
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