St.Mary's Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church of White Plains, New York, also known as the `Manarcadu Palli of the Americas', is gifting another native Malankara descendant , the 3rd one in a row, to the diaconate of the Holy Syrian Orthodox Church. Ajish Mathew of New Rochelle, New York will be ordained as Deacon(Quroyo) on Wednesday, July 4th 2012 at White Plains St.Mary's by His Eminence Mor Titus Yeldho, Archbishop & Patriarchal Vicar of the Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America.
Ajish, a born member of White Plains St.Mary's, is the only son of Kunjumon A. Mathew & Mary Mathew and grandson of Late Rev.Fr.Mathai Koshy (Ezhamkulam, Adoor,Kerala). He has two older sisters, Ancy and Ashley. Ajish grew with great sense of spirituality and attended Church services and Sunday school classes regularly with keen interest since childhood. He was called to the Sanctuary as an Altar Assistant(S'mrono) by His Eminence Mor Ivanios Mathews, Metropolitan of Kandanad Diocese in the presence of his grandfather Rev.Fr.Mathai Koshy back in 2005 and ever since he has been serving at the holy Altar of his home parish, the White Plains St.Mary's. Ajish is very much involved in the church activities as Sunday school teacher etc. He is also an active member and the Treasurer of the St.Mary's Church Youth League.
Ajish Mathew plans to join theological Seminary to continue his religious studies. He is also studying to become an Aeronautic Engineer.
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May God bless His child.
Chev. Babu Jacob Nadayil
P.R.O., Malankara Archdiocese of the S.O.C. in N.America