New York: Rev.Dn.Jerry Jacob MD has been ordained as priest of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church on Saturday, July 14th 2012 by His Eminence Mor Titus Yeldo, Archbishop & Patriarchal Vicar of the Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America. The holy ordination was taken place at the St.Thomas Armenian Church, Tenafly, New Jersey(USA) in the presence of His Eminence Dr.Thomas Mor Themotheos, the Metropolitan of Kottayam Diocese, Kerala, India and His Eminence Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim, Archbishop & Patriarchal Vicar of
the Syrian Orthodox Church for the Eastern United States.
Rev.Fr.Jerry Jacob is the first American born priest ordained in the Malankara Archdiocese from the North Eastern United States and the first ever in his home parish, the famous St.Mary's Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church of White Plains, New York. Fr.Jerry Jacob is the elder son of Chevalier Babu Jacob Nadayil (Public Relations Officer of the Malankara Archdiocese in North America)& Kunjamma Jacob and brother of Rev.Dn. Joel Jacob and Dr.Noble Jacob.
The venue of the priestly ordination was attended by a crowd of over 400 from all walks of life. Other than the entire parishioners of White Plains St. Mary's, respected Cor-episcopos, Priests, Deacons and faithful from our churches in New York such as Lynbrook St. Mary's, Massapequa St. Peter's & St. Paul's, Queens St. Mary's, Staten Island St. John's, Staten Island Mar Gregorios, West Nyack St. Mary's, Yonkers St. John the Baptist, New City St. George, Spring Valley St. George; from Boston St. Basil's; from New Jersey – Carteret St.
George, Livingston St. James, Bergenfield St. Mary's; from Pennsylvania - Philadelphia St. Peter's, Philadelphia St. Paul's; from Chicago – Des Plains St. George, North Lake St. Peter's; from Texas – Houston St. Mary's; from North Carolina – Charlotte St. George, have participated in the Holy Service.
Friends and relatives from all New York parishes of Marthoma Syrian Church as well as from other Christian denominations were also present to offer their blessings and best wishes to the newly ordained shepherd. Apart from Very Rev.David Cheruthottil Corepiscopos who dedicated the five year old Jerry Jacob to the Holy Altar back in 1984, Very Rev.Geevargese Puthoorkudilil Corepiscopos, Very Rev.Isaac Paily Corepiscopos, Very Rev.Geevarghese Thomas Chattathil Corepiscopos, Rev.Fr.Joseph Chamoun, Rev.Fr.Jose Daniel Paitel, Rev.Fr.Varghese Marunninal, Rev.Fr.Geevarghese Jacob Chalissery, Rev.Fr.Rajan Peter, Rev.Fr.Varghese Paul, Rev.Fr.Dileesh Alias, Rev.Fr.Saji Kuriakose, Rev.Fr.Chacko Jacob, Rev.Fr.Thomas Abraham Lahayil, Rev.Fr.Jacob Joseph, Rev.Fr.Geevarghese Thekkanathu, Rev.Fr.Bijo Mathew, Rev.Fr.Joseph Varghese, Rev.Fr.Akash Paul,
Rev.Dn.Joel Jacob, Rev.Dn.Martin Babu Vadakkedath, Rev.Dn.Anish Skariah Thelappallil, Rev.Dn.Belson Kuriakose, Rev.Dn.Shyril Mathai, Rev.Dn.Shawn Shaji, Rev.Dn.Subin Shaji, Rev.Dn.Jan Wilson, Rev.Dn.Ajish Mathew, Rev.Dn. Ajish Abraham, Rev.Dn.Jeevan Puthiamadatthil were among who witnessed this divine service. The Archdiocesan Treasurer Mr.Saju Paulose CPA , Jt.Treasurer Mr.Saju
K. Paulose Marroth and other Council members were also present at the occasion.
Rev.Fr.Jerry Jacob is member of SOCM-Forum since Feb 13, 2006
Rev.Fr.Jerry Jacob will be celebrating Holy Qurbono for the first time in the parish where Achen was born and bought up, the White Plains St. Mary's on this Sunday, July 22nd. Many faithful in and around New York and the neighboring area are expected for the Holy Service.
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