17829Rev.Dr.Varghese Manikat is in his 25 years of priesthood Service
- Jun 10, 2010Rev.Dr.Varghese manikat celebrating Silver Jubilee of Priesthood
News by:Biju Cherian( Publicity and Public Relations Coordinator, Silver Jubilee Convention 2010)
Newyork: Rev.Dr.Varghese Manikat, the Malankara Archdiocesan secretary is in his 25th year of priesthhod.Rev.Dr.Varghese a member of St.Ignatius Noorono Jacobite Syrian Church ,14th mile,Adimali( Ankamali Diocese) was ordained as deacon by the then diocesan metropolitan H.G. Mor Dionysius Thomas, present Catholicos of East H.B.Aboon Mor Baselios Thomas 1st at Mor Ignatius Dayaro, Manjinikkara on 1974 may 23rd.Mor Dionysius Thomas metropolitan consecrated him as a priest at Mor Elia Chapel,Puthencruz on 1985 May 18.Fr.Dr.Varghese manikat holds M.Sc and M.Ed in his credit.He served many parishes in the present Mumbai Diocese till 1993 and in Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America later.Presently he serves as the Vicar of St.Mary's Syrian Orthodox Church Lynbrook, Newyork. During his theological studies he worked closely with Late lamented Catholicos H.B.Baselios Paulose II, Mor Themotheos Yaqub(Thrikothamangalam),Dr.Mor Athanasius Paulose Kadavil(Cheriyavappalassery )Mor Philoxinos Samuel(Meenangadi). During these years he also served in various capacities in the organizations of the Holy Church. In 2003, St.Ignatius University ,Indiana honoured him with a Doctorate in Theology.
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