Rev. Dn. Anish Skariya Thelappillil was ordained as a Subdeacon by Archbishop His Eminence Eldho Mor Theethose, Diocesan and Patriarchal vicar of the Malankara Archdiocese of the Syriac Orthodox Church in North America at St. Peter’s Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church in Northlake, Illinois on Saturday, March 31, 2012. Very Rev. Sakariya Corepiscopa Thelappillil (vicar), Rev. Fr. Dileesh Alias, Rev. Fr. Thomas Mepurath, Rev. Dn. Jake Jacob have assisted His Eminence on this blessed ordination ceremony.
Dn. Anish was born and raised in Chicago. He holds a Baccalaureate degree in youth ministry and counseling from Trinity International University, Deerfield, Illinois, a Masters degree in Divinity from St. Vladimir Orthodox Seminary in New York and currently, he is doing an internship in Clinical Pastoral Education at St. John’s Riverside Hospital, New York. Dn. Anish is the son of Very Rev. Sakariya Corepiscopa, vicar St. Peter’s Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church, Northlake and Aleyamma Thelappillil (original members of St. George’s Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church, Peechanikad, Ankamally diocese). Dn. Anish’s sibilings are Abilash & Renaye and Ashlin Skariya.
St. Peters JSO Church, Northlake, IL, U.S.A