The newly ordained Rev.Fr.Zacharia Varghese MD of American Archdiocese
- The Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America rejoices in God to see that a native Syriac Orthodox faithful among the Malankara descendants is called to the blessed isle of Priesthood for the first time in history and celebrating the Holy Eucharist in his home parish.
Rev.Fr.Zachariah Varghese Poykattil,MD celebrated Holy Qurbono for the first time at St.Ignatius Syrian Orthodox Church, Carrollton(Dallas), Texas on Sunday, May 27th 2012. Rev.Dn.Zach Varghese was ordained as priest by His Eminence Mor Titus Yeldho, Archbishop & Patriarchal Vicar of the Malankara Archdiocese on Saturday, May 26th 2012. A public meeting presided over by the Archbishop was held immediately after the Holy Sacrament of Ordination at the St.Ignatius Church in honor of the newly ordained shepherd. The meeting was attended by many Rev.Priests & Deacons and a large crowd of faithful. Rev. Fr. Mathew Kavumkal (Vicar of St.Ignatius Church & Diocesan Council Member), Rev. Fr. Paul Thotakat (Vicar of St.Mary's Church, Carrollton, TX and Diocesan Jt. Secretary), Rev.Fr.Alias Aramath (Vicar,St. Thomas Church, Austin), Rev. Fr. V.M. Thomas(Vicar, Mor Gregorios Church,Mesquite, Texas), Rev. Fr. Bijo Mathew (Vicar of St. George Church, Charlotte, NC & St.Mary's Church, Stone Mountain, GA and Vice President of Diocesan Youth Association - MGSOSA), Rev. Fr. Cherian (Knanaya Diocese), Rev. Dn. Abin Puravath, Mr.Achu Philippose (Secretary, St. Ignatius Church), Mr.George Karuthedath(Jt. Secretary, St. Ignatius Church), Mr. Joseph George (Treasurer, St.Ignatius Church),Mr. Babu C. Mathew, Mr. John Philippose, Ms.Shaly Thomas, Mr. Sebin Poykattil were among those who offered congratulations and best wishes to the youngest new Priest of the Malankara Archdiocese in USA.
To read the news in Malayalam, click the link below where you may notice a couple of errors that happened at the press while composing the news; especially please read the name of our respected Achen - Rev.Fr. V.M. Thomas in place of Rev. Fr. V.M. George.
We wish heavenly blessings to our dear and respected Zach Achen.
Chev.Babu Jacob Nadayil
Public Relations Officer,
Malankara Archdiocese of the S.O.C. in N.America