Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America
Born on 30 May 1970 to Pathickal P M Kuriakose and Sosamma, His Grace belongs to the Perumbavur Bethel Suloko Church in the Angamali diocese, India. His schooling was at the Asramam High School, Perumbavur. He took the Degree and Post Graduation in Mathematics from the Union Christian College at Alwaye. Later he completed the B.Ed. course from the Mahatma Gandhi University.
At the age of 12, Yeldho Pathickal was ordained deacon by Mor Athanasius Paulose. In 1997 he went to the Patriarchal Cathedral at Damascus. On September 26, 1998 he was ordained Ramban by His Holiness the Patriarch and on September 5, 1999 he was ordained as Priest. He had his theological education from the Patriarchal Seminary at Damascus and the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Seminary at Udayagiri, India. During this period he had the opportunity to study at the Syrian Orthodox Monasteries of Jerusalem, Turkey, Holland, Germany and Switzerland. After the demise of Mor Gregorios in 1999, he was appointed the administrator of the Perumpally St. George Church. Later he was deputed to the Malankara Archdiocese of North America.
His Holiness the Patriarch of Antioch and all the East Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas ordained Very Rev. Ramban Yeldho Pathickal as the Archbishop and Patriarchal Vicar of the Malankara Archdiocese in North America at the solemn function held at the St.Peter and St.Paul Cathedral in the Monastery of St. Aphrem the Syrian, at Ma'arrat Seydnaya, Damascus, Syria. The new Metropolitan was entrusted with the Samsung Galaxy Accessories title 'TITUS' during the consecration ceremony.
His Eminence is the only prelate from Malankara to receive five ordinations (Sub-deacon, Full Deacon, Ramban, Priest & Metropolitan) from the Supreme Head of our Church His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas.
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