Family and Youth Conference- 2020


Rev. Fr. Dr. Varghese Varghese

Rev. Fr. Dr. Varghese Varghese, is a priest of the Kottayam Diocese. Achen's home parish is at St. George Church, Meenadom, Kottayam. Achen completed his Seminary education at the Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam and was ordained as a priest of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church in 1995.  After completing his Master’s degree in both English and Syriac languages from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, Achen earned his PhD from M.G University in Syriac Literature Studies.  Achen is a renowned speaker, and former General Secretary of MGOCSM India. Achen is the Vicar at St. Mary's Orthodox Church, Pangada, Kottayam and also serves as the Lecturer in Ancient linguistics at St. Ephrem Research Institute (SEERI).  Achen's past positions are: PRO and Media Secretary of Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church from 2006-2009 and OCYM General Secretary of Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church from 2003-2007.

Rev. Fr. Joel Mathew

Rev. Fr. Joel Mathew appointed as Assistant Vicar St. Thomas Indian  Orthodox Cathedral, Houston.  Fr. Joel Mathew will assist the Vicar Very Rev. Gheevarghis Aroopala Cor Episcopa starting Sunday July 1st 2012. St. Thomas Indian Orthodox Cathedral, Houston  is  biggest parish in the diocese with 260 plus families. Currently  Rev. Fr. Mammen Mathews (Assistant vicar) and Rev Fr. M T Thomas ( Associate priest ) assists the vicar in day to day activities of the parish.


Rev Fr. Joel Mathew   Ordained as Qashisho by His Grace Alexios Mar Eusebius, Metropolitan of Diocese of South West America on Saturday, June 16th, 2012 at  his home parish St. Mary’s Orthodox Valiyapalli, Farmers Branch , Dallas. Rev Fr. Joel Mathew is married to Mrs. Shini Mathew and son of Mr Thomas Mathew and Mrs. Gracy Mathew.

Along with these notable speakers, the talented clergy and layleaders of our diocese will be leading group sessions, workshops, and devotional addresses that will provide a spiritually rejuvenating experience for the whole family.

Hotel Claridge
123 S. Indiana Ave, Atlantic City, NJ, 08401
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Saturday, July 18, 2020


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