Fr Thomas Pallithekkathil John
Mississauga Ontario Canada
Fr Thomas Pallithekkathil John, Abby villa, South Monkuzhy, Pullikanakku P O, Kayamkulam, Alapuzha District, Kerala, India – 690 537 has been serving at various parishes in various Dioceses ( Kollam, Mavelikara, UK-Europe-Africa) of the Malankara Orthodox Church since 2000. His serving at the Altar began in 1982 at the age of 15 through laying of hands by late Rev Fr K J Koshy, the then vicar of his home parish at St George OSC South Monkuzhy. This ordination reconfirmed by HG Mathews Mar Epiphanios Metropolitan of Kollam. He was ordained a Sub Deacon (Yaupadiyakno) in 1998 jointly by His Holiness Baselios Mar Thoma Mathews II assisted by HG Mathews Mar Epiphanios Metropolitan and HG Zachariah Mar Anthonios. His Deacon (Samsono) ordination was held at Pazhaya Seminary Chapel Kottayam along with 14 other sub-deacons in 1998 prior to the Consecration of Holy Myron (Mooron Koodasa) where HH Baselios Marthoma Mathews II laid the hands. He had the blessed privilege to assist the Mooron Koodasa lead by HH Baselios Marthoma Mathews II and all Bishops, assisted by 12 Priests and 12 Deacons held at Devalokam Araman Chapel in 1998 March. He was called to priesthood with laying of hands by HH Baselios Marthoma Mathews II assisted by HG Mathews Mar Epiphanios and HG Zachariah Mar Anthonios Metropolitans on Friday 09 June 2000 at his home parish.