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On Thursday, April 23rd, 2015, H. G. Geevarghese Mar Coorilos, the Diocesan Metropolitan has consented to ordain six students studying at St. Thomas Orthodox Theological Seminary, Nagpur (STOTS) for the Diocese of Bombay to the order of Sub-Deacons (Yavpadyakno) at St. Thomas Aramana Chapel, Vashi. These six candidates have become eligible for Ordination on the successful completion of four years of training in the Seminary. A unique aspect about all of them is that they are brought up in Mumbai. Since they belong to five different Parishes, the Ordination service will be held at the Diocesan Centre. These six candidates are:

  1. John Mathew (St. Thomas Orthodox Vallyapalli, Kalyan West)
  2. Anish Chacko(St. Thomas Orthodox Vallyapalli, Kalyan West)
  3. Jobin Varghese (St. George Orthodox Syrian Church, Kalyan East)
  4. Bejoy George (St. Mary’s Orthodox Syrian Church, Ulhasnagar)
  5. Raji Varghese (St. George Orthodox Syrian Church, Mulund)
  6. John Mathai (St. Mary’s Orthodox Syrian Church, Dombivili)

We request the prayers of all faithful for the blessed Ordination Service and future ministry of all these six candidates.