Very Rev. Koshy P. Plammoottil Corepiscopa
Very Rev. Koshy P. Plammoottil Corepiscopa, was born on 4th June 1949, to Late Shri K. Geevarghese and Late Smt. Mariamma Varghese, who were the members of St. Thomas Orthodox Cathedral, Kadampanad. Achen has been elevated to the position of Corepiscopoi on 16th December, 2013 by H.H. The Catholicos and the Diocesan Metropolitan of Mumbai, H.G. Geevarghese Mor Coorilos.
He completed his B.A, B.Ed, MA, M.Ed & M.Phil. He was ordained Sub-Deacon on 30th May, 1970 and as a Priest on 30th May, 1977. As a deacon he had the privilege to serve as the Personal Secretary to H.G. Thomas Mar Thimotheos, Metropolitan of the Malabar Diocese (now Didimos Bava), H.H. Moran Mar Baselius Augen I and H.H. Moran Mar Baselius Mar Thoma Mathews I from 1970 to 1977.
He has served as the Vicar of Mehsana, Bharuch, Surat, Valsad, Vapi, Pratapnagar (Baroda), Ahmedabad, Kalyan, Malad, Mulund, Dadar, Dombivili, Mira Road, Gandhinagar, Naroda and Andheri and Pune – Khadki Valiyapally. He has also served in the parishes of Doha and Bahrain in the Middle East. He was in the U.S.A for sometime where he served the St. John’s Orthodox Church in New Jersey.
Achen is the Founder-Principal of St. Mary’s High School & Junior College at Naroda, Ahmedabad, where he served for 9 years, through two separate terms.He was also the Principal of St. Mary’s High School, Malad; St. George High School, Mulund and St. Thomas High School, Kalyan. He was a member of the Malankara Sabha Managing Committee and has served the Diocese of Bombay in various capacities such as the Vaideeka Sanghom Secretary, the Vice President of the Martha Mariam Vanita Samajam, Divyabodhanam and the Sunday Schools; and also as the Chief Editor of the Diocesan Publication, ‘The Gateway’.
Achen is married to Mariamma Koshy, now a retired High school Teacher. Their only son, George Koshy (Geo), is an Ex-Journalist, and now works as Head of External Communications with Citibank India. His wife, Elza Prithu George is a Software Professional and they are blessed with a son, Emmanuel George (Joel) and daughter – Mariel.