Dr. Mor Julius Kuriakose – Previous Metropolitan of the Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America enters eternal rest

Update:

The funeral services for Mor Julius Kuriakose is now over. Our Archbishop Mor Titus Yeldho along with Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim, Archbishop of Eastern United States attended the final services.

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Dr.  Mor Julius Kuriakose - Senior Metropolitan of the Simhasana (Patriarchal) Churches / Institutions in India,  Former Secretary to His Holiness the Patriarch, and previous Metropolitan of the Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America passed away AT 04:15 PM IST, at Manjanikkara Dayaro on Saturday April 09, 2011. He was 78. The mortal remains of the Late Metropolitan is presently kept in Mor Ignatius Dayaro, Manjanikkara. The funeral will be held at Manjanikkara Dayaro on April 11, Monday. His Beatitude Catholicos and all other metropolitans of the church will lead. His Eminence Mor Titus Yeldho, Archbishop of the Malankara Archdiocese of North America and His Eminence Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim, Archbishop of the diocese of the Eastern United States will be attending the funeral services.

Dr. Mor Julius Kuriakose was born on 06 July 1933 at Kuttanad. His Grace was ordained as Kassesso on 21 September 1958 at Manjanikkara Dayaro by Mor Julius Elias, the Patriarchal Delegate and Metropolitan by His Holiness Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I Iwas on 27 September 1998 at Damascus. Mor Julius served as the First Secretary to His Holiness from 1984 till 2004. He was the Metropolitan of the Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America from December 22, 2001 to March 1, 2002. Dr. Mor Julius was awarded Honorary Doctorates, Doctor of Divinity & Sacred Philosophy by Indo American University of Humanistic Studies, USA and Doctor of Theology from Diondra University, Italy.

The sacerdotal Golden Jubilee of priesthood of Dr. Mor Julius was celebrated at Kunnamkulam on 2008 October 08.

 

Brief Biography

Born on

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6 July 1933

Family Name

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Kochupurackal, Veliyanad

Parish Church

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St. Stephen's Knanaya Church, Veliyanad (now, the home parish is St. Gregorius Simhasana church,Cherumkulam, Mannarghat, Palakkad)

Education

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Intermediate, S. B. College Changanacherry

Theological Studies

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Manjinikkara under Very Rev. Madappattu Yacoub Ramban, and Very Rev. Mose Salama Ramban

Korooyo

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February 1955  (ordained by H.G. Mor Julius Elias)

Kassisso

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21 September 1958  (ordained by H.G. Mor Julius Elias, Patriarchal delegate to India)

Ramban

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22 December 1990  (ordained by Patriarch H.H. Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I)  

Metropolitan

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27 September 1998  (ordained by Patriarch H.H. Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I)

Current Responsibilities

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1. Patriarchal Observer of Manjinikkara Dayro

 

 

2. Senior Metropolitan of the Patriarchal Churches / Institutions in India 

 

 

  • Served the St. George Simhasana Church, Perumpilly; Simahsana Church, Thumpamon and Mangalore Church under EAE during 1958-62
  • Vicar of Arthat St. Mary's Simhasana Church from 1962-1984
  • First Secretary to H. H. Moran Mor Igantius Zakka I, the Patriarch of Antioch & all the East  from 1984-2004
  • Metropolitan of the Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America from December 22, 2001  -  March 1, 2002
  • Honorary Doctorates received by H.E. Mor Julius Kuriakose - -----Doctor of Divinity & Sacred Philosophy from Indo American University of  Humanistic  Studies, Florida, U.S.A and Doctor of   Theology from Diondra University, Italy.