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Dn. Samuel Varghese Ordained as Sub-Deacon


Chicago: Dn. Samuel (Saju) Varghese was ordained to Sub-Deacon on Saturday, April 17, 2010 by Alexios Mar Eusebius, Metropolitan of the Diocese of South-West America, in the presence of Zachariah Mar Nicholovos, Auxiliary Metropolitan of the Diocese of Northeast America.

Dn. Samuel is a member of St. Gregorios Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, Oak Park in Chicago. He is currently entering his fifth and final year of studies at the Orthodox Theological Seminary in Kottayam, Kerala towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Divinity (B.D) and a Graduate Degree in Sacred Theology (GST).

Dn. Samuel is the son of Peter and Lilly Varghese (Charivukalayil House, Mylapra, Pathanamthitta), the second of three brothers.

Several priests, deacons, seminarians and the faithful in Chicago, along with family and friends from across the United States & Canada attened the ordination service

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Saju Varghese to Sub-Deaconate


CHICAGO: Saju Sam Varghese will be ordained to the order of Sub-Deacon on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at his home parish, St. Gregorios Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, Oak Park, Illinois.

Alexios Mar Eusebius, Metropolitan of the Diocese of South-West America will officiate the ordination services. Auxiliary Metropolitan of the Diocese of North-East America Zachariah Mar Nicholavos will also attend the services.

Saju is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Divinity (B.D.) and the Graduate in Sacred Theology (GST) programs at the Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam, Kerala. Prior to his Seminary education, Saju graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Religious Studies with Philosophy major from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Saju is the son of Peter and Lilly Varghese (Charivukalayil, Mylapra, Pathanamthitta) and brother to Liju and Joju Varghese.

Contributors: Tenny Thomas, Dn. Zacharia Skaria

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Dn. Jacob Kurian Ordained as Deacon


HOUSTON: Dn. Jacob (Jake) Kurian was ordained to the Holy Order of Deacon (M’shamshono) on Saturday, April 10, 2010 by Diocesan Metropolitan, Alexios Mar Eusebius.

The ordination service took place at St. Thomas Orthodox Church, Stafford, Texas. Several priests, deacons, and seminarians from both the South-West and Northeast Dioceses. attended the ceremony

Dn. Jacob is a final year seminarian at St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania and is anticipating graduation in May of 2010.

Dn. Jacob is the only son of Kurian Varkey and Mary. Shine is his wife.