MOR KOORILOSE KURIAKOSE
(Former Diocesan Metropolitan of Niranam, Quilon and Thumpamon of Malankara Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church)
Kuriakose was born on May 1, 1935 as the
second son of Poothiyottu Paayikandathil Cherian George of Mepral and
Annamma and named George Kurian. He was ordained deacon by Mor Gheevarghese Gregorius of
Ankamali in 1956. The late Catholicos Paulos II (then Metropolitan Mor
Philoxenus Paulose) ordained him priest in 1956.
George Kurian became the vicar of St. John's church, Mepral (Thiruvalla).
spite of his ill-health, Mor Koorilose Kuriakose Thirumeni worked
tirelessly for welfare of the dioceses of Niranam, Quilon and Thumpamon,
especially at a crucial time in the history of our church where we had
to face several challenges from the dissident faction. Mor Kuriakose was
an accomplished orator and an able administrator who established many
educational institutions in his diocese.
Inside view of the 'Michael Mor Dionysius' Dayro Chapel at Adoor
Michael Mor Dionysius Dayro
Adoor P.O, Pathanamthitta district
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