Yuhanon Mor Meletius was born on 4th July 1954, the first-born child of M.J. Markose, a farmer and a social worker, and Saramma Markose in Ezhakaranad, Ernakulam district, Kerala.
(This is a meditative note I presented before the students of St. Thomas Orthodox Theological Seminary, Nagpur after the evening prayer to commemorate the UN declared International Day of Peace.)
The 21st day of September was declared by UN as the day of peace in 1981.
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God". Mtt. 5:12 (9).
Jesus may have talked about peace with his understanding of the Hebrew word Shalom.