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.
I had an unexpected privilege of participating in the dedication ceremony of the newly built parish hall of St. Thomas Orthodox Cathedral, Dubai. I was on my way back from US and was spending time with my brother and family and my brother in law. I had no energy in me after two long days and nights in US and in the air. So I decided to sleep through. But the office bearers of the Church some how knew about my presence in the city and wanted me to be part of their happy moment. I have quite a few friends among the young and old in that parish and so I could not turn them down.