I had a wonderful time with the president of the Board of Elders of St. James Syrian Orthodox Church of Los Angles, CA of which I am the metropolitan appointed by the Holy Synod. We visited New Port Beach and the island. Few pictures.
H.G.Yuhanon Mor Meletius was schooled in Ezhakaranad Government Upper Primary School and Maneed Government High School.He took his Bachelor of Divinity [BD] and Master of Theology [MTh] in Old Testament from United Theological College, Bangalore. He took his second Master of Theology [ThM] and PhD Qualifying (Old Testament) from Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.
He was ordained as Deacon on 30 January 1973 by Paulose Mar Philexinos, Metropolitan of Kandanadu diocese. He was ordained as a Priest on 23 May 1986 by Catholicos Baselius Paulose II of the Malankara Church (Jacobite Faction).His ordination as monk was on 22 December 1990 by Ignatius Zaka I, Patriarch of Antioch of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church.