Yuhanon Meletius' life


It seems people are happy that I am getting old There was another Birth Day felicitation hosted by the Abraham family in Rockland New York. But I honor and appreciate their love and care. I wish to thank Shibu Abraham, Seena Abraham, Issac, Betsy and Varghese Abraham, Liza, Issac and Joshua who helped them organize the event. A video with pictures is uploaded to my Youtube channel. http://youtu.be/XxZcxHwlFDo    


I have always resisted my birth day being wished and celebrated. We never had birthday celebrated during our Childhood days. I always believed that it is not important when one was born. What is important is what one does with life. But now some of my family and friends insisted that they have to tell me that I am going 60. I had to let them have a small gathering of family and friends in New York. But they spread the news and ended up in having four occasions of them already. Though I respect their love and care, I refuse to accept the fact that I am getting old.


His Holiness Baselius Marthoma Didymus I has entered eternal rest at 7.35 pm on May 26th 2014. He loved  and cared for me so much. When H. H. Baselius Marthoma Mathews II bava thirumeni decided to resign, called H.H.and said that it was H.H. turn to take the throne of St. Thomas, H.H. in turn at 11 in the night called me up and said, "aboone I need a unique name., there are too many Thomas in the sky". I told H.H. "we will find one thirumeni" The name I suggested 'Dydimus' became H.H's official name. H.H. asked me to assist H.H. in Angamali diocese which I did for eight months.


The Orthodox Study Center at Pazhayannoor, of the diocese of Thrissur, was inaugurated at a function held at the Center on 22nd March 2014. The program began with Holy Qurbana in the adjacent chapel followed by the sanctification of the building. The public function was presided over by the Metropolitan and inaugurated by former speaker, minister and present MLA (Chelakkara) of Kerala Assembly Mr. K. Radhakrishnan. The family counseling Center attached to the Study Center was inaugurated by President of Wadakkamchery Block Panchayat and member of Thrissur diocesan council Mrs.


I am glad to say that I had Cheera kari as side dish for my lunch today. I myself with my own hand grew that cheera in my garden. After all my father was a farmer (cf. Duet.26:5). These pictures are before they were cut. Thanks to Paul and his wife Annie who gave me the seeds when I visited them in October last at their place in San Francisco.

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