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.
On March 1st 2017, the Malankara Association Meeting of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church was held at Mar Elia Cathedral (Kottayam) premise. The Procession to the venue started at 12 noon and the meeting concluded at around 7.30 pm with 141 Managing Committee Members of the Church elected and the Rev. Fr. Dr. M. O. John elected as the Priest Trustee and Mr. George Paul elected as the Lay Trustee of the Church. The Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan, His Holiness Baselius Marthoma Paulose II, presided and all the metropolitans, including myself, of the Church participated.