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 greeting I sent to Sts. Baselius Gregorios Orthodox Church, New Jersery that is celebrating the 85th birthday and 60th year of ordination of their vicar Rev. Fr. C. C. Mathews. My friendship with him is about two decades old. His life has been a motivation to many young people. I like his attitude to Church, liturgy and life of humans in this world. I was so glad that the parish asked me to send in my greetings. I wish him long and healthy life. I also greet Kochamma at this pleasant occasion.