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.
Early morning today, Rev. Fr. Alias Cherukattu, a prominent priest of Kandanadu East diocese, and a member of the working committee and advisory board of His Holiness the Catholicos of the Church called me up over phone. He told me that the proposed Gospel Convention at the Orthodox chapel at Koothattukulam where I was supposed to deliver a sermon on Sunday evening stands cancelled (this convention was to be for three days).