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 April 4th election to the office of Association Secretary of Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church was held at Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam. I was asked by His Holiness Baselius Marthoma Paulose II Catholicos and Malankara Metropolitan to co-chair the meeting. I announced the result of the election as handed down by the Polling Officer. Adv. Biju Oommen was elected.