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.
I am trying to understand the orthodox teachings on two
1. In the west Syriac rite for burial service,before the oil is poured
the following prayer is recited "O Lord God, by Whose Godhead's command
and Lordship's authority this Your servant N. has departed from this
temporal life, send unto him from above the succor of Your angelic
hosts, and by means of this oil which is to be poured on his body,
grant that he may become slippery and unrestrainable by the adverse