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.
We in Thrissur Diocese bring in the Acolytes of the Churches in the diocese twice a year for refreshing their memory on how an Acolytes should do his duties in the Church. No one is allowed to be in the Altar if he does not attend at least one meeting in a year. We also have regular examinations conducted to refresh the memory of things in the Acolytes Handbook published by the diocese (this was recommended by the Holy Episcopal Synod for use in all dioceses and was distributed among Their Graces the Metropolitans. Delhi diocese has reprinted it for to be used by their Acolytes).