It is indeed painful to hear about the untimely demise of our Koorilos Thirumeni. With H.E. Koorilose's Demise the Syrian Church is losing one of the last bishops who has held fast to the spiritual traditions
of our church unflinchingly. I am blessed to have been one of the youths, who had the fortune to learn Syriac from that great Malphono of our church. That one year of my life immediately after my graduation in English, at St. Mary's Church, Kurichy with Markoseachen, is unforgettable and it has influenced my life decisively. It has confirmed me in my decision to become a priest as well to pursue well the study of the language of our Lord.
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