Seminarian Dr Renish Abraham ordained to diaconate in India

Dn Geevarghese swings a censer

Reader Dr. Geevarghese (Renish) Abraham was ordained to the holy diaconate Saturday, August 20, 2022 in his home diocese of Delhi, India (Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church).

His Grace, Youhanon Mar Demetrios of the Diocese of Delhi presided over the ordination at Ss. Peter and Paul’s Orthodox Church, Parumala, Kerala, India. Also participating in the ordination service were St. Vladimir's Seminary Trustee His Grace, Zachariah Mar Nicholovos (Poothiyottu) of the MOSC's Northeast American Diocese; and the Seminary's Assistant Professor of Malankara Studies The Rev. Dr. Varghese M. Daniel.

The Rev. Dn. Dr. Geevarghese Abraham is entering his second year of studies at St. Vladimir's. He is currently on sabbatical from St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi, where he serves as assistant professor of English. Dn. Geevarghese earned both his Ph.D. in English studies and M.A. in English literature from the University of Delhi; he also holds a B.A. in English language and literature from Catholicate College, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India.

May God grant the newly ordained Dn. Geevarghese many years!