Alumnus Bobby Varghese ordained to the Holy Priesthood


Deacon Geevarghese (Bobby) Varghese was ordained to the Holy Priesthood on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, Saturday, September 14, 2019.  Zachariah Mar Nicholovos, metropolitan of the Northeast American Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, ordained Fr. Geevarghese at St. Thomas Orthodox Church, Levittown, NY. Several St. Vladimir’s Seminary alumni and current seminarians were also present.

Priest Geevarghese graduated from St. Vladimir’s Seminary with a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in 2017. He is also a graduate of the liturgical studies program at Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam, Kerala, India.

The newly ordained Fr. Geevarghese works as a chaplain at Brooklyn VA Hospital, under the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System. He is assigned as spiritual advisor for the Missions Board of the Northeast American Diocese’s youth association. He will be assigned soon to his first parish as a priest.

The community of St. Vladimir’s Seminary wishes Fr. Geevarghese and his wife, Zenit Kochamma (“Little Mother”), many years!