Alumnus Dn. Kuriakose Abraham ordained to the priesthood

Pradeep Hatcher

St. Vladimir’s Seminary (SVOTS) Alumnus Dn. Kuriakose (Alex) Abraham has joined the ranks of the Holy Priesthood of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church (MOSC). Priest Kuriakose was ordained March 30, 2019 by the hand of His Grace Metropolitan Zachariah Mar Nicholovos at Sts. Baselios & Gregorios Orthodox Church, Plainfield, NJ. Several SVOTS seminarians and alumni from the MOSC and other jurisdictions attended the ordination.

Father Kuriakose graduated from St. Vladimir’s Seminary with a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree in 2016. He is also a graduate of the liturgical studies program at Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam, Kerala, India, and holds a B.A. in Psychology from Rutgers University.

Father Kuriakose will serve the MOSC’s Northeast American Diocese. While he awaits a parish assignment, he has been assigned as spiritual adviser for the annual Winter Summit conference for Malankara Orthodox college students.

The Seminary community wishes Fr. Kuriakose and his wife, Shinta Kochamma, many years!