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His Grace Dr. Abraham Mar Seraphim, Metropolitan of the Diocese of Bangalore of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, has ordained Geevarghese Melvin Mathai to the Holy Order of Sub-Deacon (Yaupadiakono) as per the request of His Grace Dr. Zacharias Mar Aprem, Assistant Diocesan Metropolitan of the South-West Diocese of America. 

The Holy Ordination took place at St. Gregorios Orthodox Church of India, South Florida on January 15th, 2022.Deacon Melvin Mathai is the son of Mathai Varghese and Omana Mathai, originally from Thiruvalla, Kerala and their home parish is St. Gregorios Orthodox Church of India, South Florida.Deacon Melvin completed his theological education at St. Tikhons Orthodox Theological Seminary. South Cannan, Pennsylvania in 2021. 

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