60th Birthday of Very Rev. Fr. Philip Thomas Cor-Episcopa – 4th July 2015

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Very Rev. Fr. Philip Thomas Cor-Episcopa – Pride of the Malankara Orthodox Church in South East Asia

Very Rev. Fr. Philip Thomas Cor-Episcopa is the first among Malaysian citizens to enter the order of glorious Orthodox Priesthood from Malayasia, in the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church. It is indeed a privilege to greet our beloved Philip Thomas Cor-Episcopa, as he celebrates his sixtieth birthday today.

Respected Philip Thomas Achen was born on 4th July 1955. He joined the Orthodox Theological Seminary at Kottayam in 1977 and completed his B.D. in 1982. During his study at the Seminary he had the opportunity to serve as the Secretary of H.G. Dr. Paulose Mar Gregorios of blessed memory. Philip Achen was ordained as priest by H.G. Thomas Mar Thimothios (H.H. Baselios Marthoma Didimos I) on 6th May 1984. His ordination was the first ordination service of Malankara Orthodox Church witnessed by the parish in Malaysian soil. Respected Philip Achen was consecrated as Cor-Episcopos by the Church on1st Dec, 1996.

Respected Philip Thomas Achen is a known good orator, spiritual shepherd,retreat leader and administrator. He has already very dedicatedly catered to the spiritual needs of ‘three generations of faithful’, living outside India and has been an  immensely fruitful instrument in the hands of God, in nurturing them in the faith of the Holy Orthodox Church. He has served as the Vicar of St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral, Malaysia for about thirty years. He is also serving as the Chairman of the Student Christian Movement (SCM) in Malaysia, Vice-President of the National Council of Churches of Malaysia, Director of the Community Center for Inter-Faith and Peace initiative, Co-Chairman of Friendship group for Inter-religious services (FGIS) and Director of the Y.M.C.A Kuala Lumpur. He is also member of the Urban Rural Mission Commission of the C.C.A. He was the chief speaker at the International Sufi Conference conducted at Lahore.
           
I have described only a part of the ingenious personality of respected Philip Thomas Achen. The Malaysian community remain greatly indebted to him for his service to the St. Mary’s Cathedral, Kuala Lumpur and his yeomen and inspiring example and ministry to the upcoming generation of the holy Church. May God be abundantly with him and grant him many more years of fruitful and effective service as God’s chosen instrument of Malankara Orthodox Church.

An unmarried Priest with lot of Indian and International quality exposure and Orthodox spiritual depth and faith calibre, this noble soul should be used by the Church for higher levels of service in that region of the world.

Mathew Zacharia,(Thampi)
Dubai.

The Rev’d Fr. Philip Thomas Cor-Episcopa- Pride of the Malankara Malaysians

            The Rev’d Fr. Philip Thomas Cor-Episcopa is the first among Malaysian citizens to enter the order of glorious priesthood in the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church. We as members of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church and as non-Indian citizens take pride to wish our beloved Philip Thomas Cor-Episcopa as he celebrates his sixtieth birthday.

            Respected Philip Thomas Achen was born on 4th July 1955. He joined the Orthodox Theological Seminary at Kottayam in 1977 and completed his B.D. in 1982. During his study at the Seminary he had the opportunity to serve as the secretary of H.G. Dr. Paulose Mar Gregorios of blessed memory. Philip Achen was ordained as priest by H.G. Thomas Mar Thimothios (H.H. BaseliosMarthomaDidimos I) on 6thMay 1984. His ordination was the first ordination service witnessed by the parish in Malaysia. Respected Philip Achen was raised to the status of Cor-Episcopos by the Church on 1st Dec, 1996.

            Respected Philip Thomas Achen is known as a good orator, spiritual leader and administrator. He has already catered to the spiritual needs of three generations of faithful, living outside India and has been successful in nurturing them in the faith of the Holy Orthodox Church. He has served as the Vicar of St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral, Malaysia for about thirty years.He is also serving as the Chairman of the Student Christian Movement (SCM) in Malaysia, Vice-President of the National Council of Churches of Malaysia, Director of the Community Center for Inter-Faith and Peace initiative, Co-Chairman of Friendship group for Inter-religious services (FGIS) and Director of the Y.M.C.A Kuala Lumpur. He is also member of the Urban Rural Mission Commission of the C.C.A. He was the chief speaker at the International Sufi Conference conducted at Lahore.

            (All this is only a part of the ingenious personality of respected Philip Thomas Achen. The Malaysian community will be always indebted to him for his service to the St. Mary’s Cathedral, Kuala Lumpur. May God grant him many more years)   

വന്ദ്യ: ഫിലിപ്പ്തോമസ്കോർഎപ്പിസ്കോപ്പഷഷ്ഠിപൂർത്തി നിറവിൽ.

മലങ്കരഓർത്തഡോക്സ്സഭയുടെആചാര്യത്വപദവിയിലേക്ക്കടന്നുവന്നആദ്യമലേഷ്യൻപൗരനുംആഗോളമലങ്കരസഭയിൽഭാരതിയപൗരത്വത്തിനുപുറത്ത്ഇതരപൗരത്വമുള്ളവരിൽആദ്യവൈദികനുമായവന്ദ്യ:
ഫിലിപ്പ്തോമസ്കോർഎപ്പിസ്കോപ്പദൈവത്തിന്റെ്അളവറ്റകൃപയാലുംകരുണയാലുംതന്റെ്അറുപതാംപിറനാളിലേക്ക്പ്രവേശിക്കുകയാണ്.
മലേഷ്യൻ ടt. മേരീസ്ഓർത്തഡോക്സ്കത്തീഡ്രൽവികാരിയായികഴിഞ്ഞമുപ്പതുവർഷക്കാലമായിപ്രവർത്തിച്ചുവരുന്നവന്ദ്യ:കോർഎപ്പിസ്കോപ്പഅച്ചൻഅറിയപ്പെടുന്നധ്യാനഗുരുവുംമികച്ചവാഗ്മിയുംകഴിവുറ്റസംഘാടകനുമാണ്.മലേഷ്യയിലെയുംപൂർവ്വദേശങ്ങളിലെയുംരണ്ടുംമൂന്നുംതലമുറവിശ്വാസികളെപ്രത്യേകിച്ച്യുവതയെസത്യവിശ്വാസത്തിൽഉറപ്പിച്ചുനിർത്തുന്നതിന്ബഹുമാനപ്പെട്ടഅച്ചൻനടത്തിവരുന്നസേവനങ്ങൾനിസ്തുലമാണ്.1955
ജൂലയ്നാലിന്ജനിച്ചവന്ദ്യ:കോർഎപ്പിസ്കോപ്പ
1977ൽകോട്ടയംപഴയസെമിനാരിയിൽചേരുകയും
1982ൽസെമിനാരിബിരുദംകരസ്ഥമാക്കുകയുംചെയ്തു.സെമിനാരിപഠനകാലയളവിൽഅഭിവന്ദ്യ പൗലൂസ്മാർ ഗ്രീഗോറിയോസ്തിരുമേനിയുടെസെക്രട്ടറിയായിപ്രവർത്തിക്കുവാനുംബഹുമാനപ്പെട്ടഅച്ചനുഭാഗ്യംലഭിക്കുകയുണ്ടായി.1984മെയ്മാസംആറാംതീയതിഅഭിവന്ദ്യ:തോമസ്മാർതീമോത്തിയോസ്മെത്രാപ്പോലിത്ത
(പരിശുദ്ധബസേലിയോസ്മാർത്തോമദിദിമോസ്പ്രഥമൻബാവ)
യിൽനിന്നുംവൈദികപട്ടംസ്വീകരിച്ചു.മലേഷ്യൻഓർത്തഡോക്സ്പള്ളിയിൽവച്ച്നടന്നആദ്യപൗരോഹിത്യനൽവരസ്വീകരണമെന്നപ്രത്യേകതയുംമേൽപറഞ്ഞപട്ടത്വശുശ്രുഷക്ക്അവകാശപ്പെട്ടതാണ്.1996
ഡിസംബർമാസംഒന്നാംതീയതിബഹുമാനപ്പെട്ടഅച്ചനെപരിശുദ്ധസഭകോർഎപ്പിസ്കോപ്പസ്ഥാനത്തേക്ക്ഉയർത്തി.
വിവിധആധ്യാത്മികസാമൂഹികസംഘടനകളുടെസാരഥൃംവഹിക്കുന്നവന്ദ്യ:കോർഎപ്പിസ്കോപ്പ നിലവിൽ
Chairman of the Student Christian Movement(SCM)in Malaysia,Vice
President of the National council of Churches of Malaysia, Director of
the Community Centre for Interfaith and Peace Initiative,Co-Chairman
of Friendship Group for Inter-religious services (FGIS),Director of
the Y.M.C.A Kuala Lumpur, Member of Urban Rural Mission Committee of
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span style="font-size: 12pt;">the C.C.A ആയുംപ്രവർത്തിക്കുന്നു.വിവിധമതസൗഹാർദ്ദസമാധാനകൂട്ടായ്മകളുമായിബന്ദപ്പെട്ടുപ്രവർത്തിച്ചുവരുന്നബഹുമാനപ്പെട്ടഅച്ചൻലാഹോറിൽവച്ചുനടന്ന
International Sufi Conference for Peace ലെ മുഖ്യപ്രഭാഷകനുമായിരുന്നു.