“What matters is how you live than how much you live. It’s a grace of God and am
letting everything for His glory.”: HG Dr Mar Yulios
SOHAR, Sultanate of Oman: Ahmedabad Diocese Metropolitan HG Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios, turns 49 today, May 17, Tuesday. The Metropolitan will begin the day with a Holy Eucharist at the parsonage of Sohar St George Orthodox church under Vicar Fr Varghese Thomas. The celebrations will be held at the farm with the old, new managing committee members in the evening.
GREETINGS FROM MUSCAT MAHAEDAVAKA: Muscat Mar Gregorios Orthodox Maha Edavaka (MGOME) Vicar/President and Ahmedabad Diocese Secretary Rev Fr Jacob Mathew, Associate Vicar Rev Fr Kuriakose Varghese and managing committee have also extended their greetings of wishes to Mar Yulios on his 49th birthday.
As His Grace shepherds, he needs prayers, blessings and support of all. Pray that the ministry of Mar Yulios is strengthened abundantly and His Grace works to further the kingdom of God. May the Almighty shower our Metropolitan with abundant blessings and strengthen his arms to work more effectively. May God grant His Grace long life with happiness, peace and good health. May God strengthen our beloved Bishop to lead and guide the Holy Church towards more responsible positions in future.
Dr Mar Yulios is leading Ahmedabad Diocese with renewed vigour, out-most ideal, foresighted vision since six years and is determined to accomplish his ‘projected’ mission along with spiritual empowerment. May the Almighty shower our Metropolitan with abundant blessings, divine guidance to safeguard and monitor the sheep in the right path guided by the Holy Spirit.
Here’s wishing the young Metropolitan the very best in his endeavors’ both in his personal life and IN the new year ahead.
PROFILE: Born to Mr P V Pavu (late) and Mrs K V Anna on May 17, 1967, His Grace hails from a letter loving family, the famed Pulikkottil family from Kunnamkulam. His Grace is the member of St Mathias South Cross Parish, Kunnamkulam and author of over 10 publications. His Grace has a post doctorate research from the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen (Germany) adding to diplomas in Sanskrit, Hebrew, Greek, Latin and German languages.
After his consecration as Bishop on May 12, 2010, Fr Geevarghese Pulikkottil Ramban became Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulius Metropolitan. As a priest from 1992, Fr George Pulikkottil (Puli Achen) served in different parishes under dioceses of Kunnamkulam (home parish), Kottayam, Madras, UK & Europe, Canada and Diocese of America.
Important dates in Mar Yulios life:
April 27, 1990: Ordained as Decon
March 14, 1992: Ordained as Priest
May 12, 2010: Consecrated as Metropolitan
Aug 15, 2010: Takes charge as Ahmedabad Diocese Metropolitan
POSITIONS: Vice Chairman of Indian Orthodox Church media wing
Vice Chairperson of Hyderabad-based Henry Martyn Institute (HMI)
Greetings can be sent on Mar Yulios’ email id: firstname.lastname@example.org or on GSM at +968-94-744-748