A Tribute to My Beloved Brother

“He (Mar Philoxenos) will have a place in the heavenly abode where there is no pain and suffering, but bliss of the presence of the Triune God and the heavenly angels.”
NEW JERSEY — Dr Yuhanon Mor Meletius, Metropolitan of Thrissur Diocese, has paid rich tributes to LL Metropolitan Job Mar Philoxenos (1939-2011), Metropolitan of Delhi Diocese who passed away in Kerala on November 20.
Mor Meletius presently on a tour to Americas spoke glowingly in tribute to the departed soul of Mar Philoxenos at the Sts Baselius-Gregorios Orthodox Church at New Brunswick, New Jersey.
“He was a great hermit. But not for him, no one would have endured so much pain, suffering and illness with such a strong and positive attitude. He was so sick, but that did not prevent him from being a loving and caring shepherd. He was an elder brother to me” noted Mor Meletius.
Mor Meletius further puts it frankly regarding controversies when he says: “I myself was under controversy many a time. It is common that people talked behind my back on numerous occasions. But Thirumeni would call me in person whenever he heard something controversial about me and ask me directly. I honoured and appreciated this so much and shared my thoughts with him”.
Mor Meletius recalls that when he was the President of OCYM, Mar Philoxenos thirumeni was very particular that I travelled to New Delhi to attend the annual diocesan conference.
“He was a great person. I pray for him. I am sure he will have a place in the heavenly abode where there is no pain and suffering, but bliss of the presence of the Triune God and the heavenly angels,” he concludes in tributes to the great Metropolitan.
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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. John & Veena
    Dec 01, 2011 @ 22:58:35

    Hello Thirumeni,

    We trust that you are doing well by the grace of God. I just want to let you know that the latest posting on your space is not fully legible. Many words from the right side appear to have been chopped off. May be, if you still have the text, you might consider re-posting.

    By the way, there is no doubt that there are some people who love you, and want to cheer you up. Nice photographs, and accordingly befitting titles!

    We love you too, and pray to Alimighty God to keep you in good health and high spirits for years to come. Please do keep us in your prayers.

    Prayerfully yours,

    John & Veena, NJ


    • johnkdaniel
      Dec 01, 2011 @ 23:18:28

      Dear John and Veena
      Thank you for the note and pointing out the problem. I have corrected it. Hope you and your family are doing fine by the grace of God. My prayers.
      Love and pryers


  2. John & Veena, NJj
    Dec 02, 2011 @ 02:01:18

    Thank you Thirumeni for keeping us in your prayers. The posting looks and reads well now.

    By the way, Jude, our son, who is doing his 6 year Ph.D. programme in Pharmacy at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Sciences, Albany, New York, is going to have his “white coat ceremony” tomorrow, and we are driving up to attend it. Again, kindly keep all the three of us, especially him, in your prayers.

    Lovingly yours,

    John & Veena


  3. Mathews Kulanjipurakal.
    Dec 02, 2011 @ 13:11:44

    Dear Thirumeni,

    May the Joy,Peace and Good-will of the advent season be with you.

    Regards and love from the family.

    Balan and Susamma.


    • Yuhanon Meletius
      Dec 02, 2011 @ 16:25:08

      Thank you Balan and Susamma for the greetings. Of course advent season begins with thanksgiving weekend. I hope every one home, specially Amma are doing fine. My prayers of your behalf.
      Love and prayers


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