Rev.Fr. Thampan Varghese celebrates 25th Anniversary ( silver Jubilee) of Holy Priesthood
Fr. Thampan Varghese comes from Thaivellathra family and his home parish is St. Mary’s Salem Orthodox Church, Manappally (Kollam Diocese). Achen was born in Thaivellathra Ebenezer family at Manappally Kollam to Mr. Koshy Unnoonni (late) & Mrs. Kunjamma. He is married to Susan Thampan, Daughter of Late Rev. Fr. T. S. Thomas & Late Rachel Thomas (Thengumthottathil, Ranni) and they have been blessed with 2 children, Feba Varghese (Daughter) Meekha Varghese (Son). His Grace Mathews Mar Coorilos (His Holiness Baselius Marthoma Mathews II) ordained him as a Priest on June 9, 1988. He earned his Degree from Kerala University. He studied at the Orthodox Theological Seminary at Kottayam where he received his BD (Bachelor in Divinity) degree.
Fr. Thampan Varghese served as vicar of Baselius Gregorios Orthodox Church, Poruvazhy Kollam, Morth Mariam Orthodox Church Thevalakara, St. Thomas Orthodox Cathedral, Kannamcode, Adoor and St. George Orthodox Church Puthoor Kollam.
Achan came to the Unites States of America in 1997. Served as Secretary to His Holiness Baselius Marthoma Mathews I. He also served as Vicar of St. Gregorios Orthodox Church Rochester Hills, Michigan and St. Mary’s Orthodox Valiyapally Farmers Branch, Texas.
Southwest American Diocese Metropolitan His Grace Alexios Mar Eusebius appointed him as Vicar of St. George Malankara Orthodox Church, Dallas in 2012. Achen served as the Diocesan Secratary of Diocese Of South West America from 2009-2012.