BIOGRAPHY
Mor Severios Abraham

Metropolitan of the Angamali Region of the Angamali diocese

&  President of the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Seminary


 

Born on - 12 July 1941
Family Name - Aluckal family in Peechanikkad, Ankamali
Education - Graduation from the Community College, Chicago and Doctorate from Pacific Western University, California
Theological Studies - Russian Leningrad Theological Academy
Deacon -            1962        (ordained by  H.G Mor Gregorios Geevarghese, Vayaliparambil)
Kassisso -            1965        (ordained by H.G Mor Gregorios Geevarghese, Vayaliparambil) 
Metropolitan -

6 March 1982  (ordained by H.H. Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I Iwas and H.B Catholicos Baselios Paulose II

                                                                                                                    at Marthoma Church, Kothamangalam)

Current Responsibilities - 1.  Metropolitan of the Angamali Region of the Angamali diocese
1 1 2.  President of the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Theological Seminary (M.S.O.T.)

 

H.G. Mor Severios Abraham was ordained Metropolitan on 6th March 1982, in a ceremony presided by H.H. Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I Iwas and assisted by the late Catholicos Aboon Mor Baselios Paulose II of blessed memory. All the Metropolitans of Malankara Church including the present Catholicos Mor Baselios Thomas I participated in the solemn function held at the Marthoman cheriapally (St. Thomas church), Kothamangalam.  His Grace was later appointed  as the assistant Metropolitan of Angamali diocese with the concurrence of the Holy Episcopal Synod.  Mor Severios is the only prelate ordained by the Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas in Malankara.

Before his Metropolitan ordination, Mor Severios Abraham served as the Vicar of St. Peter's church in Chicago under late H.E. Archbishop Mor Athanasius Y. Samuel, from 1970-80.  He had his graduation from the Community college, Chicago and Doctorate from Pacific University in California. From 1962 to '71, he was in the Thrikkunnathu Seminary, Alwaye and later left for London to study at the Theological College at Wycliff Hall, Oxford from 1973-'79. It was in 1982, the Angamali diocesan council held under Metropolitan Thomas Mor Dionysius  (present Catholicos Baselios Thomas I), choose Fr. Abraham Aluckal (Mor Severios Abraham) as the assistant Metropolitan of the diocese. His Grace now hold the charge of the Angamali region of the Angamali diocese and is also the President of the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Theological Seminary (M.S.O.T) at Udayagiri near Mulanthuruthy.

After assuming charge as the auxiliary bishop of Angamali diocese, H.G. Mor Severios has commenced many charity programs. The 'Guardian Angel Institutions' founded by His Grace has been doing well ever since its beginning in 1985. It was registered as a society on 16th March 1985 and the 'Retirement Home' started functioning at Airapuram immediately thereafter. The society takes keen interest in various service activities through Social service league, Relief operation wing, Medical and Ambulance Mobile service etc.. Many Suryoyo as well as Indian citizens have extended whole hearted support to the various programs initiated by His Grace. A list of a few Institutions started by His Grace are given below.

 

Yeldho Mar Baselios Orphanage

Kothamangalam P.O, Kerala, India - 686 691.

 

'Yeldho Mar Baselios Orphanage' stared functioning at kothamangalam  in 1988. The poor boys who find shelter here have either lost both their parents or one of them. They are given education, food and everything freely. There are twenty eight boys staying at present. This orphanage, which seeks out and shelters destitute boys, irrespective of cast and religion, continues to exist only with the liberal contribution or donation of generous and magnanimous souls.

 

Bethsada Destitute Home for the Dying

Vengola P.O, Kerala, India - 683 554.

 

Bethsada, the home for the dying, is situated at Vengola four kilometers away from Perumbavoor, in the central Kerala. It is designed to be a heaven of love and compassion for whom medical science can do nothing and whose days are numbered. There are thirty old people at present residing at the home. The approximate cost of maintaining the established comes to over 40,000 rupees ($850) a month. 

 

Yeldho Mar Baselios Chapel

 

The Chapel dedicated to St. Yeldho Mor Baselios has been a source of spiritual enlightenment and peace of mind to the inmates of the destitute home as well as faithful in the neighborhood. The chapel situated in the same compound where  'Bethsada', the home for the dying is functioning was consecrated in January 1992. This aesthetically designed and marvelously engineered chapel is sponsored by the faithful as holy offerings.

 

Retirement Home

 

It is the first social service scheme started by the Guardian Angel Society. To all the inmates, men and women, irrespective of caste, creed and religion great care is taken to provide a meaningful and peaceful life.

 

Bethsada Public School

 

Guardian Angel Children's Park and Bethsada CBSE public School at Vengola, aims at imparting constructive, educative training and behavior modification programme for the young generation.  This is a place for the children who can study and enjoy the wide open park with green paddy field surrounded by it. It is a unique learning centre to sprout scholastic abilities of young promising citizens.

 

Bethsada Mental Health Center

 

There exist several lacunae in the field of the treatment of the mentally ill. Realizing this, the state of the art medical amenities are provided in the mental health center. Arrangements is made for the rehabilitation of the female psychiatric patients, vocational training and occupational therapy. 'Bethsada Mental  Heath Centre' for the mentally sick started functioning on 23rd May 1993.

 

Mar Gabriel Brother-hood

 

Mar Gabriel Brotherhood is a center for those who wish to live as Community, praying and working together, sharing and caring for each others. Mar Gabriel Brotherhood recruits, trains and commissions young men who are dedicated for serving the Lord in pioneer fields.

 

Mar Gabriel Prayer Tower

 

Mar Gabriel Brotherhood has started a meditation centre in the name of  'Prayer Tower', situated by a vast area of serene paddy field. We will seek God's guidance and direction to lift up the fallen and give hope for the desperate ones through prayers.

 

Prayer Shelter

 

The proposed millennium prayer shelter will be an ideal place for peace seeking migrants.

 

 

Mar Gabriel Prayer Tower

 

Bethsada Mental Health Center & Bethsada Public School building

 

 

 

Mor Severios Abraham along with late lamented Catholicos of the East Aboon Mor Baselios Paulose-II,

late Mor Gregorios Geevrghese Perumpillil, Predient of Malankara Episcopal Synod

& Mor Dionysius Thomas (Catholicos Mor Baselios Thomas-I)

 

 

 

Episcopal Jubilee of Mor Severios Abraham being celebrated on 16th February 2007 at Perumbavoor

Seen in the picture are H.B. Catholicos Baselios Thomas I, Central Minister Mr. Vayalar Ravi, H.G. Mor Severios Abraham,

Metropolitans of the Malankara Church, Legilative members of the State and Government representatives

 

 

 

Inauguration of the Sacerdotal Golden Jubilee celebrations of Metropolitan His Grace Mor Severios Abraham held

on 31st August 2011 at Perumbavoor by the Honorable Minster of the State of Kerala, Sri K Babu along with

His Beatitude Mor Baselios Thomas-I, Catholicos and Metropolitans of the Church in India.

 

 

 

 

 

    A special supplement published by Viswasa Samrakshakan on the occasion of the

         Sacerdotal Golden Jubilee inaugural function of Mor Severios Abraham 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Address of Metropolitan:

 

     Mor Gabriel Prayer Tower

     Vengola P.O, Perumbavoor

     Kerala, India.

                   Phone: + 91-484-2525937