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Rev. Fr. Dr. Renjan Mathew

Rev Fr Dr Renjan Mathew
Rev Fr Dr Renjan Mathew
Rev Fr Dr. Renjan Mathew was born as the oldest son of Mr. Roy Mathew Vengacheril and Late Ms. Gracy Mathew in Kerala. He was ordained as Afudyaqno / Sub-deacon on August 23, 2012 by the Patriarchal Vicar and Arch Bishop Mor Titus of the Diocese of Malankara Syriac Orthodox Church in North America. He is very passionate about the Syrian Orthodox liturgy and worship. He became an Alter acolyte at the age of ten years and assisted liturgical services at St. Mary’s Chapel, Illickal, Kottaym. He had completed three years of studies in Syriac language and literature, and Church history from St. Ephraim’s Ecumenical Research Institute, Kottayam, as part of his college education. He originally belongs to the St. Thomas Jacobite Syrian Church, Chengalam, Kottayam. Currently he is a member of St. Ignatious MJSO Cathedral, Dallas, Texas. By profession he is a Provisionally Licensed Psychologist in Texas and holds a PhD. in Clinical Psychology. He has worked in various church and ecumenical organizations. He has served as the Student Secretary of the Student Christian Movement (SCM), Kerala Region, and the Organizing Secretary of Syrian Orthodox Christian Students’ Movement. He authored and edited several secular and Christian articles and books. While he was working in Kerala, he was a regular invited speaker and subject expert at All India Radio, Cochin FM and an expert speaker with various TV shows and news hour discussions in Manorama channel, Jeevan TV, and Kairali Channel. Currently he is enrolled as a student of Post-graduate diploma in Theology at Dharmaram Institute of Pontifical Athenaeum, Bangalore, India. He is married to Ms. Nisha Mathew and the couple is blessed with their son Naithan and daughter Rebecca.
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