St.Gregorios Orthodox Church Of India
South Florida
Rev. Fr. George John

Achen is from the Elakattu family in Pariyaram, Kottayam. His parents are late Mr. P.C. George and Mrs. Thankamma George. He studied at C M S College, Kottayam and received his Bachelors degree in History & Politics. Achen joined the seminary in 1970, and received his BD degree. He was ordained as a deacon in 1973 by His Grace Yuhannon Mar Severius Metropolitan. He was ordained to the priesthood by His Holiness Baselius Marthoma Mathews 1, Catholicos on December 20, 1975.

From 1976 to 1986 he served as a priest in the Kottayam diocese. Sponsored by H.G. Dr. Thomas Mar Makarios Metropolitan, Achen came to United States in 1986 and has served as the Vicar of St. Gregorios Orthodox Church in Edmonton, Canada and St. Thomas Malankara Orthodox Church of India, in South Florida. Presently, he is the Vicar of St. Gregorios Orthodox Church of India, South Florida.

Achen is married to Marykutty from Thazhakuzhiyil family, Pampady. He has two children Georgy & Rany and daughter-in-law, Bincy.






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