Rt. Rev. Dr. Euyakim Mar Coorilos (Rev. Euyakim I Cheeran) was born on 25th November, 1951, in Kunnamkulam, Kerala, as the son of Sri Ittimani Ittyachan Kunju and Smt. Saramma of Cheeranveedu in the Kunnamkulam Arthat Mar Thoma Parish. He completed his education at CMS LP School and Erumapetty Government High School. He received his Pre-degree from SH College in Thevara, as well as his B.Sc (Special) and M.Sc degrees from Christ College in Irinjalakuda. He enrolled in Kottayam Mar Thoma Vaideeka Seminary for theological studies after submitting himself to the Lord's service via the Church. He was ordained as the Deacon on 29th April 1978 and Kasessa on 16th May. He was the Asst. Vicar of Kottayam Jerusalem, as well as the Vicar of Jalahalli, Thiruvarpu, Palarivattom, Mumbai, Kolaba, and in the United States, Staten Island, Washington, Philadelphia Bethel, Baltimore, and Florida Parishes.
Rev. Euyakim I Cheeran was consecrated as Ramban on 4th November 1989 and as Euyakim Mar Coorilos Episcopa on 9th December 1989. Life of devotion, simple presentation of the gospel, realization of the ministry of the Church through action projects of modern vision, urge for special justice, committed propagation of gospel, ability to go forward steadfastly and hopefully without getting upset at the face of opposition, care and love for the poor and punctuality are the special qualities of his character. He takes special care to keep up personal relationships. Love and care for children, youths and elders make him endeared to all.
Thirumeni was the driving force behind the establishment of Ashabhavan in Pathanapuram, Pidavoor, for the rehabilitation of disabled children. Deepthi Balika Bhavan Pallippad was founded to provide quality education as well as mental and spiritual growth to the children of poor fishermen. Jyothis, Mavelikkara, is making a progress in assisting mentally impaired youngsters. Thirumeni 's vision has come to fruition with the construction of the Yuvajana Sakhyam Youth Centre in Adoor. He provided leadership for the creation of the Easo Mar Timotheos Memorial Meditation Centre, which is linked to Adoor Hermon Aramana and is intended for prayer, meditation, and study. As part of the Sapthathy Mission, gospel outreach among railway porters was initiated. Gospel ministry began at Sathyawadi and Ghatgheswar. On the occasion of Alexander Mar Thoma's birthday, the Kalahandi Mission in Orissa was established. In accordance with The Metropolitan's birthday, he gave the order to begin Half Way Home in Ranni. Deepam Balika Bhavan for poor Dalit Girls was started at Mekozhoor.
It is Thirumeni’s lifestyle to respond strongly against social evils. He was the patron of Pathanathitta District Prohibition Committee which was organized to eradicate drinking as a social evil. He gave laudable leadership to Mar Thoma Yuvajana Sakhyam as President, Sunday School Samajam as President, Chengannur Christian College as Manager and Kattanam Mission Hospital as Chairman. He also led effectively the Dayara Movement, Sanyasini Samooham, Voluntary Evangelists Association, Suvisesha Sevika Sanghom, Kozhencherry St. Thoma College and Cherukole ITC. He served Adoor-Mavelikkara, Ranni-Nilackal, North America-Europe and Kottayam – Kochi Dioceses. When he was in-charge of North America- Europe he served as the Executive Committee member of North America NCCA.
The life of prayer and style of work of Easow Mar Themotheos Episcopa has influenced Euyakim Thirumeni very much. He is able to draw the people closer to God by imparting Christ Centered Pure Gospel in simple language. He takes special care to lead the youths to a live relation with Jesus and total submission.
|Parents||Kunnamkulam Cheeranveettil Itty Many Ittyachenkunju and Saramma|
|Date of Birth||25/11/1951|
|Ordained as Deacon||29/04/1978|
|Ordained as Kassissa||16/05/1978|
|Ordained as Ramban||11/04/1989|
|Consecrated as Episcopa||12/09/1989|
|Installed as Suffragan Metropolitan||18/07/2021|