CHENNAI: Fr John Thachamperil of Madras diocese will be consecrated as Cor-episcopos on August 20, 2009 at St Thomas Orthodox Puzhuthivakkam, Chennai by Metropolitan Abraham Mar Epiphanios in the presence of Yoohanon Mar Diascoros. Fr Thachamperil was born in 1954 as the son of Late Niranam Thachamperil C Varghese and Mariyamma.
Right after his ordination as a priest in July 22, 1984 Fr John Thachamperil had served St. George Padi Chennai 1984 to 1986, St: Gregorios Cathedral Hyderabad 1986 to 1989, St. Thomas Puzhuthivakkam Chennai 1989/91, St Thomas Cathedral Broadway, Chennai 91/92, St Stephen’s Vizag 1992 to 1995, St Mary’s Cathedral Kula Lumpur 1995 to 1999, St Mary’s Cathedral Port Blair 1999 to 2003, St Gregorios Tambaram 2003 to 2006 and St Gregorios Cathedral Hyderabad 2006 to 2008 of Madras diocese as vicar. Currently Fr John Thachamperil is the vicar of St Marys Ramachanrapuram Hyderabad.
In 1981 Fr Thachamperil took B.Th. and joined Orthodox Seminary, Kottayam for BD and completed it in 1984. Thereafter he had his M A (Philosophy) from Usmania University Hyderabad and B Ed from Alagappa University Karaikudi Tamil Nadu.
Fr John Thachamperil is now a member of Puzhuthivakkam St. Thomas Orthodox Church, Chennai and his home parish is St. Mary’s Parumala.