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Dn. Abi Chacko to Holy Priesthood on March 20

NEW YORK: Dn. Abi Chacko will be ordained to the Holy Priesthood on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at his home parish, St. Mary’s Orthodox Church of West Sayville, New York.

The ordination services will be led by the diocesan Metropolitan Mathews Mar Barnabas and the Assistant Metropolitan Zachariah Mar Nicholovos.

Dn. Abi Chacko is a graduate of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, New York and a graduate of the liturgical studies program at Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam.

Dn. Abi Chacko currently assists in the various ministries in St. Gregorios Orthodox Church of Oak Park, Illinois and has served as the MGOCSM General Treasurer of the American Diocese and the MGOCSM Council member of the Queens/Long Island/Brooklyn Area.

Dn. Abi Chacko is son of Chacko C. Kochukunju and Rachel (Chackalayil House, Kadapra, Niranam) and is married to Sibyl Thomas Chacko from St. Gregorios, Oak Park.