NEW JERSEY: Fr. Dr. Jacob Mathew assumed charge as ‘Resident Editor US’ for the English Edition of Indian Orthodox Herald. He had been one of the contributing editors of IOH for the last four years.
He had completed Ph.D. in Christology from Paris Lodron University, Salzburg, Austria in 2001. Fr. Dr. Jacob Mathew is the only person from the Malankara Church after legendary Fr. Dr. V.C. Samuel to study the Christology of St. Severus of Antioch, who is extolled as the pillar of Syriac Christology.
In 2002 he joined the Gospel and Plough Theological College of the Allahabad Agricultural Institute-Deemed University, Uttar Pradesh, India as Associate Professor. In 2006 February he joined the Theological Faculty of Holy Trinity Theological College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for two years.
Before joining the Orthodox Theological Seminary in 1990, he joined with the Malankara Orthodox Herald as Sub-Editor Trainee, which was under the initiative of Baselius Marthoma Mathews I, the then Catholicos.
Fr. Jacob resides in Florida now with his wife Dr. Shiney Alex and two children, Agatha Elizabeth Jacob and Abiyah Mariam Jacob. He also serves the St. Paul’s Orthodox Church, Orlando.