KOTTAYAM: Mariam Philip George (60), wife of famous Orthodox theologian and Principal of Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam, Fr. Dr. K.M. George, passed away. The demise was at 9.30 am local time on Friday, August 27, 2010 at their home at Devalokam, Kottayam, Kerala. Funeral will be at 3.00 pm on Saturday, August 28, 2010 at cemetery of St. Thomas Orthodox Church, Vadakkanmannoor, Kottayam. She was daughter of LL Fr. Philipose and Mrs. Thankamma Philipose, Vallyathu, Ezhakulam, Adoor.
Upon hearing the news the Catholicos Elect Metropolitan Paulose Mar Milithios and Metropolitan of Adoor-Kadampanadu Diocese Dr. Zacharias Mar Aprem reached their home and conducted prayers for the departed soul.
Mariam Philip George was under treatment for a while, as she was affected by the painful and dreaded cancer decease. She had served as high school teacher at the MD Seminary High School, Kottayam and took voluntary retirement due to her illness.
She wrote a book during her illness days, ‘Ente Krupa Ninakku Mathi’ (My Mercy Is Sufficient For You), which received wide appreciation. She has also published an album for the solace of the sick, which included songs and prayers.