MUSCAT : Fr Binu John Thomas, is the new Assistant Vicar for Mar Gregorios Orthodox Maha Edavaka, Muscat.
Ahmedabad Diocese Metropolitan, Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios, appointed Fr Binu John recently and issued a Kalpana to this effect. Accordingly, Fr Binu John has taken charge as the Assistant Vicar of Muscat Mar Gregorios Orthodox Maha Edavaka from November, 2011 onwards.
The young Assistant Vicar belonging to the 2002 batch brings with him ample experience having served as Vicar, St Mary’s Orthodox Church, Khajrana, Indore, from 2009 April before moving over to Muscat. Fr Binu John had also served as Vicar of St Paul’s Orthodox Church, Jagda, in Rourkela, Orissa and Mar Gregorios Orthodox Church in Bilaspur.
He is also presently the Ahmedabad Diocesan Council member whose tenure will expire by March 2012.
Fr Binu John is qualified with a post graduate in Sociology from Karnatak University and also a counseling course in Clinical Pastoral Education from CMC, Vellore.
Other roles held by him include Shruthi School of Music in-charge under the previous Calcutta Diocese and as Principal of St Mary’s School, Indore.
Rachel John is his spouse and they have two sons in Reuben Thomas John and Nathan Paul John.
St Mathews Orthodox Church, Kozhencherry is his home parish under Thumpamon Diocese.