Posted by John Samuel Vekal

“ആചാര്യെശാ മശിഹ കൂദാശകളര്‍പ്പിച്ചോ
ശ്രേഷ്ടാചാര്യന്നേകുക പുണ്യം നാഥാ സ്തോത്രം”

അബൂൻ മോർ ദിവന്ന്യാസ്യോസ് ഔഗേൻ : ആറാമത് ദുഖ് റൊനോ പെരുന്നാൾ 2013 ജൂണ്‍ 6 നു, പുണ്യ പിതാവിൻറെ മദ്ധ്യസ്ഥതയിൽ അഭയം പ്രാപിച്ചു കൊള്ളുന്നു

H.G. Augen Mar Dionysius: A Life of Prayer and Service to the Poor
H.G. Augen Mar Dionysius thirumeni was a great spiritual leader of the Malankara Indian Orthodox Church. He was born on July 1, 1955 as the son of Mr. Mathai Kurian and Mrs. Saramma Kurian. He was a brilliant student and completed his degree in B.Sc Physics and post graduate degree in History. Later he joined the Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam and completed his theological studies in 1980 and passed out as the best outgoing student.

He was ordained as a deacon on May 21, 1979. He was ordained as a priest (Fr. Zachariah Perangattu) on August 30, 1980 by His Holiness Baselius Marthoma Mathews I, the Catholicos of the East. He was elevated as Remban (Very. Rev. Augen Ramban) on December 5, 1992 by H.H. Baselius Marthoma Mathews II. He was elevated as a Metropolitan (H.G. Augen Mar Dionysius) on March 5, 2005.

He had served many roles including the Secretary of the Catholicos Baselios Marthoma Mathews I for 16 years, Manager of Devalokam Aramana, Manager of Valikattu dayara, Diocese secretary of Kottayam Central, President of the Baselios Charitable Society and Resident Manager of the Engineering College, Peerumedu.

He took over as the Metropolitan of Idukki diocese on July 1, 2005. During the two years of his tenure as the metropolitan, there has a diligent effort to address many of the issues faced by the people. He has provided effective leadership for the reconstruction of churches and other projects benefiting the poor people of Idukki. During his lifetime he dedicated himself to HIS Heavenly Father’s will and served the poor. His life was a life of prayer and service to the poor.

H.G. Augen Mar Dionysius passed away in an accident on June 6, 2007. He was on his way to distribute books to poor students. He lived serving the poor and he died serving the poor. On June 07, 2007, he was laid to rest at Valikattu Dayara. May his soul rest in peace. May all of us be inspired by his life and service to the poor. May his prayers guide us.