MOR KOORILOSE KURIAKOSE
(Former Diocesan Metropolitan of Niranam, Quilon and Thumpamon of Malankara Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church)
Msabrono Nasiho Mor Koorilose Kuriakose was born on May 1, 1935 as the second son of Poothiyottu Paayikandathil Cherian George of Mepral and Annamma and named George Kurian. He was ordained deacon by Mor Gheevarghese Gregorius of Ankamali in 1956. The late Catholicos Paulos II (then Metropolitan Mor Philoxenus Paulose) ordained him priest in 1956. Fr. George Kurian became the vicar of St. John's church, Mepral (Thiruvalla).
Fr. George Kurian was consecrated bishop Mor Koorilose by Patriarch Ya`qub III on July 21, 1974. Mor Kuriakose Koorilose Metropolitan was an undeclared "Ya`qub Burd`ana" of the southern diocese of Malankara Church, who toiled hard to sustain the faithful in the true apostolic faith and traditions of the Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church.
In spite of his ill-health, Mor Koorilose Kuriakose Thirumeni worked tirelessly for welfare of the dioceses of Niranam, Quilon and Thumpamon, especially at a crucial time in the history of our church where we had to face several challenges from the dissident faction. Mor Kuriakose was an accomplished orator and an able administrator who established many educational institutions in his diocese.
The “Aramana” at Adoor had been the fruit of Thirumeni’s strenuous efforts, although Thirumeni did not have the fortune of living there.
His Grace served as the President of the Sunday School Association for a long time.
During a very difficult period in the history of the church, His Grace provided able leadership for the church. His Grace Passed away on 21 March 1995 and his remains are interred in Michayel Mor Dionysius Dayro, Adoor.