Saint Geevarghese Mar Gregorios or Parumala Thirumeni (15 June 1848 -2 November 1902) of Parumala was a Syrian Orthodox religious leader and later canonized by Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church He is the first Saint of Oriental orthodox Churches in India. He is popularly known as Parumala Thirumeni (Bishop of Parumala) or Kochu Thirumeni.
Geevarghese was born into the Chathuruthy family in Mulanthuruthy, Kerala. His parents, Kochu Mathai and Mariam, had three sons and two daughters. After the birth of the fifth child, Ipeora, Mariam died. Geevarghese was educated by Malpan (teacher) Geevarghese of Chathuruthy, Kochi, and was ordained as a deacon on 14 September 1858 at the age of ten by Palakkunnathu Mar Athanasius and was reordained in 1864 at Karingachira St.George Jacobite Church .
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