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Fr. Dr. Johns Abraham Konat


 Fr. Dr. Johns Abraham

Fr. Dr. Johns Abraham is the principal of the Orthodox Theological Seminary. He is a lecturer in the Seminary since 1985 .He is also the Syriac instructor at the St. Ephrem Ecumenical Research Institute (SEERI) at Kottayam. Following a graduation in B.A. Psychology from the Kerala University, Fr. Johns Abraham began his theological education at the Orthodox Theological Seminary at Kottayam where he completed the Graduate in Sacred Theology (diploma) and Bachelor in Divinity degree. He earned a Masters Licentiate and Doctorate in Theology for research in Syriac Fathers from the Catholic University of Louvain-La-Neuve at Belgium.

His principal areas of teaching are Syriac at preliminary and advanced levels, Church Canons and Liturgy. He is the principal guide and tutor of Eucharistic Services for deacons of the Malankara Orthodox Church.

Fr. Johns Abraham serves in the additional capacity as the official spokesperson (PRO) of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church. He is also a member of the Joint Commission for Consultation with the Catholic Church.

Fr. Johns Abraham, along with Fr. Dr. B. Varghese, is the editor of the revised ‘Suriyani Basha Pravesika’, the most popular text in India for beginner and advanced level Syriac studies. This book has been translated to English by himself. He also compiled both Syriac and Malayalam side to side for Seminary’s daily usage. His other works include..

·    Nervazhiyil (Divyabodhanam Publications)

·     Sroogile Mar yakoob (MOC Publications)

·     Mar Yakoobinde Thaksa: Anushtanangalum Vyakyaanangalum Cherthadhu

·     Kerlathile Episcopal Sabhagal (ed.)

·     Konat Mathen Corepiscopa: Vyakthiyum Kaalavum (ed.)

·     Vishudha Suvisheshangal: Oru Leghuvyaakyaanam (ed.)

·     Shushrushaka Mithram(a Guidline for Acolytes, MOC publication)

He has also published several articles in various international journals such as “True Harp”, Ephemiredes, Le Museon and Parol De L’ Orient (Belgium).