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      We, the moderators of SOCMNet and SOCM Forum, along with all our members, pray Almighty for the soul of our Babu to take rest in the bossom of Abraham, Issac and Jacob. We all pray for the family of Babu (Wife Chinnu and Kids Mrs. Liz Nibu and Master Basil) to get consolation from God Almighty for their heavy loss..... 

   
   

 

 

 

Babu Paul Maracheril Laid to Rest


One of our moderators and a member of Kuwait St. George Universal Syrian Orthodox Church, Kuwait. Mr. Babu Paul Maracheril (Babu Sir) passed away on 27.06.2010 evening 6.00 PM in Kuwait. For the members of St. George Universal Syrian Orthodox Church, Kuwait - he was a True Christian to look up to. Sunday school head master for many years, a guide for all the altar boys, a champion prayer warrior, a staunch Syrian Orthodox faithful, a most kind hearted Christian and much more.

 

He is hailing from Maracheril family at Kothamangalam and was presently living in Kuwait with his family.  


 

The Members, Sunday School students and teachers of St. George Universal Syrian Orthodox Church bid a tearful farewell to their beloved Sunday School Headmaster on Thursday, 1st July 2010  at Sabah Mortuary, Kuwait.

 

 First part of the funeral service of late Mr. Babu Paul Maracheril is conducted after the viewing session at Sabah Mortuary, Kuwait on Thursday, 1st July 2010, 10.00 AM.

 

Rev. Fr. Mathew Poozhikollel, the Vicar of St. George Universal Syrian Orthodox Church led the service, assisted by:

1- Rev. Fr. Issac - St. Mary's Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church
2- Rev. Fr. C. Kurian – St. Pete's Knanaya Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church
3- Rev. Fr. Jose Mathew - St. Gregarious Indian Orthodox Church
4- Rev. Fr. George C Varghese - St, Gregarious Indian Orthodox Church
5- Rev. Fr. Abraham P George - Ahmadi Indian Orthodox Church
6- Rev. Fr. Thomas Varghese - Marthoma Church, Kuwait
7- Rev. Fr. Binju Varghese – St. Peter's CSI Church

 

Scores of peoples from different Christian denominations, and several Malayalee and Indian association members joined the prayer and paid their homage. To view the photos of the funeral service, please click on this link

His mortal remains is taken to Kochi on the same day by the Kuwait Airways flight at 9.00 pm.

 

The funeral service of late Shri Babu Paul Maracheril was held today (Friday, 2/7/10) at Kothamangalam 'Morth Mariyam Cathedral Valiya Pally at 2.30 p.m.

 


The service was led by the Catholicose His Beatitude Aboon Mor Baselius Thomas I, and was assisted by His Eminences Abraham Mor Severios, Mathews Mor Ivanios, Mathews Mor Theodoseos, Mathews Mor Aphrem and Geevarghese Mor Coorilos.  A large crowd from different walks of the society attended the funeral.

 

SOCM Forum was represented in the funeral service by one of its moderator Mr. John Philip Kottaparambil and Mr. Jikku.
 

We, the moderators of SOCMNet and SOCM Forum, along with all our members, pray Almighty for the soul of our Babu to take rest in the bossom of Abraham, Issac and Jacob. We all pray for the family of Babu (Wife Chinnu and Kids Mrs. Liz Nibu and Master Basil) to get consolation from God Almighty for their heavy loss. 

 

The last message prepared by our late Babu Paul Maracheril, which he wrote for distribution to his Children on the JSVBS closing day.

 

'BE READY" for the Son of Man is coming at an hour yon do not expect.
ARE YOU READY? ARE YOU READY to go with our Heavenly Father?
I was ready so I could walk fearlessly when our Heavenly Father called me. So we all should be always ready for HIS call.

 

To read the message, please click on this link


Condolence Messages


His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakkh Iwas I
Dear moderators,

His Holiness asked me to convey His Holiness's condolence at the sad demise of Babu Paul Maracheril.

H.H prays for the departed soul and wish that, may God reward him for all his good deeds. Also may He console the bereaved family of Babu Paul Maracheril.

In our Lord's love,
Dn. Joshy
Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate
Damascus


His Eminence Mor Deevannasios

Dear moderatos
Heartfelt condolence to the sorrowful family and the SOCM Family on the sudden demise of our beloved Babu. As far as I know he was a good man, good Altar servant, good model to every Syrian Orthodox Church member, Kind hearted, Sincere and many more good qualities. The Church esp. The Universal Syrian Orthodox Church Kuwait had lost a good man. While I was there in Kuwait Mr. Babu was very helpful to me. Once again I convey my deep sorrow for his sudden demise. May God receive his soul in Paradise with all saints and remove tears from all his family members and all beloveds and reward him according to his sincere works for His Church as a whole.
In His humble service
Deevannasios Methrachan


His Eminence Geevarghese Mor Coorilos 
Dear moderators
I could not believe my ears when I heard the shocking news about the untimely demise of our beloved Babu Paul Maracheril. He was a true Christian and was a role model for every Jacobite Christian. His departure from this world is not only a great loss for our St. George Universal Syrian Orthodox Church, Kuwait, but also for our entire Church. His faith in the Antiochean tradition was unflinching and devotion to the gospel, profound. As a member of the church board, senior altar servant, headmaster of Sunday School and so on, Babu Sir was an integral part of the life of the church in Kuwait. I gather that he died when he was getting ready to go the church for the VBS class. Just before God called him back to eternal rest, he had talked to the VBS students about the need 'to be prepared for death'. This shows how prepared he himself was for eternal life! Personally, for me it is a great loss. He was a genuine friend of mine who has been leading the solidarity initiatives for 'Theeram', our programme for mentally challenged children. Babu sir was one of the pillars of "friends of Theeram' chapter in Kuwait. We will surely miss him and I know no body can replace him in my mind. My prayer is that God will grant him eternal bliss and comfort his wife and children as they struggle to come to terms with the sudden loss of their dearest one. On behalf of the Niranam diocese and the Theerm family, I offer my prayerful condolences to the bereaved family.
ninte mahathvamudikkum nal
nilkanamivan valabhagathil
With prayers
Geevarghese Coorilos Thirumeni


 

Babu Maracheril was a great son of our church. He silently did many things like teaching the children bible values and faith, supported all good works inside and outside the church. He had a good number of friends including me with whom he contacted through inspiring emails. Thank God him and his works.

He was good friend and supporter of Theeram. I remember him attending the Theeram fest and anniversary function at Pallom. He spent the whole day with the children and their activities. He was one of the leading organizers of friends of Theeram. We will miss him here, but I am sure he will be there with God to uphold us in prayers.

I am now abroad and will be back next week. I am not sure to attend the funeral.

My prayers are with him and his family.
Lovingly,
Moolelachen


Rev. Fr. Mathai Varkey Puthukkunnathu

May the Departed Soul Rest in Peace – Late Mr. Babu Paul Maracherril.

 

Then I heard a voice from heaven say, "Write: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on." "Yes," says the Spirit, "they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them." Revelation 14:13

 

My humble self join with the multitudes of Syrian Orthodox Faithful, Clergy, and Spiritual Fathers in mourning the passing of our beloved Late Mr. Babu Paul Maracherril.

 

His dedicated and exemplary services to the Holy Church, especially at our Saint George Syrian Orthodox Church in Kuwait, will be remembered and cherished for years to come. I express deep regret and condolence to the bereaved family and pray that the departed soul may Rest in Peace.

 

When our family lived a couple of years in Thankalam, Kothamangalam, Babu’s family and we were neighbors, although I met him only once or twice; being he in Kuwait. However, we have known his parents and his family at large for a long time. I thought about him when I read the unpleasant news about his sorrowful demise. Then I read the following article he wrote in the SOC Digest,

 

The article is a portrayal of his strong faith and devotion to the divine providence.

 

Prayers,

Rev. Fr. Mathai Varkey Puthukkunnathu

Vicar, St. Ignatius Elias III Syrian Orthodox Church, Atlanta, USA.


Rev. Fr.Sabu T. Chorattil

Its really a shocking news. Our deepest condolences to Maracheril family. We keep his family in our prayers. May his soul rests in peace.

Ninte Mahatham Udichkum nal
Nilkanamivan valabhagathil

Fr.Sabu T. Chorattil
Los Angeles


Babu Jacob Nadayil, USA
We, the friends in USA of beloved Babu Maracheril, are in shock after hearing the sad news of Babu's sudden departure. Life is so uncertain dear brothers and sisters! This is unbearable. Well, one thing is sure, Babu reached where he is suppose to be; in His comforting bosom. There is no word to comfort the bereaving family, but to pray for them and for the dearest soul.

 

Joining you in prayers,

Babu Jacob Nadayil,


Paul Reji, USA
"he was a True Christian to look up to"
Yes indeed. In an era when people are not living for Christ or His church, he lived a life worth following.
I have never met him. But knew him through SOCM, emails and had common friends.
I cannot say how much big loss this is. With heavy heart, I too join all to pray for him and his family.
So sad day indeed for all of us.
Paul Reji


Lizy K Paul, Kuwait

My Loving Chinnu Chechy, Makkal & Sunday school Teachers and Children,
Accept my heartfelt Condolence for the dismissal of your beloved Father/Head Master
Our Head Master saying something to All.
For My Beloved Children,
BE READY for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
When I Get To Heaven
At last I reach my final home
The gates swing open wide
I get a glimpse of glory
I can't wait to get inside.

An angel beckons to me
I hurry up to him
He opens up a golden book
And lets me look within.

I see my name is written
On the page that he turns to
He says you finally made it
I've been waiting here for you.

He points in one direction
And tells me "go that way"
So I start my tour of heaven
The place I get to stay.

I see the many mansions
And walk the streets of gold
And hear the angels praising God
Just like I had been told.

And then I spot my loved ones
They've been here many years (My Father)
We hug and kiss each other
All smiles, there are no tears.

I look around for Jesus
I know He'll soon appear
I want to kneel and praise Him
He's the reason I am here.

He took upon Himself my sins
He paid the price for me
And by His victory over death
He finally set me free.

Free from all my worldly sins
And the evil Satan sent
Jesus came into my heart
Because I did repent.

I'll finally get to thank Him
When I bow before His throne
For all the times He carried me
When I couldn't walk alone.

I'll dwell with Him in heaven
With no sorrow, tears or pain
This was His promise to me
When to this earth He came.

There are many mansions up here
There's room for all of you
So to join us all in heaven
I'll tell you what to do.

Accept Jesus as your Savior
He will wash your sins away
He's waiting here to greet you
When you join us here one day.

My Dearest beloved children,

ARE YOU READY? ARE YOU READY? to go with our Heavenly Father?
BE READY for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
I was ready so I could walk fearlessly when our Heavenly Father called me. So we all should be always ready for HIS call.

Pray to GOD when ever you are going out from your home.
Pray to GOD for others.
Obey your Parents, Teachers and your Elders.
Do not commit any Mistakes/Sins.

With Love and Prayers,
Head Master- Babu Paul Maracheril.

Lissy K. Paul
Kuwait.


Dear all
It is indeed a great loss for SOCM prayer cell. Mr Babu was deeply involved keeping the Global prayer chain active.
"Though his mortal body has left, his love and spirit will always remain, His simple living, selfless thinking be the guiding force in our lives, We shall lovingly remember you."
May God rest his soul in peace. My condolences to the family
Sunny


Biju Cherian, NY, USA
Our Condolence and prayers. May his soul find eternal rest and peace in Heaven.
Biju Cherian, NY, USA
(Publicity Coordinator , Malankara Archdiocese Silver Jubilee Convention / General Secretary , St. Paul's Prayer Fellowship -American Archdiocese)


Jose Kurian Puliyeril, Kottayam

 

Dear and Respected Brethren,
May I express my heartfelt condolence to one and all who mourn the sudden and unexpected demise of beloved Babu Paul Maracheril, who had been attracted by many across the world due to his staunch faith, deep knowledge, care and love to all, able leadership qualities, unique thinking, exemplary behavior and character, above all so sincere and honest in his relations with his heavenly father and the Holy Church, which is the body of Christ, our redeemer and savior. I too share the shock and loss of many, though I did not had a chance to enjoy his companionship directly.
I too pray earnestly for his soul's rest in the bosom of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the company of all our Church Fathers, Saints and beloved departed ones. May God Almighty grant peace and comfort to one and all especially members of the bereaved family to withstand the great loss.
With sincere prayers
Jose Kurian Puliyeril
Kottayam


Cecil.K. Varghese & Jessy Cecil, Houston

Dear All,
"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. (Psalms 116:15) (Thante bhaktanmarude maranam yahovakku vilaeriyathakunnu)

Our condolence to the family of Mr. Babu Paul Maracheril. We will pray for the family of Mr. Babu to get consolation from God Almighty for their heavy loss.
Cecil.K. Varghese & Jessy Cecil
Houston, Tx
ID# 890


Alexander Vaidianparampil, Washington

Dear moderatos

Heartfelt condolence to the sorrowful family and the SOCM Family on the sudden demise of our beloved Babu. He was a Role Model as Good Teacher, Altar Service, leader. He was an inspiration for the Sunday School Students for Fasting.
I knew Babu sir Since from Kuwait .
It's a great loss for St. George Syrian Orthodox Church and its Spiritual Organizations.
May God receive his soul in Paradise with all saints and May God Almighty grant peace and comfort to one and all especially members of the bereaved family to withstand the great loss.
With Prayers
Alexander Vaidianparampil,
Washington


Jaison and family Kuwait

I would like to recall some thoughts about our beloved Babu Sir. For the Kuwait church and Theeram, it is a great loss. I am sure we will not get such a person to manage the prayer meetings, Sunday school etc. Last Friday, through his speech he asked the kids "Who is the guest coming in our life without any invitation"? He answered too, "It is death and we must be ready to face it". He
had so much thoughtfulness and dedication all throughout his life.

Since 2007 September he has been serving as a general secretary for the Friends of Theeram, Kuwait Chapter. During his tenure, he proved himself as an unforgettable personality. His capability, organizing capacity and whole hearted service mentality during Theeram anniversary, and Christmas Kids carol made those events a grand success.

Chinnu chechi, just be brave as my sister who had the same incident at the age of 41. As Holy Bible talks to us through Numbers Chapter 6: 24-26
"The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And
Be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And
Give you peace!"

Jaison and family Kuwait


Manoj P.T & Family, Doha, Qatar

Dear Chinnu Aunty, Mrs. Liz Nibu & Basil
We do hereby express our deepest condolence for the fast and untimely departure of our Babu Chaachen and may God Almighty will give him a place of heavenly rest in the blossoms of Father Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Of course our loved and lovable Chaachen will live in our hearts for ever even hence he departed physically.
Manoj P.T & Family
Doha – Qatar.


Cherian Jacob & Family - USA

May God Bless his soul to rest in peace.
Our heartfelt condolences to the bereaving and lamenting family members and alsopraying to God to give them ample strength to bear this irreparable and un-timely loss

Cherian Jacob & Family - USA


Dr. Boney Kuriakose PhD, Pretoria, South Africa

For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 1 Cor: 15:21-22
Babu Paul Maracheril or Babu chachen as I used to fondly call him is once person whom I have never met in my life. It was very unfortunate for either of us that in spite of the many thoughts we shared, the e-mails and the chats we had, we never got an opportunity to see each other personally. I met him through a series of official e-mails he sent me when I was in Chennai, India. He also introduced me to the SOCM forum and the Global prayer chain many years ago. I was in constant touch with him and used to chat with him regularly on the internet. He was very proud of being a Jacobite Christian and always tried to infuse that spirit into every person he met. I had the privilege of reading a number of articles that he used to send me by e-mail especially regarding church and other matters. He used to ask me for my humble opinion and also do occasional proofreading of the articles. Even on the morning of his departure he has send me an email and therefore it was shock and despair when I saw the news in the late evening.
Later in our conversations we realised that his mother was distantly related to my Mother's family in Kothamangalam and that he had studied with my Mothers cousins. He insisted that he was like my maternal uncle and that I should call him chachen. We shared every little thing in our families' ever since. He was
always helpful and had given me contacts of people he knew in South Africa when I moved here.
To a person that I have not met personally and belonging to the next generation, he used to tell me about his children and their studies, their job. I vividly remember that my wedding and his daughter's wedding dates were close and so we could not attend each others. I was looking forward to meeting him sometime in the near future.
It is by God's will that he has been called to his heavenly abode so young in life. His demise has left a void in my personal sphere. He has been a guide and teacher for many including the vast number of Sunday school students he taught. I leave my hearty condolences to his family and pray that Almighty give them the strength and courage to look ahead. His life and dedication to the Holy church should remain an inspiration to all.
With heartfelt condolences and prayers
Dr. Boney Kuriakose PhD
Pretoria, South Africa


 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 
   
   
   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

   
   
 
   

  We, the moderators of SOCMNet and SOCM Forum, along with all our members, pray Almighty for the soul of our Babu to take rest in the bossom of Abraham, Issac and Jacob. We all pray for the family of Babu (Wife Chinnu and Kids Mrs. Liz Nibu and Master Basil) to get consolation from God Almighty for their heavy loss..... 

   

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