Sacerdotal Silver Jubilee of Very.Rev.Augen Ramban
Parumala : Very Rev.Augen Ramban (Rev.Fr.Simon Skariah) is celebrating sacerdotal silver jubilee. He is the manager of the Parumala church where the St.Gregorious of Parumala rests eternally.
Ramban was born in 1960 at Prakkanam to Chanaas Skariah and Kunjamma at the famous Vadakedathu Mulamootil (Thykootathil) House. At an early age itself he had decided to lead a life of celebacy and completed the education from Pathanamthitta and Pathanapuram and joined the Ranni Holy Trinity Ashram in 1980. Joined the Kottayam Seminary in 1985 and graduated in 1989. Was ordained priest on June 29th, 1989 at Ranni Holy Trinity Ashram by Late H.G.Geevarghese Mar Diascorus Metropolitan.
Was made the Trivandrum aramana manager in 1991 after serving various churches of the diocese such as Punaloor – Marangadu, Punaloor – Edamon, Kottarakara – Chakkkuvarakkan, Kottarakkara – Ummannur. The construction of the Trivandrum Aramana was completed during Achen’s time. Was the director to Handicapped home till 1998 and then served in the Thumpamon diocese at Naranamoozhi, Naranganam, Chengara, Karoor.
Was the managing committee member from the Thumpamon diocese from 2002 to 2007. Was the Idukki diocese administrator from 2007 to 2009. Was appointed as the manager of Parumala church in 2009 on March 15th. Was ordained as Augen Ramban on May21st at Ranni Holy Trinity Ashram the same year by H.H.Baselious Marthoma Paulose II Catholicose. He is the superior of Ranni Holy Trinity Ashram for the last 4 years.