Rev. Mullasseril Jikson Varkey, son of late Varkey and Annakutty, was ordained a priest by his Lordship, Rev Mathew Anikuzhikattil, Bishop of Idukki (India) on Thursday April 17, 2008 in the presence of Fr. Varghese Gnalian, the SSP Provincial Superior. Many from the India-Nigeria Province – priests, religious and laity – were present at the celebration.
Idukki, the land of spices and the home of Asia’s biggest hydro-electric project, is one of the most beautiful hill-districts in Kerala, India. This picturesque place is known for its landscapes, waterfalls and natural beauty and is frequented by people from all over the world. As the district of Idukki gives spices and charms the world with its exquisite scenic beauty, the Society of St Paul is overjoyed and proud to have its first Pauline priest from this great land.