Rev. Fr. Dr. Varghese M. Daniel

H.G. Zachariah Mar Nicholovos, Metropolitan of the Northeast American Diocese, has appointed Fr. Dr. Varghese M. Daniel as the new Vicar of our church, St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, Bronx N.Y.

Fr. Dr. Varghese M. Daniel comes to us from St. John’s Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, Orangeburg N.Y. where he was the Vicar and President.  He is also the current  Diocesan Secretary of the Northeast American Diocese. Achen is currently teaching as a Professor at St. Vladimir’s Seminary since 2015 and he has completed his post-doctoral fellowship at Yale University in New Haven C.T.  Achen has an extensive pastoral and academic career that has taken him from India, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, and Germany.

Achen is married to Dr. Smitha Susan Varghese who is a Biomedical physicist. His son, Adarsh Paul Varghese is in his first year of medical school in New Jersey (BS/MD program, TCNJ/NJMS). They also have a daughter, Angela Sarah Varghese who is currently studying in the 6th grade.