Bishop Dr. Thomas Mar Makarios, founder and leader of the
U.S.-Canada Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Church of India, was a
much-beloved professor of religious studies at Alma College for 25 years. He passed away February 23, 2008 in Newcastle, England.
He was 81. There was a memorial service at Dunning Memorial Chapel on April 6, 2008.
Bishop Markarios was recognized posthumously as the 2008 recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Award for the Humanities division.
Click here to view a slideshow shown on the 40th day Memorial Service of H.G. Dr. Thomas Mar Makarios at St. Gregorios Orthodox Church of India, Queens (Elmont) N.Y.