AYUB MOR SILVANOS METROPOLITAN
METROPOLITAN OF AMERICA, CANADA & EUROPE REGION OF
THE MALANKARA SYRIAC KNANAYA ARCHDIOCESE
Ayub Silvanos (formerly known as Joby Uthuppan or Job Thottathil) was born on April 18, 1972 as the son of Uthuppan Kandallur and Mariyamma Uthuppan and was brought up in a traditional Knanaya Syrian Orthodox family in Kerala, India. He had his schooling at the Government High School located at Thirumeni, in Kerala. He completed his pre-degree and graduate courses at Calicut University in Kerala, India. Early on from his childhood, church and altar had been his fascination. This influence could be attributed to his parents who where ardent Christians. They made it a practice to send him to Sunday school and for all other church related activities. From the tender age of 12, he began assisting in the parish during worship services. He had specific roles in the sanctuary. This definitely had its bearing on his thought and life style. He was drawn more and more to the mystery of Godhood and experienced the presence of God in the Sacraments.