October 12, 1917 (birth name: P. K. Ooni).

February 18, 2008.

After high school, Joseph served in Singapore with the Japanese military (1941–44). He then worked as a Christian missionary in Singapore (1944–45), and studied theology in Jabalpur, India (1946–50).

He was ordained in Mar Thoma Church as a deacon in 1950, and priest in 1951. He took his Bachelor of Divinity in 1950 and Bachelor of Arts in 1971. He worked as a priest and missionary in Malabar (Kerala, India) from 1951 until his death, establishing 28 parishes for Mar Thoma Church.

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