Subramanian, the boy who was rescued from streets by Mar Chrysostom, gets married
Tiruvalla: As the Biblical verses hailing the Lord's healing touch played in the background, Subramanian and his bride Ancy stood next to Most Rev Dr Philipose Mar Chrysostom Mar Thoma Valiya Metropolitan at the Thukalasseri Church.
Eleven years ago, on a Christmas day, life changed for that boy and today he is a married man with hope and future, thanks to the healing touch of his guardian angel.
Years ago in 2005 on a Christmas day, Mar Chrysostom was the chief guest at a programme for street children organised by YMCA. Young Subramanian, from Tirupati, a child in the streets till that day, was the one who translated the language of the street children for the chief guest. Mar Chrysostom immediately noticed the young boy and took him into his care.
He sent the boy to a school till class 12, got him a cycle and arranged for a livelihood by selling lotteries. When he grew up, the metropolitan also got him five cents of land near the railway line in 2010 and settled him in a house there, also bringing his mother, Chandramma, to live with him. Now at 26, the young man is a driver at the Vikas School run by YMCA.
His bride Ancy is a member of the Thukalsseri St Joseph Latin Catholic Church. Fr Issacc conducted the marriage ceremonies organised by the YMCA.