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‘Magician’ Priest from State Selected for Merlin Award

Published: 07th February 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th February 2015 11:08 AM   |  A+A-

KOCHI: Rev Saju Mathew, vicar of Immanuel Mar Thoma Church, Houston, US, has been selected for this year’s covetous Merlin Award instituted by International Magicians Society for the ‘Best Gospel Magician’ category. Dubbed as the Oscar in the field of magic, the award will be given to him in Houston on March 21. This is the first time a clergy is being considered for the award. 

Magician Priest KeralaEarlier, P C Sorcar, Gopinath Muthukad and Samraj had also received the prestigious award.

Speaking to Express from Houston, Rev Saju Mathew said that he was very proud to be a part of the award. “During my seminary days itself, I had a passion for magic. Earlier, I used magic as a means for imparting Biblical stories and moral lessons to children. But later I had got enough avenues to present magic at various parishes,” says Rev Saju Mathew.

Rev Saju is a native of Chachipunna at  Pathanapuram in Kollam district. He completed his Bachelor of Divinity from Mar Thoma Theological Seminary, Kottayam.

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