Rt. Rev. Dr. Euyakim Mar Coorilos Episcopa was born on Nov 25, 1951. After taking Masters in Science from Christ's College Irinjaalakudy, Kerala, Tirumeni went for his Theological Studies in Kottayam Theological Seminary, Kerala where he obtained Bachelor of Divinity in 1978. He was ordained as a Deacon on April 29, 1978 and as Kasseesa on May 16, 1978. He was consecrated as Episcopa on December 9, 1989 along with Mar Athanasius and Mar Theodosius.
As a clergy he served various parishes in India and abroad which includes Jalahali, Asst. Vicar, Kottayam Jerusalem, Paalarivatom, Mumbai-Colaba, USA-Staten Island, Washington, Philadelphia Bethel, Baltimore and Florida.
As an Episcopa Tirumeni served
Adoor Mavelikkara Diocese from 1990-1997,
Ranni-Nilakkal Diocese from 1997-2001,
Diocese of North America and Europe from 2001.
A person of deep devotional life and missionary zeal who is always guided by the conviction that Christian creed and Christian vision have in them a life and richness that can transfigure the complexities of human life. Tirumeni's Biblical reflection has challenged people especially the youths in their spirituality and outlook and has motivated them in starting local mission.
It was Tirumeni's missionary outlook that has led to the starting of Asha Bhavan, Pathanapurm, Kerala for the Physically handicapped, Deepthi Baalika Bhavan, Pallipadu, Kerala for the daughters of the Fishermen folks, Jyothis, Mavelikkara, Kerala for the mentally challenged children, Deepam Baalika Bhavan, Mekuzhoor, Kerala, for the Tribal and Dalit children, Half way home, Ranny, a rehab center for the mentally challenged people, Tirumeni guided the Dioceses in starting the Mission fields to cite a few- Satyawadi Mission field, Tamil Nadu, Gadgeshwar Mission Field, Andra Pradesh, Kalahandi Mission field, Orissa.
Being guided by the power of the Holy Spirit he empowered the members of the Diocese of North America and Europe in starting local missions that led to the formation of Mexico Mission and Mission among the Native Americans. Colonia Mar Thoma in Mexico is now housing more that seventy families of the fisher folk community who had lost their homes in 2006 because of the devastating Hurricane that hit the islands of Mexico.
Tirumeni was also the first President of the Dayarya and Sanyaasini Samooham of the Mar Thoma Church.