Rev. Fr. Zachariah Ninan (Zacher), popularly known as Zacher, is a priest of the Kottayam Diocese and a member of the Mar Baselios Dayara (Monastery), Njaliakuzhy. After finishing his Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from Trivandrum Law College, Achen completed his Seminary education at the Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam followed by a Master of Arts in Syriac at the M.G. University. Achen is currently pursuing his doctoral research at M.G. University, Kottayam.
A celibate priest, renowned speaker, and upcoming religious writer, Achen is presently serving as the Vicar at St. John’s Orthodox Church, Meenadom (Kottayam) and the joint secretary of the St. Thomas Orthodox Vaidika Sangham (Clergy Association).