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Our Bishop's

His Grace the Most Rev Dr Philipose Mar Chrysostom Mar Thoma Valia Metropolitan
Parents Vicar General Very Rev. K.E. Oommen and Mrs. Sosamma
Born on April 27, 1918
Ordained as Deacon January 1, 1944
Ordained as Kassissa June 3, 1944
Ordained as Ramban May 20, 1953
Consecrated as Episcopa May 23, 1953
Designated as Suffragan Metropolitan May, 1978
Designated as Officiating Metropolitan March 15, 1999
Installed as Metropolitan October 23, 1999
Designated as Valia Metropolitan October 2, 2007
Contact

Jubilee Home
Maramon P.O., Kozhencherry
Pathanamthitta Dist. - 689 549
Kerala, India.
Fax: +91 468 2211212
Ph: +91 468 2211210
Email: [email protected]

Having inherited the missionary zeal from his father, Vicar General Very Rev K E Oommen, he graduated from U C College Alwaye and took up the work in the Ashram at Ankola along with Rev. P J Thomas. He received theological education at UTC Bangalore and St. Augustine’s College, Canterbury. He became an ordained minister of the church in 1944 and was consecrated as Bishop with Alexander Mar Theophilus and Thomas Mar Athanasius in 1953.
He was in charge of different Dioceses in Kerala and also was Missionary Bishop for many years. He was President of the National Christian Council of India and has attended the Assembly of World Council of Churches at Evanston in 1954, and at Upsala in 1968. He has been President of the different Organisations of the Church and the Governing Councils of different Colleges. He has attended the second Vatican Council and has thus made very valuable contributions to the ecumenical cause. He has deep concern for the upliftment of the backward communities. Through a registered organization named STARD (South Travancore Agency for Rural Development) he has helped economically backward communities of South Travancore to improve their lot and achieve self-reliance.

The administrative acumen of His Grace is far beyond what words can express. He is a spiritual leader, dynamic enabler, prolific orator, voracious reader, pungent writer, tactful negotiator, valiant defender of the law, compassionate at heart and a wonderful team man. He respects diversity of opinion, but would not easily budge or compromise ethical principles. He retains his lovable ness, humility and simplicity. He is a person with golden tongue, acceptable to all people irrespective of cast, colour or religious commitments.

His Grace the Most Rev Dr Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan
Parents Maramon Palakkunnathu Kadone Lukose and Puthoor Mariamma
Born on June 27, 1931
Ordained as Deacon June 29, 1957
Ordained as Kassissa October 18, 1957
Ordained as Ramban January 11, 1975
Consecrated as Episcopa February 8, 1975
Designated as Suffragan Metropolitan March 15, 1999
Installed as Metropolitan October 2, 2007
Diocese Niranam - Maramon Diocese
Contact Poolatheen, Pathanamthitta Dist.
Thiruvalla - 689 101,
Kerala, India.
Ph.: 0469-2630313 (O), 2601210 (P), 9961963090, 9447370700
Fax: 0469-2602626
E-mail: [email protected]

Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan belongs to the Palakkunnathu family in Maramon from which have come Abraham Malpan, the reformer and the first four Bishops of the Church after the reformation. He had his theological training at the United Theological College, Bangalore and Protestant Episcopal Seminary in Virginia, USA.

He also studied in theological institutions in Canterbury, Oxford and was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity by Virgnia Seminary where he studied. He was the President of the National Council of Churches in India and Member of Executive Committees of different development agencies like CASA and ECLOF. At present he is one of the senior Presidents of CCA and the chairman of CASA.

He is in charge of the Niranam - Maramon Diocese.

Rt. Rev. Geevarghese Mar Athanasius Suffragan Metropolitan
Parents Nedumpram Chirayilkandathil C I Idiculla and Achiyamma
Born on April 26, 1944
Ordained as Deacon May 3, 1969
Ordained as Kassissa June 14, 1969
Ordained as Ramban November 4, 1989
Consecrated as Episcopa December 9, 1989
Diocese Ranny Nilackel Diocese
Contact Rt.Rev. Geevarghese Mar Athanasius
Mar Thoma Centre, Mandiram PO,
Ranni - 689 672
Phone: +91 4735 227487, 227511 (O), 227760 (P)
Email [email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
Fax +91 4735 227511

After graduation from Mar Thoma College, Tiruvalla he went for Theological training at the Leonard Theological College, Jabalpur. He was ordained as ‘Kasseesa’ in 1969 and subsequently served as Vicar of many Parishes including Mumbai, Kottayam, and Madras. From 1975 to 76 he was at Toronto, Canada for higher theological training. On December 9, 1989 he was consecrated as Bishop. At present he is in charge of Ranny Nilakkal Diocese.

Mar Athanasius served as Vice President of the Governing Board of Leonard Theological College and as President of the National Missionary Society. He took keen interest in completing the Diocesan headquarters at Delhi.

Rt. Rev. Dr. Geevarghese Mar Theodosius Episcopa
Parents Ashtamudi Kizhakkechakkalayil Dr K J Chacko and Mary Chacko
Born on February 19, 1949
Ordained as Deacon June 24, 1972
Ordained as Kassissa February 24, 1973
Ordained as Ramban November 4, 1989
Consecrated as Episcopa December 9, 1989
Diocese North America - Europe Diocese
Contact Rt. Rev. Dr. Geevarghese Mar Theodosius Episcopa,
North America - Europe Diocese
Sinai Mar Thoma Centre,
2320 S.Merrick Avenue,
Merrick, NY - 11566, U.S.A.
E-mail: [email protected]
[email protected]
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Phone: 516-377-3311
Fax: 516-377-3322

Mar Theodosius studied at Baselious College, Kottayam and Mar Thoma College Thiruvalla. After taking a degree in Science he joined Leonard Theological College and took BD Degree in 1972. His ordination as Kasseesa was in the year 1973. In 1980 he took a Master’s Degree in Comparative Religions from Visva Bharathi University and Doctorate from Mc Master University, Hamilton, Canada in 1986. He was consecrated as Episcopa on December 9, 1989 along with Mar Athanasius and Mar Coorilos.

From 1973 onwards he was in charge of several parishes including Mumbai, Calcutta, Toronto and Nanthancode and he served as Director of Thomas Mar Athanasius Orientation Centre, Manganam. On consecration as Episcopa he was given charge of Kunnamkulam- Madras Diocese. Now he is in charge of Chennai - Bangalore and Malaysia-Singapore & Australia Dioceses.

He is presently the Episcopa of the North America - Europe Diocese.


Rt Rev Dr Euyakim Mar Coorilos Episcopa
Parents Kunnamkulam Cheeranveettil Itty Many Ittyachenkunju and Saramma
Born on November 25, 1951
Ordained as Deacon April 29, 1978
Ordained as Kassissa May 16, 1978
Ordained as Ramban November 4, 1989
Consecrated as Episcopa December 9, 1989
Diocese Niranam Maramon Diocese
Contact Rt.Rev. Dr. Euyakim Mar Coorilos
Email: [email protected]

After completing his degree and Post Graduate studies from Sacred Heart College, Thevara, Cochin and Christ College, Irinjalakuda, he joined Mar Thoma Seminary, Kottayam for Theological education. In 1978, he became the Kassesa and subsequently served as Parish priest at Jalahalli, Palarivattom, Colaba and Staten Island, and other Parishes. On December 9, 1989, he was consecrated as Episcopa and was in charge of the North America-Europe Diocese and Kottayam - Kochi Diocese.

Presently, He is the Sahayi Methran of the Niranam Maramon Diocese.


Rt Rev Joseph Mar Barnabas Episcopa
Parents Kottayam Ancherry Elakkattukaduppil E V Jacob and Saramma
Born on September 8, 1949
Ordained as Deacon May 29, 1973
Ordained as Kassissa June 12, 1973
Ordained as Ramban August 31, 1993
Consecrated as Episcopa October 2, 1993
Diocese Adoor and Malaysia - Singapore - Australia Diocese
Contact Rt. Rev.Joseph Mar Barnabas
Adoor & Malaysia-Singapore-Australia Dioceses Hermon Aramana
Adoor - 691 523
Pathanamthitta Dist.
Kerala, India.
Phone: +91 4734 228240 (O), 229130 (P)
Fax: +91 4734 228352
E-mail: [email protected]
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Mar Barnabas took his degree from CMS College, Kottayam and later studied in Bishops college, Calcutta. He was ordained in 1976 and served in different parishes in India such as Anakulam, Bombay, Chembur, Thuruthicad and North Madras.

He was also in charge of Edmonton parish in Canada. He was consecrated as Bishop on 2nd October 1993 along with Mar Timotheos and Mar Philoxenos.

He was in charge of Mumbai - Delhi Dioceses.

Presently, He is in charge of the Adoor and Malaysia - Singapore - Australia Dioceses.


Rt Rev. Thomas Mar Timotheos Episcopa
Parents Mulakuzha Kaleekkal Thekkethil Love Dale Rev K N George and Rachel George
Born on December 13, 1950
Ordained as Deacon May 28, 1983
Ordained as Kassissa June 10, 1983
Ordained as Ramban August 31, 1993
Consecrated as Episcopa October 2, 1993
Diocese Thiruvananthapuram - Kollam Diocese
Contact Rt. Rev. Thomas Mar Timotheos
Thiruvananthapuram - Kollam Diocese
Mar Thoma Kendram, Mannanthala P.O.,
Trivandrum - 695 015,
Kerala, India.
Phone : +91 471 2530540 (P), 2533636 (R), +91 9447066957 (Mob)
Fax: +91 471 2531535 (O)
E-mail: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

Having done his college education and later Post Graduation in Gujarat, he joined Union Theological College, Bangalore for his theological studies. He worked as a lecturer for a short period in Gujarat and was ordained in 1983 and served as a Parish priest in various places - Surat, Barooch, Vapi and Gudalur. He was consecrated as Bishop on October 2 1993. He was in charge of the Kunnamkulam - Malabar Diocese.

At present, He is the Diocese Bishop of Thiruvananthapuram - Kollam Diocese, also the President of the Mar Thoma Evangelistic Association


Rt. Rev.Dr.Isaac Mar Philoxenos Episcopa
Parents Mavelikkara Cherukole Attupurathu A M Issac and Mariamma
Born on December 5, 1951
Ordained as Deacon May 29, 1976
Ordained as Kassissa June 9, 1976
Ordained as Ramban August 31, 1993
Consecrated as Episcopa October 2, 1993
Diocese Chennai - Bangalore Diocese
Contact Rt.Rev.Dr. Issac Mar Philoxenos
Chennai - Bangalore Diocese
Mar Thoma Bhavan, No.77, 6th Avenue,
Harrington Road, Chetpet,
Chennai - 600 031.
Tamil Nadu, India.
Phone : +91 9846074191(M), +9144 28363165 (O), +9144 28362705 (P)
Fax: +91 44 28363165
Email: [email protected] (O) , [email protected] (P) , [email protected]
Born at Attupurathu House, Mavelikkara, Kerala, had college education at Bishop Moore College, Mavelikkara and Banaras Hindu University and studied theology at Bishops College, Kolkota and Princeton Theological Seminary. Secured Ph.D. from Banaras Hindu University on the topic “Doctrine of grace in Vaishnavism and Christianity”. This helped in initiating inter – religious dialogue in the Indian context with people of other faiths. While being a lecturer at Mar Thoma theological Seminary was elected to be the bishop of Mar Thoma Syrian Church and consecrated in 1993. Now in charge of the Chennai - Bangalore Diocese of the Mar Thoma Church.
Other Responsibilities:  
President : Senate of Serampore University
Central Committee Member : World Council of Churches
President : Christian Agency for Rural Development
Chairperson : Ecumenical Christian Centre, Bangalore
Chairperson : Holistic Child Development India
Member, Governing Board : Churches Council for Child and Youth Care, Bangalore
   
Initiatives Started Navjeevan Centre in Mumbai, for the rehabilitation of children from streets and red light areas of Mumbai.
Initiated educational programmes for children in the villages, especially of North India through "Gramjyoti Schools".
Planned and implemented child focused community development programmes in the backward villages.
Monitored relief operations in the earthquake-hit areas of Latur in Maharastra,Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh, and Bhuj in Gujarat.
Continuesto guide in the implementation of projects of KNH, World Vision,Compassion International etc.
Initiated Theological Education in the mission context in North India, through "Dharma Jyothi Vidya Peeth" at Faridabad, near New Delhi.
Organised inter - religious dialogues through NCCI at Varnasi, Hyderabad, Delhi and through KCC at Kottayam & Cochin.
Rt. Rev. Dr. Abraham Mar Paulos Episcopa
Parents Manganam Kanjirathara Mr K C Uthup and Mrs Sosamma
Born on August 16, 1953
Ordained as Deacon May 31, 1980
Ordained as Kassissa June 28, 1980
Ordained as Ramban February 11, 2005
Consecrated as Episcopa May 14, 2005
Diocese Delhi Diocese
Contact Rt. Rev. Dr. Abraham Mar Paulos Episcopa
Mar Thoma Centre,
26, Bhai Vir Singh Marg,
Gole Market,
New Delhi -110 001, India.
Ph: +91 11 23342828 (O), 23369151 (P)
Fax: +91 11 23348800
Email: [email protected] (O)
[email protected]
[email protected]

Dr Abraham Mar Paulos hails from Kanjirathara family, Kottayam in Kerala. His home parish is St Peters Mar Thoma Church, Manganam. He studied at the Government Lower Primary School, Muttambalam; M T Seminary High School, Kottayam, CMS College, Kottayam and Basaleos College, Kottayam. He had his theological training from Mar Thoma Theological Seminary, Kottayam and Princeton University. He took a doctorate in Christian Education from Boston University. He was ordained as a Deacon on May 31, 1980 by Dr Joseph Mar Irenaeus Suffragan Metropolitan at Manganam St Peters Mar Thoma Church. His Ordination as Kassessa was on June 28, 1980 at St Thomas Mar Thoma Church, Thiruvalla by Dr Alexander Mar Thoma Valia Metropolitan.

He was ordained as Ramban on February 2, 2005 at Jerusalem Mar Thoma Church, Kottayam by Rt. Rev. Geevarghese Mar Athanasius Episcopa.

On 14th May, 2005 he was consecrated as Episcopa of the Church at S C Seminary Tiruvalla by Dr Philipose Mar Chrysostom Mar Thoma Metropolitan.

He served in different Parishes such as Naranamoozhy, Kattikkalaruvi, Thonikadavu, Ranni Pazhavangadikara, Trivandrum Paruthippara, Karthamangal, Bangalore, Kaithakuzhy, Boston. He was also served as the Chaplain of St Thomas Schools, Trivandrum and as Diocesan Secretary of Trivandrum Quilon Diocese. His tenure as General Secretary of the Sunday School Samajam was the exemplification of his Leadership qualities, organizing capabilities.

The centenary celebration of the Sunday School Samajam including the Children’s Maramon under his leadership was a remarkable effort. Consecrated as Episcopa on the silver Jubilee year of priesthood, His Lordship is a great orator, good scholar, theologian and above all he is a great friend of children and youth. After serving the Trivandrum - Quilon and Mumbai - Delhi dioceses, he is shepherding the Delhi Diocese at present.

Rt. Rev. Dr. Mathews Mar Makarios Episcopa
Parents Late Mr.K.E. Mathew and Late Mrs. Kunjamma Mathai Thumpamon North Kalayil Kannam Poikayil
Born on February 25, 1953
Ordained as Deacon April 22, 1978
Ordained as Kassissa May 22, 1978
Ordained as Ramban May 07, 2011
Consecrated as Episcopa August 13, 2011
Diocese Kottayam – Kochi Diocese.
Contact Rt. Rev. Dr. Mathews Mar Makarios
Bethel Aramana,
Manganam P.O,
Kottayam - 686 018
Email: [email protected]

Bishop Mar Makarios (Rev. Dr. Varghese Mathai) was born on February 25, 1953. He is the son of Mr. K.E. Mathew and Kunjamma of Kalayil Kannanpoikayil. Thirumenis mother parish is Thumpamon Immanuel Mar Thoma Church in Pathanamthitta District. Thirumeni completed his bachelors degree in Theology from Kottayam Vaideeka Seminary (1975-1978). Makarios Thirumeni was ordained as a Deacon on April 21, 1978 at Kozhencherry St. Thomas Mar Thoma Church by Joseph Mar Ireaneus Episcopa and as a priest on May 22, 1978 at Thiruvalla St. Thomas Church by Alexander Mar Thoma Metropolitan. He was ordained as a Ramban on May 7, 2011 and consecrated as an Episcopa on August 13, 2011. Thirumeni obtained his M.Th. from FFRRC, Kottayam (1983-1985) and his Ph.D. from SATHRI, Bangalore (1991-1994), based on the subject "The Revelation of Christ in Johns Gospel of the New Testament."

Thirumeni served as a priest in parishes at Ranny Valiyakavu MTC, Karimpanamkuzhy MTC, Kumali MTC, Anakkara MTC, Vandenmedu MTC, Calcutta MTC, Nattaseri MTC, Sydney, Australia, New Zealand parishes, and Othara Ebenezer MTC. He also served as the student chaplain in the Kottayam-Ranni Diocese and as Bahya Kerala Eastern Zonal Secretary.

Thirumeni taught New Testament for 18 years at various institutions including Leonard Theological College, Jabalpur, Mar Thoma Theological Seminary, Kottayam, and FFRRC. Thirumeni also served on the Research Committee of Serampore University, Calcutta and Dean of Doctoral Studies at FFRRC. Thirumeni has written several books in Christian theology including "Paraclete:  He is presently in charge of the Kottayam - Kochi Diocese

;Rt. Rev. Gregorios Mar Stephanos Episcopa
Parents Kochi Panayapally Parayil Mr.K.P. Varkey and Mrs. Kunjamma(Late)
Born on March 16, 1959
Ordained as Deacon June 27, 1986
Ordained as Kassissa July 30, 1986
Ordained as Ramban May 07, 2011
Consecrated as Episcopa August 13, 2011
Diocese Kunnamkulam- Malabar Diocese
Contact Rt. Rev. Gregorios Mar Stephanos Episcopa
Mar Thoma Centre
Makkada P.O
Kakkodi (Via)
Calicut - 673 617.
Ph: +91 495 2265773
Fax: +91 495 2267641
Email: [email protected]

Bishop Mar Stephanos (Rev. K. V. Varkey) was born on March 16, 1959. He is the son of Mr. K.P. Varkey of Kinattukara Parayil house and Kunjamma of Chengannur Plamoottil house. Thirumenis mother parish is St. George MTC in Fort Kochi. He obtained B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy from Maharajas College, Ernakulam, and M. Phil from Madras Christian College. Thirumeni was in the University football team while studying at Maharajas college. He completed his bachelors degree in Theology from Bishops College, Calcutta (1982-1986), affiliated to Serampore University. He was ordained as a deacon on June 27, 1986 at St. Thomas MTC, Thiruvalla by Easow Mar Timotheos Episcopa and as a priest on July 30, 1986 at St. George MTC, Fort Cochi by Easow Mar Timotheos Episcopa.

He was ordained as a Ramban on May 7, 2011 and consecrated as an Episcopa on August 13, 2011. He served as a priest in parishes at Bilaspur, Corba, Ambikapur, Chetpet, Thambaram, St. Thomas Mount, Kolalampur, Ranchi, Mumbai Santacruz, Maramon, Venmony Sehion, and Kavum Bhagom Ebenezer. Thirumeni also served as the Principal and Manager of Ranchi St. Thomas School, Vice President of Ranchi Education Society, Missionary at Ranchi Navajeevan Kendram, manager at Maramon A.M.M. School, Vice President of Niranam-Maramon Voluntary Evangelistic Association, Vice President of Niranam-Maramon Development Board, and Secretary of Mar Thoma Medical Mission. For his administrative abilities, he has received several awards, including best principal award in 1997 from Prathibbha Uthan Parishad, Bihar, Vijayasree award in 1999 from India International Friendship Society, New Delhi, and International Millennium Gold Star Award in 2000 from International Forum for NRSs New Delhi.

He is presently the Episcopa of the Kunnamkulam- Malabar Diocese.

Rt. Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Theethos Episcopa
Parents Mr.P.N. George and Mrs. Aleyamma George Adoor Kannamcode Kottackattu Puthen Veettil
Born on May 10, 1959,
Ordained as Deacon June 01, 1985
Ordained as Kassissa June 14, 1985
Ordained as Ramban May 07, 2011
Consecrated as Episcopa August 13, 2011
Diocese Mumbai Diocese
Contact Mumbai
Mar Thoma Centre,
Plot No.18, Sector 10-A,
Vashi, Navi Mumbai,
Maharashtra - 400703, India.

Ph: +91 22 27657141 (P), 27669484
Fax: +91 22 27669486
Email:[email protected]
[email protected]

Bishop Mar Theethos (Rev. Dr. Oommen George) was born on May 10, 1959. He is the son of P. N. George of Kottakkad Puthenveettil, Kannankode, Adoor, and Aleyamma of Pinuvilayil Thengumthundiyl, Thevalakara. Thirumenis mother parish is Adoor Kannamkode MTC.

He obtained his graduation in Science from Catholicate College in Pathanamthitta. Thirumeni completed his B.D. from Kottayam Theological Seminary (1982-1985). He was ordained as a deacon on June 1, 1985 at Adoor Kannamkode MTC by Easow Mar Timotheos Episcopa, and as a priest on June 14, 1985 at Kottarakara MTC by Easow Mar Timotheos Episcopa.

 

He was ordained as a Ramban on May 7, 2011 and consecrated as an Episcopa on August 13, 2011. He received his Masters degree in Sociology from Indore University and M.Th. and Ph.D. from Dharmaaram Theological College, Bangalore based on the subject "Holy Communion and Spirituality". He also had his higher education from Amsterdam University, Netherlands during his doctoral studies. Thirumeni served as priest in parishes at Chengaroth, Chempanoda, Anakulam, Gandhigram, Bhuj, Bhav Nagar, Mumbai Goregaon, Colaba, Thumkur, Kalamassery, Chengannur-Thittamel, Pularicadu, and Chirayirambu. He also served in the Diocese of North America & Europe at Long Island MTC, New York, St. James MTC, New York, and St. Andrews MTC, New York. Thirumeni served as the principal of Indore Higher Secondary School and as Bishop Secretary to Most Rev. Dr. Philipose Mar Chrysostom, Valiya Metropolitan. He is presently in Charge of the Mumbai Diocese.

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