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Our Vicar

Vicar

Bishops of The Malankara Syrian Marthomite Church

Joseph Mar Irenius

Rt. Rev Dr Joseph Mar Irenaeus Suffragan Metropolitan

In 1975 Joseph Mar Irenaeus and Easow Mar Timotheos were consecrated as Bishops. Joseph Mar Irenaeus 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. He is in charge of the Adoor Diocese. .

Zacharias Mar Theophilus

Rt. Rev. Dr. Zacharias Mar Theophilus Suffragan Metropolitan

After graduation, he took the teacher's training and worked in the Ashram High School, Perumbavoor till he went for Theological training at the Theological College, Jabalpur. After teaching for some more years at Perumbavoor, he went for higher theological training at Princeton and took Doctorate Leonard of Ministry from there. He has worked as Vicar of Parishes in Mumbai and Kozhenchery and was consecrated as Bishop on May 1, 1980. He was given charge of the Adoor- Mavelikra Diocese till 1984. As the Bishop in charge of the Diocese, he organized a project at Pathanapuram for helping disabled persons the respected Asha Bhavan. He also organized a project to help the poor people along the sea coast at Thrikunnapuzha area. He helped in setting up a working women's hostel at Haripad. Mar Theophilus is in charge of the Chengannur - Mavelikara Diocese. He is a member of the Central Committee and the Executive Committee of the World Council of Churches.

Geevarghese Mar Athanasius

Rt. Rev. Geevarghese Mar Athanasius Episcopa

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.

Geevarghese Mar Theodosius

Rt. Rev. Dr. Geevarghese Mar Theodosius Episcopa

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. Dr. Geevarghese Mar Theodosius is a good scholar and his books on Reform Movements in Kerala and their Impact on Socio-Economic and Religious Life of the People have made a mark in academic circles.

Euyakim Mar Coorilos

Rt Rev Dr Euyakim Mar Coorilos Episcopa

After completing his degree and Post Graduate studies from Sacred heart College, Thevara, Cochin and Christ College, Iringalakuda, 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 at present he is in charge of North America and Europe Diocese.

Joseph Mar Barnabas

Rt Rev Joseph Mar Barnabas Episcopa

He took his degree from CMS College, Kottayam and later on studied at Bishop's College, Kolkatta. Ordained in 1976, he has served in different Parishes in Anakulam, Mumbai, Chempur, Thurithicad and North Madras. He was also in charge of Edmonton Parish in Canada and was consecrated as Bishop on October 2, 1993 along with Mar Timotheos and Mar Philoxenos. He is in charge of the Bombay & Delhi Dioceses.

Thomas Mar  Timotheos

Rt. Rev. Thomas Mar Timotheos Episcopa

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 is in charge of the Kunnamkulam-Malabar Diocese.

Issac Mar Philoxenos

Rt. Rev. Issac Mar Philoxenos Episcopa

Mar Philoxenos had his college education at Mavelikara and Benaras and studied theology at Bishop's College, Kolkatta and Princeton University. He was ordained in 1976 and subsequently served in Rajhara, Bilaspur, Allahabad and Mumbai. He was consecrated as Bishop on October 2, 1993. He is in charge of Kottayam-Kochi Diocese.

Abraham Mar Paulos

Rt Rev Dr Abraham Mar Paulos Episcopa

Dr Abraham Mar Paulos hails from Kanjirathara family, Kottayam. St Peters Mar Thoma Church, Manganam is his Home Parish. His basic education was at Government L P 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 Doctorate in Christian Education from Boston University. He had been ordained as Deacon on 31/05/1980 by Dr Joseph Mar Irenaeus Suffragan Metropolitan at Manganam St Peters MTC. His Ordination as Kassessa was on 28/06/1980 at St Thomas MTC, tvla by Dr Alexander Mar Thoma Valia Metropolitan. The Sabha Prathinidhi Mandalam held on 11/01/2005 elected him as the Episcopa of the Church. He was ordained as Ramban on 11/02/2005 at Jerusalem Mar Thoma Church, Kottayam by 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. 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. He is in charge of Trivandrum - Quilon Diocese.