His Grace The Metropolitan
His Grace the Most Rev Dr Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan
||Maramon Palakkunnathu Kadone Lukose and Puthoor Mariamma
||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
||Niranam - Maramon Diocese
||Poolatheen, Pathanamthitta Dist.
Thiruvalla - 689 101,
Ph.: 0469-2630313 (O), 2601210 (P), 9961963090, 9447370700
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.