His Grace The Metropolitan
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: nmdiocese@marthoma.in

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.