Suffragan Metropolitan
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 marathanasius@rediffmail.com
marathanasius@marthoma.in
ranninilackal@marthoma.in
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.