Episcopas

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

Kottarakka- Punalur Diocese

Contact

Rt. Rev. Dr. Euyakim Mar Coorilos Episcopa

Oorsalem Aramana
110KV Sub Station Road
Prashanthi Nagar,
Kottarakkara 691 506, India
Email: [email protected]

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Rt. Rev. Dr. Euyakim Mar Coorilos (Rev. Euyakim I Cheeran) was born on 25th November 1951 as the son of Sri Ittimani Ittyachan Kunju and Smt. Saramma of Cheeranveedu of Kunnamkulam Arthat Mar Thoma Parish. He completed school education in CMS LP School and Erumapetty Govt. High School. He completed Predegree from SH College, Thevara and BSc (special) MSc degrees from Christ College, Irinjalakuda. He joined Kottayam Mar Thoma Vaideeka Seminary for theological studies after having submitted himself for the service of the Lord through the Church. He was ordained Semmas on 29th April 1978  and Kasessa on 16th May. He served as Asst Vicar of Kottayam Jerusalem and as Vicar of Jalahalli, Thiruvarpu, Palarivattom, Mumbai, Kolaba and in US Staten Island, Washington, Philadelphia Bethel, Baltimore and Florida Parishes.

Rev. Euyakim I Cheeran was consecrated as Ramban on 4th November 1989 and as Euyakim Mar Coorilos Episcopa on 9th December 1989. Life of devotion, simple presentation of the gospel, realization of the ministry of the Church through action projects of modern vision, urge for special justice, committed propagation of gospel, ability to go forward steadfastly and hopefully without getting upset at the face of opposition, care and love for the poor and punctuality are the special qualities of his character. He takes special care to keep up personal relationships. Love and care for children, youths and elders make him endeared to all.

Thirumeni gave leadership to establish Ashabhavan at Pathanapuram, Pidavoor for the rehabilitation of handicapped children. Deepthi Balika Bhavan Pallippad was started to provide good education and mental and spiritual development of the children of poor fishermen. Jyothis, Mavelikkara, started to help mentally retarded children is progressing. The newly constructed Youth Centre at Adoor for Yuvajana Sakhyam is the realisation of his vision. As one who is devoted to a life of meditation he gave leadership for the construction of Easo Mar Timotheos Memorial Meditation Centre attached to Adoor Hermon Aramana meant for prayer, meditation and study. Gospel work among Railway porters was started as part of Sapthathy Mission. Gospel work was started at Sathyawadi and Ghatgheswar .In connection with the birthday of Alexander Mar Thoma Kalahandi Mission in Orissa was started. He gave leadership to start Half way Home in Ranni in connection with the birthday of The Metropolitan. Deepam Balika Bhavan for poor Dalit Girls was started at Mekozhoor.

It is Thirumeni’s lifestyle to respond strongly against social evils. He was the patron of Pathanathitta District Prohibition Committee which was organized to eradicate drinking as a social evil. He gave laudable leadership to Mar Thoma Yuvajana Sakhyam as President, Sunday School Samajam as President, Chengannur Christian College as Manager and Kattanam Mission Hospital as Chairman. He also led effectively the Dayara Movement, Sanyasini Samooham, Voluntary Evangelists Association, Suvisesha Sevika Sanghom, Kozhencherry St. Thoma College and Cherukole ITC. He served Adoor-Mavelikkara, Ranni-Nilackal, North America-Europe  and Kottayam – Kochi Dioceses. When he was in-charge of North America- Europe he served as the Executive Committee member of North America NCCA.

The life of prayer and style of work of Easow Mar Themotheos Episcopa has influenced Euyakim Thirumeni very much. He is able to draw the people closer to God by  imparting Christ Centered Pure Gospel in simple language. He takes special care to lead the youths to a live relation with Jesus and total submission.


Presently, He is in charge of the Kattarakkara - Punalur 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 Thiruvananthapuram - Kollam Diocese
Contact

Rt. Rev. Joseph Mar Barnabas Episcopa

Mar Thoma Kendram, Mannanthala P.O.,
Trivandrum - 695 015,
Kerala, India.
Phone : +91 471 2530540 (P), 2533636 (R),
Fax: +91 471 2531535 (O)

E-mail: [email protected]

Joseph Mar Barnabas Episcopa with an ever smiling face, appealing behaviour and keen to keep up personal relationship was born on 8th September 1949 as the son of Ancherry Christos Parish Elakkatt Kaduppil. E.V. Jacob and Manganam Chemmarappallil Saramma.

After basic education in Erikad and high school education in Puthupally St. George School Joseph Jacob completed degree from Baselios and CMS Colleges and BD Degree from Bishop’s College Calcutta. He was ordained as Semmas by Joseph Mar Iraneus Episcopa on 29th May 1976 at St. Thomas Church, Thiruvalla and as Kassessa by Thomas Mar Athanasius Episcopa on 12th June 1976 at Christos Church, Ancherry. He got his degree in Theology from Bishops College, Calcutta and Diploma in counselling from Alberta St. Stephen’s College.

He served Kozhikode Chengaroth Immanuel Chempanoda Carmel, Kelakom Immanuel, Anakulam Sehion, Mumbai Santacruz, Chembur, Thuruthikad, Valankara, Kalamassery, Eloor, Madras North, Vellore, Neyveli, Thalappadi Nazreth, Meenadom Salem, Puthuppally Horeb, Puthupparamb St. Luke, Canada Edmanton Trinity, Calgory, Fort Magmory and Niranam St. Thomas parishes.

He was consecrated as Ramban at Mavelikkara Thazhakkara Mar Thoma Church on 31st August 1993 along with Thomas George Kaseessa and A.I. Issac  Kaseessa. He was consecrated as Joseph Mar Barnabas Episcopa at the Madbaha in the SCS Compound, Thiruvalla on 2nd October 1993.

Thirumeni took charge of Chengannur – Kozhenchery Diocese on 1st November 1993. (This Diocese was later known as Chengannur – Thumpamon Diocese). He was appointed to lead Kunnamkulam – Malabar Diocese from 1st April 1997. Special attention was drawn by Kudumba Sangamam which was started when he was head of Chengannur – Thumpamon Diocese. He worked as Chairman of Kompady Abraham Mar Thoma Memorial Institute and Episcopal Jubilee Institute and also as the President of Mar Thoma Voluntary Evangelists Association. He was able to provide a new awakening and vigour to the Mar Thoma Voluntary Evengelists Association. He gave laudable leadership to Delhi – Mumbai Diocese from August 2001. He worked as the Chairman of Lectionary Committee and Liturgical Commission. He published cassettes of liturgical songs, namely ‘Thybooso’ ‘Hasa Kramam and Rogopasanthi’ and ‘My Lord and My God’-giving details of the history of our Church. The books ‘A short history of Malankara Mar Thoma Sabha’ and ‘The Indian Churches of St. Thomas’ were republished. he was published ‘Padapeedathinkal’, ‘ Thirunivasam Etra Manoharam’, ‘At the father’s feet’ and ‘Roots and wings of our liturgy’. A daily meditation book was published from Kompady and ‘Jeevamrutham’ a correspondence course was started from E.J. Institute. he was Chairman of 2010 Vaideeka Directory.

He continues to be the head of Bible Society of India. Kerala Auxiliary, DSMC, MCRD, Church Animation Centre, Website Committee, Liturgical Committee, Lectionary Committee and ‘Dayaraya Samooham’, Manager of Titus II Teachers Training College and member of Mar Thoma – Jacobite Dialogue Commission.

Thirumeni is very keen to be a ‘Meditation Guru’ in the Syrian Church tradition. He specially takes note of the noble tradition of the Church. Sweet and pleasant behaviour coupled with a simple life style makes his personality a noble one.


Presently, He is in charge of the Thiruvananthapuram - Kollam Diocese.


 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 Chengannur - Mavalikkara Diocese
Contact Rt. Rev. Thomas Mar Timotheos

Olivet Aramana, Thittamel,

Chengannur – 689 121, Alapuzha Dist

Ph: 0479-2454747(A) 2456667 (O)

E-mail: [email protected]

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Thomas Mar Timotheos Episcopa with a personality that is the sum total of energetic personal superiority, committed style of functioning and calm and meek behaviour was born as the son of Mulakuzha Angadical South Kaleekkal Thekkethil Lovedale Rev. K.N. George and Rachel George on 13th December 1950. He had his school education in Venmoney, Kaviyoor, Thalavoor, Angadical South and Kidangannoor. He had his BA from Christian College Chengannur and MA from Sardar Patel University, Gujarat in English language and literature. After teaching in Lunavada and Modasa Colleges under Gujarat Univesity from 1974 to 1979 he joined United Theological College, Bangalore and took BD Degree. He was ordained Semmas on 28th May 1983 and Kaseessa on 10th June by Thomas Mar Athanasius Suffragan Metropolitan at St. Thomas Mar Thoma Church, Thiruvalla. He served Surat, Vapi, Valsad, Angaleswar, Beruch, Tharapur, Gudallur, Philadelphia Bethel in America, Kochukoickal, Kottamanpara and Moonnukal Parishes. He was the Principal of St. Thomas English Medium School, Gudallur. He obtained M Th degree from Princeton Theological Seminary.

Mar Thoma Sabha Prathinidhi Mandalam selected Rev. K. Thomas George as Episcopa. He was consecrated as Ramban on 31st August 1993 at Mavelikkara Mar Thoma Church by Dr. Zacharias Mar Theophilus Thirumeni along with Rev. Joseph Jacob and Rev. Dr. A.I Isac.

On 2nd October 1993 he was consecrated as Episcopa with the name Thomas Mar Timotheos by His Grace Dr. Alexander Mar Thoma Metropolitan at the temporary Madbaha prepared at the SCS Compound, Thiruvalla.

In consequence of the redivision of Diocese he was entrusted with Madras – Calcutta, Malasia-Singapore-Australia Dioceses. He served as President of National Missionary Society, Council member of Vellore Medical College, Zonal Committee member- Madras- Calcutta of CASA and as Executive Committee member of CISRS. Along with the responsibility of the Parish of the Diocese he supervised Devanahalli Mission of Karnataka region, Medakur Mission Navajeevan Kendra of Andhra Pradesh, Neeratmed, Navajeevan Kendra Ranchi of Bihar and Hospital Guidance Centre, Vellore. Moreover Balavadies, basic education centres and medical work were also started. The construction of Dr. Alexander Mar Thoma Hospital Guidance Centre at a cost of 60 lakhs was completed near Vellore Medical College. He gave leadership to construct a Diocesan Headquarters at Chetpet, Chennai called Mar Thoma Bhavan collecting 85 lakhs for it. He served as Episcopa of Kunnamkulam- Malabar Diocese from 1st October 2001. He was manager of Mar Thoma College, Chungathara, Mar Thoma College of Special Education, Kasargod, School for Deaf and Mar Thoma Higher Secondary School, Chungathara. He initiated LTC-Life’s Tithe for Christ in the Church. Mukthi De-addiction Centre, Nadavayal, Wayanad and Darshana De-addiction Centre, Sholayoor were started during his period. He was able to lead various mission fields and establishments from Thrissur to Kasargod. He represented the Church in Christian Conference of Asia. Sadanandapuram Mar Thoma Mount TMTS Centre, Sanoha, Peringalam Mar Thoma Dhyanatheeram on the shore of Ashtamudi Lake, Peyad, Nairmalya De-Addiction and Counselling Centre, Charupara Vayojana Mandiram Mar Chrysostom Hall, all these were started under the leadership of Thirumeni. The meditative life style and leadership of Thirumeni is a great blessing for the Church.


At present, He is the Diocese Bishop of Chengannur - Mavelikkara Diocese.


 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 North America - Europe
Contact Rt.Rev.Dr. Issac Mar Philoxenos

Sinai Mar Thoma Centre,
2320 S.Merrick Avenue,
Merrick, NY - 11566, U.S.A.

Phone: 516-377-3311
Fax: 516-377-3322

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Dr. Isaac Mar Philoxenos Episcopa is a thinker and student inculcating all necessary streams of thought to develop spiritual fervour in the people of India through a dialogue based on grace which can inter connect Theology and Hindu Philosophy. He was born on 5th December 1951 as the son of late Sri AM Isac and Mariamma of Attupurath family of Mavelikkara Cherukole Mar Thoma Parish. He completed High School education from BH High School Mavelikkara. He completed BA Degree from Bishop More College, MA from Banares Hindu University and BD from Calcutta Bishops College. He was ordained as Semmas on 29th May 1976 and as Kaseessa on 9th June 1976. He served as vicar of Rajara, Bilaspur, Allehabad, Renuket, Singroli, Boston, Mumbai Santacruz Parishes. He got MTh Degree from Princeston Theological Seminary and Doctorate from Banaras Hindu University. It is significant that the university awarded Doctorate on the basis of research based on the place of grace in Vaishnava Philosophy and Christian Theology. This research was a fundamental search for ideology helpful for meaningful dialogue.

He was consecrated as Ramban on 31st August 1993 at Mavelikkara Thazhakkara Church and as Isac Mar Philoxenos Episcopa on 2nd October. On 1st November 1993 All Saints Day – he took charge of Mumbai – Delhi Diocese. It was his initiative that made the construction of the beautiful Diocesan Head quarters at New Mumbai (Vashi) possible. He procured hundred acres for the Church near Kalyan and Navajeevan Centre was started there. Gramajyothi schools aimed at total rural development were started. He gave laudable leadership to construct houses for the rehabilitation of those rendered homeless as a result of earthquakes in Lathur of Maharashtra, Jabalpur of Madhyapradesh and Bhujj of Gujarat.

He gave leadership to NCCI unit I as its Chairman and as Chairman of CASA, Western Region. He worked as member of the Governing Boards of Leonard Theological College, ISPCK and Ludhiana Medical College. Thirumeni took the initiative to start Dharmajyothi Vidyapeet, Theological College in Faridabad near Delhi in 2000. He gave bold leadership to the Diocese till 30th September 2001.

Thirumeni took over charge of Kottayam-Kochi Diocese from 1st October 2001. He took special care of all the parishes in the Diocese and gave special importance to planned developmental activities in underdeveloped regions. He worked as President of Kerala Council of Churches (KCC), Mar Thoma Yuvajana Sakhyam, as Chairman of Thomas Mar Athanasius Memorial Research and Orientation Centre Mochana and Thomas Mar Athanasius Counselling Centre and as member of Serampore Senate Executive. He gave special attention to the development of High Range region. He gave strong support and guidance to fight against social evils.

He was elected as a member of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Central Committee for a second time and worked in WCC, Policy Reference Committee, WCC Reference Committee on Justice and Peace, Chairman of ECC and unit 1 of NCCI. He was elected a second time as President of Senate of Serampore. He fulfils his responsibilities in his own special style as President of Holistic Child Development, India and now as member of the Executive. He was Chairman of the Governing Board of Kottayam Vaideeka Seminary and Manager of Kozhencherry St. Thomas College.

Thirumeni is committed to work with spirituality and social service combined. He is very keen to alert the members of the Church to effectively uphold meaningful ministry among the utterly poor millions of Indian people.

Now in charge of the North America - Europe 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 Adoor Diocese
Contact Rt. Rev. Dr. Abraham Mar Paulos Episcopa

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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Rt. Rev. Dr. Abraham Mar Paulos Episcopa ( Rev. Dr. K.U.Abraham) was born on 16th August 1953 as the son of Kanjirathara KC Uthuppu and Sosamma of Kottayam Manganam St. Peters Mar Thoma Parish. He completed school education from Muttampalam Govt. LP School and Kottayam MT Seminary High School. College education was done in CMS college and Baselios College of Kottayam. Theological study was done in Kottayam Mar Thoma Theological Seminary. He was ordained Semmas on 31st May 1980 and Kaseessa on 28th June 1980. Higher studies was one in Princeston University. He got doctorate from Boston University in Christian Education. He was consecrated as Ramban on 11th February 2005 by Geevarghese Mar Athanasius Thirumeni at Kottayam Jerusalem Mar Thoma Church. In the Silver Jubilee year of his priesthood he was consecrated as Episcopa by Dr. Philipose Mar Chrysostom Mar Thoma Metropolitan on 14th May 2005 at SCS, Thiruvalla. During his Theological studies he was elected to the Senate of Serampore University.

 

He was active in the public even when very young through Akhila Kerala Balajana Sakhyam. He provided glorious service as the General Secretary of Sunday School Samajam. Children’s Maramon organized in connection with the Centenary of Sunday School Samajam was an outstanding example of his leadership qualities and organizing ability.

 

He provided laudable leadership as Chairman of the Socio Political Commission of the Church, member, CMC Ludhiana Director Board and SHIATS University Director Board, Vice President of Bible Society of India Delhi Auxiliary and Chairman of Dharmajyothi Vidyapeet.

 

Thirumeni is an outstanding orator and scholar in addition to being a friend of the children and youths. He served in Chengannur – Mavelikkara Diocese and as head of Thiruvananthapuram – Kollam and Mumbai Dioceses. Thirumeni considers his call as God’s Commission for hard work and commitment and finds strength in God’s mercy and love of the members of the Church. As he cares for humility and systematic work Thirumeni is always busy to know the people more and more and do some good for them. He takes special care to make the activities in the Parishes lively.

He is shepherding the Adoor 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 Chennai - Bangalore Diocese.
Contact

Rt. Rev. Dr. Mathews Mar Makarios
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]

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Rt. Rev. Dr. Mathews Mar Makarios Thirumeni ( Rev. Dr. Varghese Mathai) was born on 25th February 1953 as the son of Kalayil Kannanpoikayil Sri. K.E. Mathew and Smt. Kunjamma Mathai of Thumpamon North Immanuel Parish. Varghese Mathai completed education from Thumpamon EALP, MG High School and Pandalam NSS College. He took his degree in Physics. He joined postal services in Mumbai.

On being called for divine service he left the job and joined Kottayam Mar Thoma Theological Seminary for a Theological degree in 1975. On completion of his studies brilliantly he was ordained as Semmas on 22nd April 1978 at the St. Thomas Mar Thoma Church, Kozhencherry by Joseph Mar Iraneaus Episcopa and as Kaseessa on 22nd May 1978 at the St. Thomas Mar Thoma Church, Thiruvalla by Dr. Alexander Mar Thoma Metropolitan. He served as Vicar in Ranni Valiakavu, Karimpanamkuzhy, Kumaly, Anakkara, Vandanmed, Kolkatta, Nattassery, Australia, New Zealand and Othera Ebenezer. He got MTh from Kottayam FFRRC in 1985 and doctorate from Bangalore SATRI in 1994 based on New Testament. He successfully completed research on the subject ‘Christ Vision and Holy Spirit in the Gospel of St. John’. He taught New Testament in Leonard Theological College of Madyapradesh from 1987 to 1996 and in Kottayam Mar Thoma Theological Seminary during 1996-2003 and 2006-2008. He served during this period as member of the Research Committee of Serampore University and as Dean of the Doctoral studies of FFRRC. He has published explanatory books on Hebrews and 1. Corinthians. The other books published are Paraclitos the experience of the Holy spirit, Jesus the Good shephered, Sishyathavum, Viliyum, Niyogavum and Fragrance of Christ. He is able to publish outstanding articles in the periodicals of the Church and International Theological periodicals.

He was consecrated Ramban along with Rev. K.V. Varkey and Rev. Dr. Oommen George by Geevarghese Mar Theodosius Episcopa on 7th May 2011 at the specially constructed Holy Madbaha at Ernakulam St. Alberts College Grounds. With the other two Rambans he was consecrated as Episcopa by Dr. Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan on 13th August 2011 at the specially prepared Holy Madbaha at Thiruvalla SCS Ground with the name Mathews Mar Makarios Episcopa.

His endearing behaviour, deep insights of Theology and noble experience of teaching ministry increase the quality of Thirumeni’s ministry.


 He is presently in charge of the Chennai - Bangalore Diocese


 Rt. Rev. Dr. 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 Delhi Diocese
Contact

Rt. Rev. Dr. Gregorios Mar Stephanos 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]

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Rt. Rev. Dr. Gregorios Mar Stephanos Episcopa was born on 16th March 1959 as the son of Kochi Panayapally Parayil Sri. K. P. Varkey and Smt. Kunjamma. Fort Kochi St. George is the mother Parish.

He continued his education in Kochi where his father was employed after early studies in Niranam Mar Thoma LP School. After completing Pre-Degree from Cochin College he took B. A and M. A in Philosophy from Maharajas College. Then he procured M.Phil from Chennai University. Along with college education he was member of College football and hockey teams in addition to being the General Captain of the college and proved his ability.

During 1982-86 he got degree in theology from Kolkatta Bishops College. Thereafter he was ordained as Semmas on 16th March 1986 at St. Thomas Church, Thiruvalla and as Kaseesa on 27th June 1986 at his home Parish by Rt. Rev. Easow Mar Timotheos Episcopa.

Bilaspur, Korba, Ambikapur, Chennai-Chetpet, Thambaram, St. Thomas Mount, Kolalampur, Ranchi, Mumbai Santacruz, Maramon, Venmoney, Kavumbhagom were the parishes he served as Vicar.

He was awarded with many prizes in recognition of his efficient management of the School as the Principal of St. Thomas School, Ranchi in 1996. Chief among them were the honour of “Best Principal Award” from “Prathibha Udhan Samithi”, “International Millenium Gold Star”, “Vijayasri Puraskar”. The active leadership of Mumbai Navajeevan Kendra, Medical Mission Secretary and leadership of education reform Committees were rich experiences of active life. He led the mission work of Ranchi also.


He was consecrated as Ramban on 7th May 2011 at the specially prepared holy Madbaha in the St. Alberts College ground by Rt. Rev. Dr. Geevarghese Mar Theodosius Episcopa along with Rev. Dr. Varghese Mathai and Rev. Dr. Oommen George. He was elevated as Episcopa with the name Gregorios Mar Stephanos on 13th August 2011 at the specially prepared Holy Madbaha at the Thiruvalla SCS ground.

Thirumeni conferred with Doctorate from the London Graduate School and Commonwealth University, Dubai for his prolonged tireless service to the Church and Society. 

Thirumeni has served in the Kunnamkulam Malabar Diocese from 2011- 2016 as the Diocesan Episcopa and has pioneered the growth and development of various educational institutions at Chungathara School, College, Chundale St. Thomas School, Chulliyode St. Thomas School, Ponnani St. Thomas School, Neduvallor St. Thomas School, Akkikavu St. Thomas School and Angadiserrithattu St. Thomas School. Also various Mission Centres like Uppada Mission Complex, Thenhipalam Youth and Study Centre, Mukthi De - addiction Centre and the renowned Camp Centre at Attapady Dr. Joseph Mar Thoma and Mar Stephanos Camp Centre. Thirumeni’s leadership, zeal, commitment and dedication in the Spiritual and holistic development of the Church are commendable. From the year 2016 onwards he is serving as a Bishop of Delhi Diocese of Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church. The Delhi Diocese is comprised of Eighteen states of Northern India.

He is serving as a Chairperson of North West India Council of Churches (NWICC) a body which works for the unity of the different Christian denominations. Board Member of Christian Medical College Ludhiana, Board member of SHUATS University Allahabad and Advisory Committee member of Delhi Minority Commission.

He is the Chairperson of the many Societies with an aim to provide establish endow maintain control, manage or help educational research institutions in the field general education viz, Arts, Science, Commerce, Technical Industrial and other normal and informal educational field inclusive of faculties of Medicine, Agriculture, Philosophy, Ethics, Theology, etc. Which are conductive of equipping the humanity for establish itself in life and ably face the challenges confronted by the human irrespective of caste, creed, religion, sex, nationality etc.

Strong leadership ability, unshakable faith in God and timely vision of Kingdom of God activities are the hall mark of Thirumeni’s activities. Thirumeni is giving a commendable leadership for the growth of the diocese in every sphere of life. Thirumeni’s regular visit to the Parishes and Institutions made a remarkable impact upon the Parish members and members of the Institutions. Thirumeni’s dynamic and inspiring Leadership especially in the growth and development of the institutions is commendable. Being an educationalist and a visionary leader Thirumeni has been at the forefront of Church’s progress in the North Indian states, particularly in the field of education. For this he has received several accolades, both at national and state level. 

He is presently the Episcopa of the Delhi 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 Kunnamkulam - Malabar Diocese
Contact

Rt. Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Theethos Episcopa

Mar Thoma Centre
Makkada P.O
Kakkodi (Via)
Calicut - 673 617.
Ph: +91 495 2265773
Fax: +91 495 2267641

E-mail: [email protected]

 

 Rt. Rev.  Dr. Thomas Mar Theethos Episcopa was born on 10th May 1959 as the son of Kottackatt Puthenveetil Sri. P.N. George and Smt. Aleyamma George of Adoor Kannamkod Mar Thoma Parish.

He had his school education at Vadakkadathukavu Govt. UP School and Adoor Govt. High School. He passed Pre-Degree from Kottarakkara St. Gregorios College and BSc Botany from Catholicate college, Pathanamthitta.

He got degree in Theology from Mar Thoma Theological Seminary, Kottayam during 1982-85. Easow Mar Timotheos Episcopa ordained him as Semmas on 1st June 1985 and as Kaseessa on 14th June 1985 at Kottarakkara.

He served as Vicar of Chengaroth, Chempanoda, Aanakulam, Gandhidham, Bhuj, Bhavnagar, Goregau, Kolaba, Thumkur, Kalamassery, Devas, Chengannur – Thittamel, Pularikad, Long Island, New York St. Johns, New York St. Andrews and Chirayiramb Immanuel. He was also the Manager and Senior Principal of Indore Mar Thoma Higher Secondary School. He worked as the Secretary of His Grace Dr. Philipose Mar Chrysostom Mar Thoma Valiya Metropolitan. He got MA in Sociology from Indore University. He procure a MTh and Doctorate from Dharmaram Vidyakshetra, Bangalore. The topic for research was Holy Qurbana and spirituality. He visited Amsterdam University and conducted research as part of his study. He has given leadership in many conferences.

He was consecrated as Ramban by Geevarghese Mar Theodosius Episcopa on 7th May 2011 at Ernakulam St. Alberts College ground specially prepared Madbaha along with Rev. Dr. Varghese Mathai and Rev. K.V. Varkey. He was raised as Thomas Mar Theethos Episcopa on 13th August 2011 at the Holy Madbaha prepared at the Thiruvalla SCS ground.

He marches forward with his mission in the Church in the light of noble theological streams of thought and visionary activities of care for the needy and social change.

He is presently in Charge of the Kunnamkulam - Malabar Diocese.