Our Bishops

His Grace The Most Rev. Dr. Philipose Mar Chrysostom Mar Thoma Valiya Metropolitan

Jubilee Home
Maramon P.O., Kozhencherry
Pathanamthitta Dist. – 689 549
Kerala, India.

Fax: +91 468 2211212
Ph: +91 468 2211210

Email: valiyametropolitan@gmail.com

Date of Birth: April 27, 1918
Ordained as Deacon: January 1, 1944
Ordained as Kasseessa: June 3, 1944
Ordained as Ramban: May 20, 1953
Consecrated as Episcopa: May 23, 1953
Designated as Suffragan Metropolitan: May, 1978
Designated as Officiating Metropolitan: March 15, 1999
Installed as Metropolitan: October 23, 1999
Designated as Valia Metropolitan: October 2, 2007

Having inherited the missionary zeal from his father, Vicar General Very Rev K E  Oommen, he graduated from U C College Alwaye and took up the work in the Ashram at Ankola along with Rev. P J Thomas. He received theological education at UTC Bangalore and St. Augustines College, Canterbury. He became an ordained  minister of the Church in 1944 and was consecrated as Bishop with Alexander Mar  Theophilus and Thomas Mar Athanasius in 1953.

He was in charge of different Dioceses in Kerala and also was Missionary Bishop for many years. He was President of the National Christian Council of India and has attended the Assembly of World Council of Churches at Evanston in 1954, and at Upsala in 1968. He has been President of the different Organizations of the Church and the Governing Councils of different Colleges. He has attended the second Vatican Council and has thus made very valuable contributions to the ecumenical cause. He has deep concern for the upliftment of the backward communities. Through a registered organization named STARD (South Travancore Agency for Rural Development) he has helped economically backward communities of South Travancore to improve their lot and help them achieve self-reliance.

The administrative acumen of His Grace is far beyond what words can express. He is a spiritual leader, dynamic enabler, prolific orator, voracious reader, pungent writer, tactful negotiator, valiant defender of the law, compassionate at heart and a wonderful team man. He respects diversity of opinion, but would not easily budge or compromise ethical principles. He retains his lovable-ness, humility and simplicity. He is a person with a golden tongue, acceptable to all people irrespective of cast, colour or religious commitments.

His Grace The Most Rev. Dr. Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan


Niranam-Maramon Diocese
Poolatheen, Pathanamthitta Dist
Thiruvalla – 689 101, Kerala, India.

Ph: 0469-2630313 (O), 2601210 (P)
Mob: 9961963090, 9447370700
Fax: 0469-2602626

Email: metropolitan@marthoma.in

Parents: Maramon Palakkunnathu Kadone Lukose and Puthoor Mariamma
Date of Birth: June 27, 1931
Ordained as Deacon: June 29, 1957
Ordained as Kasseessa: 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

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. He is one of the Senior Presidents of CCA and the Chairman of CASA. Presently, He is in charge of the Niranam – Maramon Diocese.

Rt. Rev. Geevarghese Mar Athanasius Suffragan Metropolitan

Parents: Nedumpram Chirayilkandathil C I Idiculla and Achiyamma
Born on: 1944, April 26
Ordained as Deacon: 1969, May 3
Ordained as Kassissa: 1969, June 14
Ordained as Ramban: 1989, November 4
Consecrated as Episcopa: 1989, December 9

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 Ranni Nilackel Diocese. Mar Athanasius served as Vice President of the Governing Board of Leonard Theological College and as President of the National Missionary Society. He was instrumental in the completion of the Diocesan headquarters at Delhi.


Rt. Rev. Geevarghese Mar Athanasius
Ranni – Nilackel Diocese
T.M.A.M. Mar Thoma Centre
Mandiram P.O., Ranny – 689 672.
Pathanamthitta Dist.
Kerala, India.

Ph: +91 4735 227487 , 227511 (O), 227760 (P)
Fax: +91 4735 227511

Email: marathanasius@rediffmail.com



Rt. Rev. Dr. Geevarghese Mar Theodosius Episcopa

Parents: Ashtamudi Kizhakkechakkalayil Dr. K J Chacko and Mary Chacko
Born on: 1949, February 19
Ordained as Deacon: 1972, June 24
Ordained as Kassissa: 1973, February 24
Ordained as Ramban: 1989, November 4
Consecrated as Episcopa: 1989, December 9

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. He was the Episcopa of the Chennai – Bangalore and Malaysia – Singapore – Australia Dioceses. He is presently the Episcopa of the North America – Europe Diocese.


Rt. Rev. Dr. Geevarghese Mar Theodosius
North America – Europe Diocese
Sinai Mar Thoma Centre,
2320 S.Merrick Avenue,
Merrick, NY – 11566, U.S.A.

Ph: 516-377-3311
Fax: 516-377-3322

Email: mtcmartheo@yahoo.com.ph


Rt. Rev. Dr. Euyakim Mar Coorilos Episcopa

Parents: Kunnamkulam Cheeranveettil Itty Many Ittyachenkunju and Saramma
Born on: 1951, November 25
Ordained as Deacon: 1978, April 29
Ordained as Kassissa: 1978, May 16
Ordained as Ramban: 1989, November 4
Consecrated as Episcopa: 1989, December 9

After completing his degree and Post Graduate studies from Sacred Heart College, Thevara, Cochin and Christ College, Irinjalakuda, 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 was in charge of the North America-Europe Diocese and Kottayam – Kochi Diocese.


Rt. Rev. Dr. Euyakim Mar Coorilos


Rt. Rev. Joseph Mar Barnabas Episcopa

Parents: Kottayam Ancherry Elakkattukaduppil E V Jacob and Saramma
Born on: 1949, September 8
Ordained as Deacon: 1973, May 29
Ordained as Kassissa: 1973, June 12
Ordained as Ramban: 1993, August 31
Consecrated as Episcopa: 1993, October 2

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 in charge of Edmonton Parish in Canada and was consecrated as Bishop on October 2, 1993 along with Mar Timotheos and Mar Philoxenos. He was in charge of the Bombay & Delhi Dioceses. Presently, He is in charge of the Adoor and Malaysia – Singapore – Australia Dioceses.


Rt. Rev. Joseph Mar Barnabas
Adoor & Malaysia-Singapore-Australia Dioceses
Hermon Aramana
Adoor – 691 523
Pathanamthitta Dist.
Kerala, India.

Ph: +91 4734 228240 (O), 229130 (P)
Fax: +91 4734 228352

Email: hermon@marthoma.in


Rt. Rev. Thomas Mar Timotheos Episcopa

Parents: Mulakuzha Kaleekkal Thekkethil Love Dale Rev. K N George and Rachel George
Born on: 1950, December 13
Ordained as Deacon: 1983, May 28
Ordained as Kassissa: 1983, June 10
Ordained as Ramban: 1993, August 31
Consecrated as Episcopa: 1993, October 2

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 was in charge of the Kunnamkulam – Malabar Diocese. At present, He is the Diocese Bishop of Thiruvananthapuram – Kollam Diocese,also the President of the Mar Thoma Evangelistic Association


Rt. Rev. Thomas Mar Timotheos
Thiruvananthapuram – Kollam Diocese
Mar Thoma Kendram, Mannanthala P.O.,
Trivandrum – 695 015,
Kerala, India.

Ph: +91 471 2530540 (P), 2533636 (R)
Mob: +91 9447066957
Fax: +91 471 2531535 (O)

Email: martimotheos@marthoma.in


Rt. Rev. Dr.Isaac Mar Philoxenos Episcopa

Parents: Mavelikkara Cherukole Attupurathu A M Issac and Mariamma
Born on: 1951, December 5
Ordained as Deacon: 1976, May 29
Ordained as Kassissa: 1976, June 9
Ordained as Ramban: 1993, August 31
Consecrated as Episcopa: 1993, October 2

Born at Attupurathu House, Mavelikkara, Kerala, had college education at Bishop Moore College, Mavelikkara and Banaras Hindu University and studied theology at Bishops College, Kolkota and Princeton Theological Seminary. Secured Ph.D. from Banaras Hindu University on the topic “Doctrine of grace in Vaishnavism and Christianity”. This helped in initiating inter – religious dialogue in the Indian context with people of other faiths. While being a lecturer at Mar Thoma theological Seminary was elected to be the bishop of Mar Thoma Syrian Church and consecrated in 1993. Now in charge of the Chennai – Bangalore 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 at the Earthquake areas of Lathur in Maharastra
Jabalpur in Madhyapradesh, and Bhuj in Gujarat.
Continue to 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 Dialouge programmes through NCCI at Varnasi,
Hyderabad, Delhi and through KCC at Kottayam & Cochin.


Rt. Rev. Dr.Isaac Mar Philoxenos
Chennai – Bangalore Diocese
Mar Thoma Bhavan, No.77, 6th Avenue,
Harrington Road, Chetpet,
Chennai – 600 031.
Tamil Nadu, India.

Ph: +91 9846074191(M),+9144 28363165 (O),+9144 28362705 (P)
Fax: +91 44 28363165

Email: mtbhavan@yahoo.co.in (O)
isaacmarp@yahoo.co.in (P)


Rt. Rev. Dr. Abraham Mar Paulos Episcopa

Parents: Manganam Kanjirathara K C Uthup and Sosamma
Born on: 1953, August 16
Ordained as Deacon: 1980, May 31
Ordained as Kassissa: 1980, June 28
Ordained as Ramban: 2005, February 11
Consecrated as Episcopa: 2005, May 14

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 Basileos 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 Mar Thoma Church. His Ordination as Kassessa was on 28/06/1980 at St. Thomas Mar Thoma Church, Tiruvalla, 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 and Boston. He has also served as the Chaplain of St. Thomas Schools, Trivandrum and as Diocesan Secretary of Trivandrum – Quilon Diocese. His tenure as General Secretary of the Sunday School Samajam was the exemplification of his Leadership qualities, organizing capabilities etc. The centenary celebration of the Sunday School Samajam including the Children’s Maramon under His leadership was a remarkable one. 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 was in charge of Thiruvananthapuram – Kollam Diocese and is presently in charge of the Mumbai and Delhi Dioceses.


Rt. Rev. Dr. Abraham Mar Paulos
Delhi & Mumbai Dioceses


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: mtcdelhidiocese@rediffmail.com (O)


Mar Thoma Centre,
Plot No.18, Sector 10-A,
Vashi, Navi Mumbai,
Maharashtra – 400703, India.

Ph: +91 22 27657141 (P), 27669484
Fax: +91 22 27669486

Email: abrahammarpaulos@gmail.com


Rt. Rev. Dr. Mathews Mar Makarios Episcopa

Parents: Thumpamon North Kalayil Kannam Poikayil Mr.K.E. Mathew and Mrs. Kunjamma Mathai
Born on: 1953, February 25
Ordained as Deacon: 1978, April 22
Ordained as Kassissa: 1978, May 22
Ordained as Ramban: 2011, May 07
Consecrated as Episcopa: 2011, August 13


Rt. Rev. Gregorios Mar Stephanos Episcopa

Parents: Kochi Panayapally Parayil Mr.K.P. Varkey and Mrs. Kunjamma(Late)
Born on: 1959, May 20
Ordained as Deacon: 1986, June 27
Ordained as Kassissa: 1986, July 30
Ordained as Ramban: 2011, May 07
Consecrated as Episcopa: 2011, August 13


Rt. Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Theethos Episcopa

Parents: Adoor Kannamcode Kottackattu Puthen Veettil Mr.P.N. George and Mrs. Aleyamma George
Born on: 1959, May 10
Ordained as Deacon: 1985, June 01
Ordained as Kassissa: 1985, June 14
Ordained as Ramban: 2011, May 07
Consecrated as Episcopa: 2011, August 13