The Catholicate

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The Catholicate of the Malankara orthodox Syrian Church

Introduction The word ‘Catholicos’ means “the general head” or “general bishop”. It can be considered as equivalent to “universal Bishop”. This title and rank is much more ancient than the...

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His Holiness Baselios Paulos I,The First Catholicos of the East in Malankara

His Holiness was born on 19 January 1836 to Murimattom Kurian and Mariamma in Kolencherry. He received deaconship from Cheppad Mar Dionysius in 1843 and in 1852 he was ordained...

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His Holiness Baselios Geevarghese I

His Holiness Baselios Geevarghese I, The second Catholicos of the East in Malankara

His Holiness was born in 1870 as the second son of Karuchira Paulose. He was ordained as 'Koruya' on 13 June 1885, as deacon in 1892, on 16 August 1896...

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His Holiness Baselios Geevarghese II, The Third Catholicos of the East in Malankara

His Holiness was born to Ulah- anan and Naithi of Kallaserri family in Kurichi, Kottayam on 16 June 1874. On 24 April 1892, Kadavil Paulose Mar Athanasios ordained him as...

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His Holiness Baselios Augen I, The Fourth Catholicos of the East in Malankara

His Holiness was born on 26 June 1884 at Perumbavoor , Vengola, to Abraham Kathanar of Chettakulathukara family. He was ordained as deacon by Kadavil Paulose Mar Athanasios and in...

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His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Mathews I, The fifth Catholicos of the East in Malankara

His Holiness was born on 27th, March 1907 as the youngest son of Vattakunnel Kurien Kathanar and Olesha Pulickaparampil Mariamma in Kottayam. He took his B.A, B.D. degrees. Even as...

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His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Mathews II, The sixth Catholicos of the East in Malankara

His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Mathews II, Senior Catholicos of the East, and 89th successor to the Holy Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas, was born on January 30, 1915...

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His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Didymos I, The seventh Catholicos of the East in Malankara

His Holiness was consecrated as Bishop on August 24, 1966 and has been serving as Metropolitan of the Malabar Diocese of the church. He is the seventh Catholicos since the...

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H.H. Baselios Marthoma Paulose II, The Eighth Catholicos of the East in Malankara

His Holiness Baselios MarthomaPaulose II was enthroned as the Catholicos of the East & Malankara Metropolitan (the Supreme Head of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church of India) on Monday, 1st...

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