H.G. Geevarghese Mar Philaxenos Metropolitan
H. G. Geevarghese Mar Philaxenos Metropolitan was born in Maleth house, Arattupuzha as
the son of Mr. M. G. George and Mrs. Accamma on 30 th May 1972 . His Grace belongs to
the parish of St. Mary’s Church, Arattupuzha under Chengannur diocese. His Grace
completed his primary education from Metropolitan High School, Puthenkavu (1987),
following which he completed Pre-Degree (1989) from Christian College, Chengannur.
Completed degree in Economics (1991-94) from Catholicate college, Pathanamthitta, and
Postgraduation in Economics (1994-96) from Institute of Economics, Thiruvalla, he joined
Old Seminary, Kottayam and completed GST and BD (1996-2000). Later, he took his PhD
from Brisbane College of Theology (2011-13).
He was ordained sub-deaconship on 1999, by H.G. Dr. Yacob Mar Irenios
Metropolitan at St. Mary’s Church, Arattupuzha. He was ordained deaconship (2000),and
priesthood (17 th May 2000) at Mount Tabor Dayara, Pathanapuram . He was chosen as a
Metropolitan in the Malankara Syrian Christian Association held on 25 th February 2022 at
Kolencherry. He received the status of Ramban on 2 nd June 2022 at the Parumala Seminary.
He was ordained as a Metropolitan by the name ‘Mar Philaxenos’ by H.H. Baselios Mar
Thoma Mathews III Catholicos on 28 th July 2022 at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Pazhanji. H.G. has
taken charge of Madras diocese as Metropolitan since 3 rd November 2022.
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