H.G. Dr. Thomas Mar Ivanios Metropolitan

Born to of Late Mr. Thomas Chacko and Mrs. Annamma , in Pullepparambil house, Aleppey on 13 th December 1969, His Grace Thomas Mar Ivanios Metropolitan belongs to the parish of St. Thomas Orthodox Church, Chennankari under Kottayam diocese. His Grace completed his school education from St. Joseph High School, Chennankari (1985), following which H.G. completed degree in Malayalam (1986-88) from SD College, Aleppey. He joined Kottayam Old Seminary in 1992 and completed GST (1992-96). Later, he did M.Th (1997- 99) from FFRRC and a degree in Doctor of Ministry (D. Min). He was ordained sub-deaconship, by H.G. Geevarghese Mar Ivanios Metropolitan at Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam on 8 th December 1996 . He was ordained deaconship (1999) at Mar Baselios Dayara, Njaliyakuzhi, and priesthood at St. Thomas Orthodox church, Chennankari on 18 th September 1999. He was chosen as Metropolitan in the Malankara Syrian Christian Association held at Kolencherry on 25 th February 2022 . He received the status of Ramban at the Parumala Seminary on 2 nd June 2022 . He was ordained as a Metropolitan by the name ‘Mar Ivanios’ by H.H. Baselios Mar Thoma Mathews III Catholicos at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Pazhanji on 28 th July 2022 . H.G. has taken charge of the diocese of South-West America since 3 rd November 2022.   Urshlem (Indian Orthodox Church Center)3101 Hopkins Road, Beasley, TX 77417, USA Email: thomasmarivanios@mosc.in, diocesanoffice@ds-wa.org Ph: +919511842199, 001-281-403-0670 Web: www.ds-wa.org