Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Church Dioceses

Diocese of Thiruvananthapuram

On 1978, February 20th, Malankara Syrian Christian managing committee recommended a division in Kollam diocese. According to Committee’s recommendation, on 1979, January 1st, Kollam diocese was divided into two, namely Kollam diocese and Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) diocese. From 1986 onwards, the orthodox Center at Ulloor has served as the bishop house. In 2010 a new diocese in the name of Kottarakkara-Punalur Diocese was created after dividing the Thiruvananthapuram Diocese. The metropolitan of the Thiruvananthapuram  Diocese is H. G. Dr. Gabriel Mar Gregorios

Address: Orthodox church centre, Ulloor Medical college P.O Trivandrum -695011/ V M D M Centre, Edamulakkal P.O, Anchal Ph – 0475 2273493 , Email: gabrielmargregorios@gmail.com; Web: www.tvmdiocese.org

Diocese of Kollam

In AD 1876, Patriach Moran Mar Ignatius Pathros- III came to India and a historical synod was convened at Mulanthuruthy. Later six new dioceses were formed in Malankara. The Diocese of Kollam was one among the six new dioceses formed with a vast area from Thiruvithamcode to Mavelikara. Dionysius-V , the then Malankara Metropolitan was the first Bishop of Kollam diocese. Geevarghese Mar Gregorious of Parumala was the second Bishop of Kollam Diocese till 1902. Again from 1902 to 1909 , Dionysius -V became the Bishop of Kollam.

Vattasseril Geevarghese Mar Dionysius , the then Malankara Metropolitan became the third Bishop of Kollam diocese upto 1912. From 1912 onwards Geevarghese Mar Gregorious later known as Baselious Geevarghese II , the then Catholicos of Malankara adorned the position of Bishop of Kollam diocese till 1938. He adorned the position of the Catholicos of Malankara sabha and also the Bishop of Kollam from 1934 to 1938. From 1938 onwards , the diocese was under the leadership of Alexious Mar Thevedosius. From 1953 to 1966 Mathews Mar Coorilos served as the Assistant Bishop of Kollam along with Alexious Mar Thevedosius.

Mathews Mar Coorilos became the Bishop of Kollam in 1966 and served the diocese till he became the Catholicos of the East . In 1991 when Mathews Mar Coorilos became the Supreme Head of Malankara Sabha, Mathews Mar Epiphanios ,who was the Assistant Bishop of Kollam became the Bishop of Kollam and served the diocese till 2009. From 2009 April 1st , onwards H.G. Zachariah Mar Anthonios became the Metropolitan of Kollam Diocese.

Address : Bishop’s House Cross Junction, Kollam.01 Phone: 0474 2743535, 2746900; Email. kollamdiocese@gmail.com

Diocese of Kottarakara – Punalur

Kottarakkara Punalur Diocese is one of the 30 dioceses of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church. The diocese was created after dividing the then existed Thiruvananthapuram Diocese and Kollam Diocese on 15 August 2010. The new diocese was inagurated on 23 January 2011. H.G. Yuhanon Mar Thevodoros was installed the first Metropolitan of the diocese. Kottarakkara Kottappuram Seminary is the Bishop house of the Diocese

Address: – Kottapuram Seminary, Pulamon, Kottarakara; Phone: 0474- 2652755, 9446664270; Email: kottappuramseminary@gmail.com

 Diocese of Adoor – Kadampanadu

The Diocese started functioning on August 15, 2010. In 2010 a re-arrangement of churches of Kollam and Trivandrum dioceses resulted in the formation of Adoor- Kadampanad and Kottarakara –Punalur dioceses . H.G. Zacharias Mar Aprem appointed as the first metropolitan of Adoor – Kadampanadu diocese.

Address: Sreyas Aramana, Mar Epiphanios Centre, Kannamcode, Adoor P.O Pathanamthitta – 691523; Email – drzachariasmaraprem@gmail.com, akdiocese@gmail.com; Ph: 04734 227117, 227271

 Diocese of Thumpamon

Thumpamon Diocese was created after the Mulanthuruthy Synod 1876 along with other six dioceses. The first torch bearer of the diocese was Metropolitan Geevarghese Mar Yulios of Pampakud (1876- 1883) followed by St Gregorios of Parumala (1883-1902), Pulikkottil Joseph Mar Dionysius (1902-1909), Vattasseril Mar Dionysius (1909 – 1913) ,Euyakim Mar Ivanios (1913- 1925), Geevarghese Mar Gregorios (1925-1930) , Geevarghese Mar Philoxenos (1930-1951), Augen Mar Timotheos (19451-1953), Daniel Mar Philoxenos (1953-1990), Philipose Mar Eusebius (1990-2009). At present H.G. Kuriakose Mar Clemis is the 11th Metropolitan of the Thumpamon diocese.

Address: Basil Aramana, Pathanamthitta – 689 645 , Email: thumpamondiocese @gmail.com, Phone: 0468 2222243 ,Mob: 9447942243

 Diocese Of Mavelikara

The Diocese of Mavelikara came in to being on 10th August, 2002 under the esteemed presence of the late H. H. Baselios Marthoma Mathews II Catholicos. Besides late H. G. Paulose Mar Pachomios was ordained the diocesean Metropolitan. The diocesean centre, named as Theobhavan Aramana was consecrated by late H. H. Baselios Marthoma Didymus I Catholicos on 17th October, 2008. Unfortunately, H. G. Paulose Mar Pachomios passed away on 1st August, 2012. For the time being, H. H. Baselios Paulose II Catholicos reigns the diocese and Nilackal diocesean Metropolitan H. G. Dr. Joshua Mar Nichodimos assists His Holiness for the same.

Address: Theo Bhavan Aramana, Thazhakkara P.O, Mavelikkara- 690102; Phone: 04792309900 . Email: marpachomios@gmail.com

 Diocese of Chengannur

The Diocese of Chengannur came into existence of 10th March 1985 vide Kalpana No. 52/85 dtd. 8.3.85 of H.H. Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Mathews I Catholicose of the East and Malankara Metropolitan. This Diocese was established with Churches from Thumpamon, Niranam and Kollam Dioceses. H.G. Thomas Mar Athanasios, became the first Metropolitan of the Diocese on 1st August 1985.

Address: BETHEL ARAMANA, P.B NO 38, CHENGANNUR, KERALA, 689121; E-mail: bethelaramana@gmail.com; Telephone : 0479 2451331; Website: www.chengannur.mosc.in

 Diocese of Niranam

Niranam has been famous for the missionary work of St. Thomas. In 1876, 22 churches were brought together in order to form the Niranam Diocese. Chathuruthi Geevarghese Mar Gregorios (Parumala Thirumeni) (1876-1902) became its first Metropolitan with Parumala Seminary as the headquarters. Pulikkotil Joseph Mar Dionysios, Vattasseril Geevarghese Mar Dionysius, kallasseril Geevarghese Mar Gregorios, Thoma Mar Dionysius and Dr. Geevarghese Mar Osthathios administered the diocese. His Holiness Baselios Oughen Catholica Bava And His Holiness Baselios Mar Thoma Mathews I Catholica Bava directly administered the diocese. From 2007 onwards Dr Yuhanon Mar Chrysostomos is the Head of the Diocese.

Address : Niranam Diocese of Malankara Orthodox Church Bethany Aramana, Thiruvalla, Kerala – 689 101 ; Phone: 0469-2701357, 2603357 ; Email: dioceseofniranam@gmail.com; Website : dioceseofniranam.org

 Diocese of Nilackal

The Diocese of Nilackal came in to being on August 15, 2010 under the order issued by H.H Baselios Mar Thoma Didymos I, The Catholicos cum Malankara Metropolitan. H. G. Dr Joshua Mar Nicodimos is the Ist Metropolitan of the Diocese.

Address: Nilackal Orthodox diocesan Centre, St.Thomas Aramana, Pazhavangadi P.O, Ranni, Pathanamthitta- 689673; Phone: 04735- 224477; Email: nilackaldiocese@gmail.com

Diocese of Kottayam

As per the decisions of the Mulamthuruthy Synod, Kottayam Diocese was formed initially with 20 churches altogether from Kottayam and nearby places. The first diocesan metropolitan was His Grace Kadavil Paulose Mar Athanasios. After his demise, H.G Paulose Mar Ivanios (First Catholicos), H. G. Geevarghese Mar Philoxenos (Second Catholicos), H.G. Vattasseril Geevarghese mar Dionysios, H. G. Kuriakose Mar Gregorios (Pampadi Thirumeni 1929-1965) and H.G Paret Mathews Mar Ivanios (1965-1985) held the office in respective period of time. During the time of H.G Kuriakose Mar Gregorios, the Pampady Dayara became the office of the Diocese.

On 1982 April 21, the then Kottayam Diocese was divided into Kottayam, Kottayam Central, and Idukki. H. G Geevarghese Mar Ivanios took charge as the first Diocesan head of the newly re-organised Kottayam Diocese. After 28 years of fruitful administration of Kottayam Diocese, His Grace Geevarghese Mar Ivanios Metropolitan entered into Heavenly Abode on 12th April 2013. His Holiness the Catholicos took over the administration of the diocese as per the Constitution of the Church. H.H. Appointed H.G. Yuhanon Mar Diascoros, the Metropolitan of the Diocese of Madras as the Assistant to the Metropolitan of the Kottayam Diocese.

Diocesan Office : KMG Centre, P.B.No.686, MD Seminary, Kottayam-1; Ph: 0481-2564329, 2304376; Email: kmgcentre @gmail.com
Bishop’s Residence : Mar Kuriakose Dayara, Pothenpuram PO, Pampady, Kottayam Dist., Kerala, India – 686502 : +0091 – 481 2505431

 Diocese of Kottayam Central

The Diocese of Kottayam Central came into existence vide Kalpana No. 110/82 dated April 21,.1982 of His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Mathews I, Catholicose of the East & Malankara Metropolitan. The new Diocese was carved out of the Dioceses of Kottayam. The Head Quarters of Kottayam Central Diocese is at Devalokam Aramana. The Catholicose of the East & Malankara Metropolitan is the diocesan metropolitan of Kottayam Central Diocese

Address: Catholicate Aramana, Devalokam P.O, Muttambalam Via, Kottayam- 686004; Phone: 0481-2578499, 2578500

Diocese of Idukki

Until 1982, the present churches of the Idukki diocese were the part of kottayam diocese. In 1982 the churches in the eastern part of kottayam diocese were took and formed the Idukki Diocese. The first metropolitan of Idukki diocese was the late lamented His Grace Mathews Mar Barnabas metropolitan.

In 1992 when His Grace Mathews Mar Barnabas took the charge of American diocese the then metropolitans were H.G. Mathews mar severios, late lamented Paulose mar Pachomios, H.G. Abraham mar Severios, H.G. Augen mar Dionysius, H.G. Paulose mar Milithios (H.H. Baselios marthoma paulose II). From 2009 the Idukki diocese is under the spiritual leadership of H.G. Mathews mar Thevodosius Metropolitan.

Address: Gedseemon Aramana, Chakkupallom, Kumily-686509; Ph: 04868-282248, 282504 ; Email- idukkidiocese@yahoo.co.in

Diocese of Kandanad East and Diocese of Kandanad West

Kandanad Diocese is one of the oldest dioceses of the Orthodox Syrian Church. The historical Synod of 1599 was held at Udayamperoor, a place close to Kandanad. In 1876 Malankara Orthodox Church was divided as 7 Dioceses by mulanthuruthy synod. Among that seven one diocese was Kandanad Diocese.

The first Metropolitan of this diocese was H.G Paulose mar Ivanios (murimattathil bava). Following the excommunication of the Malankara Metropolitan Vattasseril Geevarghese Mar Dynasius by the Patriach on flimsy grounds without sufficient reasons, the Malankara Syrian Church split into two factions, one supporting the Patriarch (Bava Kaskshi) and the other siding with the Malankara Metropolitan (Methran Kakshi). In the Kandanad Diocese the former outnumbered the latter. In this faction Kochuparambil Paulose Mar Coorilose (1911-17) and Kuttikkattil Paulose Mar Athanasius (1920-27) held the responsibility of the Kandanad Diocese. Oughen Mar Thimotiose who was ordained metropolitan was in charge of the diocese from 1927 Simultaneously during this period Yuyakkim Mar Ivaniose (1913-1925), the Malankara Metropolitan Vattasseril Geevarghese Mar Dynsius and Catholicose Baselius Geevarghese II (1934-42) were in charge of Kandanad Diocese on behalf of the Catholicose faction. As per the decision of the Kandanad Diocesan General Body Oughen Mar Themotiose Metropolitan accepted Baselious Geevarghese IInd in October 1942 and embraced Catholicose faction. He continued to be the metropolitan of Kandanad Diocese, with diocesan headquarters, at Muvatupuzha until he was elevated and enthroned as the Catholicose of the East with the name H.H. Baselius Oughen I. It was during the tranquil period after the unification of the Church in 1958. Paulose Mar Athanasius of the Patriarch faction held the additional charge as the metropolitan of Kandanad Diocese as well from 1942 to 1952. Paulose Mar Philexinose who was ordained metropolitan for the Kandanad Diocese on 19th October, 1952 by the Patriarch took over its charge. He continued in the post till 1958 when the two factions merged bringing unity in the Church. Thereafter he ruled over the diocese along with Augen Mar Thimitiose until the latter was elevated as the Catholicose on 22nd 1964. Then Paulose Mar Philexinose became the sole head of the diocese.

But unfortunately breach of peace raised its ugly head again in the Church by 1970 and he chose to be on the Patriarch side and continued to be their Metropolitan . But on the Catholicose side, the Malankara Metropolitan took over the charge of the diocese. Then, on 16th Feb, 1975 Joseph Mar Pachomiose was ordained and posted as the Metropolitan of Kandanad. But in 1991 when he passed away, the diocese fell back under Malankara Metropolitan. The diocese got a metropolitan of its own when Dr Mathews Mar Severios was posted as its head in 1993. On 7th September , 1975, when the second split in the Church was complete, Paulose Mar Philexinose who had been continuing as the metropolitan of Kandanad Diocese was elevated as Catholicose by the Patriarch with the official name H.B. Baselius Paulose II. But he still continued as the diocesan metropolitan. Philipose Mar Ivaniose and Dr. Thomas Mar Athanasius were his assistants from 1979 to 1988 and from 1990 to 1996 respectively. H.B. Baselius Paulose II entered eternity on 1st September 1996.

Following the Supreme Court verdict on the Malankara Sabha case, fully imbibing its thrust and spirit, The Diocese of Kandanad under the Diocesan Metropolitan Dr Thomas Mar Athanasius declared allegiance to the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Constitution of 1934 and started working with the Church-leadership for unity and peace in the Church. According to the recommendation of the managing committee elected by the Malankara Association held on 20th March 2002 at Parumala as per the direction of the Apex Cour, the Kandanad Diocese was divided into two – Kandanad East and Kandanad Wes Diocese. Dr Thomas Mar Athanasius and Dr Mathews Mar Severious were assigned Episcopal ministry of Kandanad East and Kandand West respectively.

Diocese of Kandanad East Address: Bishop’s House, Cathedral Road, Muvattupuzha-686661 Phone: 0485-2832401, 2833401 Email: mbparamana@gmail.com

Diocese of Kandanad West Address: Prasadam Centre, Kolencherry, Ernakulam- 682311 Ph: 0484-2760286 Email: mpcsociety@gmail.com

Diocese of Ankamaly

It was also from the historic synod of Mulanthuruthy in 1876 was formed the Angamali Diocese. Metropolitans such as Kadavil Paulose Mar Athanasiose, Pilikottil Joseph Mar Dionysius, Paulose Mar Athanasios, Geevarghese Mar Gregorios had ruled over this diocese from time to time. From 1967 Philipose Mar Theophilose and from 1978 Mathews Mar Bernabas had took the steerage of this diocese. The present Diocesan head is Bishop Yuhanon Mar Policarpus, who took charge in February 2009.

Address: Thrikkunath Seminary, PB-61 , Aluva- 683101. Ph: 0484- 2624339; Email: thrikkunnathuseminary@gmail.com

Diocese of Kochi

The Diocese of kochi is formed in 1876. The first metroplitan of Kochi Diocese was tha Late Lamented Simeon Mar Dionysios Metropolitan. After the death of Mar Dionysius , the Malankara Metropolitan H. G. Joseph Mar Dionysios Metropolitan took the charge. In 1958, when the Supreme Court verdict came, H. G. Paulose mar Severios was appointed as the Metropolitan of Kochi Diocese. H.G Dr. Yakob Mar Irenios is the current metropolitan of the Diocese.

Address: Zion Seminary, Koratty East P.O, Chirangara, Chalakudy- 680308; Ph: 0480-2732023, 2734818; Email: sionseminary@gmail.com

Diocese of Thrissur

The diocese was formed in 1982 with parishes in Thrissur and Palakkad districts. The first metropolitan with independent charge of the diocese assumed the office on 26 December 1990. The headquarters of the diocese is at Mannuthy. The Diocese leads to new vision under the spiritual leadership of H.G. Yuhanon Mar Meletius Metropolitan

Address: Gedseemon Orthodox Bishop’s House, Mannuthy, Thrissur, Kerala, INDIA. 680651.
Ph: 0487-2371039, 2371748

Diocese of Kunnamkulam

His Grace Paulose Mar Milithios (His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Paulose II.) was elevated as the first Metropolitan of the newly formed Kunnamkulam diocese on 1st August 1985.

Address: Bishop’ House, Arthat, Kunnamkulam- 680521 Ph: 04885-225001 Email: mockkmdiocese@yahoo.in

Diocese of Malabar

The Malabar Diocese, which has extended in the western districts of Kerala, was formed in 1953. H.G. Paulose Mar Severios and H.G. Pathrose Mar Osthathios (1953–68) have executed its administration at different times. Since 11 November 1966, H. G. Thomas Mar Timotheos became the diocesan Metropolitan (H. H. Baselius Didymus I , Catholicose of the East). Mount Hermon Aramana in Kozhikode is the diocesan headquarters. Dr. Zacharia Mar Theophilos is the current  diocesan Metropolitan.

Address: Mount Hermon, Chathamangalam,N.I.T.Campus P.O, Kozhikode 673 601, India; Ph: 0495 2287278, 2288278; Email: hermonaramana@gmail.com

Diocese of Sulthan Bathery

In 1986,the diocese of Sultan Bathery is formed by organising all the churches from the District of Wayanad, some of the churches from the Nilagiri District of Tamil Nadu and some other churches in Kannur District which were formerly the part of Malabar Diocese. During its initial days the diocese was directly under the administration of the then catholicos.

In 1991 H. G. Kuriakose mar Clemis Metropolitan took its charge as the First metropolitan of Bathery Diocese.The Head Quarters of the dioceses is Situated near Kozhikodu- Mysore national Highway,300 metres away from Sulthan Bathery Town. In 2009, H.G. Dr. Abraham Mar Epiphanios Metropolitan took the charge of Sultan Bathery Diocese.

Address: Nirmalagiri Aramana, Poomala, S. Bathery P.O, Wayanad- 673592; Ph: 04936 220969; Email: nirmalagiribathery@hotmail.com

Diocese of Brahamavar

The Diocese of Brahmavar was formed in August,2010 and was announced by His Holiness Baselios Mar Thoma Didymos 1 through the Kalpana No.389/2010 dated 3-8-2010. Metropolitan H G Yakob Mar Elias was appointed as the Metropolitan of this newly constituted Diocese ,with it’s head quarters at Mangalore.

This Diocese is unique in terms of diversities of culture, language and region. It is spread over Cannoor and Kasaragod in Kerala,Dakshina Kannada, Uduppi, Chikmangalore and Coorg in Karnataka,Goa and Abu Dhabi in UAE. Languages used are Malayalam, Konkani, Kannada, Tulu, English and Hindi. Brahmavar Diocese is very unique also because of our Konkani Orthodox Community with our Konkani Priests.

Contact Address: Mount Horeb Bishop’s House Door No. 3E9-746/3, Vivekananda IInd Cross Road, Nanthoor, Mangalore – 575005 Ph: 0824 2210018 & 09483530018; Website: www.moscdob.com

 Diocese of Madras

Parishes of the Madras Diocese were formerly consisted in the Calcutta Diocese and its first Bishop was late H.G Dr. Stephanos Mar Theodosius. In 1979, a separate Diocese of Madras was formed and late H.G Zachariah Mar Dionysius took charge as the Metropolitan. After the solemn demise of H.G Zachariah Mar Dionysius in 1997, the Diocese was handed over to H.G Dr. Yakob Mar Irenaios. Territorial and institutional growth caused the Diocese to be divided into three Madras, Bangalore and Brahmavar Dioceses. The New Madras Diocese is led by H.G Dr. Yuhanon Mar Diascoros Metropolitan and it consists of Tamil Nadu, Andaman Nicobar islands, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Singapore.

Address: Bishop’s House 4/51, Rajeswari Street, Mehta Nagar, Chennai – 600029. Phone :044 – 64543128/ 23742462, 23746010, 23746011 Mobile :09447464090, 09791020730 (TN); Website: www.madrasorthodoxdiocese.org

Diocese of Bangalore

Bangalore Diocese remained part of the Madras Diocese till 2009. Late lamented Zachariah Mar Dionysius was the diocesan Metropolitan until his solemn demise in 1997. In the same year H.G. Dr. Yakob Mar Irenios took over the charge of leading the Madras Diocese till the formation of the new Bangalore Diocese.The Bangalore Diocese came into existence on 1st April 2009. All the Orthodox churches in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, two churches and a congregation from the Gulf region were constituent churches in the new diocese.The Diocese was under the direct administration of the Catholicose and Malankara Metropolitan. His Holiness was assisted by H.G. Abraham Mar Epiphanios, the Metropolitan of Sultan Battery Diocese as the assistant Metropolitan of Bangalore Diocese. H.G. Abraham Mar Epiphanios was in charge of the Bangalore Diocese till the newly appointed Metropolitan H.G. Dr. Abraham Mar Seraphim assumed charge of the Diocese on 15th August 2010.

Address: Bishop’s House, No. 1, Malankara DV, Behind Sharma Farm House, Doddagubi, Bangalore-560077; Ph: 09611353977; Email: moc.bangalorediocese@gmail.com; Website : www.bangaloreorthodoxdiocese.org

Diocese of Bombay

The Diocese of Bombay was carved out of the outside Kerala diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church in the year 1976. His grace Dr. Thomas Mar Makarios was the first Metropolitan with the headquarters as St.Mary’s Church, Dadar. The diocese made rapid strides during the tenure if His grace Late Lamented Dr. Philipose Mar Theophilus who took over from Mar Makarios who moved to then newly formed Diocese in the year 1979. The present Metropolitan His Grace Geevarghese Mar Coorilos took over the reins of the Bombay Diocese. Mar Coorilos had the good fortune of serving along with Mar Theophilus as the assistant Metropolitan of the diocese from 1991 onwards.

Address: Orthodox Church Centre, Dr. Mar Theophilius marg, Sector 10- A, Vashi, Juhu Nagar, New Mumbai- 400703; Ph: 02227801427, 27669850; Email: bombayaramana@gmail.com

Diocese of Kolkata

In 1938, Diocese for outside Kerala (Bahya Kerala Bhadrasanam) was formed and in 1976 the outside Kerala Diocese was divided into three, namely Bombay, Madras and Delhi dioceses as per the Catholicos Order No.58/76. The present Calcutta Diocese was included in Madras Diocese and late lamented Dr. Stephanos Mar Theodosius was the first Diocesan Metropolitan. On 30th October 1978 the Managing Committee in its meeting decided to further reorganized the three outside Kerala Dioceses. As a result of the re-organisation the Calcutta Diocese was formed on 1st January 1979 H.G.Dr. Stephanos Mar Theodosius was made its Shepherd until he was called to the heavenly abode on 5th Nov. 2007 and H.H. Catholicose took the charge of the diocese and nominated H.G.Geevarghese Mar Coorilos of Bombay diocese to assist Catholicose in the administration. H.G. Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius took over the Metropolitan of Calcutta Diocese on March 2009.

Address : St.Thomas Asram, Kailash Nagar, Near Industrial Estate, Bhilai, Durg Dist.Chattisgarh-490001; Phone No: 0788-2285309;  E-mail : calcuttadiocese@gmail.com; Website : www.calcuttadiocese.org

Diocese of Delhi

In 1975, the Delhi Diocese was constituted by the Holy Synod, along with the four other new dioceses of Madras, Bombay, Calcutta and America. The next year, Paulose Mar Gregorios took charge as the Metropolitan of Delhi. In 1991, the Diocese was strengthened by the arrival of Job Mar Philoxenos as the Assistant Metropolitan.1996 Paulose Mar Gregorios Metropolitan enters the heavenly Abode.2002 Job Mar Philoxenos is consecrated as the Metropoliton of Delhi Diocese on 26 December 2002.2011 Job Mar Philoxenos Metropolitan enters the heavenly Abode on 20 November 2011.  Youhanon Mar Demetrios is consecrated as new Metropolitan of the Delhi Diocese on 7 October 2012.

Address: Delhi Orthodox Church Centre, House No. 70, Godawari Apartment, Gate No. 3, Alaknada, New Delhi- 110019; Ph: 011-41650135

Diocese of Ahmedabad

The Diocese of Ahmedabad came into existence vide Kalpana No 93/2009 dated March 2,.2009 of His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Didymus-1, Catholicose of the East & Malankara Metropolitan. The new Diocese was carved out of the Dioceses of Bombay, Calcutta and Delhi, situated in the states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Sultanate of Oman in the Arabian Gulf. His Holiness assumed the charge as the Metropolitan of the new Diocese and His Grace Geevarghese Mar Coorilos, Metropolitan of Bombay Diocese was appointed as the Assistant Metropolitan of the Diocese. His Grace Dr Pulikkottil Geevarghese Mar Yulios Metropolitan took charge of the Diocese of Ahmedabad on August 15, 2010 as the Diocesan Metropolitan.

Address: St Mary’s Higher Secondary School Campus, Naroda, Ahmedabad, Gujarat India 382 330; Ph: 046922980253;  Email: ahmedabaddiocese@gmail.com ; Website : www.moscad.in

American Dioceses : Diocese of North-East America and Diocese of South-West America

In July 14, 1979 Mar Makarios was given authority of the American Diocese and the enthronement of the newly elected Metropolitan Mar Makarios was held at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in Manhattan, under the authority of the Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan, Baselius Mar Thoma Mathews I. In 1991, the Diocese came under the direct control of a Malankara Metropolitan who was assisted by Mathews Mar Barnabas Metropolitan. For one year, the Diocese continued in this manner, until control came under the full authority of Mathews Mar Barnabas.  In 2002, Zacharias Mar Nicholovos,  joined the Diocese as the assistant to Mar Barnabas.

In 2009, the Malankara Church decided to divide the ‘American Diocese’ into two dioceses, namely – the Northeast American Diocese headed by Dr. Zacharias Mar Nicholovos and the Southwest American Diocese headed by Alexios Mar Eusebios

Address Diocese of Northeast America: Indian Orthodox Church Centre, 2158 route 106, mutton Town, New York-11791; Ph: 2153421500; Email: neamdio@neamericandiocese.org , northeastamericandiocese@gmail.com Web: www.neamericandiocese.org

Address Diocese of South West America: 3101 Hopkins Rd Beasley, TX 77417, USA E-mail: dswadiocesanoffice@gmail.com Phone: 281.403.0670 Fax: 281.459.0814; Website: www.ds-wa.org

Diocese of UK Europe and Africa

Diocese UK Europe and Africa is acting as the umbrella organisation for various Indian Orthodox parishes in the UK, Rest of Europe and African Continent. In May 2009, Cathlolicos and Malankara Metropoltan- Supreme head of the Church declared the new diocese – Diocese of UK Europe and Africa and appointed Dr. Mathews Mar Thimothios as the Diocesan Metropolitan

Office (India): Menora Orthodox Centre, Venmony P.O, Chengannur- 689509; Ph: 00914792351722, 00919447718511

Office (U.K) : Malankara House, 35 Hennman Close, Swindon, SN254ZW, UK; Mob: (India) 9447718511, (UK) 00447541814466; Email: thimothiosmathews@gmail.com

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