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I.

Present Primates of the Church in India

II.

Bishops who have Presided over the Malankara Church since Koonen Kurisu Oath of 1653 till the middle of the 19th century

III.

Former Primates of Malankara Church from 1865

IV.   Delegates from the Holy See to Malankara since 1865
V.   The Patriarchs who had visited Malankara

 

 

[I].  PRESENT PRIMATES OF THE CHURCH IN INDIA

Catholicos Aboon Mor Baselios Thomas I
 
 
 

Primate

Date of Birth

Date of Consecration

Diocese

Ordained by

1.
 
Catholicos Aboon Mor Baselios Thomas I
                Ordained Metropolitan:
22-Jul-1929
26-Jul-2002
24-Feb-1974
Angamali
Angamali
Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka I
Patriarch Mor Ignatius Yakub III
2. Abraham Mor Severios 12-Jul-1941 06-Mar-1982

Angamali region (Asst.) & Abbot of

Mor Gabriel Dayro

Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka I
3. Yuhanon Mor Philoxenos 05-Dec-1941 12-Sep-1985 Retd. Catholicos Mor Baselios Paulose II
4. Thomas Mor Thimotheos 02-May-1950 03-Jan-1991 Kottayam Catholicos Mor Baselios Paulose II
5. Joseph Mor Gregorios 10-Nov-1960 16-Jan-1994 Kochi Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka I
6. Mathews Mor Ivanios 29-Apr-1954 14-Jan-2001 Kandanad Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka I
7. Geevarghese Mor Dionysius 05-May-1948 08-Dec-2002 Abbot of Manjinikkara dayro, Kottayam & environs Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka I
8. Yuhanon Mor Milithios 25-Apr-1957 08-Dec-2002 Thumpamon Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka I
9. Kuriakose Mor Dioscorus 11-May-1957 08-Dec-2002 Abbot of Malecuriz Dayro Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka I
10. Geevarghese Mor Athanasius 12-Dec-1957 08-Dec-2002 Simhasana Churches in Ernakulam, Kunnamkulam & its environs Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka I
11. Kuriakose Mor Theophilos 01-Feb-1966 29-Sep-2003 Theological Seminary, Europe Catholicos Mor Baselios Thomas I
12. Yeldho Mor Tithus 22-Jul-1970 04-Jan-2004 Malankara diocese in North America Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka I
13. Kuriakose Mor Severios 21-May-1959 15-Jan-2004 Knanaya Archdiocese Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka I
14. Mathews Mor Theodosius 04-May-1959 03-Jul-2006 Kollam Catholicos Mor Baselios Thomas I
15. Mathews Mor Aphrem 15-May-1968 03-Jul-2006 Perumbavur region of Angamali (Asst.) Catholicos Mor Baselios Thomas I
16. Pathros Mor Osthatheos 12-Nov-1963 03-Jul-2006 New Delhi region (Asst.) Catholicos Mor Baselios Thomas I
17. Kuriakose Mor Eusebios 26-Mar-1970 03-Jul-2006 Kothanangalam region (Asst.) Catholicos Mor Baselios Thomas I
18. Geevarghese Mor Koorilos 1965 03-Jul-2006 Niranam Catholicos Mor Baselios Thomas I
19. Markose Mor Chrysostomos 26-Sep-1966 14-Jul-2006 Evangelical Association of the East Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka I
20. Elias Mor Athanasius 13-Apr-1964 01-Jan-2007 Thrissur (Asst.) Catholicos Mor Baselios Thomas I
21. Kuriakose Mor Gregorios 16-Jan-1964 02-Feb-2007 Knanaya Archdiocese (Asst.) - Kallisserry Region Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka I
22. Kuriakose Mor Ivanios 09-Jun-1964 12-Jun-2008 Knanaya Archdiocese (Asst.) - Ranny Region Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka I
23. Ayoub Mor Silvanos 18-Apr-1972 12-Jun-2008 Knanaya Archdiocese (Asst.) - U.K Region Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka I
24. Kuriakose Mor Clemis 10-Aug-1967 24-Aug-2008 Prayer Fellowships in India Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka I
25. Paulose Mor Irenious 24-Aug-1972 24-Aug-2008 Kozhikode (Calicut) Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka I
26. Yaqub Mor Anthonios 12-Jul-1952 23-Aug-2009 Honawar Mission, Manglore (Asst.) Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka I
27. Zacharias Mor Philoxenos 05-May-1972 04-Jan-2010 Malabar Catholicos Mor Baselios Thomas I
28. Ishaq Mor Osthatheos 17-Jan-1976 04-Jan-2010 Mylapore (Chennai/Madras) (Asst.) Catholicos Mor Baselios Thomas I
29. Geevarghese Mor Barnabas 29-May-1953 01-Feb-2010 Niranam (Asst.) Catholicos Mor Baselios Thomas I
30. Elias Mor Julius 18-Aug-1971 02-Jan-2012 High Range region of Angamali (Asst.) Catholicos Mor Baselios Thomas I
31. Thomas Mor Alexandrios 29-May-1971 02-Jan-2012 Mumbai (Asst.) Catholicos Mor Baselios Thomas I
32. Zacharias Mor Polycorpus 23-July-1970 02-Jan-2012 New Delhi (Asst.) Catholicos Mor Baselios Thomas I
33. Mathews Mor Antheemos 23-July-1970 15-Jan-2012 Muvattupuzha (Asst.) Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka I

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[II]   Bishops who have Presided over the Malankara Church since Koonen Kurisu Oath until the middle of the 19th century

In the absence of any reliable record evidencing the elevation of a native of Malabar to episcopacy prior to the Portuguese period, Mar Thoma I, consecrated by the Antiochean delegate Mor Gregorios Abdul'Jaleel in 1665, has to be regarded as the first bishop from the Syrian Christian community of Malabar.

 

Primate

Date of Consecration

Ordained by

Date of Demise

Entombed at
1. Mor Thoma I 1665 Patriarchal delegate Mor Gregorios Abdul'Jaleel (Paravur) 22-Apr-1670 Angamali St.Mary's Church
2. Mor Thoma II 1670 Patriarchal delegate Mor Gregorios Abdul'Jaleel (Paravur) 13-Apr-1686 Niranam St.Thomas Church
3. Mor Thoma III 1686/7 Patriarchal delegate Mor Ivanios (Mulanthuruthy) 19-Apr-1688 Kadambanad St.Thomas Church
4. Mor Thoma IV 1688/9 Patriarchal delegate Mor Ivanios (Mulanthuruthy) 24-Mar-1728 Kandanad Marth Mariam Church
5. Mor Thoma V 1729 Disputed Consecration 1 08-May-1765 Niranam St.Thomas Church
6. Mor Thoma VI

Mor Dionysius I, the Great2

10-Jul-1761

29-May-17702

Mar Thoma V

Mor Gregorios & Mor Ivanios 2

08-Apr-1808 Puthenkavu Church
7. Mor Thoma VII 05-May-1794 Mor Dionysius I, the Great 04-July-1809 Kolenchery St.Peter's St.Paul's Church(Near MVPA)
8 Mor Thoma VIII 02-July-1809 Disputed Consecration 3 22-Jan-1816 Puthenkavu Church
9. Mor Dionysius II Joseph (Pulikottil I) 21-Mar-1815 Mor Philexinos4 of Thoziyoor 24-Nov-1816 Kottayam Syrian Seminary Chapel
11. Mar Thoma IX 1815 Consecrated by Mar Thoma VIII, but had to abdicate soon after 1817/8 Kadamattom St. George Church
12. Mor Dionysius III Geevarghese (Punnathra) 19-Oct-1817 Mor Philexinos4 of Thoziyoor 16-May-1825 Kottayam St.Mary's Cheria Pally
13. Mor Dionysius IV Philipose (Cheppaud) 27-Aug-1825 Mor Philexinos4 of Thoziyoor 09-Oct-1855 Cheppaud Church, near Kayamkulam
14. Mathews Mor Athanasius (Palakunnath) 14-Feb-1842 Patriarch Mor Ignatius Elias II 16-July-1877 Excommunicated following his anti-orthodox teachings

 

1.  Mor Thoma V is said to have been consecrated by laying on his head, the hands of the unconscious predecessor (Mor Thoma IV) who was lying at the point of death and hence difference of opinion on his powers to administer the Malankara Church existed among the faithful.  BACK

2.   Mor Thoma VI was re-consecrated with the title 'Mor Dionysius I' in 1770 by the Patriarchal delegates as there existed confusion among the faithful over the validity of his consecration by his predecessor 'Mor Thoma V' who in turn was not ordained properly.  BACK

3.  Mor Thoma VIII too is said to have been consecrated by laying on his head the hands of the unconscious Methran (Mor Thoma VII) who was lying at the point of death and hence one party in the Church contended that both his as well as his successor's (Mor Thoma IX) consecrations cannot be considered as valid.  BACK

4. Mar Philexinos falls 4th in line of the separated Thoziyoor Church, of which Kattumangatt Mor Kurillos was their first bishop.  Mor Kurillos who is popularly known as Kattumangatt Valiya Bava, was ordained by one of the Patriarchal delegates (Mor Gregorios) residing in Malankara at that time. But there were also serious allegations regarding the said consecration as it was supposed to be done by Mor Gregorios under pressure.  While his stay at Mulanthuruthy, Mor Gregorios had to entirely depend on Mor Kurillos as he become blind following a serious illness and hence the genuineness of the said consecration of Kattumangatt Mor Kurillos remains under cloud.

(However for the Thoziyoor Church (Malabar Independent Syrian Church) and as well as for the Marthoma Syrian Church, the consecration remains valid and they consider that the apostolic line from the Holy See of Antioch continued through Mor Kurillos since he was said to be ordained by the Patriarchal delegate). 

Because of the doubt on the validity of consecration of Mor Kurillos, the Malankara Syrian Church was reluctant to recognize the consecrations done by his (Kurillos) successors in the Thoziyoor Church. But due to certain interference from the ruling British Government in early 19th century, the Malankara Church was in urgency of bishops for its very existence. Because of the restrictions imposed by the British, the Patriarch could not help his Syrian flocks in India at that stage. So the Malankara Church was forced to make requests to Mor Philexinos for consecrating those chosen by the Malankara Syrian community. Mor Philexinos who is alleged to had some vested interests, readily accepted the offer. Thus the three successive Metropolitans of Malankara Syrian Church; Mor Dionysius II, Mor Dionysius III and Mor Dionysius IV had to receive consecration from Mor Philexinos of Thoziyoor Church.  But Mor Dionysius II (Pulikottil Sr.) never styled himself as a Bishop as he himself was doubtful over the canonical validity of his consecration by a Thoziyoor bishop.  [Mor Dionysius II mentioned here is the first in line of the two bishops from Pulikottil family of Kunnamkulam. He is the founder of the Syrian Seminary (now known as Old Seminary) at Kottayam and is venerated as a saintly father.]

As the validity of  the above said consecrations remained under cloud, the Malankara Church requested the successive Patriarchs of Antioch for the proper recognition of these bishops. It was thus a letter of the Patriarch was issued, confirming the status of Mor Dionysius IV as a prelate of the Malankara Syrian Church and the copy was handed over to the British Government as well.  BACK

 

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[III].  Former Prelates of Malankara Church from 1865

(includes Catholicos's, Malankara Metropolitans and Bishops)

m

  -->  Malankara Metropolitans

   
c

  -->  Catholicos

 

 

 

Primate

Date of Consecration

Ordained by

Date of Demise

Entombed at
1. Mor Dionysius V Joseph (Pulikottil II)

   Malankara Metropolitan since

30-Apr-1865

30-Jun-1876

Patriarch Mor Ignatius Yakoob II

at the Mulanthuruthy Synod

11-Jul-1909 Kottayam Syrian Seminary Chapel
2. Paulose Mor Athanasius  (Kadavil Senior) 03-Dec-1876 Patriarch Mor Ignatius Pathros IV 02-Nov-1907 Aluva Thrikkunnathu St. Mary's church
3. Geevarghese Mor Julius (Konatt) 03-Dec-1876 Patriarch Mor Ignatius Pathros IV 21-Mar-1884 Pambakuda Church, near Piravom
4. Geevarghese Mor Kurillos  (Ambatt) 10-Dec-1876 Patriarch Mor Ignatius Pathros IV 09-Mar-1891 Angamali St. Mary's Cheriapally
5. St. Gregorios Geevarghese  (Chathuruthil) 10-Dec-1876 Patriarch Mor Ignatius Pathros IV 02-Nov-1902 Parumala St.Peter's Church
6. Semavun Mor Dionysius (Karavatt) 17-May-1877 Patriarch Mor Ignatius Pathros IV 02-Oct-1886 Kadugamangalam St.Peter's & St.Paul's church
7. Paulose Mor Ivanios (Murimattom) 17-May-1877 Patriarch Mor Ignatius Pathros IV 02-May-1913 Separated from the Malankara Church
8. Alwariz Mor Yulios 29-Jul-1889 Mor Dionysius V, Mor Athanasius & Mor Gregorios 23-Sep-1923 Mangalore
9. Rinevilati Mor Thimotheos 29-May-1892 Mor Athanasius, Mor Gregorios & Alwariz Mor Julius 08-Jul-1929 Separated from the Malankara Church
10. Mor Dionysius VI Geevarghese (Wattasseril)

    Malankara Metropolitan --

31-May-1908

1909 - 1910

Patriarch Mor Ignatius Abdulla II

P

23-Feb-1934 Removed from the post of Malankara Metropolitan in 1910 and was excommunicated which was later revoked in 1931
11. Mor Kurillos Paulose (Kochuparambil)

    Malankara Metropolitan since --

31-May-1908

01-Sep-1911

Patriarch Mor Ignatius Abdulla II

P

14-Dec-1917 Panampady St.Mary's Church, Kottayam
12. St. Athanasius Paulose (Painadath)

    Malankara Metropolitan since --

9-Jun-1910

31-Jan-1918

Patriarch Mor Ignatius Abdulla II

P

26-Jan-1953 Thrikunnathu St.Mary's Church, Aluva
13. Geevarghese Mor Sevarios (Edavazhikkal) - First bishop of the newly formed Knanaya diocese 28-Aug-1910 Patriarch Mor Ignatius Abdulla II 11-Jun-1927 Kottayam Valiya Pally
14. Michael Mor Dionysius (Alumoottil, Kayamkulam) 24-Oct-1926 Patriarch Mor Ignatius Elias III 18-Jan-1956 Panamapady St. Mary's Church, Kottayam
15. Thomas Mor Dioscoros (2nd Bishop of Knanaya diocese) 24-Oct-1926 Patriarch Mor Ignatius Elias III 21-Feb-1943 Joined Roman Catholic Church in 1939
16. Geevarghese Mor Gregorios  (Vayaliparambil) 04-Aug-1946 Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem I 06-Nov-1966 Thrikunnathu St.Mary's Church, Aluva
17. Paulose Mor Sevarios 04-Aug-1946 Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem I 17-Mar-1962 Arthat Simhasana Church, Kunnamkulam
18. Abraham Mor Clemis (Vayala-for Knanaya diocese)

    Malankara Metropolitan --

    Great Metropolitan of the East (Honorary title) --

15-Apr-1951

1957-'58

1989

Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem I

P

29-Sep-2002 Chingvanam St.John's Dayro Church (Kottayam)
19. Mor Baselios Geevarghese (Kallasseril) Accepted as the Catholicos and Malankara Metropolitan, by the Holy Episcopal Synod following the unification of 1958 03-Jan-1964 Devalokam Catholicate Palace
20. Alexios Mor Theodosius Accepted as the Metropolitan of Malankara Church by the Holy Episcopal Synod since the unification of 1958 06-Aug-1965  
21. Pathros Mor Osthatheos (Mookencheril) Accepted as the Metropolitan of Malankara Church by the Holy Episcopal Synod since the unification of 1958 02-Feb-1968  
22. Philipose Mor Theophilos 24-Aug-1966 Catholicos Mor Baselios Augen I - Excommunicated following his defection
23. Yuhanon Mor Sevarios 24-Aug-1966 Catholicos Mor Baselios Augen I - Excommunicated following his defection
24. Thomas Mor Thimotheos 24-Aug-1966 Catholicos Mor Baselios Augen I - Excommunicated following his defection
25. Catholicos Mor Baselios Augen I

              Ordained as Metropolitan

22-May-1964

15-May-1927

Patriarch Mor Ignatius Yakoob III

Patriarch Mor Ignatius Elias III

08-Dec-1975

Excommunicated the Catholicos on 21-Aug-1975 following his anti-Church activities.

26. Catholicos Mor Baselios Paulose II

                   Ordained as Metropolitan

07-Sep-1975

19-Oct-1952

Patriarch Mor Ignatius Yakub III

Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem I

01-Sep-1996 Malecuriz St.George Dayro, near Ernakulam.
27. Paulose Mor Athanasius  (Kadavil-II) 01-Sep-1973 Patriarch Mor Ignatius Yakub III 6-Mar-1985 Cheria Vappillassery Church
28. Geevarghese Mor Gregorios (Perumpally) 24-Feb-1974 Patriarch Mor Ignatius Yakub III 22-Feb-1999 Perumpally St.George Simhasana Church
29. Kuriakose Mor Kurillos (Poothicote) 21-Jul-1974 Patriarch Mor Ignatius Yakub III 21-Mar-1995 Adoor Mor Mikhail Dionysius chapel
30. Thomas Mor Osthatheos 12-Jun-1975 Patriarch Mor Ignatius Yakub III 28-Jul-2000 Thiruvamkulam, Kyomtho Chapel
31. Yakoob Mor Yulios 12-Jun-1975 Patriarch Mor Ignatius Yakub III 24-Jan-1992 Majanikkara Mor Ignatius Dayro
32. Samuel Mor Philexinos 26-Dec-1975 Catholicos Mor Baselios Paulose II 17-Jan-1985 Meenagadi Church
33. Thomas Mor Theophilos 19-Apr-1979 Catholicos Mor Baselios Paulose II 12-Jan-1992 Vettickal M.S.O.T Seminary, Mulanthuruthy
34. Philipose Mor Ivanios 19-Apr-1979 Catholicos Mor Baselios Paulose II 08-May-1988 Velloor St.Thomas Church
35. Yakoob Mor Thimotheos 19-Apr-1979 Catholicos Mor Baselios Paulose II 10-Feb-1986 Thrikothamangalam St.James Church
36. Thomas Mor Athanasius 03-May-1990 Catholicos Mor Baselios Paulose II - Excommunicated following his defection
37. Yuhanon Mor Milithios 23-Dec-1990 Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka-I - Excommunicated following his defection
38. Zacharia Mor Nicholovos 15-Aug-1993 Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka-I - Excommunicated following his defection
39. Binyamin Joseph Mor Osthatheos 07-Oct-1984 Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka-I 17-Jun-2004 Majanikkara Mor Ignatius Dayro
40. Markose Mor Kurillos 14-Jan-2001 Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka-I 30-May-2005 Pangada St. Mary's Church (Kottayam)
41. Geevarghese Mor Polycorpus 27-May-1990 Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka-I 6-Mar-2011 St. Antony's Cathedral, Mangalore
42. Kuriakose Mor Julius 27-Sep-1998

Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka-I

9-Apr-2011

Majanikkara Mor Ignatius Dayro

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[IV].   Delegates from the Holy See of Antioch who came to the

Church in Malabar since 16th century

 

 

   -->  Syrian Fathers Entombed in Malankara

   
 

    -->  Prelates who returned

 

Primate

Native Place / Arrived from

Year of Arrival

Remarks

Date of Demise

Entombed at
1. Mor Ignatius Ahatullah Turabdin 1653   1653 Arrested and deported by Portuguese
2. St. Gregorios Abded 'Jaleel Archbishop of Jerusalem 1665 Consecrated Mar Thoma I & Mar Thoma II as Metropolitans.  Venerated as a Saintly father. 27-Apr-1681 (?) North Paravur St. Thomas Church
3. Mor Anthroyos (?)   1678 There are doubts about his bishoprics. 29-Feb-1692 Kallada
4. St. Baselios Yeldho, Maphryono Karakosh near Mosul in Iraq 1685 Consecrated Mor Ivanios as Metropolitan in Marthoman Church, Kothamangalam.  Venerated as a saintly father. Name is included in the 5th Thubden since 1987. 29-Sep-1685 Kothamanagalam Marthoman Cheriya Pally
5. Mor Ivanios Hidayathullah   1685 Consecrated Marthoma III & Marthoma IV 13-Aug-1693/4 Mulanthuruthy Mar Thoman Church
6. Mor Ivanios II   1748     Returned in 1751
7. Mor Baselios Shakralla, Maphryono   1751   22-Oct-1763/4 Kandanad Martha Mariam Church
8. Mor Gregorios Yuhanon   1751 He together with Mor Ivanios, consecrated Mor Dionysius I 08-July-1773 Mulanthuruthy Mar Thoman Church
9. Mor Ivanios Yuhanon   1751 He together with Mor Gregorios, consecrated Mor Dionysius I 18-Apr-1794 Chengannur Syrian Church
10. Mor Dioscorus   1806     Deported by British in 1808
11. Mor Athanasius Abdul Messiah   1825     Deported by British
12. Mor Kurillos Yuyakkim   1846   02-Sep-1874 Mulanthuruthy Mar Thoman Church
13. Mor Athanasius Stephanos   1849     Returned to Antioch
14. Mor Gregorios Abded 'Aloho Sadad, Turkey 1875 Visited Malankara in 1875 along with Patriarch Mor Ignatius Pathros IV.  Attended the historic Church synod at Mulanthuruthy and also assisted the visiting Patriarch during the Metropolitan consecrations held in Malabar.

(In 1906 he was enthroned as the patriarch of the Holy See of Antioch and 5 years later H.H. visited Malabar again.)

 

Returned in 1876

(Visited India again in 1911 after becoming the Patriarch of Antioch)

15. Mor Athanasius Shemavun Damascus, Syria 1881   11-Jun-1889 Kottayam Puthen Pally
16. St. Osthatheos Sleeba Kferzo, Turkey 1881 First arrived in Malankara when he was a deacon, together with Mor Athanasius Shemavun in 1881 and returned in 1906. After consecration as Metropolitan in 1908, he returned to India the same year as Apostolic Delegate. Venerated as a Saintly father. 19-Mar-1930 Kunnamkulam Arthat Simhasana Church
17. Mor Yulios Elias   1923 Apostolic delegate to Malankara after St. Osthatheos Sleeba 19-Feb-1962 Majinikkara Mor Ignatius Dayro
18.

Abded  Ahodod Ramban

(later became the Patriarch of Antioch & all the East by name  Mor  Ignatius Yakoob III)

Iraq

1933

As Malphono (teacher) of Majinikkara Dayro, he stayed here for 13 years. 

He was ordained Metropolitan in 1950. In 1957 he was enthroned as the 121st  Patriarch of Antioch & all the East. In 1964 H.H visited India once again and consecrated Mor Awgen as Catholicos by name Mor Baselios Awgen I in Kottayam. In 1975, H.H. consecrated Mor Philoxenos as Catholicos by name Mor Baselios Paulose II at the Damascus Cathderal.

26-June-1980

Returned in 1946

(Visited India again in 1964 for 2 weeks after becoming the Patriarch)

19.

Aphrem Paulose Ramban

(later ordained as Metropolitan by name Mor Athanasius)

        Returned in 1964
20.

Aphrem Aboodi Ramban

(later ordained as Metropolitan by name Mor Thimotheos)

    Retired Archbishop of Canada   Returned in 1973

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[V].   Patriarchs of the Apostolic See of Antioch & all the East who had

visited the Church in Malabar

 

 

Primate

Native Place / Arrived from

Period of Visit

Remarks

Date of Demise

Entombed at
1. Mor Ignatius Pathros IV Turabdin, Turkey 1875-'76 Visited Malankara in 1876 and remained here till 1877.

Presided over the first meeting of the Malankara Jacobite Syrian Christian Association at Mulanthuruthy and elevated Pulikottil Mor Dionysius as the first Malankara Metropolitan of the Church in Malabar.

Ordained six Metropolitans for the Malankara Church during the Apostolic visit

Consecrated Holy Muroon at the Mulanthuruthy Mar Thoman Church

8-Oct-1894 Kurkkumo Dayro (Deir al-Za`faran Monastery)
2. Mor Ignatius Abded Aloho II Sadad, Turkey 1911-'12 First visited Malankara in 1875 along with Patriarch Pathros IV and attended the historic Mulanthuruthy Synod. At that time he was the Metropolitan of Jerusalem.

In 1911, he as the Patriarch of the Holy See, visited Malankara and ordained two Metropolitans and also later presided the Malankara Association which elected Mor Koorilose Paulose Kochuparambil as the 3rd Malankara Metropolitan.

Consecrated Holy Muroon at the Mulanthuruthy Mar Thoman Church

1915 Monastery of St. Mark, Jerusalem
3. St. Ignatius Elias III Turkey 1931-'32 Died here when on a peace mission to Malankara. Venerated as a saintly father. Name is included in the 5th THUBDEN in Malankara since 1987. 13-Feb-1932 Majinikkara Mor Ignatius Dayro
4. Mor Ignatius Yakoob III Bartalla, Iraq 1964 As Malphono (teacher) of Majinikkara Dayro, he stayed in Malabar for 13 years. He was at that time a Ramban (Monk-Priest). 

In 1964 H.H. visited India once again to consecrate Mor Awgen as the first canonical Catholicos of Malankara Church by name Mor Baselios Awgen I in Kottayam.

In 1975, H.H. consecrated Mor Philoxenos as the 2nd Catholicos of Malankara by name Mor Baselios Paulose II at the Damascus Cathedral.

26-June-1980 St. George Patriarchal Cathedral, Damascus-Syria
5. Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas Baghdad, Iraq

1982,

2000,

2004

Ordained Metropolitan Abraham Mor Severios for the Angamali diocese during his first Apostolic visit of 1982

Consecrated Holy Muroon at the Manarcaud Marth Mariam Church in 1982 and at the Kothamangalam Mar Thoma Church in 2004

In 2002, H.H. consecrated for Malankara the third Catholicos by name Mor Baselios Thomas I at Patriarchal Cathedral in Damascus.

Presided over the 2nd Mulanthuruthy Synod (Malankara Jacobite Syrian Christian Association) in 2004

 

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