Our Spirtual Fathers
H.H.Marthoma Baselios Paulose II
Late HH Baselios Marthoma Didymos I
Dr. Philipose Mar Theophilos
Alvarez Mar Julius

Welcome to 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. Mar Theophilus initially established his headquarters near St. Gregorios Church ,Chembur before moving out in the year 1988 to the present headquarters at the orthodox church centre, Vashi, Navi Mumbai.

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. Today the Diocese had grown to be a giant among the rest of the dioceses in many ways and more than 70 churches, schools, clinics, hostels etc are efficiently managed by about 50 sincere and dedicated priests along with the lay representatives opportunely.


Welcome to Gregorian Community

RohaNamed after St. Gregorios of Parumala in Kerala, the Gregorian is a community of Indian Orthodox Christians at a place called Roha on the route from Mumbai to Goa. Bishop Geevarghese Mar Coorilose who founded the Community is hoping that this community is one day able to provide the youth with a go to place when they are laid low with the cares of modern life, to spend time away from routine, focusing inwards and towards God. Also it is envisioned to eventually grow into a resting place for the broken hearted, the downtrodden and isolated from society. And also it is hoped that it will become a place for ecumenical study, debates, dialogue among different world religions. Currently running a school and an old age home, the community has a vision to develop itself as an oasis in the desert of life, utilizing its natural beauty of river banks, valleys and hills, to provide one and all with comfort, rest, rejuvenation and opportunities for soul searching and self examination, while providing service to the society and nation.