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imagesDate of  birth : 26-05-1959.

Status : Celibate

Family  Name : Panicker.

Parents  Name : Mr.(late) Ulahannan  Abraham & Mrs.(late) Accamma  Ulahannan.

Native  Place  Address : Fr.T.U.Thomas, (Mudayamkulathu)Thumapasseril House,Pathamuttom P.O.,Sachivothamapuram Via,Kottayam Dist.,Kerala-686532.

Home  Parish : St.John’s Valiyapally,Vakathanam.

Home  Diocese : Kottayam.

Qualification : B.A.,B.D.

Seminary  Period : 1988-1992.

Seminary : OTS,Kottayam.

Ordination :

   Sub Deacon : 21st Dec 1991 by H.G.Geevarghese Mar Coorilos at Old Seminary             Kottayam.

   Deacon : 26th Oct 1993 by H.G.Geevarghese Mar Coorilos at Old Seminary Kottayam.

   Priest : 21st Dec 1993 by H.G.Dr.Philipose Mar Theophilus at St.John’s Orthodox Valiyapally,Vakathanam,Kottayam.

Contact Details :

Present Residential Address : Fr.T.U.Thomas,C/o.Roy Samuel,S.No.99/17/1/16,Vijaynagar,Kalewadi,Pimpri,Pune-411017.

Mob No : 9689769260/9637799155.

Tel.No.Kerala : NA.

E-mail :

Present Positions :

    Vicar : St.Mary’s OSC,Kalewadi,Pimpri,Pune.

    Vaideeka Sangham : Pune Region Coordinator.

    Divyabodhanam : Pune Region Coordinator.

Previous Parishes :

1.St.Thomas Vashi Aramana Manager & Chaplain of Aramana Chapel(Feb1994-March1997)

   a.St.Mary’s OSC,C.B.D.,Belapur. (Feb1994-March1997)

   b.St.George OSC,Kalamboli. (Feb1994-March1997)

   c.St.Gregorios OSC,Panvel. (Feb1994-March1997)

   d.St.Mary’s OSC,Rasayani. (Feb1994-March1997)

   e.St.Peter’s & St.Paul’s OSC,Roha. (Feb1994-March1997)

2.Monastic Training at Coptic Church in Egypt(Apr1997-Sep1997).

3.St.Mary’s OSC,Vasco Da Gama,Goa(1998-2000).

4.a.St.Mary’s OSC,Dandeli (2000-2007).

   b.St.Mary’s OSC,Hubli. (2000-2007)

   c.Mar Gregorios OSC,Belgaum. (2000-2007)

5.St.Thomas OSC,Vasai(Jun2007-Sep2007)

6.St.Mary’s OSC,Doha(Oct2007-Jun2009)


8.Mar Gregorios OSC,Dehuroad,Pune(Oct2010-May2013)

9.St.Mary’s OSC,Vapi,Gujarat(Jun2013-Jun2016)

10.St.Mary’s OSC,Pimpri,Pune(Jul2016-Present)


The next issue of the diocesan Gateway (the official organ of Diocese of Bombay) is dedicated to Parumala Thirumeni

Dear all

The next issue of the diocesan Gateway (the official organ of Diocese of Bombay) is dedicated to Parumala Thirumeni will be published on the 1st week of November. If any of you wish to place an advertisement for favours recd – Parumala Thirumeni or any other advt. please contact me at the earliest.

Rates are as follows:

Front & Back cover inside (colour) – Rs 2000/

B/w full – Rs 1500/

B/w half – Rs 750/

B/w quarter – Rs 300/ –


Fr Thomas Myalil (Contact No.7709867706)


Rev.Fr Geevarghese Varghese (Jobin)       


Date of Birth:     April 11, 1987    

Status: Celebate Priest                               

Family Name:    Muruthonpathalil          

Parents Name: M G Varghese & Molly Varghese                                             

Native Place Address: Muruthonpathalil house, Thekkepuram P. O, Ranny, 689672, Pathanamthitta Dist., Kerala.          

Home Parish:    St Thomas Orthodox Cathedral, Thottamon       

Home Diocese: Nilackal                                              

Local Parish: in Mumbai: St George Orthodox Syrian Church, Kalyan East                             

Qualification:    MSc (Mathematics), BD,GST      

Seminary Period: 2011-2016

Seminary: St Thomas Orthodox Theological Seminary, Nagpur 


Sub Deacon:       April 23, 2015     by H.G. Geevarghese Mar Coorilos

Deacon:               May 02, 2016      by H.G. Geevarghese Mar Coorilos

Priest:                   June 29, 2016  by H.G. Geevarghese Mar Coorilos


Contact Details:

Residential Address: A101, Shreekripa Homes, Bldg. No. 2, Opp. Sunrise Valley, Hajimalang Road, Katemanivali P.O, 421306,  Kalyan East                       

Mobile No: 09967996954                             

Tel. No. Kerala: Not Applicable                



Present Positions

Vicar: George Orthodox Syrian Church, Kalamboli (Since July 2016)

 PRO: St Thomas Orthodox Theological Seminary, Nagpur

CoordinatorSathya Jyothi Online Theoligical Education by STOTS, Nagpur           



H.G.Geevarghese Mar Coorilos, the Diocesan Metropolitan, is celebrating his 67th birthday on 7th October.

14519921_967825876661137_5507892516472711778_nH.G.Geevarghese Mar Coorilos, the Diocesan Metropolitan celebrating his 67th birthday 0n 7th October, today. At present His Grace is the holding the Presidentship of MGOCSM, Gregorian Community and Vice Presidentship of St Thomas Orthodox Theological Seminary, Nagpur.

Mar Coorilos was born on 7 October 1949 at Kollad, near Kottayam, to Mr PK Kurian and Mrs Mary Kurian of the Puliyeril family. After his schooling, young George had his pre-degree studies at CMS College Kottayam. He took his bachelors in arts from the Calicut University and MA from Sree Venkateshwara University. He did his BD from Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam, and got post-graduate diploma in Pastoral Theology from Heythrop College London University and post-graduate diploma in Theology and Mission from Urban Theology Unit, Shefield, UK.

He was ordained a sub-deacon in 1970 and a deacon in 1974 by Catholicos HH Baselios Mathews I. Dn George became a priest in 1975 and served as Vicar, St Gregorios Church, London. He is known for his works among students and thus was serving the MGOCSM as general secretary for almost a decade. This paved way for Fr George to visit many foreign countries.He was elected to the Episcopal rank in 1989 and thus became a monk in 1990 and was subsequently ordained in 1991. Soon, he was appointed as the Assistant Metropolitan, Mumbai Dioceses, and worked steadfast with late Dr Philipose Mar Theophilus for the progress of the Mumbai Diocese.His Grace has held many positions in the church and other Christian societies. He had attended many international conferences and interacted with many communities such as NCCI, CASA, WCC, and CMAI.

10847816_676293305817561_5002609197776509471_nGregorian Community, The dream of His Grace Mar Coorilos Metropolitan is taking shape with the establishment of the Gregorian Community-at Roha, about 120 kms from Mumbai. The vision is to create a caring, sharing, and loving community of individuals rooted in the love of God and having a zest for serving its neighbors. The motto of the community is worship, study and service. It is indeed a religious community to work under the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, the Patron being the Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan, the Supreme Head of the Orthodox Syrian Church in India.The community is named after St. Gregorios of Parumala. About 77 acres if land has already been purchase at Roha and project work and infrastructure are under progress. A Community Chapel is constructed on the Gregorian Hill and temporary structures are made to accommodate people. An Old Age Home,  A Primary School and Special School for the Mentally Challenged has been started.The Gregorian Community stands to promote value system by treating everyone made in the image of God helping and serving to build up the community and rejuvenating the talents and strengths in each individual It nurtures facilities for families to come together, serve each other irrespective of age, sex, caste, or creed. The Community wants to usher in spiritual awakening among professionals and also to foster inter religious dialogue thereby further tolerance and communal harmony.

14569647_1269153449803633_1885402270_nOn behalf of Diocese of Bombay, we are wishing our beloved Thirumeni a blessed Happy Birthday. May the Almighty God bless  and Strengthen our Thirumeni, to guide us in the green pastures and in the true faith of our Church. Many Many Happy Returns of the Day Our Beloved Thirumeni. 



Elizabeth Thomas (Priya) got an award of THE BEST FOREIGN FILM AWARD WINNER (short Film -ANAND)

14556060_1058060977640790_1802260360_nElizabeth Thomas (Priya)( D/o  Rev.Fr.Thomas Varghese and Molsy Thomas) got an award of THE BEST FOREIGN FILM AWARD WINNER (short Film -ANAND)  at the Universal Film Festival- 2016′(International) –   held at Kansas City, U.S.A on 30th Sept.2016.   There were 300 films from Fifty Countries nominated for the festival and finally short listed to 40 films, with a panel of Ten Judges,  during the ‘three days Film Festival held , ’29th Sept to 1st Oct.,2016.

Congratulations…. Priya…

Rev.Fr.Thomas Varghese is a senior Priest in the Diocese of Bombay

Rev. Fr. B.M.Thomas

Date of Birth: 20th Jan 1985 
Marital Status: Married
Family Name: Belikalathil
Parents Name: Late Mr. B.T.Mathai & Mrs. Achamma Mathai
Native Place Address in Kerala: Belikalathil House, Pummatom P.O., Puthupally,  Kerala
Permanent Address: 86 Abhaygarh, Opp.K.V.No.1, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, 342011
Home Parish: Mar Gregorios Orthodox Syrian Church, Jodhpur
Home Diocese: Delhi
Qualification: B.Sc. Electronics, G.S.T., B.D., M.Th. (Pursuing)
Seminary Period:  2007-2012 (BD from STOTS),  2015-17 (M.Th. from OTS)
Sub Deacon:  18th May 2011  by H.G. Youhanon Mar Demetrios
Deacon: 11th July 2012   by H.G. Youhanon Mar Demetrios
Priest: 4th August 2012 by H.G. Youhanon Mar Demetrios


Parishes Served: 1.      Mar Gregorios Orthodox Church, Silvassa (Nov 2013-Nov 14)

2.      St.Peters and St.Pauls Orthodox Church,Roha(Sep 2012-May 2015)

3.      St. Thomas Orthodox Church, Pen (Sep 2012-May 2015)


4.      St. Gregorios Orthodox Congregation, Chiplun(Sep 2012-May 2015)

Parishes Serving: St George Orthodox Church, Kondazhy (Kunnamkulam Diocese)
Tel.  Land Line:  0291-2670856 (Jodhpur),  0481-2354044(Kerala)
Mobile: +91-9049474894, +91-9765925300, +91-9496469216(Kerala)
Positions Held: 1.      Deputy Director Gregorian Community, Roha,(2012-15)

2.      Administrator Gregorian Public School Roha, (2012-15)

Date of Marriage: 1st July 2012 
Name of Spouse: Mrs. Cincy Mariyamma Thomas
Date Of Birth: 17th June 1985
Parents Name: Mr. A.J.Joseph, Mrs.Kusumam Joseph
Qualification: B.Sc. Nursing, G.O.T(Graduate in Orthodox Theology), B.D., M.Th. (Pursuing)
Seminary Period:  2008-2011(BD from STOTS),  2015-17 (M.Th. from OTS)
Home Parish: St.Thomas Orthodox Syrian Church, Jagdalpur
Home Diocese: Culcutta
Mobile: +91-9765925300, +91-9049474894, +91-8606158093
Positions Held: 1.      Asst. Treasurer, Prerana , Nagpur(2008-11)

2.      MGOCSM, OKR Co-ordinator (2011-12)

  3.      MGOCSM OKR Secretary (2012- 2015)
Name of Children Jerome Mathai Thomas


Proud moment for Dr.Robin Mathew (Cancer Scientist).... with 2016 Nobel Prize for Medicine

14543476_1057390787707809_1484837478_nDr.Robin Mathew , an Indian Academic, who is working in US, who is a Cancer Scientist just missed the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine,announced yesterday. His mentor Yoshinori Ohsumi won it. Dr Robin had been researching with Ohsumi for many many years.

Dr. Robin Mathew is from NE American Diocese of Malankara Orthodox Church. He is very active among our Sunday school and youth of Indian Orthodox Church New Jersey.

He is an Indian Academic studied B.Sc. In Kerala ( university 1st rank) M.Sc in Visakhapatnam, Research in BARC & AIIMS Delhi… Further Ph. D in California and US.. our young researchers can be motivated and a great example that Fear of God is the beginning of knowledge. Congratulations dear Dr. Robin …… We are proud of you… May the Almighty bless you more. 

Welcome His Holiness Abune Mathias, the Patriarch and Catholicos of Ethiopia to India

images-1His Holiness Abune Mathias I, Sixth Patriarch and Catholicos of Ethiopia, Archbishop of Axum and Ichege of the See of Saint Taklehaimanot, will be offering a fraternal visit to the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church during the second week of November 2016. His Holiness will reach Kerala on 19th November,His Holiness will be the chief guest of the Bicentennial Memorial of Sabha Jyothis Pulikkottil Joseph Mar Dionysius I, which will be held at Kunnamkulam, Kerala on 20th November, 2016. On 23rd November, His Holiness will participate in the Consecration and Inauguration of St Gregorios International Cancer Institute at Parumala.  14593291_1057411887705699_72859680_n

The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, and the Ethiopian Orthodox Church belong to the family of Oriental Orthodox Churches which enjoy full communion with each other. His Holiness Patriarch Mathias and His Holiness Catholicos Paulose II, have strived to strengthen the relationship between the two sister Churches, as well as the greater Oriental Orthodox Church.

14463136_1086493741388487_7674527850737710914_n-1In March 2013, His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulose II, Catholicos of the East participated in the Enthronement of His Holiness Patriarch Abune Mathias I at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Addis Ababa. A delegation led by His Holiness Baselius Marthoma Paulos II attended the Enthronement service of HH Abune Mathias in Ethiopia.. The reception accorded to His Holiness in Ethiopia in March 2013 was  colourful. His Holiness got the rare distinction of being the only Head of a Church who attended the Enthronement service of His Holiness Abune Mathias I. The representatives from various Churches celebrated their short services immediately after the enthronement was over. 14463155_1086493701388491_558305006782939146_n14519690_1086493698055158_3286639984266440640_n-1

The last time a ruling Patriarch of the Ethiopian Church offered a fraternal visit to the Malankara Church was in December 2008 by the then Ethiopian Patriarch, His Holiness Abune Paulos of Blessed Memory.Abune Paulose, the late Patriarch of the Ethiopian Church had visited Malankara Church and keen to maintain a good rapport with the Church till his demise. He could galvanize the cooperation between these two Churches started by His Grace Dr. Paulos Mar Gregorios and Rev. Fr. Dr. V. C. Samuel. The newly enthroned Patriarch His Holiness Mathias emphasized the need to strengthen the ties between these two Churches when the Catholicos and other delegates visited him and handed over the gifts of the Church, Nearly 8 professors of theology from the Malankara have served the seminaries of the Ethiopian Church

Rev. Fr. Geevarghese Chacko (Fr. Anish)

img-20160831-wa0002Vicar: St Marys Orthodox Church, Vapi 

Academic profile

Degree Institute University/Board Year of Passing
BD, GST STOTS, Nagpur Serampore University 2011-16
B.Ed National College, Ulhasnagar Mumbai University 2011
Bachelor of Commerce Birla College, Kalyan Mumbai University 2007



Father                       :                               P.G. Chacko

Mother                      :                               Jolly Chacko

Date of Birth             :                               13th February 1987

Email Id                    :                     


Name                        :                              PRIYA GEORGE

Mobile No                 :                               8007494153

Email Id                    :                     

Education                 :                               Completed M.Pharm (Industrial Pharmacy)

Home Parish            :                               St. Mary’s Orthodox Valliyapally, Khajarana, Indore, MP.

Home Parish            :                               St. Thomas Orthodox Veliyapally, Kalyan, Maharashtra

Native Parish            :                               St. George Orthodox Church, Karichal, Haripad, Kerala

Local Address           :                               C-502, Bhagirathi Estate, Chota Mhasoba Maidan, Kalyan

Permanent Address :                               Pazhayapurackal House, Karichal, Payipad P.O., Haripad, Kerala

Native Parish            :                               St. Mary’s Orthodox Mahaedavaka, Koodal, Kerala

Local Address           :                               D.K-1-252, Sch. No-74/C, Behind Prestige Engineering College,

                                                                 Vijaynagar, Indore – 452010, MP.

Permanent Address :                               Mugalumpurathu House, Kalanjoor, Pathanamthitta Dist. Kerala


St Marys Orthodox Church, Pune

10981820_1613804205498310_8270930180499784149_nSyrian Christian Community in Pune dates back to early forties. In the initial years, people belonging to various denominations, mainly Orthodox, Marthoma and CSI Churches, formed a combined congregation and conducted prayers and Holy Qurbana at St. Paul’s Church, Pune and All Saints Church, Kirkee. A priest belonging to one of the aforesaid denominations conducted prayers by rotation once in a month.

As the membership of Orthodox Syrian Christian Church increased, they decided to form a separate Parish. H. H. Baselios Geevarghese II, the then Catholicos and H. G. Thomas Mar Dionasius of Niranam came down to Pune, conducted Holy Qurbana and declared formation of Orthodox Syrian Church, Pune in December 1951.

As membership further increased, it was found extremely difficult for one Priest to manage the affairs of the Church and the necessity for a bifurcation was felt by members residing in Pune. The Parish was bifurcated on 16th October 1973 as St. Mary’s Orthodox Syrian Church, Pune and St. Thomas Orthodox Syrian Church, Kirkee by the Bombay Diocesan Metropolitan. The Pune Parish members continued their worship at St. Paul’s Church, Pune.

A plot of land measuring 12 guntas was purchased at Kondhwa during the vicar ship of Rev. Fr. C. V. Kuriakose in 1981. In the year 1983, a parsonage was also purchased at Nirmala Niwas in Pune Camp near M.G. Road. During 1987, a plot of land measuring 7 guntas was donated by one of our members, Mr. T. P. Alexander at Viman Nagar Area. Somehow, both these lands could not be used for construction of a Church

11109157_1613811415497589_6246203006335207751_nThe present Church plot measuring 15 guntas at Ghorpadi was purchased in the year 1991 during the vicarship of Rev. Fr. Jacob Koshy. Funds were raised for purchase of land and construction of Church through mighty contributions and donations from members in and out of India, through coupon sale, publishing of two souvenirs, sale of the two plots and parsonage earlier mentioned.His Grace late lamented Dr Philipose Mar Theophilus, the then Diocesan Metropolitan assisted by His Grace Geevarghese Mar Coorilos laid the foundation stone for the present church on 2 February 1994. His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Mar Thoma Mathews II, the then Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan consecrated the Church on 20th and 21st February 1998 assisted by His Grace Mar Osthatheos, Metropolitan of Niranam Diocese and His Grace Geevarghese Mar Coorilos, Metropolitan of Mumbai Diocese.With the tireless effort and commitment of the faithful members and with the blessed guidance of the leadership of the Church, our Parish continues to grow. Today, the Parish has membership of over 200 families. All spiritual organizations of the Malankara Orthodox Church, such as Sunday School, MGOCSM, Youth Movement, Martha Mariam Samajam and Prarthana Yogams (Area Prayer Groups) are active and flourishing in the Parish. 

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