Fr. Thomas Philipose
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
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
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.
H.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.
Gregorian 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.
On 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)( 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.
Rev.Fr.Thomas Varghese is a senior Priest in the Diocese of Bombay
|Date of Birth:||20th Jan 1985|
|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|
|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|
|Present Residential Address:||SROTUS – PGQ II, OLD THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
CHUNGOM, KOTTAYAM, KERALA – 686011
|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|
|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|
Dr.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.
His 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.
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.
In 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.
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
|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
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Name : PRIYA GEORGE
Mobile No : 8007494153
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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
Syrian 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
The 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.
ജനകീയ പങ്കാളിത്തത്തോടെ മലങ്കര ഓർത്തഡോൿസ് സഭ പരുമലയിൽ നിർമിച്ചുകൊണ്ടിരിക്കുന്ന സെന്റ് ഗ്രീഗോറിയോസ് കാൻസർ സെന്ററിന്റെ നിർമാണ ഫണ്ടിലേക്ക് ബോംബെ ഭദ്രാസനം നാലര കോടി രൂപ നൽകി. വിവിധ ഇടവകകളിൽ നിന്നുള്ള സംഭാവനകളും , ബോണ്ടുകളും പരിശുദ്ധ കാതോലിക്കാ ബാവായെ നേരിട്ട് ഏൽപ്പിച്ചു.
പരിശുദ്ധ അൽവാറീസ് മാർ യൂലിയോസ്, ഭാഗ്യ സ്മരണാർഹനായ ഡോ ഫിലിപ്പോസ് മാർ തെയോഫിലോസ് എന്നീ പിതാക്കന്മാരുടെ ഓർമ്മ പെരുന്നാളിന് നേതൃത്വം നൽകാനെത്തിയതായിരുന്നു പരിശുദ്ധ പിതാവ്. സെപ്റ്റംബർ 30 -ആം തീയതി വൈകുന്നേരം മുംബൈ വാശി അരമനയിൽ എത്തിയ പരിശുദ്ധ കാതോലിക്കാബാവയെ ആവേഷ്വജ്വലമായി ബോംബെ ഭദ്രാസന വൈദീകരും വിശ്വാസികളും ചേർന്ന് സ്വീകരിച്ചു. ഒക്ടോബർ 1 ന് രാവിലെ പരിശുദ്ധ ബാവ വിശുദ്ധ കുർബാന അർപ്പിച്ചു. പരിശുദ്ധ അൽവാറീസ് മാർ യൂലിയോസ് , ഡോ ഫിലിപ്പോസ് മാർ തെയോഫിലോസ് എന്നീ പിതാക്കന്മാരുടെ ജീവിതം ശ്രദ്ധാപൂർവം പഠിക്കുമ്പോൾ വ്യത്യസ്ത കാലഘട്ടങ്ങളിൽ ജീവിച്ചു സഭയെ നയിച്ച ഈ പിതാക്കന്മാരിൽ ഒരുപാട് സമാനതകൾ കാണുവാൻ സാധിക്കും എന്ന് പരിശുദ്ധ പിതാവ് പറഞ്ഞു. മലങ്കര സഭയുടെ സഹദാമാരാണ് ഈ പിതാക്കന്മാരെന്നും പരിശുദ്ധ പിതാവ് കൂട്ടിച്ചേർത്തു. പെരുനാൾ ചടങ്ങുകൾക്ക് ബോംബെ ഭദ്രാസന മെത്രാപോലീത്ത അഭിവന്ദ്യ ഗീവർഗീസ് മാർ കൂറിലോസ് സഹ കാർമീകത്വം വഹിച്ചു. തുടർന്ന് ഭക്തി സാന്ദ്രമായ റാസ നടന്നു.
പെരുനാൾ ശ്രുശൂഷകളെ തുടർന്ന് നടന്ന പൊതു സമ്മേളനത്തിൻ ബോംബെ ഭദ്രാസന മെത്രാപോലീത്ത അഭിവന്ദ്യ ഗീവർഗീസ് മാർ കൂറിലോസ്അദ്ധ്യക്ഷത വഹിച്ചു. ഈ സമ്മേളനത്തിൽ പരുമല കാൻസർ സെന്റററിനുള്ള സാഹയ ധനം വിവിധ ഇടവകളിൽ നിന്നും ഉള്ള വികാരിമാരും ട്രസ്റ്റി ന്മാരും ചേർന്ന് പരിശുദ്ധ ബാവയ്ക്ക് നേരിട്ട് നൽകി. മലങ്കര സഭയുടെ മറ്റൊരു ഭദ്രാസനങ്ങളിൽ നിന്നും ലഭിക്കാത്ത ശക്താമായാ ഈ പിന്തുണയ്ക്ക് എന്നാളും താൻ ബോംബെ ഭദ്രാസനത്തോടും ജനങ്ങളോടും കടപ്പെട്ടിരിക്കുന്നു എന്ന് പരിശുദ്ധ ബാവ പറഞ്ഞു. സംഭാവനകളും ബോണ്ടുകളുമായി നാലര കോടി രൂപായാണ് ഭദ്രാസനത്തിൽ നിന്നും നൽകിയത്. ഇതിന് നേതൃത്വം നൽകിയ വൈദീകരെയും അൽമായ നേതാക്കന്മാരെയും പരിശുദ്ധ ബാവ അഭിനന്ദിച്ചു.
തുടർന്ന് വിവിധ ഇടവകളിൽ നിന്നും സമാഹരിച്ച കാതോലിക്കാ ദിന നിധി പരിശുദ്ധ ബാവയ്ക്ക് നൽകി. ടാർജറ്റിൽ കവിഞ്ഞ തുകയാണ് ഇത്തവണയും ബോംബെ ഭദ്രാസനം നൽകിയത്. മുംബൈ ചുവന്ന തെരുവിൽ സാമൂഹിക പ്രവർത്തനം നടത്തുന്ന ആൻസൺ തോമസ് , കോപ്റ്റിക് ഓർത്തഡോൿസ് സഭയിൽ നിന്നും മുംബയിൽ എത്തി സാമൂഹിക പ്രവർത്തനം നടത്തുന്ന മിസ് ഷെറി എന്നിവരെ പരിശുദ്ധ ബാവ ആദരിച്ചു.
കോർ എപ്പിസ്ക്കോപ്പാമാർ, വൈദീകർ, വിശ്വാസികൾ എന്നിവരുടെ നല്ലൊരു പങ്കു ഈവർഷത്തെ പിതാക്കന്മാരുടെ ഓർമ്മ പെരുന്നാളിൽ സംബന്ധിച്ചു. സ്നേഹ സദ്യയോട് കൂടി പെരുനാൾ ചടങ്ങുകൾ അവസാനിച്ചു.
His Holiness Moran Mar Baselius Marthoma Paulos II, Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan will reach Mumbai today Evening for leading the Memorial Feasts of St Alvares Mar Julius and LL Dr.Philipose Mar Theophilus Metropolitan. H.G Geevarghese Mar Coorilos, along with Priests and the Faithful of Diocese of Bombay will receive His Holiness at the gate of Vashi Aramana at 8.P.M. Tomorrow morning His Holiness will celebrate Holy Qurbana on the occasion of Memorial Feasts of Holy Fathers. Thereafter there will a Public Meeting. In this Meeting His Holiness will receive the Catholicate Day Collections and the Fund for St Gregorios Cancer centre from the Parishes of Diocese of Bombay. Yesterday Evening His Holiness reached Ahemedbad for the Annual Conference of Orthodox Christian Youth Movement.