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.

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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.

H.H. Baselios Marthoma Paulose II

Catholicos of the East

His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Paulose II was enthroned as the Catholicos of the East & Malankara Metropolitan (the Supreme Head of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church of India) on 1st November, 2010. His Holiness is the 91st Primate on the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas.

H.H. Baselios Marthoma Paulose II
H.G. Geevarghese Mar Coorilos

H.G. Geevarghese Mar Coorilos

Metropolitan Diocese of Bombay

His Grace Geevarghese Mar Coorilos was born on 7th October, 1949 at Kollad near Kottayam, to Mr. P.K. Kurian and Mrs. Mary Kurian of the Puliyeril family. After his schooling, young George had his Pre-degree studies at CMS College, Kottayam. He completed his Bachelors in Arts from the Calicut University and M.A from Sree Venkateshwara University.