Mor Gregorios Joseph (born 10 November 1960) is a Syriac Orthodox archbishop and currently the Malankara Metropolitan of the Syriac Orthodox Church in India.[1][2]

Gregorios Joseph

ChurchJacobite Syrian Orthodox Church
Ordination25 March 1984 (Kassisso)
by Baselios Paulose II Catholicose
Consecration16 January 1994
by Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I
Personal details
Born (1960-11-10) November 10, 1960 (age 63)
EducationM.Phil. from Trinity College Dublin,

B.D from St Patrick's College, Dublin, Ireland,
B.A Economics from Maharaja's College, Ernakulam,
Diploma in Clinical Pastoral Education and Counseling, U.S.A

Theological Studies from Mor Julios Seminary, Perumpilly
Alma materTrinity College Dublin, Ireland,
Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala
Mor Gregorios Joseph

Early years edit

Mor Gregorios Joseph was born as the youngest of four children to Srambikkal Pallithitta Geevarghese and Saramma in Perumpilly, Mulanthuruthy. He is the grandchild of the cousin of Geevarghese Gregorios of Parumala. Joseph had his primary education at Perumpally Primary School and high school education from Mulanthuruthy High School.

Priesthood edit

At the age of 13 Joseph was ordained deacon by Geevarghese Mor Gregorios (Perumpally Thirumeni) at Mor Ignatius Dayro Manjinikkara on 25 March 1974. Joseph served as the secretary to Perumpally Thirumeni for many years. He did pre-degree and degree from Maharajas College, Ernakulam and joined Mor Julius Seminary, Perumpally, for his theological studies. Later on 25 March 1984, Joseph was ordained Kassiso at Marthoman Church, Mulanthuruthy, by Mor Baselios Paulose II, Catholicose. Joseph did his master's degree in philosophy from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and higher studies in theology from US. While in the US, he served as the vicar of many churches. Joseph was ordained Ramban by Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas at Damascus on 15 January 1994. On 16 January 1994, Joseph Ramban was consecrated Metropolitan by Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, the Prince Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, at Damascus, for the Cochin Diocese in Malankara. Sunthroniso was held at Kyomtha Cathedral, Thiruvankulam on 23 January 1994 and assumed the office of the diocese. Joseph served as the president of Malankara Jacobite Syrian Sunday School Association (MJSSA) from 1996 till 2002.

Responsibilities held edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Joseph Mor Gregorios elected Metropolitan Trustee of Jacobite Church by secret ballot". The New Indian Express.
  2. ^ Bureau, The Hindu (2024-02-04). "Joseph Gregorios declared Malankara metropolitan". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2024-02-05.
Malankara Syriac Orthodox Church Titles
Preceded by Malankara Metropolitan of Jacobite Syrian Christian Church
2019 - Present
Succeeded by