Hospet Sumitra

Hospet Sumitra was the first Bishop in Rayalaseema of the Church of South India.[1]

Hospet Sumitra
Bishop in Rayalaseema
ChurchChurch of South India
DioceseRayalaseema
In office1950–1963[1]
Predecessor-
SuccessorL. V. Azariah
Orders
Consecration1947
Personal details
Born(1888-11-13)13 November 1888
Died19 January 1970(1970-01-19) (aged 81)[2]
Bellary, Karnataka
Previous post(s)Bishop in Cuddapah

After graduating from the Central College of Bangalore,[3] he studied theology at the United Theological College, Bengaluru between 1910 and 1913 and was among its first students[4] and studied under L. P. Larsen, J. Mathers, F. Kingsbury, G. E. Phillips, W. H. Thorp, D. S. Herrick, and others. He was Moderator of the Church of South India from 1954 to 1962.[1]

Sumitra died on 19 January 1970[2] in Bellary, Karnataka.

Further readingEdit

  • Rajaiah David Paul (1972). "Ecumenism in action: a historical survey of the Church of South India". {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
Notes
  1. ^ a b c K. M. George, Church of South India: life in union, 1947–1997, Jointly published by Indian Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge and Christava Sahitya Samithi, Tiruvalla, 1999. [1]
  2. ^ a b The National Christian Council Review, Volume 90, 1970. p. 120
  3. ^ Rajaiah David Paul, The first decade: an account of the Church of South India, Christian Literature Society, Chennai, 1958. [2]
  4. ^ The United Theological College, Directory 1910-1997, Bengaluru, 1997. p. 12. [3]
Religious titles
Preceded by
Position Created
Bishop in Cuddapah
Church of South India

1947–1950
Succeeded by
Position Ended
Preceded by
Position Created
Bunyan Joseph
Anantapur-Kurnool Diocese
Integrated into Rayalaseema Diocese
Bishop in Rayalaseema
Church of South India

1950–1963
Succeeded by
Preceded by Deputy Moderator
Church of South India

1952–1954
Succeeded by
Preceded by Moderator
Church of South India

1954–1962
Succeeded by