Polycarpus Geevarghese

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Mor Polycarpus Geevarghese (1933 – 2011)[1] was the Metropolitan of Evangelistic Association Of The East[2] and Honnavar Mission[3] of Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church.[4]

Mor Polycarpose Geevarghese Metropolitan
Metropolitan of E.A.E Arch Diocese
ChurchJacobite Syrian Christian Church
DioceseE.A.E Arch Diocese
SeeSyriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch
In office1957—2011
PredecessorMor Athanasius Paulose II Metropolitan
SuccessorMor Chrysostomos Markose
Ordination1956, (Kooroyo) by Mor Mor Yulios Elias Qoro
Consecration27 May 1990
by Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I
RankSenior Metropolitan of E.A.E Arch Diocese & Honnavar Mission
Personal details
Born5 April 1933
Died6 March 2011
BuriedSt. Anthony's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral, Mangalore, Karnataka
ResidenceNadayil House, Chennithala, Mavelikkara, Pathanamthitta Dt, Kerala
EducationBA (Hons), Mangalore University , Theological Studies, Malecruz Dayro, Puthencruz, Kerala

Early lifeEdit

Mor Polycarpus was born on April 5, 1933 to Mr. Mathew Philipose and Mrs. Eliyamma of Nadayil Mulanilkkunnathil Famil, Chennithala, Pathanamthitta District, Kerala. St. George Jacobite Syrian Church, Chennithala[5] was his home parish. He attended Eramathoor Ilavumood Primary School and NSS High School in Mannar. He completed SSLC in 1950, but decided to devote his life to the church rather than going on to study civil engineering.


He was ordained as a Korooyo, or deacon, in the year 1956, then as Kassisso in 1957 at Manjanikkara Dayaro. He began his service in the Kozhichal and Kottamala parishes in Kasarkod district, also serving as vicar at St.Marys Church Meenangadi,[6](Kerala).[7][8]


On May 27, 1990 George Cor Episcopo was ordained as the Metropolitan of EAE and conferred the name Mor Polycarpus Geevarghese by Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas. The additional charge of Honnavar Mission was also given to Mor Polycarpus. Established various charity and social services and visited the South Canara Region(including Mangalore). Thereafter new priests were ordained and regular Sunday services were started in almost all the churches under the EAE and Honnavar Mission.


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  2. ^ "The Evangelistic Association of the East". Archived from the original on 2018-10-06. Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  3. ^ "Honnavar Mission". Archived from the original on 2015-02-18. Retrieved 2016-02-10.
  4. ^ "Mor Polycarpus Geevarghese". Archived from the original on 2012-10-15. Retrieved 2016-02-10.
  5. ^ "St.George Horeb Jacobite Syrian Church Chennithala". www.chennithalahoreb.com.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-02-01. Retrieved 2016-02-10.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ http://www.malankarasyriacvoice.com/2011/March2011Archives.htm
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