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About Diocese

Diocese Metropolitan

H.G.Dr.Yuhanon Mar Chrysostomos

Varghese John was born in 1954 to Mr KV Yohannan and Mrs Aleyamma Yohannan, Mannil Puthen Purayil, Kottoor, Thiruvalla. Varghese had his early education in local schools at Kottoor, and college education at SB College, Chenganachery. After his BSc from the University of Kerala, he joined Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam, and took his GST and BD from Serampore University. He did his MTh from United Theological College, Bangalore, and PhD from The San Francisco Theological Seminary.


History of the Diocese 

Niranam is a beautiful village situated in the delta of rivers Pampa and Manimala: part of Thiruvalla taluk and Pathanamthitta district. This is a typical Keralite agricultural village, full of paddy fields and coconut trees. Historically, Niranam has been famous for the missionary work of St. Thomas 


Former Metropolitans

 Geevarghese Mar Gregorios, Chathuruthil (Parumala Thirumeni) (10.12.1876- 02.11.1902)    

 Joseph Mar Dionysius V, Pulikottil (02.11.1902 -11.07.1909)   

 Geevarghese Mar Dionysius VI, Vattasseril (11.07.1909-1912)   

Geevarghese Mar Gregorios, Kallacheril / Mar Baselius Geevarghese II Catholicos (1912-1929 & 1929-1933)

Joseph Mar Severios, Valakkuzhiyil (25.05.1933-1937)   

 Mar Baselius Geevarghese II Catholicos (1937-1940)   

 Thoma Mar Dionysius (1940- 03.12.1972)   

 Mar Baselius Augen I Catholicos (1972-1975)   

 Mathews Mar Athanasius (Assistant) (1972-1975)   

 Mar Baselius Marthoma Mathews I Catholicos (1975-1976)   

Geevarghese Mar Osthathios (1976-2007)   

Yuhanon Mar Chrysostomos (Assistant) (2005-2007)   

 Yuhanon Mar Chrysostomos 2007