SYRO - MALANKARA CATHOLIC CHURCH
DIOCESE OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM, GURGAON
SYRO - MALANKARA CATHOLIC CHURCH
DIOCESE OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM, GURGAON
HIS EXCELLENCY MOST REV. GEEVARGHESE MAR DIVANNASIOS Related links

HIS EXCELLENCY MOST REV. GEEVARGHESE MAR DIVANNASIOS

His Excellency Most Rev. Geevarghese Mar Divannasios, the second bishop of the Eparchy of Bathery, was born on 1 November, 1950 as the second son of Shri N. S. Varghese and Smt Mariamma. He comes from the Ottathengil family settled at Anaprambal, Edathuva, Tiruvalla. In 1956, his family migrated to South Canara in Karnataka. They stayed at several places in the district of South Canara and finally settled at Ichilampady, a small beautiful village in the district. In 1962 his family embraced Catholic faith. After the school education he started his seminary formation in 1966 at Infant Mary Minor Seminary in the Eparchy of Tiruvalla. In 1970 he was sent to St. Paul’s Seminary at Trichy for Philosophical and Theological studies. During his seminary formation he developed an interest in Karnatic music and spent time for learning it. Having completed his priestly formation he was ordained a priest on 20 April 1978 by His Grace Archbishop Benedict Mar Gregorios OIC. After the ordination Fr. Varghese Ottathengil was appointed as the assistant vicar of five parish stations at Nilambur. Later he was the vicar of four parishes at Narangathode, Onjil, Mycavu and Manalvayal. In 1980 he was sent to Rome for higher studies. He successfully completed his Ph D in Spiritual Theology. After his doctoral studies, he came back to Bathery in 1987 and was appointed as the vicar of Palanthadom parish in the district of Kasargod. In the same year he took charge as the Rector of the minor seminary in the Eparchy of Bathery. Along with this office, he also served as the vicar of the cathedral parish. A greater responsibility was entrusted to him when he was appointed as the rector of the Major Seminary of the Malankara Catholic Church in May, 1990. The Seminary was in the initial stages of growth. To establish the seminary in its every face was a laborious task before him. By his constant endeavour and prayerful attitude he achieved the dream of the Church. The seminary underwent immense developments during his seven-year tenure as rector. In 1996 the seminary could host the CBCI General Body Meeting. He was appreciated very much for making the meeting a grand success with his excellent leadership. On 18 December 1996 His Holiness Pope John Paul II appointed Very Rev. Fr. Varghese Ottathengil as the new Bishop of Bathery after Cyril Mar Baselios. He was consecrated a bishop on 5 February 1996 at Bathery by His Grace Archbishop Cyril Mar BaseliosOIC. He received the name Geevarghese Mar Divannasios. His sacerdotal Silver Jubilee was celebrated in 2003. He was the administrator of the Malankara Catholic Church during the short period after the demise of Moran Mor Cyril Baselios Catholicos. His feast day falls on 29th November.

Now His Excellency Geevarghese Mar Divannasios is the bishop of Puthur.


HIS EXCELLENCY MOST.REV.GEEVARGHESE MAR DIVANNASIOS

Born : 01-11-1950

Ordained Priest : 20-04-1978

Announcement as the Bishop of Bathery : 18-12-1996

Episcopal Ordination : 05-02-1997

Installation as the Bishop of Bathery : 05-02-1997

Announcement as the Bishop of Puttur : 25-01-2010

Installation as the Bishop of Puttur : 15-04-2010

Feast of Heavenly Patron- St.Divannasios of Corinth : 29th Nov

 

HIS BEATITUDE MORAN MOR BASELIOS CARDINAL CLEEMIS CATHOLICOS is the present head and father of the Syro Malankara Catholic Church.

Born                         : 15-06-1959

Ordained Priest           : 11-06-1986

Announcement as the Auxiliary Bishop of Trivandrum &

Apostolic Visitor of North America & Europe : 18-06-2001

Consecrated Bishop     : 15-08-2001

Announcement as the Bishop of Tiruvalla : 11-09-2003

Installation as the Bishop of Tiruvalla : 02-10-2003

Announcement as the Metropolitan Archbishop

of Tiruvalla : 15-05-2006

Installation as Metropolitan Archbishop of Tiruvalla : 10-06-2006

Elected Major Arch Bishop-Catholicos : 10-02-2007

Installation as Major Arch Bishop-Catholicos : 05-03-2007

Elevated to the College of Cardinals : 24-11-2012

Feast of the Heavenly Patron-St-Basil : 01-January

'>HIS BEATITUDE MORAN MOR BASELIOS CARDINAL CLEEMIS
HIS EXCELLENCY MOST REV. PHILIPOSE MAR STEPHANOS

HIS EXCELLENCY MOST REV. GEEVARGHESE MAR DIVANNASIOS

His Excellency Most Rev. Geevarghese Mar Divannasios, the second bishop of the Eparchy of Bathery, was born on 1 November, 1950 as the second son of Shri N. S. Varghese and Smt Mariamma. He comes from the Ottathengil family settled at Anaprambal, Edathuva, Tiruvalla. In 1956, his family migrated to South Canara in Karnataka. They stayed at several places in the district of South Canara and finally settled at Ichilampady, a small beautiful village in the district. In 1962 his family embraced Catholic faith. After the school education he started his seminary formation in 1966 at Infant Mary Minor Seminary in the Eparchy of Tiruvalla. In 1970 he was sent to St. Paul’s Seminary at Trichy for Philosophical and Theological studies. During his seminary formation he developed an interest in Karnatic music and spent time for learning it. Having completed his priestly formation he was ordained a priest on 20 April 1978 by His Grace Archbishop Benedict Mar Gregorios OIC. After the ordination Fr. Varghese Ottathengil was appointed as the assistant vicar of five parish stations at Nilambur. Later he was the vicar of four parishes at Narangathode, Onjil, Mycavu and Manalvayal. In 1980 he was sent to Rome for higher studies. He successfully completed his Ph D in Spiritual Theology. After his doctoral studies, he came back to Bathery in 1987 and was appointed as the vicar of Palanthadom parish in the district of Kasargod. In the same year he took charge as the Rector of the minor seminary in the Eparchy of Bathery. Along with this office, he also served as the vicar of the cathedral parish. A greater responsibility was entrusted to him when he was appointed as the rector of the Major Seminary of the Malankara Catholic Church in May, 1990. The Seminary was in the initial stages of growth. To establish the seminary in its every face was a laborious task before him. By his constant endeavour and prayerful attitude he achieved the dream of the Church. The seminary underwent immense developments during his seven-year tenure as rector. In 1996 the seminary could host the CBCI General Body Meeting. He was appreciated very much for making the meeting a grand success with his excellent leadership. On 18 December 1996 His Holiness Pope John Paul II appointed Very Rev. Fr. Varghese Ottathengil as the new Bishop of Bathery after Cyril Mar Baselios. He was consecrated a bishop on 5 February 1996 at Bathery by His Grace Archbishop Cyril Mar BaseliosOIC. He received the name Geevarghese Mar Divannasios. His sacerdotal Silver Jubilee was celebrated in 2003. He was the administrator of the Malankara Catholic Church during the short period after the demise of Moran Mor Cyril Baselios Catholicos. His feast day falls on 29th November.

Now His Excellency Geevarghese Mar Divannasios is the bishop of Puthur.


HIS EXCELLENCY MOST.REV.GEEVARGHESE MAR DIVANNASIOS

Born : 01-11-1950

Ordained Priest : 20-04-1978

Announcement as the Bishop of Bathery : 18-12-1996

Episcopal Ordination : 05-02-1997

Installation as the Bishop of Bathery : 05-02-1997

Announcement as the Bishop of Puttur : 25-01-2010

Installation as the Bishop of Puttur : 15-04-2010

Feast of Heavenly Patron- St.Divannasios of Corinth : 29th Nov

 
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HIS BEATITUDE MORAN MOR BASELIOS CARDINAL CLEEMIS CATHOLICOS is the present head and father of the Syro Malankara Catholic Church.

Born                         : 15-06-1959

Ordained Priest           : 11-06-1986

Announcement as the Auxiliary Bishop of Trivandrum &

Apostolic Visitor of North America & Europe : 18-06-2001

Consecrated Bishop     : 15-08-2001

Announcement as the Bishop of Tiruvalla : 11-09-2003

Installation as the Bishop of Tiruvalla : 02-10-2003

Announcement as the Metropolitan Archbishop

of Tiruvalla : 15-05-2006

Installation as Metropolitan Archbishop of Tiruvalla : 10-06-2006

Elected Major Arch Bishop-Catholicos : 10-02-2007

Installation as Major Arch Bishop-Catholicos : 05-03-2007

Elevated to the College of Cardinals : 24-11-2012

Feast of the Heavenly Patron-St-Basil : 01-January

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HIS GRACE MOST REV. DR. THOMAS MAR KOORILOS
HIS EXCELLENCY MOST REV.GEEVARGHESE MAR TIMOTHEOS
HIS EXCELLENCY MOST REV. GEEVARGHESE MAR DIVANNASIOS
HIS EXCELLENCY MOST REV. YOOHANON MAR CHRYSOSTOM
HIS EXCELLENCY MOST REV. JOSHUA MAR IGNATHIOS
HIS EXCELLENCY MOST REV. ABRAHAM MAR JULIOS
HIS EXCELLENCY MOST REV. JOSEPH MAR THOMAS
HIS EXCELLENCY MOST REV. BISHOP JACOB MAR BARNABAS
HIS EXCELLENCY MOST REV. VINCENT MAR PAULOS
HIS EXCELLENCY MOST REV. THOMAS MAR EUSEBIUS
HIS EXCELLENCY REV. THOMAS MAR ANTHONIOS OIC
HIS EXCELLENCY MOST REV. SAMUEL MAR IRENIOS
HIS EXCELLENCY MOST REV. PHILIPOSE MAR STEPHANOS
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