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

HIS EXCELLENCY MOST REV. BISHOP JACOB MAR BARNABAS

 

Bishop Jacob Mar Barnabas was born on 3 December, 1960 to Shri Geevarghese and Smt. Rachel of Aerath family at Karikulam, Ranni, Pathanamthitta in central Kerala. Lovingly called ‘Monachan’ was Baptized with the name ‘Chacko’. He was the eldest among the eight with three brothers and five sisters. Three of his sisters are nuns in the Congregation of the Sisters of the Imitation of Christ.

He joined the Order of the Imitation of Christ in 1975 after his schooling at Ranni and completed his Pre-Degree Course from Mar Ivanios College, Trivandrum; Took his First Profession in 1979 after his novitiate at Thapovanam Bethany Ashram, Aluva; Did his Pre-philosophy at Papal Seminary, Pune and completed his Philosophy and Theology at Jnana Deepa Vidyapeeth (JDV), Pune. His Final Profession was on 15 May, 1985. He was one among the first batch of theologians at Bethany Vedavijnana Peeth (BVP), Pune. 

He was ordained Priest on 2 October, 1986 by His Grace Archbishop Benedict Mar Gregorios at Mount Bethany, Mylapra.  The new priest was given the charge of religious formation for pre-novices; later he was sent to Academia Alfonsiana, Rome for pursuing higher studies in Moral Theology. He presented his doctoral thesis on ‘Liturgy and Ethos’, a study based on the Malankara Liturgy of Marriage, in 1994.

During his priestly ministry, Fr. Chacko Aerath OIC held various positions of great responsibility, viz.  Superior, Bethany Ashram, Pune; Rector, BVP, Pune; Professor and Head of the Department of Pastoral and Moral Theology at JDV, Pune; Visiting Professor to various seminaries including Malankara Major Seminary.  He was elected as the first Provincial Superior of Bethany Navajyothi Province in 2000.

On 7 February, 2007 Pope Benedict XVI appointed him as the Apostolic Visitator with an Episcopal Character for the Malankara Community in the Extra Territorial Regions in India and the Titular Bishop of Bapara.

The Bishop designate Msgr. Aerath OIC was ordained ‘Ramban’ on 7 March, 2007 at St. Mary’s School, Ranni, Pathanamthitta and was consecrated as Bishop Jacob Mar Barnabas by His Beatitude Major Archbishop Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis Catholicos on 10 March, 2007 at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram. The motto of His Excellency Mar Barnabas is Vachanasya Sakshi Bhava’ (Be a witness to the word). He was enthroned in his new office at New Delhi on 22 March, 2007.

Later, His Holiness Pope Francis erected a new diocese which comprises of 22 states, and His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Jacob Mar Barnabas was consecrated as the first bishop of the diocese of Gurgaon. The inauguration of the diocese was held on May 1st 2015 at St. Mary’s Cathedral Church.

 

 

 

HIS  EXCELENCY MOST REV.DR.JACOB MAR BARNABAS

Born : 03-12-1960

Ordained Priest : 02-10-1986

Announcement of Apostolic Visitator to ETRI : 07-02-2007

Remban Ordination : 07-03-2007

Episcopal Ordination : 10-03-2007

Announcement as the Bishop of Gurgaon : 26-03-2015

Installation as the Bishop of Gurgaon : 01-05-2015

 

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 EXCELLENCY MOST REV. PHILIPOSE MAR STEPHANOS

HIS EXCELLENCY MOST REV. BISHOP JACOB MAR BARNABAS

 

Bishop Jacob Mar Barnabas was born on 3 December, 1960 to Shri Geevarghese and Smt. Rachel of Aerath family at Karikulam, Ranni, Pathanamthitta in central Kerala. Lovingly called ‘Monachan’ was Baptized with the name ‘Chacko’. He was the eldest among the eight with three brothers and five sisters. Three of his sisters are nuns in the Congregation of the Sisters of the Imitation of Christ.

He joined the Order of the Imitation of Christ in 1975 after his schooling at Ranni and completed his Pre-Degree Course from Mar Ivanios College, Trivandrum; Took his First Profession in 1979 after his novitiate at Thapovanam Bethany Ashram, Aluva; Did his Pre-philosophy at Papal Seminary, Pune and completed his Philosophy and Theology at Jnana Deepa Vidyapeeth (JDV), Pune. His Final Profession was on 15 May, 1985. He was one among the first batch of theologians at Bethany Vedavijnana Peeth (BVP), Pune. 

He was ordained Priest on 2 October, 1986 by His Grace Archbishop Benedict Mar Gregorios at Mount Bethany, Mylapra.  The new priest was given the charge of religious formation for pre-novices; later he was sent to Academia Alfonsiana, Rome for pursuing higher studies in Moral Theology. He presented his doctoral thesis on ‘Liturgy and Ethos’, a study based on the Malankara Liturgy of Marriage, in 1994.

During his priestly ministry, Fr. Chacko Aerath OIC held various positions of great responsibility, viz.  Superior, Bethany Ashram, Pune; Rector, BVP, Pune; Professor and Head of the Department of Pastoral and Moral Theology at JDV, Pune; Visiting Professor to various seminaries including Malankara Major Seminary.  He was elected as the first Provincial Superior of Bethany Navajyothi Province in 2000.

On 7 February, 2007 Pope Benedict XVI appointed him as the Apostolic Visitator with an Episcopal Character for the Malankara Community in the Extra Territorial Regions in India and the Titular Bishop of Bapara.

The Bishop designate Msgr. Aerath OIC was ordained ‘Ramban’ on 7 March, 2007 at St. Mary’s School, Ranni, Pathanamthitta and was consecrated as Bishop Jacob Mar Barnabas by His Beatitude Major Archbishop Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis Catholicos on 10 March, 2007 at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram. The motto of His Excellency Mar Barnabas is Vachanasya Sakshi Bhava’ (Be a witness to the word). He was enthroned in his new office at New Delhi on 22 March, 2007.

Later, His Holiness Pope Francis erected a new diocese which comprises of 22 states, and His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Jacob Mar Barnabas was consecrated as the first bishop of the diocese of Gurgaon. The inauguration of the diocese was held on May 1st 2015 at St. Mary’s Cathedral Church.

 

 

 

HIS  EXCELENCY MOST REV.DR.JACOB MAR BARNABAS

Born : 03-12-1960

Ordained Priest : 02-10-1986

Announcement of Apostolic Visitator to ETRI : 07-02-2007

Remban Ordination : 07-03-2007

Episcopal Ordination : 10-03-2007

Announcement as the Bishop of Gurgaon : 26-03-2015

Installation as the Bishop of Gurgaon : 01-05-2015

 
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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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