Madurai-Ramnad Diocese of the Church of South India

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Diocese of Madurai Ramnad
Location
Country India
Ecclesiastical province Church of South India
Information
Cathedral CSI Cathedral ,Madurai
Current leadership
Bishop M Joseph
Website
www.csidmr.com

The Madurai-Ramnad Diocese is a diocese of Church of South India in Tamil Nadu state of India.The diocese is one among the 22 dioceses of Church of South India.

History[edit]

The diocese was one among the initial 14 dioceses already existing at the time of formation of Church of South India in 1947.

About the Diocese[edit]

The diocese comprises following six districts Madurai, Dindigul, Virudhunagar, Theni, Sivaganga, and Ramanathapuram in Tamil Nadu state. In its current strength, 60 per cent of Dalits form the congregation and serve as Pastors. The cathedral church of the diocese is situated at Narimedu, Madurai.

Bishops[edit]

  • Rt.Rev Lesslie Newbigin (1947-1959)
  • Rt.Rev George Devadass (1959-1978)
  • Rt.Rev David Gnaniah Pothirajalu (1978 -1994)
  • Rt.Rev Thavaraj David Eames (1994-2004)
  • Rt.Rev Christopher Asir (2004-2012)
  • Rt.Rev M Joseph (2013 -till date)

Notable churches[edit]

  • CSI Cathedral Church, Narimedu, Madurai

The Cathedral church at Madurai is the biggest Cathedral in South East Asia, sprawling over a four acre site which is built in Gothic style combined with architectural elegance, Tamil culture and theological significance. It was dedicated on the Easter Day, 30 March 1986 by the then CSI moderator, Rt.Rev.Dr. I. Jesudasan.

  • Mary Clara Memorial Church, Melur, Madurai District
  • Abishehanather CSI Church, Sivaganga (North)

Educational Institutions under the Diocese[edit]

  • C.S.I College of Dental Science and Research, Madurai
  • C.S.I College of Arts and Science for Women, K.Pudur, Madurai
  • C.S.I Jeyaraj Annapackiam College of Nursing & Allied Sciences,Pasumalai, Madurai
  • C.S.I Industrial Training Center, Pasumalai, Madurai
  • C.S.I College of Education Pasumalai, Madurai-04
  • C.S.I.College of Education,Ramnad
  • C.S.I. Teacher Training Institute, Batlagundu
  • C.S.I. Teacher Training Institute,Thirumangalam, Madurai

See also[edit]

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