Mary Matha Major Seminary
|Mary Matha Major Seminary|
|Motto||Pastores Dabo Vobis|
|Location||Mulayam, Mannuthy, Thrissur,, India|
|Affiliations||Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium|
|Data as of November 12, 2011|
Mary Matha Major Seminary is a Christian seminary founded by Syro-Malabar Catholic Archdiocese of Thrissur in Mulayam, Thrissur, Kerala. It is affiliated to the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.
For years candidates to priesthood from Syro-Malabar Catholic Archdiocese of Thrissur are sent to Mangalapuzha Seminary, Aluva and St. Thomas Apostolic Seminary, Kottayam. But due to the accommodation and over crowding of students in seminaries, the Syro-Malabar Catholic Archdiocese of Thrissur decided to construct a new seminary for the upcoming priests. The foundation stone of the seminary was laid by First Metropolitan Archbishop of Thrissur, Joseph Kundukulam on December 8, 1997 in Mannuthy. Later on classes were started on June 1, 1998 by Metropolitan Archbishop of Thrissur, Jacob Thoomkuzhy. The seminary was formally inaugurated on August 15, 1998 by Mar Varkey Vithayathil, the then Apostolic administrator of the Syro-Malabar Church.
Administration and courses
The seminary is run by the Archbishop of Thrissur as Chairman and an Executive Council.
- Bachelor of Sacred Theology (Sacrae Theologiae Baccalaureus or STB)
- Bachelor of Theology and Religious Studies.
- "Rare academic affiliation for Thrissur seminary". The Hindu. Retrieved 2011-11-12.
- "Church should foster inter-religious understanding’". The Hindu. Retrieved 2011-11-12.