John Mathews (theologian)

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John Mathews
Born (1952-12-18) 18 December 1952 (age 67)[1]
Parent(s)Father: Samuel Mathews
ChurchIndian (Malankara) Orthodox Church
TitleReverend Father Doctor

John Mathews (born 18 December 1952) is a New Testament scholar and Metropolitan of the Indian (Malankara) Orthodox Church.[3]

John Mathews is the Secretary of the St. Thomas Orthodox Vaideeka Sangam, the Association of all Priests of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church[4] as well as the publisher of Purohithar, a magazine published by the St. Thomas Orthodox Theological Group from Kottayam.[5] He is the Co-Secretary of the joint commission between the Catholic Church and the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church.[6]

He teaches New Testament at the Orthodox Theological Seminary in Kottayam.[7] He pursued doctoral studies in New Testament at the Fordham University, New York City. His doctoral dissertation was titled The Spirit-Paraclete in the testament of Jesus according to Saint John's Gospel.[8] He was President of the Society for Biblical Studies in India from 2002 to 2004.

He was consecrated in 2010 with the name Yuhanon Mar Demetrius.[9]


  1. ^ Malankara Orthodox Church. List of Candidates for Bishopric
  2. ^ John Mathews, The Ecumenical Ideal and the New Testament Reality, Volume 114, National Council of Churches Review, Nagpur, 1994. [1]
  3. ^ "7 priests elected as Metropolitans". The New Indian Express. 18 February 2010. Archived from the original on 23 November 2018. Retrieved 7 March 2010.
  4. ^ Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church. List of Organisations Archived 15 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Indian Orthodox Mercy Fellowship, Kuwait. List of Publications Archived 26 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Centro Pro Unione. [2]
  7. ^ Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam
  8. ^ John Mathews, The Spirit-Paraclete in the testament of Jesus according to Saint John's Gospel, (1 January 1993). ETD Collection for Fordham University. Paper AAI9313766. [3]
  9. ^ "7 New Hierarchs for the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church". Northeastern American Diocese of the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
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