Joseph Mor Gregorios

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Mor Gregorios Joseph

Mor Gregorios Joseph (born 10 November 1960) is a Syriac Orthodox bishop, and the Secretary to the Holy Episcopal Synod in Malankara.

Early years[edit]

Mor Gregorios Joseph was born as the youngest of four children to Srambikkal Pallithitta Geevarghese and Saramma in Perumpally, Mulanthuruthy. He is the grandchild of the cousin of St. Gregorios Gewarghis Chathuruthil. Joseph had his primary education at Perumpally Primary School and high school education from Mulanthuruthy High School.

Priesthood[edit]

At the age of 13 Joseph was ordained deacon by Geevarghese Mor Gregorios (Perumpally Thirumeni) at Mor Ignatius Dayaro, Manjanikkara on 25 March 1974. Joseph served as the Secretary to Perumpally Thirumeni for many years. He did pre-degree and degree from Maharajas College, Ernakulam and joined Mor Julius Seminary, Perumpally for his theological studies. Later on 25 March 1984, Joseph was ordained Kassiso at Marthoman Church, Mulanthuruthy, by Mor Baselios Paulose II, Catholicose of the East. Joseph did his Masters in Philosophy from University of Dublin, Ireland and higher studies in theology from USA and obtained a Doctorate in Theology. While in the USA, he served as the vicar of many churches. Joseph was ordained Ramban by Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas at Damascus on 16 January 1994. On 19 January 1994, Joseph Ramban was consecrated Metropolitan by Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, the Prince Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, at Damascus, for the Cochin Diocese in Malankara. Sunthroniso was held at Kyomtha Cathedral, Thiruvankulam on 23 January 1994 and assumed the office of the diocese. Joseph served as the President of Malankara Jacobite Syrian Sunday School Association (MJSSA) from 1996 till 2002.

Responsibilities[edit]

  • Metropolitan of Kochi Diocese
  • Secretary to the Holy Episcopal Synod in Malankara
  • Manager of the Educational Trust of the church.

References[edit]

  • Athmadeepam
  • Viswasasamrakshakan
  • www.syriacchristianity.org