Mar Sebastian Adayantharath
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|Titular Bishop of Macriana Maior, Auxiliary Bishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly|
|Ordination||18 December 1983|
|Consecration||20 April 2002|
5 April 1957|
Vaikom, Kerala, India
|Denomination||Syro-Malabar Catholic Church|
Mar Sebastian Adayantharath was born on 5 April 1957 of Ouseph Chacko and Thresiamma at Vaikom. He had his school education at St Joseph's L.P. School and St Theresa's High School, Vaikom from 1963 to 1973. He joined the Sacred Heart Minor Seminary of the Archdiocese of Ernakulam-Angamaly on 1 July 1973. Three years later he was sent to the Papal Seminary, Pune where he did his seminary studies from 1976 to 1983 and was ordained priest on 18 December 1983 by Bishop Mar Sebastian Mankuzhikary at St Joseph's Pontifical Seminary, Alwaye.
After the ordination Fr Sebastian took a Master's Degree in Theology from Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune. During his priestly ministry in the archdiocese he served as parish priest and secretary to the late Cardinal Mar Antony Padiyara. His most pioneering assignment was as Executive Director of 'Save-a-family Plan', in Canada. He has been serving in this capacity for the last thirteen and half years with utmost dedication and sincerity.
His appointment as Bishop Auxiliary of Ernakulam-Angamaly and Titular Bishop of Macriana Maior (in ancient Byzantium, Turkey) was announced on 4 February 2002 and was consecrated Bishop on 20 April 2002 by Major Archbishop Cardinal Mar Varkey Vithayathil at St Mary's Cathedral Basilica, Ernakulam.