Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Chanda
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Eparchy of Chanda
चांदा च्या बिशपच्या अधिकारातील प्रदेश
|Area||32,233 km2 (12,445 sq mi)|
|(as of 2009)|
|Denomination||Syro-Malabar Catholic Church|
|Rite||East Syriac Rite|
|Established||26 February 1977|
|Cathedral||Cathedral of St Thomas the Apostle in Ballarpur|
|Patron saint||St Thomas the Apostle|
|Major Archbishop||Mar George Alencherry|
|Bishop||Mar Ephrem Nariculam|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Mar Abraham Viruthakulangara|
|Website of the Eparchy|
The Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Chanda is an eparchy (Eastern Catholic diocese) of the East Syriac Rite Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, yet suffragan of the Latin Metropolitan Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Nagpur.
- It was created on 29 July 1968 as Apostolic Exarchate of Chanda, a pre-diocesan Eastern Catholic missionary jurisdiction, on then Latin territories, split off from its present Metropolitan, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Nagpur, and from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Amravati.
- Promoted as Eparchy of Chanda on 26 February 1977 by the Bull Nostra Ipsorum of Pope Paul VI, promoting its Exarch to become the first Eparch (bishop).
- Lost territory on 23 June 1999 to establish the Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Adilabad (a suffragan of the Latin Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hyderabad)
- Apostolic Exarch of Chanda
- Januarius Paul Palathuruthy, Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (C.M.I.) ( July 1968 – 26 February 1977 see below)
- Suffragan Eparchs (Bishops) of Chanda
- Januarius Palathuruthy, C.M.I. ('see above 26 February 1977 – retired 1990.04.20)
- Mar Vijay Anand Nedumpuram, C.M.I. (1990.04.20 – retired 2014.07.31), previously Prior General of Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (1985 – 1990.04.20)
- Mar Ephrem Nariculam (2014.07.31 – ...), of the Syro-Malabar Archeparchy of Ernakulam-Angamaly, previously Chaplain of the Syro-Malabar Community in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and Coordinator of Priestly Formation at a Seminary and as a Lecturer in Theology in the city.
- Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chanda
- Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chanda at Catholic-Hierarchy