Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of the United States of America and Canada

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Eparchy of Saint Mary, Queen of Peace
Location
CountryUnited States
Ecclesiastical provinceImmediately subject to the Major Archbishop of Trivandrum
Coordinates38°53′N 77°01′W / 38.883°N 77.017°W / 38.883; -77.017Coordinates: 38°53′N 77°01′W / 38.883°N 77.017°W / 38.883; -77.017
Statistics
Parishes17
Information
Sui iuris churchSyro-Malankara Catholic Church
RiteSyro-Malankara Rite
CathedralSt. Vincent de Paul Malankara Syrian Catholic Cathedral, Elmont, New York
Patron saintMary, Queen of Peace[1]
Secular priests15
Current leadership
BishopPhilippos Stephanos Thottathil
Vicar GeneralAugustine Mangalath

The Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of St. Mary, Queen of Peace, of the United States of America and Canada is the North American eparchy for the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church of the Catholic Church. The Syro-Malankara Church observes the Antiochian Rite in the Syriac language.

It is immediately subject to the Major Archbishop of Trivandrum, and is not part of an ecclesiastical province.

Its Cathedral episcopal see is the St. Vincent de Paul Syro Malankara Catholic Cathedral in Elmont, New York.

History[edit]

In 2001, the Holy Synod of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church requested that Pope John Paul II establish a jurisdiction for Syro-Malankara parishes in the United States, which had each been functioning under the direction of the local Latin Church bishops, and requested the appointment of a proper Ordinary of the church sui iuris. On July 14, 2010, Pope Benedict XVI erected the Syro-Malankara Catholic Apostolic Exarchate in the United States, a missionary pre-diocesan apostolic exarchate.[2] Thomas Eusebius, formerly secretary general of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Major Archeparchy of Trivandrum, became the first Exarch.[3] In the sole incumbent was also vested the office of Apostolic Visitor in Canada of the Syro-Malankars.

Council[edit]

  • President: Philippos Stephanos
  • Secretary: Philipose Mathew
  • Syncellus: Peter Kochery, Corepiscopa
  • Vicar General: Augustine Mangalath
  • Leader of Media Relations: Mohan P. Varughese

Episcopal ordinaries[edit]

(all of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church)

Apostolic Exarchs of United States of America[edit]

Eparchs of United States of America and Canada[edit]

The Curia of the Eparchy[edit]

Designation Name
Chief Vicar General Augustine Mangalath
Chancellor and Procurator Saji Mukkoot

Location[edit]

Eparchial Chancery (Aramana): 1500 De Paul Street Elmont, NY 11003

Designation Name
Eparch Philippos Stephanos Thottathil
Vicar Noby Ayyaneth

Diocesan Statistics[edit]

There are 16 clergy serving in the Eparchy and 17 parishes and missions.

Parishes and missions are located in 10 US states and 2 provinces of Canada.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Heavenly Patroness of the Exarchate".
  2. ^ "RINUNCE E NOMINE". Press Office of the Holy See. July 14, 2010. Archived from the original on July 28, 2011.
  3. ^ "New Apostolic Exarchate for Syro-Malankara Church". ZENIT. July 14, 2010. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011.

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