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

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Eparchy of Saint Mary, Queen of Peace
Location
Country United States
Ecclesiastical province Immediately subject to the Holy See
Coordinates 38°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
Parishes 15
Information
Sui iuris church Syro-Malankara Catholic Church
Rite Syro-Malankara Rite
Cathedral St. Vincent de Paul Malankara Syrian Catholic Cathedral, Elmont, New York
Patron saint Mary, Queen of Peace[1]
Secular priests 15
Current leadership
Bishop Thomas Mar Eusebius
Vicar General Peter Kochery

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 Malankara Cathedral (previously St. Vincent de Paul Syro-Malankara Catholic Cathedral Parish), in Elmont, New York.

History[edit]

The future diocese was erected by Pope Benedict XVI as Syro-Malankara Catholic Apostolic Exarchate in the United States, a missionary pre-diocesan apostolic exarchate for a continent previously without proper Ordinary of the church sui iuris, on July 14, 2010 upon request of the Holy Synod of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, in 2001.[2] Thomas Mar 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.

On January 4, 2016, Pope Francis promoted and renamed it as the Eparchy of St. Mary, Queen of Peace, of the United States of America and Canada, adding Canada formally to its jurisdiction and including a Marian dedication to the full title. An eparchy is a territory, the same ecclesiastical structure as a Latin Church diocese. The incumbent exarch was promoted to first eparch (bishop). In his see remains vested the office of Apostolic Visitor in Europe (where the church has no proper Ordinary) of the Syro-Malankars.

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 Exarchate[edit]

Designation Name
Chief Vicar General Rt. Rev. Fr. Peter Kochery
Chancellor and Procurator Rev. Fr. Augustine Mangalath

Location[edit]

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

Designation Name
Eparch Aboon Thomas Mar Eusebius
Vicar Rev. Fr. Abraham Lukose
Eparch-Designate Philippos Stephanos Thottathil

Diocesan Statistics[edit]

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

Parishes and missions are located in 9 US states and 2 provinces of Canada:

USA
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. 
  3. ^ "New Apostolic Exarchate for Syro-Malankara Church". ZENIT. July 14, 2010. 

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