Thomas K. Oommen

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The Most Reverend
Thomas Kanjirappally Oommen
Moderator of Church of South India
Bishop of Madhya Kerala Diocese
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Church Church of South India
Diocese Diocese of Madhya Kerala
In office 2011 - present (Madhya Kerala)
2017 - present (Moderator)
Predecessor Rt. Rev. Thomas Samuel
Orders
Ordination 1982
Consecration 5 March 2011
by S. Vasantha Kumar (Principal consecrator) and G. Devakadasham (Co-consecrator)
Rank Bishop
Personal details
Born 29 November 1953
Thalavady, Kerala, India

Thomas Kanjirappally Oommen is the Bishop of the Madhya Kerala Diocese of Church of South India and the Moderator of Church of South India.[1]

Early Years[edit]

Bishop Thomas K. Oommen was born on November 29, 1953 to an agrarian family at Thalavady in Alappuzha district. He did his college education at NSS Hindu College, Changanassery. He had taken undergraduate degree in divinity from Leonard Theological College, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh.

Ordination & Pastorship[edit]

He was ordained deacon in 1982 and was made presbyter the next year.

Bishopric[edit]

Bishop Thomas K Oommen was elected as Bishop of Madhya Kerala Diocese of Church of South India on February 2011.He was ordained as the 12th Bishop of the CSI Madhya Kerala diocese at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kottayam on 5 March 2011 by CSI Moderator Bishop Rev S Vasanthakumar.[2] Bishop Thomas K Oommen was elected as the Deputy Moderator of Church of South India at the Church of South India Synod held at Vijayawada on 11, January 2014 and as the Moderator of Church of South India at the Synod held at Kottayam on 15, January 2017.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thomas K. Oommen selected Bishop of CSI diocese". The Hindu. 10 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Thomas K Oommen ordained CSI diocese bishop". The New Indian Express. 6 March 2011. 
Religious titles
Preceded by
Thomas Samuel
Bishop - in - Madhya Kerala Diocese
Church of South India

2011–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
G. Dyvasirvadam
2014-2017
Moderator
Church of South India Synod

2017-2020
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
G. Dyvasirvadam
2012-2014
Deputy Moderator
Church of South India Synod

2014-2017
Succeeded by
V. Prasada Rao
2017-2020