The Patriarch of Antioch and all East
Catholicos of Syriac Orthodox Church in India and Metropolitan Trustee of the Jacobite Syrian Christian Church
The Secretary to the Holy Episcopal Synod in Malankara and Metropolitan of Kochi Diocese.Read more
The formation of Kochi Diocese was in the Syrian Christian Association held at Mulanthuruthy in 1876 and it was declared by H.H.Moran Mor Ignatius Peter IV. H.G. Semavoon Mor Dionysius was the first Metropolitan. But he could not administer the Diocese due to the litigations. He died in 1886 and was entombed at St.Peter & St.Paul's Church Kadungamangalam.
|Later this Diocese was under the Malankara Metropolitan for quite a long period. H.G.Paulose Mor Koorilose, H.G.Paulose Mor Athanasius had administered this diocese when they were Malankara Metropolitans. In 1946 H.G. Paulose Mor Severios Metropolitan was consecrated for Kochi Diocese by the initiative of then Malankara Metropolitan H.G. Paulose Mor Athanasius. The consecretion was held at Homs in Syria by H.H. Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem I. Mor Severios constructed the Koratty Sion Seminary which was his Aramana. e Patriarch.Read more
Kyomtha Seminary is the headquarters of the Kochi diocese of the Jacobite Syrian Christian Church and the residence of its Metropolitan. The founder of this diocesan headquarters is late lamented Dr. Thomas Mor Osthatheos Metropolitan. The land for the headquarters was donated by the parishioners of the Thripunithara Nadamel Church. This property originally belonged to Very Rev. Mookencheril Geevarghese Ramban, a close associate of Chathuruthil Kochu Thirumeni (Parumala)
|Chathuruthil Kochu Thirumeni (Parumala). The Ramban's greatness and love for the Church inspired him to hand over the property to his Parish when he became old. The foundation for the diocesan headquarters was laid on February 28, 1983; about one year after the appointment of H.G. Dr. Thomas Mor Osthatheos as Metropolitan of Kochi diocese by His Holiness the Patriarch.The Headquarters started functioning on 17th December 1983 from a very simple and humble beginning. Read more