Seminary Churches

St. Kuriakose Seminary, Kundara

St. Kuriakose Seminary,
Kundara, Kollam
Phone: (0474) 2524016

St. Kuriakose Seminary in Kundara was started in 1915. His Holiness Baselios Geevarghes II Catholicose planned the activities of the southern dioceses residing in Kundara. Its objectives were imparting training to priests, uplift of the Dalit community and setting up educational institutions.

Kottapuram Seminary, Kottarakara
Kottapuram Seminary,
Pulamon .P.O.,
Phone: (0475) 2452994
Parumala Geevarghese Mar Gregorios found the Kottapuram Seminary in 1898,


Thazhakara Seminary
M.S. Seminary,
Thazhakara P.O,

The Thazhakara Seminary also known as Malankara Syrian Seminary. was started on 25 Dhanu, 1038 by Parampil Idychandy Kathanar to cater the spiritual needs of few families at Thazhakara, Mavelikara.
The Seminary’s first Youth Movement “St.Thomas Youth League” was founded by Kallarakal Jain Thomas with the blessings of the then Vicar Vadakkethalakal Rev.Fr.George Zachariah Jr. The Youth League was officially inaugurated by the then Kollam Metropolitan H.G.Mathews Mar Coorilos.(the Present Catholicose) The St.Thomas Youth Movement, along with the Church members and the Sthree Samajam, played a vital role in making the Malankara Association which was held at Thazhakara MSS School premise on 16 May 1977 to elect the Bishops a grand success. 

Sophia Centre, Kottayam
Sophia Centre ,
P.B. NO.98, Kottayam
Phone:(0481) 2566650

Metropolitan Dr. Paulose Mar Gregorios founded the Sophia center in 1974 and it is also the venue for HOLY SYNOD..  

Threesai Shubaho Centre, Pampakuda
Threesai Shubaho Centre,
Pampakuda P.O.
Muvattupuzha – 686 667
Phone: Fax: 0485- 272829

Threesai Shubaho centre is a monement in memory of the Konatt Malpans of Pampakuda.
Konatt Abraham Malpan I Memorial Rehabilitation Center for the Blind, Konatt Yuhanon Malpan Memorial Medical Center, Konatt Mathan Malpan Memorial Syriac Research Centre, Konatt Abraham Malpan II Memorial Community Hall are the other institutions run by this centre.

Mar Epiphanios Centre, Adoor
Mar Epiphanios Centre,
Kunnamcode, Adoor P.O.,
Phone: (0473) 2427117

Metropolitan Mathews mar Epiphanios started the Mar Epiphanios Center.His Holiness Baselios Mar Thoma Mathews II Catholicose consecrated on 22 November 1997. 

St. Gregorios Shantinilayam Counselling Centre
St. Gregorios Shantnilayam Councelling Centre.
Pathanamthitta – 689 645
Phone: 0473- 2322243

Metropolitan Philipose Mar Eusebios found the St. Gregorios Shantinilayam Counseling Centre, which is housed in the Daniel Mar Philexinos Memorial Mandiram under the Thumpamon Diocese. His Holiness Mathews II the Catholicos inaugurated it on 22 May 1997.

Holy Synod




Date Of Birth


His Holiness Baselius Mar Thoma Didymus I

29 Oct 1921

Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan

Catholicate Aramana

Devalokam, Kottayam -686 038


His Beatitude Paulose Mar Milithios

 30 Aug 1946

Catholicos Designate and

Assistant to Malankara Metropolitan

Metropolitan of the Diocese of Kunnamkulam

Bishop’s House
Arthat, Kunnamkulam 680 521


His Grace Dr. Geevarghese Mar Osthathios

9 Dec 1918

Sr. Metropolitan of the Diocese of Niranam
Bethany Aramana
Tiruvalla 689 101

His Grace Mathews Mar Barnabas

9 Aug. 1924

Metropolitan of the Diocese of America
80-34 Commonwealth Blvd.
Bellrose, NY. 11426, U. S. A.
5 His Grace Dr. Gabriel Mar Gregorios

10 Feb 1948

Metropolitan of the Diocese of Thiruvananthapuram

Orthodox Church Centre, Ulloor

Medical College P. 0.
Thiruvananthapuram -695 011

His Grace Zachariah Mar Anthonios

19 Jul 1946

Metropolitan of the Diocese of Kollam
Bishop’s House, Cross Junction
Kollam 691 001
7 His Grace Kuriakose Mar Clemis

26 July 1936

Metropolitan of the Diocese of Thumpamon
Basil Aramana, Pathanamthitta 689 645

His Grace Thomas Mar Athanasius

3 April 1938

Metropolitan of the Diocese of Chengannur

Bethel Aramana, Chengannur 689 121


His Grace Geevarghese Mar Ivanios

14 Nov. 1940

Metropolitan of the Diocese of Kottayam
Kuriakose Mar Gregorios Centre
M. D. Seminary, Kottayam -686 001

His Grace Abraham Mar Epiphanios

17 Sept 1960

Metropolitan of the Diocese of Sultan’s Bathery, Bangalore Assistant
Nirmalagiri, Sultan Battery
Wayanad 673 592

His Grace Iyoob Mar Philoxenos

8 May 1939

Metropolitan of the Diocese of Delhi
The Delhi Orthodox Centre
2, Institutional Area
Thuglaqabad, New Delhi 110 062

His Grace Jacob Mar Irenios

15 Aug 1949

Metropolitan of the Diocese of Kochi
Zion Seminary, Koratty, Chalakudy 680308


His Grace Dr. Mathews Mar Severios

12 Feb. 1949

Metropolitan of the Diocese of Kandanad West

Mar Pachomius Mount,
Meempara, 682308


His Grace Geevarghese Mar Coorilos

7 Oct 1949

Metropolitan of the Diocese of Mumbai

Orthodox Church Centre

Sector 10 -A, Vashi
Juhu Nagar, New Mumbai 400 763


His Grace Paulose Mar Pachomios

26 Jan 1946

Metropolitan of the Diocese of Mavelikara
Bishop’s House, Thazhakkara,

Mavelikara – 690 102


His Grace Yuhanon Mar Dioscorus

8 Apr 1965

Metropolitan of the Diocese of Chennai
Bishop’s House
56 Surapet Main Road
Vinayaga Nagar, Chennai 600 099

His Grace Dr. Thomas Mar Athanasius

28 June 1952

Metropolitan of the Diocese of Kandanad East
Bishop’s House, Muvattupuzha,

His Grace Dr. Yuhanon Mor Meletius

04 July 1954

Metropolitan of the Diocese of Thrissur

 Gedseemon, Mannuthy, Thrissur

His Grace Zachariah Mar Nicholovos

13 Aug 1959

Assistant to Metropolitan of America,
Indian Orthodox Church Centre,
80-34 Commonwealth Blvd.,
ellerose, N.Y-11426, U S A.

His Grace Dr. Zachariah Mar Theophilus

17 Aug 1952

Metropolitan of the Diocese of Malabar
Mount Hermon, NITC P.O.,
Kozhikode – 673 601

His Grace  Dr. Yuhanon Mar Chrisostomos

07 Jan 1955

Bethany Aramana, Tiruvalla  689 101
Metropolitan of the Diocese of Niranam
22 His Grace  Alexios Mar Eusebios
Metropolitan of the Diocese of South West America
23 His Grace  Joseph Mar Dionysius

15 Jun 1956

Metropolitan of the Diocese of Culcutta
St. Thomas Ashram
PB No.24, Kailash Nagar,
Bhilai (Chattisgarh, India)
24 His Grace Mathews Mar Themothios

03 May 1963

Metropolitan of the Diocese of Europe & Africa
25 His Grace Mathews Mar Theodosius

15 Sep 1955

Metropolitan of the Diocese of Idukki
26 His Grace Yuhanon Mar Polycarpos

30 Mar 1955

Metropolitan of the Diocese of Ankamaly
Ankamaly West  
  Thrikkunathu Seminary  
  Aluva, Ernakulam District  
  Ankamaly East  
  Mar Basil Aramana  
  Kothamanalam P.O.  
  Ernakulam District

Training Schemes

St. Paul’s Mission Training Center, Mavelikara

St. Paul’s Mission Training Centre,
Mavelikara – 690 103
Phone: (0479) 2342709, 2302473

St. Paul’s Mission Training Center was started by Deacon M.V. George (Dr Geevarghese Mar Osthathios Metropolitan) on 15 August 1943. On 15 August 1979 the Holy Synod recognized this as the first Mission Training Center. It offers a three year diploma course in Mission studies. The Marriage Aid Fund, the Sick Aid Foundation, House Building Aid Fund, Widow Aid Fund and ” Sneha Sandesham” are functioning under the St. Paul’s Mission Center.

Divyabodhanam: Scheme for Training laymen

Orthodox Seminary,
Kottayam – 686 001
Phone: (0481) 2566526, 2568083, 2566650

The study Scheme for the spiritual growth of the laymen of the Orthodox Church was started in 1984. In 1984 a certificate course (P.O.C.E) (Proficiency in Orthodox Christian Education) in Religious studies was started. Those passing the certificate course are offered a two- year Diploma course (D.O.C.E) and those passing this are offered the G.O.C.E. Course. In 1990 a certificate course in Bible commentary was started. It was in 1997 that the degree course was started. A syllabus comprising twenty books has been prescribed for the course. Uutil 1997 more than 1000 men and women have completed the course. Currently 400 women and 641 men are undergoing training in Religious studies through various courses.

Office bearers:

Rev. Fr. Dr. K.M George (President)
Rev. Fr. Dr. Jacob Kurian (Vice-President)
Fr. T.J.Joshua (Director)
Rev. Fr. C C Cherian (Co-ordinator)
Rev. Fr. Dr. M John Panicker (Registrar)
Prof. Varghese Mathew (Central Organizer)
Mr. V I Abraham (Office Secretary)

Sruthi, School of Liturgical Music, Kottayam:

Orthodox Seminary,
Kottayam – 686 001.
Phone: (0481) 2585384.

In 1989 His Holiness Baselios Mar Thoma Mathews I Catholicose started the Sruthi School of Liturgical Music in Orthodox Theological seminary premises. Its objective is to teach music scientifically and also to encourage research in liturgical music. It gives short and long term courses in organ, violin, guitar, veena and other musical instruments and also offers training in liturgical music, Carnatic music, light and western music. It conducts leadership camps for the Malankara Orthodox Choir Association. It also trains a choir group of 60 members called “Sumoro” which serves as a model choir group in liturgical music. Dr. Paulose Mar Gregorios was the Principal of Sruthi from 1989-96.


Civil Service Academy, Thiruvananthapuram:

Civil Service Academy,
Orthodox Students Centre,
Gas House Junction,
Thiruvananthapuram- 695 001
Phone: (0471) 476329, 322050, and 33128

On 6 November 1991 His Holiness Baselios Mar Thoma Mathews II Catholicose started the civil service Academy adjacent to the Orthodox Students center in Thiruvanan- thapuram for training students for the I.A.S and I.P.S examinations conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. This institution has been successfully training students for the past five years. Five students who studied here have passed the final examinations so far. Of these 3 have been selected for central services, one for I.A.S and one for I.P.S. The course is conducted in two sections: Preliminary course (January – May) and Main Course (August- November.


Human Recourse Development and Catholicate Study Centre


Catholicate Study centre,
Kottayam – 1.
Phone: (0481) 2584787

In 1993 His Holiness Baselios Mar Thoma Mathews I Catholicose established the ‘Human Resource Center’ with the M.D. Seminary Kottayam as the headquarters. In 1997 it was expanded with the objective to work for human resourses development and also offer special coaching for the various examinations


Prathyasha Counselling Centre, Kottayam


Prathasha Counselling centre,
Orthodox Seminary, Kottayam – 686 001.
Phone: (0481) 2566650, 2566526

His Holiness Baselios Mar Thoma Mathews II Catholicose inaugurated the Center on 5 August 1995. Prathyasha Counselling offers courses for the priests and laymen of the Sabha. The teachers of the Orthodox Theological Seminary conduct the classes.

Office bearers:Rev. Fr. Dr. K.M George (Chairman)
Rev. Fr. Dr. O Thomas (Chairman)

St Basil Bible School, Sasthamkotta


St Basil Bible School,
Kollam – 686 001.
Phone: (0476) 2831712

The Basil Bible School was started in 2000 to offer Counselling Courses for the laymen of the Sabha. His Holiness Baselios Mar Thoma Mathews II Catholicose inaugurated the Center.

Social Activities

Malankara Orthodox Church Mission Society

St. Paul’s Mission Center

The Malankara Orthodox Church Mission Society was started in 1989 with the objectives of evangelization of India.. It strives to convey the Gospel message through mission activities, mission seminars, caps, mission training classes, publications, centres for worship, relief activities in times of natural calamities and through secular service.
The Mission society consists of representatives from Diocesan Missions of the Church Mission Bodies, Spiritual organizations, Ashrams, Convents and Movements.

Office bearers:
His Holiness The Catholicose (President),
Dr. Geevarghese Mar Osthathios, Philipose Mar Eusebios ,Dr. Stephanos Mar Thevodosios,Geevarghese Mar Coorilose (Vice Presidents)
Very Rev Dr.Nathaniel Ramban (Secretary)


Malankara Orthodox Church Mission Board


The Mission Society was started in 1979 in order to give an organized and invigorating leadership to Missionary Activities of the Malankara Orthodox Church. The fundamental objective of the Malankara Orthodox Mission Board is to share with the poor and evangelize India before A. D 2000. The Mission Board consists of one- third of the memebers of the Mission Society. The National Forum for Mission Studies, ‘NAMS’ (National Association for Mission Studies) was founded in 1984 by Dr. Geevarghese Mar Osthathious. The monthly investment for Mission Evangelization Scheme was started in 1996 under the Mission Board to pay allowances to missionaries who work in the mission field.

Office bearers:
His Holiness The Catholicose (President), H.G Dr Geevarghese Mar Osthatheos (Co-President), H.G Philipose Mar Eusebios (Co-President),
Very Rev Dr.Nathaniel Ramban (Secretary),


House Building Scheme

House Building Scheme,
Catholicate office, Devalokam,
Kottayam – 686 038

In June 1990 the Church Managing Committee decided to introduce the “House Building Scheme” with the objectives of “Home for all in the Orthodox Church”. Until 1997 about 1120 houses were built at an estimated cost of Rs. 4.7 million. The scheme was financed mostly by Individual Contributions from the Church members.

The list of houses donated through the Scheme is given below:

Thiruvananthapuram (86)
Kollam (133)
Thumpamon (159)
Chengannur (140)
Niranam (136)
Kottayam (101)
Kottayam central (26)
Idukki (75)
Kandanad (72)
Angamali (2 4)
Kochi (94)
Kunnamkulam (8)
Malabar (57)
Sultan Bathery (152)
Madras (1)

Office bearers:

His Holiness Catholicose (Patron), H.G Dr. Geevarghese Mar Osthathios (President),

Other members of the Committee are:

1 . Dr. Alexander Karakkal (Association Secretary)
2. Sri. P C Abraham (Lay Trustee)
3. Rev. Fr. O. Thomas (Priest Trustee)
4. V Rev. Jacob Mannaraprayil Cor-episcopa
5. Rev.Fr. Thomas Johnson
6. Rev.Fr. K.P Issac
7. Rev.Fr. Jacob Zachariah
8. Rev.Fr. T.J. Alexander
9. Sri. Jiji Thomson ULS
10. Sri. Cherian P Koshy
11. Sri. PM. Paily Pillai
12. Sri. Mathai Mampallil
13. Prof S Ninan
14. Prof. K.C. George
15. Prof Jacob Kurian Onattu
16. Sri. Mathew Veerappallil
17. Sri. VG. Koshy
18. Sri. A.X Thomas (Convener)


Scheme for Community Marriage

His Holiness Baselios Mar Thoma Mathews II Catholicose gave formal recognition to the Scheme for Community M arriages in 1992 and a Central Committee was formed in this regard.

The Central Committee consisted of His Holiness Catholicose as the Patron and Metropolitans Thomas Mar Timotheos, Philipose Mar Theophilos, Geevarghese Mar Osthathios, Thomas Mar Makarios as assistants to the patron. Fr. Mathai Nooranal , Fr.Joseph Vendasapala. Fr. T. J. Joshua, Fr. T.C. John, K.M. Mathew, P.C. Abraham, M.T. Paul, A.K.Thomas, Jagan Philipose, P.C.Alias, Jacob Thomas Arikkupuram as members and Thomas Mathew as Convener. Besides these, the Secretary of every diocese is also a member of the Central Committee.

First Phase: (1992- March 1997)
The inauguration of the first phase of the Marriage Scheme took place on 4 January 1993 at Parumala Seminary. On that day, 33 marriages were solemnized and Rs. 15000 was handed over as financial aid for each married couples. Untill 31 March 1997, Rs. 3.9 million was given away as financial aid to the couples of 264 marriages.

Second Phase: ( April 1997-1998)
The second phase of the inauguration was presided over by His Holiness Mahews II Caholicose on 17 October 1998 at Thalachira Orthodox Church,of Thumpamon Diocese. As part of the Second Phase during 1997-98 periods, Rs.7 lakhs were distributed for 49 marriages.

Thus a total of Rs. 4.6 million was distributed for 313 marriages and for the Church it is a great achievement in the field of social welfare. The fund raised for this purpose was collected from individuals and institutions. A major share of this fund came from Parumala Seminary. Like the house-building scheme of the Church, the marriages scheme is also a recurring continual scheme benefiting hundreds of people all over India

ARDRA Charitable Society


Catholicate Office , Devalokam P O
Kottayam, Kerala, India-686038
Tel : ++91-481-578060,578234,578499

The Society was formed in August 2001, Ardra is under the direct patronage of H.H. Baselios Marthoma Mathews II, Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan. It is a non-profit charitable organisation operating throughout India.

Compassion in action – that is what Ardra stands for. Etymologically derived from the Sanskrit word Ardra – Ardram in Malayalam – the name means compassion, fellow-feeling or sorrow for the sufferings of another. Ardra strives to help the poor and needy by providing primary necessities, education, medical care, job-training, marriage assistance, employment etc.

Sleebadasa Community (Servants of the Cross)

Carmel Dayara

In1924 Deacon M. P. Pathrose (Pathrose Mar Osthasthios) started the Sleebadasa Community with an aim to work for the upliftment of the Dalit X’tians on the Social, Cultural and Spiritual fronts. Due to the efforts of Pathrose Mar Osthatheos, 25000 people were absorbed into the Church through this Community. This community gives leadership to missionary works in the Northern Dioceses.

Previous Office Bearers:

Pathrose Mar Osthasthios (1924-68), Oughen Mar Timotheos (1968-70), Mathews Mar Athanasios (1970-78), Gee- varghese Mar Osthasthios (1979-88), Philipose Mar Eusebios (1989-91), Zacharias Mar Anthonios (1992-97)
Dr. Mathews Mar Sevarios (1997- )

Current Office Bearers:

President: H.G.Zachariah Mar Anthonios (Bishop, Kochi Diocese).
Secretary: V. Rev. Semaoun Ramban 




Valikattu Dayara,
Vakathanam, Kottayam.
Phone: (0481) 2462550

The Dayara was founded by Pulikottil Joseph Mar Dionysios in 1868 and in 1875 Ramban Geevarghese Karuchira developed it into a Dayara.

Manager: Very. Rev. Joseph Ramban



Basil Dayara,
Pathanamthitta P.O,
Phone:(0468) 235942, 2222243

The Dayara was started by Metropolitan Puthencavu Geevarghese Mar Philexinos of Thumpamon diocese in 1938.

Office Bearers:

Thumpamon Diocesan Metropolitan Philipose Mar Eusebios.



St. George Dayara,
Othara, Thiruvalla
Phone: (0469) 2654808

The Othara  Dayara was founded on the land donated to the Church by Thottapurath T. K. Alexander.  in 1944. 

Office Bearers:

Fr. E. Mathews served as its Superior for a long period.
Thomas Mar Athanasius, the Metropolitan of Chengannoor Diocese holds the main charge.


St. Thomas Dayara,
Vettikal, Mulanthuruthy.
Phone: 0484 – 2740220
The beginning of today’s Dayara started here in 1125 with the installation of one of the crosses of Mulanthuruthy Church.  In 1809 the younger Bava of Kattumangattu family was interred here. Parumala Thirumeni was consecrated here as Metropolitancon 10 December 1896. On 10 December 1976 the Holy Relics of Parumala Thirumeni were interred here.

Office Bearers:

Fr. P.A.S. Yohanan is its manager now.



  Mar Kuriakose Dayara,
Pothenpuram PO,
Kottayam Dist.,
Ph: 0481 – 2505431

The Dayara was founded by Kuriakose Mar Gregorios in 1909. K.G.College, B.M.M. English Medium Central School, I.T.C., M.G.M. Abhayabhavan, Mar Gregorios Balabhavanan are functioning under the Dayara.

Office Bearers:

Rev. Fr. C A Varghese is the Asst. Manager



Corporate Management


Catholicate Aramana
Kottayam, Kerala

Phone: (0481) 2578234

The Corporate Management was created on 5 July 1979.

Former Office Bearers:
Daniel Mar Philexinos (1979-82)
Mathews Mar Barnabas (1982-92)

Current Office Bearers:
Metropolitan Philipose Mar Eusebios is the Manager since 1992
Prof. V. I. Joseph is the Secretary since 1994

Catholicate College, Pathanamthitta


Catholicate College,
Pathanamthitta -689 645
Phone: (0468) 2222223& 2325253

The first college of the Malankara Orthodox Church was started at Pathanamthitta  in 1952. There are 4000 students getting their education here. The college has 147 teaching and 147 administrative staff on its rolls. There are degree courses in English, Malayalam, Hindi, Economics, History, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology and Commerce. The college also has research facilities  in the Departments of Malayalam, Hindi, Zoology and Botany. The College also has a study center of the Indira Gandhi National Open University.
A PGDCA Course in Computer Science is also offered.

Metropolitan Philipose Mar Eusebios is  the present Manager.

Prncipal : Daniel Mar Philexinos (P.E. Daniel Ramban) was the first principal. (1952-53)
Dr. N. Sernor (1953-54), Prof. Peter S. Rett (1954-55), Prof. Ninan Abraham (1955-57), Prof. Puthencavu Mathen Tharakan (1957-58), Prof. E. T. Mathew (1958-59), Prof. T. B. Ninan (1959-61), Dr. J. Alexander (1963-75), Prof. V. T. Thomas (1975-76), Prof. C. N. Mathew (1976), Dr. Paul Varghese (1976-83), Prof. N.G.Kunjachen (1983), Dr. T. A. George (1983-92). Prof. V. I. Joseph (1992-93), Dr. K.C John (1993-99), Prof. E. J. John (1999), Prof.Abraham George (2001)
Bursar: Prof. E. Jacob john (1993-)
When His Holiness Baselios Geevarghese II Catholicose started the Catholicate College. 


K.G.College, Pampady


K.G. College, Pampady – 686 502
Phone: (0481) 2505212

K.G.College in Pampady was started in memory of Kuriakose Mar Gregorios.on 14 February 1981.

The college offers graduate courses in Economics, Chemistry and Commerce.

There are 1101 students undergoing various courses now.  43 teaching and 36 administrative staff is currently serving there. 

Prof. Titus Varkey was the first Principal..
Prof. M.C. Joseph is the second Principal
Prof. Jacob Kurian Onattu is the current Principal


Baselius College, Kottayam

Address: Baselious College,
Kottayam – 686 001
Phone: 0481 2563918 & 2565958

This college was founded in memory of His Holiness Baselios Geevarghese II Catholicos in 1964

The college offers Post Graduate Courses in English, Economics, Political Science, Malayalam, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology and Commerce.

Principal: Dr. A. P. Mani (1964-82), Prfo. E. J. John (1982-88), Prof. M. J. Thomas (1988-95), Dr. Alexander Karackal (1995-96), Prof. K. P. Joy (1996-98) and Prof. P. C. Alias (1998-) Prof. E.John Mathew (2001)


St. Mary’s College, Sultan Bathery

Address: St. Mary’s College,
Kuppadi P.O. Sultan Bathery – 673 592
Phone: 04936 220246

St.Mary’s College  was started in July 1965 under the leadership of Fr. Mathai Nooranal. The college offers post graduate courses in Politics and Chemistry and graduate course in Economics, Politics, Chemistry, Physics, Botony and Commerce.

Chief Office bearers:
Kuriakose Mar Clemis Metropolitan (President)
Fr. Mathew Nooranal (Secretary)
Jacob Mathew (Treasurer). 


Mar Dionysius College, Pazhanji


M.D College, Pazhanji, Trissur.
Phone:04885 276729, 277577

M.D.College in Pazhani was started in memory of Pulikottil Mar Dionysious I .in 1982
The College offers postgraduate course in Economics and graduate course in Economic and Mathematics.

Dr.V.Mathew Kurian 


St. Cyril’s College, Adoor

St. Cyril’s College, Adoor.
Phone: (04734) 222443, 210043

The St. Cyril’s Collegewas founded by Metropolitan Mathews Mar Coorilose (His Holiness Mathews II Catholicose)  in 1981 .The College offers graduate courses in English, History and Chemistry. Metroplitan 

Mathews Mar Epiphanios is currently the manager.
Prof. D.K. John 

St. Stephen’s College, Pathanapuram


St. Stephen’s College, Maloor,
Ph: 0475 – 2352385

The St. Stephen’s Collge in Pathanapuram was started by Thomas Mar Dionysios on 8 July 1964 . 

Prof. Baby K. Paul 


St. Gegorios College , Kottarakara


St. Gregorios College,
Kottarakara. Phone (0474) 2650133

The St. Gregorios College was founded by the Metroplitan Mathews Mar Coorilose (His Holiness Mathews II Catholicose)   in 1964 

Prof. P.S. George

Mount Tabor Training College, Pathanapuram


Mount Tabor Training College,
Pathanapuram – 689 695
Phone: 0475- 2352323

Thoma Mar Dionysios, started the Mount Tabor Traning College in July 1960.

Prof. N. K. Venugopal

Mar Baselios Mar Thoma Mathews II (BMM II) Training College, Kottarakara


Mar Baselios Mar Thoma Mathews II B. ED College,
Pulamon, Kottarakara
Phone:(0474) 2653544

His Holiness Baselios Mar Thoma Mathews II Catholicose started the Mar Baselios Mar Thoma Mathews II Training College in 1995. 

Fr. V. Varghese 


St. Thomas College, Chennai


St.Thomas College,140/6, AKR Road,
Koyembedu, Chennai 600107
Phone: 044 24798489

The St. Thomas College, established in September 1999 as a coeducational institution, is governed by the St. Thomas Orthodox Syrian Cathedral Parish Trust headed by Bishop Dr. Yakob Mar Irenaios, Metropolitan of the Madras diocese of the  Indian Orthodox Church as its Founder-Chairman.


St.Thomas College, Ranni


St.Thomas College Ranni

Phone:04735 226238 & 226738

Principal: Prof.Babu Joseph

 St. Thomas College, Bhilai


St.Thomas College
Phone: 0788 2275970, 2274223

Principal: Prof. P.O. Zacharia,


St.Peter’s College, Kolenchery


St.Peters College ,
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Principal: Dr.M.P.Mathai


Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Tech, Peerumedu


Mar Baselios Christian College of Engineering & Technology
Pallikkunnu P.O.
Kuttikkanam, Peermade
Idukki District, Kerala
Pin – 685 531
Phone: 04869 233571, 233572
Director: Rev. Fr. P A Philip


Mar Baselios Mar Thoma Mathews II (BMM II) College of Engineering, Sasthamkotta


BMM II College of Engineering,
Muthupilakad, Sasthamkotta
Phone: 0476 2835579

MOSC Medical College, Kolenchery


MOSC Medical College,
Kolenchery, Ernakulam Dist.
Phone:0484 2760251, 2760258
CEO: Mr. Joy P Jacob


Theophilos College of Nursing, Kangazha


Theophilos College of Nursing
Kangazha, Kottayam
Phone:0481 2495044


SG College of Nursing, Parumala


SG College of Nursing
St.Gregorious Misson Hospital, Parumala
Phone:0479 2310363


M.G.M. Junior College, Bhilai


MGM Junior College
Bhilai (M.P)
Phone: 0788 288662,288663,288664

Principal: Prof.K.C.Mani

M.P.C. College of Engineering & Technology, Bhilai


MPC COllege of Engineering
Bhilai (M.P)
Phone:0788 2436282, 2436920

Principal: Prof. Alias Varghese


St.Marys Syrian College, Brahmavar

St.Mary’s Syrian College
Brahmavar 576214
Phone: 08252 261293

SG College of Social Science, Parumala


SG College of Social Science,
Phone:0479 2312266, 2311929



Malankara Sabha Magazine
Malankara Sabha Magazine,
Devalokam, Kottayam- 38
Ph: 0481 – 2573234

Malankara Sabha , the official publication of the Malankara Orthodox Church was started in 1946 by His Holiness Geevarghese II Catholicose.

Former Office Bearers:
Mathews Mar Ivanios
Thomas Mar Makarios
Mathews Mar Barnabas
Fr. John Thomas Karingattil (1995-96) Managing Editor.

Current Chief Office bearers:

Philipose Mar Eusebios Metropolitan (President)
H.G. Yuhanon Mar Miletheus Metropolitan (Vice President)
Fr. T.A. Edayadi  (Managing Editor)
Fr. Dr. M. John Panicker (Chief Editor)
Fr. Thomas P. Mukalil (Sub-Editor)
H.G. Zachariah Mar Anthonios Metropolitan (President of the editorial board)

Members of the Editorial Board:
Fr. T. J. Joshua, Fr. Dr. K. M. George, Fr. Dr. Jacob Kurian, Fr. Joseph Samuel Karukayil, Fr. John Thomas Karingattil, Prof. Dr. Alexander Karackal, Adv. P. C. Mathew Pulikkottil, Mr. Paul Manalil and Mr. K. V. Mammen


Publications Bethel Pathrika
‘Bethel Pathrika’,
Bethel Aramana,
Chengannur – 699 121

The publication was sarted in 1987.


Publications Dhoothan
St. Paul’s Mission Centre
Mavelikara – 3
Ph: 0479 2302473

The publication was started in 1988.

Office Bearers (Editorial Board):

President : H. G. Dr. Geevarghese Mar Osthathios Metropolitan
Chief Editor : Fr. Dr. O. Thomas
Managing Editor : Very Rev. Nathanael Remban
Publisher : Fr. Dr. T. P. Elias

Sub-Editors :

Fr. K. K. Gheevarghese Nallila
Fr. Dr. K. L. Mathew Vaidyan
Fr. K. S. Zacharia
Fr. John Thomas
Fr. Mathew Varghese
Prof. V. I. Ninnan
Miss Akamma Paul
Prof. D. Mathews
Prof. K. C. Mani
Thomas Neelarmadom

Campaign Secretary:  Aji Varghese
Published by: Malankara Church Mission Board

Publications The Gateway
‘The Gateway’,
Orthodox Church Center,
Juhu Nagar, Vashi,
Bombay – 400703.

This bi-annual magazine is being published from the office of the Bombay Diocese.


Publications Hermon Sannesham
‘Hermon Sannesham’,
Mount Hermon Aramana,
R.E.C. P.O., Kozhikode -1.

The publication was started in1997.


Publications The Light
‘The Light’,
St. Thomas Ashram,
P. B. No.24,
Bhilai 490 001

“Light” the official publication of Calcutta Diocese is being published from Nagpur


Publications Malankara Sabha Deepam
Malankara Sabha Deepam,
P. B. No. 611,
Kottayam – 686 001

This is a bi- weekly with an ecumenical vision being published since 1994 from Kottayam .


Publications Orthodox Youth
Orthodox Youth

The publication was started in 1958 and it is the official magazine of the Students’ Movement


Publications Paurasthya Taram
‘Paurasthya Taram’,
Bishop’s House, Kollam
The publication was started in 1990.


Publications Purohithan
Orthodox Theological Group

This magazine is being published under the auspices of the St. Thomas Orthodox Theological Group


Publications Snehalokam
St. Thomas Mission Centre,
Haripad – 690 514

This magazine is being published under the St.Thomas Missionary Group.


Publications Sabha Chandrika
‘Sabha Chandrika’,
Trikunnath seminary,

This tri-annual magazine is being published under the Angamali Diocese.


Publications Star of the East
Delhi Orthodox Center
New Delhi

The publication was started in 1979.


Publications Sathyavishwasa Deepthi
‘Sathyavishwasa Deepthi’,
Kriakose Mar Gregorios Center,
M.D. Seminary, Kottayam-1

This bimonthly is being published from Kottayam diocesan Centre.


Publications Manna

This monthly internet magazine is being published from MGOCSM Bombay diocese


PRESS Catholicate Press, Develokam
Catholicate Press,
Develokam – 686 038.
Phone:(0481) 578499.

The Catholicate press was started in 1896 by His Holiness Baselios Oughen I Catholicose to undertakes the printings of Sunday school and O.V.B.S books, Malankara Sabha Magazine, M.O.C. Publications and also the materials sent from Develokam Aramana and Catholicate Office.


PRESS MOC Publications
M.O.C. Publications,
Cathoicate Aramana,
Devalokam,Kottayam 38

The Publication Wing of the Malankara Orthodox Church “M.O.C. Publications” was startedin 1982

Office bearers: 

H.G.Thomas Mar Athanasius (President)
H.G.Dr.Mathews Mar Severios
Fr.Dr.Johns Abraham Konat
Fr.Thomas Varghese Chavadyel (Secretary)
Prof. Jacob Kurien Onattu


Basalel Girls Home
Sooranad – 690 522 – Ph. 0476 2851427

Bethanya Bhavan
Tiruvalla – 689 101 – Ph. 0469 600158

BMM II Balabhavan
Chengamanadu, Kottarakkara.

BMM II Sneha Bhavan
Kizhakketheruvu, Kottarakkara – Ph. 0474 2652060

Cheppad Mar Dionysius Foundation
Cheppad – Ph. 0479 2474182

Hanna Bhavan
Koratty – 680 308

Holy Trinity Disabled Childrens Home
Althara, Sreekariyam, Thiruvananthapuram.  – 0471 2418767

Karunya Visranthi Bhavan
Kattela, Sreekariyam, Trivandrum -695 017 – Ph. 0471 2596418

Kottukalam Visranthy Bhavan

Mar Gregorios Blind Rehabilitation Centre
Devagiri, Kodunganoor P.O., Thiruvananthapuram- 695 013 – Ph: +91 471 2378436

Mar Gregorios Asram
Kandand, – 0484 2792140 and 2792424

Mar Baselius Childrens Home
Mannapra, Palakkad – Ph.0492 2255556

Mar Athanasius Memorial Prathyasa Bhavan

Mar Baselius Childrens Home
Vadavucode – 682 310 – Ph.0484 2730464

Mar Gregorios Balabhavan
Thadagom, Coimbatore

Mar Baselius Santhi Bhavan
Thalavoor, Kottarakara – Ph. 0475 2328103

Mar Baselios Gregorios Mercy Home
Mannadisala, Vechoochira, Ranni – Ph. 04735 265533

M.G.Bethel Karuna Centre
South Karassery, Thathankulam P.O., (T.N) 628622 – Ph. 04630 263274

M.G.D Asram Balabhavan
Karunagiri, Karukachal – Ph. 0481 2486384

M.G.M Abhaya Bhavan
Pothenpuram, Pampady – Ph. 0481 2507741, 2505935

NAMS Snehasadan
No.28, Vodarahalli, Vidyaranyapura, Bangalore – 560 097 – Ph. 080 65375538

Joseph Mar Pachomios Memorial Pratheeksha Bhavan
Karimpana P.O., Koothattukulam – Ph. 0485 2253504

St.Gregorios Balagram,
Yacharam A.P. – Ph. 08414 243234

 St.Marys Boys Home
Thalacode, Mulanthuruthy – Ph. 0484 2711290

St.Pauls Bala Bhavan
Puthuppady, Kozhikode – Ph. 0495 2235247

St.Thomas Childrens Home
Bhilai M.P – Ph. 0788 2381309

St.Thomas Balabhavan
Haripad – 690 514 – Ph. 0479 2412764

St.Marys Balikamandiram
Kizhakkambalam, Alwaye – Ph. 0484 2680283

St.George Balikagram
St.Thomas Nagar, Mamuridi,
Dehu Road Cantt. P.O.,
Pune – 412 101 – Ph.020 27671066, 27673785

St.Thomas Balabhavan
Vazhuthoor, Neyyattinkara – Ph. 0471 224603

St.Thomas Balabhavan
Nellipathy,Agali P.O., Palakkad.

St.Thomas Childrens Home

St.Macreena Santhi Bhavan
Baselios Convent, Kottarakara – Ph. 0475 2452543

St.Pauls Balagram
P.N.45, Raisalpur, ltarsi,
M.P 461 111 – Ph. 07572 273943

Valayanchirangara Balagram
Perumbavoor – Ph. 0484 2657141

Vattasseril Mar Dionysius Home
Madavoor, Muvattupuzha.


Malankara Medical Mission MGDM Hospital St.Gregorios Mission Hospital
Kolenchery – 682 311
Kerala, INDIA
Phone: +91 484 2760251 – 2760258
Devagiri, Kangazha – 686 555
Kerala, INDIA
Phone:  +91 481 2496246 – 48
Website: Click Here
Kerala, INDIA
Phone: +91 479 2312266 2312465, 3091565
St.Mary’s Hospital M.D.Cheriapally Hospital Mar Theodosius Memorial Bethany Hospital
Eraviperoor -689 542
Kerala, INDIA
Phone: +91 469 2664447
Kerala INDIA
Phone: +91 481 2566588
Website: Click Here
Ranni- Perunad-689 711
Kerala, INDIA
Phone: +91 4735 240225 and 240536
Mar Theodosius Medical Mission Hospital St.Andrews Hospital St.Mary’s Hospital
Poruvazhy P.O.
Kollam – 690 520 Kerala, INDIA
Phone: 0476 2830258, 2831758
Kerala, INDIA
Phone: +91 479 2452478
Kerala, INDIA
Phone:+91 469 2618291
St.George’s Hospital Malankara Medical Mission Hospital CDM Hospital
Kozhikode 673 586
Kerala, INDIA
Phone:+91 495 2235245
Kunnamkulam – 680 503
Kerala, INDIA
Phone:+91 4885 222944
Kerala, INDIA
Phone:+91 487 2553377
Paret Mar Ivanios Hospital Mar Baselius Medical Mission Hospital St.Mary’s Hospital
Kerala, INDIA
Phone:+91 481 2352873
Kerala, INDIA
Phone:+91 485 2822203 and 2822207
Kerala, INDIA
Phone:+91 481 2372161 and 2310177
Idukki Orthodox Medical Centre Kurisupally General and Eye Clinic Bishop Walsh Medical Centre
Kerala, INDIA
Phone:+91 4868 285056
Kerala, INDIA
Phone:+91 481 2580047
Tamilnadu, INDIA
Phone:+91 422 2658619
Madars Medical Mission B.M.P Mission Hospital M.G.Asram Medical Aid Clinic
Madras 600 050, INDIA
Phone: +91 44 26259801 – 10
Website: Click Here
Uditnarayanpur P.O.
Kalahandi – 766 001, INDIA
Phone:+91 6670 231099
Kerala, INDIA
Phone:+91 484 2792475
Malankara Medical Mission Eye Hospital Mount Tabore Medical Mission Hospital St.Thomas Mission Hospital
Kerala, INDIA
Phone:+91 4936 247274
Mathur, Pudukottai Dt.
Phone:+91 4339 250589
Agali P.O.,Palakkad
Kerala, INDIA
Phone:+91 4924 254470
B.G.M Trust and Hospital St.Paul’s Dispensary St.Mary’s Hospital
Kerala, INDIA
Panimunda P.O.
Orissa – 766 110, INDIA
Kerala, INDIA
St.Thomas Charitable Dispensary Abayanikethan Hospital
St.Thomas Dispensary
Calcutta – 700 013
Makhodia 462221
Ph: 07572 273764, 273704




Malankara Orthodox Church is an ancient Church of India and it traces its origin to as far back as A. D. 52 when St. Thomas one of the Disciples of Jesus Christ came to India and established Christanity in the South Western parts of the sub-continent.

The St. Thomas Christians or the Syrian Christians exist at present in different churches and denominations. But a major section of the parent body of St. Thomas Christians which has maintained its independent nature constitute the Orthodox Church under the Catholicate of the East with Headquarters at Devalokam, Kottayam.

The Beginning of the Church

That the Apostle Thomas one of the twelve is the founder of the St. Thomas Christians has been well established. Christian writers and representatives of the Churches at least from the 4th century refer to the evangelistic labours of the Apostle Thomas in India and the Indian Christians ascribe the origin of their Church to this event in the first century.

It is reasonable to believe that the Apostle came to India, preached the gospel, established the Church and died here as a Martyr.Tradition has it that the Apostle Thomas established Churches in Kerala and appointed Priests for them.

The Persian Connection

The Indian Church came in contact with the East Syrian Church possibly from the 4th century. In the 5th century, the church of Persia came to its own. The Catholicos with his seat at Seleucia -Ctesiphon began to be called also Patriarch and in 486 A. D. the Church officially accepted a resolution in its Synod to recognise Nestorius as a Saint and Church Father. This decision was not however accepted by a minority of Persian Christians who acknowledged a Catholicos at Tagrit in northern Mesopotamia as their spiritual head in 629 A. D.

We have evidence that in the 8th century the Indian Church had its Primate known as “The Metropolitan and the Gate of All India” a title adopted presumably under Islamic influence. The Vatican Codex 22, written in Cranganore in 1301 gives the titles as “The Metropolitan of the Throne of St. Thomas and of the whole Church of the Christians in India.”

The Indian Church maintained its autonomous administration. The Church of Persia had a tradition which acknowledged autonomy of Churches in its communion abroad. The Church in Kerala continued as an administratively independent community till the 16th century.

The Portugese Period

Things changed during the Portuguese period. The missionaries who came from abroad were eager to bring the Indian Church into communion with Rome. They worked on it almost through the 16th century. In 1599 by the Synod of Diamper, the assembly of representatives from churches was forced to give up the Indian Church’s connection with the Patriarch of the Persian Church in favour of the Pope of Rome. But there was dissatisfaction among the people. This dissatisfaction led to a general revolt in 1653 known commonly as the Coonan Cross revolt. Portuguese efforts to put it down by force did not succeed. Now Rome entered the field directly through Missionaries, and a section of those who rebelled went back to Roman allegiance.

A body of the people led by the Archdeacon, who stood for the administrative autonomy of the Indian Church inspite of serious difficulties were determined to keep to the independence of the Indian Church. The Portuguese were in fact instrumental in causing a division in the one united church in India. Although they succeeded in getting the allegiance of a party in the Church to the Roman Catholic community, an equally important party did not follow their way.

The Antiochene Connection

The party that sought to preserve the Church’s freedom appealed to several Eastern Christian Centres for help in restoring its episcopal succession. The Antiochene Syrian Patriarch responded and sent to India a Bishop, Metropolitan Mar Gregorios of Jerusalem who came to India in 1665. The Archdeacon who had been declared in the meantime to be Metropolitan MarThoma by the laying on of hands by twelve Presbyters was now confirmed by him in his episcopal rank, and both of them worked together to organisethe church on firm footing. Mar Thoma I was followed in succession by a series of Prelates with the same name till 1816 when the last of them namely Mar Thoma IX came to the scene, but was soon replaced by Mar Dionysius II.

Malankara Orthodox Church had felt the need of assistance for establishing systematic education for its clergy, teaching the people in the faith, instructing the clergy in properly celebrating the liturgical services and above all assistance in the maintenance of the episcopal succession intact. But the Orthodox Church maintained its autonomous administration and life under local leadership. Even the help from the Antiochene Syrian Patriarch was without any idea of formally submitting to his jurisdiction, but only for an over all spiritual supervision and of keeping to a friendly relation.

There were differences of opinion over the authority of the Patriarch in the Malankara Church and it created certain difficulties. But the Church has always been successful in maintaining its freedom and never allowed any foreign domination.

Co-operation with the C.M.S

By 1795 the British established themselves in South India and Kerala came under their sway. During the time of Col. Munroe who was the British Resident in Kerala, P’ulikottillttoop Ramban expressed his interest in founding a Seminary for the teaching of the Church’s Clergy. The Resident supported him and the seminary was founded in 1815. Pulikottil lttoop Ramban became a Bishop -Metropolitan Mar Dionysius II.

From 1816 the experiment of co-operation between the Malankara Church and the C. M. S. of the Anglican Church was carried on, but it was found to be unsuccessful and was called off in 1836.

This incident led to the division of the community into three bodies. One of them a reformed group tried to bring about serious reforms in the liturgy and practices of the Church as a whole but failed. After about half a century of conflict within the church this body had to withdraw and organise itself as the Mar Thoma Syrian Church. A smaller body of the Syrian Christians opted to join with the missionaries and be absorbed in the Anglican Church. The majority of the community continued in the Church without accepting the reforms.

Authority of the Patriarch of Antioch

The conflict between the body which adopted the reform and that which opposed it, was a serious development in the church during the 19th century. This led to the latter to appeal for help from the Antiochene Syrian Patriarch. In 1875 Patriarch Peter III came to Kerala and held a Synod of representatives of Churches .at Mulanthuruthy in 1876. This Synod adopted a number of resolutions including an admission that the Church would continue in the communion of the Patriarch and the Syrian Church of Antioch. However the Patriach tried to see in these decisions more than the Indian Church really wanted to acknowledge.

Following the Synod of Mulanthuruthy in 1876 a litigation in court between the party in favour of the reforms and the party against it continued. It came to an end in 1889 with the judgement announced in favour of the latter by the then highest court of Kerala, the Royal Court of Appeal. The majority in a panel of three judges gave their verdict admitting that from the middle of the 18th century an over- all spiritual supervision used to be-exercised by the Patriarch over the Malankara Church and that he had a right to claim it.

Patriarch Peter I1I was not satisfied with this judgement. He was keen to establish that he had full authority over the Malankara Church bothin its spiritual and in its temporal matters and not merely an over all spiritual supervision. In fact he protested though nobody responsible in the matter took note of it. His second successor Patriarch Mar Abdullah II was determined to follow up the matter. With this intention he came to Kerala in 1909 and pressed the issue. But that led to a sad division in the Church from 1911, one party siding with the Patriarch and the other lining up with Metropolitan Mar Dionysius VI of Vattasseril who stood against him and wanted to keep up the independence of Malankara Church.

Catholicate established in Malankara in 1912

In this conflict the Metropolitan could obtain the support of Patriarch Mar Abdul Messiah the immediate successor to Patriarch Peter III. Patriarch Peter III was succeeded in 1895 by Mar Abdul Messiah. Bya state interference he had lost his position in Turkey and came to be replaced by Mar Abdulla. While Mertopolitan Mar Dionysius VI clashed with Mar Abdullah, the Canonical senior Patriarch Abdul Messiah offered to come to the assistance of the former. Thus in 1912 he came to Kerala and associated with Mar Dionysius VI and the Bishops and the Church with him, to establish the Catholicate of the East in Malankara. The ceremony was held at St. Mary’s Church, Niranam on 15 September 1912; Niranam Church is one of the seven Churches founded by St. Thomas during his visit here in the first century.

The Catholicate of the East was thus established in Malankara, with the co-operation of the canonical Patriarch Abdul Messiah, who was senior to Mar Abdulla. Thereby the Patriarch himself has withdrawn his right of spiritual oversight if any in the Indian Church, which the Royal Court of Appeal had acknowledged for him in 1889.

The designation “Catholicos of the East” to the successors of St. Thomas the Apostle was given by the Jerusalem Synod of AD 231. The head quarters of the Orthodox Church of the East was first at Uraha (Edessa) in Persia. This was moved to ‘Selucia’ and it was there the title “Catholicos of the East” originated. Catholicos is an ecclesiastical dignitary recognised in the Antiochen Syrian Church also. He is equal in rank with the Patriarch though the latter is considered as first among equals (primus interparees)

Constitution of the Church Adopted in 1934

Malankara Orthodox Church is now administered as per the constitution adopted in 1934 which was passed by the Malankara Syrian Christian Association. The Association is a fully representative body of the church with elected members -priests and laymen -from all the Parish Churches. Now one priest each and laymen 1 to 10 depending on the number of members in each parish are members of the Association. There are about 1400 parishes under the Malankara Orthodox Church. It is the Association which elects the Catholicos and the Malankara Metropolitan and also the Bishops.

There is a Managing Committee for the Association with members from each Diocese elected by the Association. The Malankara Metropolitan is the President of the Managing Committee and the remaining Prelates having administrative charge are the Vice-Presidents.

The Association Mahaging Committee has a Working Committee with Malankara Metropolitan as the President. The Working Committee is aJso the Consultative Committee of the Malankara Metropolitan.

The Episcopal Synod has all the Prelates of the Malankara Church as members. Matters concerning Faith, Order and Discipline are under the authority of the Episcopal Synod. It is the Episcopal Synod which installs the Catholicos.


The Indian Church has an Apostolic foundation. Now with the establishment of the Catholicate in 1912 the Orthodox Church has come to its own.

Although majority of the members of the church numbering about 2.5 million live in Kerala, they could be found now spread over not only in all the different states of India, but also in all the continents through out the world. There are a total of 21 Dioceses now, 15 of them in Kerala and 6 of them outside Kerala ie Madras, Bombay, Calcutta, Delhi, America and the Diocese of Canada-UK-Europe. Parishes outside India, other than those in the two Dioceses of America and are included in the four Dioceses of Madras, Bombay, Calcutta and Delhi.

Orthodox Church is an Ancient, Autonomous, Independent, Indian Church whose Supreme Head is His Holiness The Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan, with headquarters at Catholicate Aramana, Devalokam, Kottayam, Kerala.