BIOGRAPHY
Mor Dionysius Geevarghese
(Abbot of Manjinikkara Mor Ignatius Dayro  &  the Metropolitan of Simhasana Churches of Kottayam & Environs)

 

 
Born on - 05 May 1948
Family Name -

Vattamalakkunnel–Karimbil family, Pampady (Kottayam district)

Parish Church - Pampady Simhasana Church
Education - M.G.M School, Pampady & Baselios College, Kottayam
Theological Studies - Manjanikkara Dayro under H.E Mor Thimtheos Aphrem Aboodi Metropolitan, the Patriarchal Delegate and Very Rev. Raban Yaqub Madappad (Metropolitan H.G Julius Yacub of blessed memory) 
Deacon -                         (ordained by Patriarchal delegate H.G. Mor Timotheos Aphrem Aboodi)
Kassisso -          1974      (ordained by H.G. Mor Gregorios Geevarghese)
Ramban -                         (ordained by H.G. Mor Yulius Yakub)
Metropolitan - 08 December 2002 (ordained by H.H. Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I)
Current Responsibilities - 1.  Metropolitan of Simhasana Churches of Kottayam & Environs,
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2.  Metropolitan of Manjinikkara Mor Ignatius Dayro & Pampady St. Elias III Dayro

     

H.G. Mor Dionysius Geevarghese was born in the Vattamalakkunnel–Karimbil family at Pampady, Kottayam on 5 May 1948 to Philipose and Mariam.  H.G's education was at the Pampady M.G.M. School and the Baselios College at Kottayam. He was ordained Korooyo by the Patriarchal delegate Mor Timotheos Aphrem Aboodi at Majanikkara Dayro. In 1974, H.G. Mor Gregorios Geevarghese (Perumpilly Thirumeni) ordained him Kassisso.  Late lamented Metropolitan of Majanikkara Dayro Metropolitan Mor Yulios Yakub ordained him Ramban.  He was the Vicar of the Arthat St. Mary's Simhasana Church at Kunnamkulam, St.Ignatius Church at Erumaely, St.Simon Church at Velloor and St.Mary’s Church at Koruthodu.

Being an eminent Syriac Scholar he served as Malpan at the Majanikkara Dayro and and at the Theological Seminary at Udayagiri Many of the priests in Kottayam and nearby areas had their liturgical and theological studies under himHis Grace had his Syriac education under late Mor Yulius Yakub Metropolitan and Very.Rev. Alexandrious Corepiscopa Kadavumbhagam.   In recognition of his Syriac scholarship, H.H the Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka I awarded him with the title “Masbolono Thoba.

In April 2000 he converted the ancestral house at Pampady as a Dayro in the name of Patriarch St. Ignatius Elias III of blessed memory.  A chapel was also constructed nearby in the name of Mor Geevarghese Sahada. 

On 8 December 2002, His Holiness the Patriarch of Antioch and all the East Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I ordained Ramban Geevarghese by name Dionysius (Deevannasios) at the St.George Cathedral, Damascus, Syria and was appointed Assistant metropolitan of Simhasana churches under Metropolitan Mor Yulius Kuriakose.

On April 21, 2007, H.E Mor Dionysius Geevarghese was entrusted by His Holiness the Patriarch with the independent charge of  Simhasana Churches at Kottayam and its environs; the official designation being the ‘Simhasana Metropolitan of Kottayam & Environs’. In addition to the above Simhasana Churches / Institutions, His Eminence also hold charge of the St. Elias III Dayro in Pampady, and its St. George Simhasana Church. Through the Patriarchal Bull # E 352/07, dated November 07, 2007, His Holiness the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I  promoted His Eminence as Metropolitan of Mor Ignatius Dayro at Manjinikkara and also as the President of its Administrative committee with effect from November 16, 2007.

 

Consecration ceremony of H.G. Mor Dionysius Geevarghese