BIOGRAPHY
Mor Gregorios Joseph
(Metropolitan of Kochi Diocese  &  Malankara Episcopal Synod Secretary)

 

 
Born on - 10 Nov 1960
Family Name - Srambickal Pallathitta, Mulanthuruthy
Education - Masters in Philosophy from the University of Wublil, Ireland
Theological Studies - Perumpally Mor Julios Seminary,  USA
Deacon - 25 March 1974      (ordained by H.G. Gregorios Geevarghese - Perumpally Thirumeni)
Kassisso - 25 March 1984      (ordained by H.B. Catholicose Baselios Paulose II)
Ramban - 14 January 1994    (ordained by H.H. Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I)
Metropolitan - 16 January 1994    (ordained by H.H. Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I)
Current Responsibilities - 1.  Metropolitan of Kochi diocese
- 2.  Secretary to the Holy Episcopal Synod of the Malankara Church
- 3.  Manager of the Educational Trust of the church

 

H.G. Mor Gregorios Joseph was born as the youngest of four children to Srambickal Pallathitta Geevarghese and Saramma on 10 Nov 1960 in Perumpally, Mulanthuruthy. He is the Grand child of the cousin of St.Mor Gregorios Geevarghese Chathuruthil. He pursued his primary education at Perumpally Primary School and Mulanthuruthy High School. At a young age of 13 he was ordained deacon by Mor Gregorios Geevarghese at Mor Ignatius Dayro, Manjanikkara on 25 March 1974. Subsequently Dn. Joseph served as the secretary to Mor Gregorios for a very long period.

Dn. Joseph completed his Pre-degree and Degree courses from Maharajas College, Ernakulam and joined for his theological studies at Mor Julios Seminary, Perumpally. Later, Mor Baselios Paulose II, Catholicose of the East ordained Dn.Joseph Kassiso at Marthoman Church, Mulanthuruthy on 25 March 1984. Fr.Joseph joined the University of Wublil, Ireland for his Masters in Philosophy and left for USA for higher studies in Theology. While in USA, he served as the vicar of many churches. He served as the vicar of St.Thomas Syrian Orthodox Church, London for four years during his studies in England.

Due to old age, the then Metropolitan of Cochin Diocese Mor Osthatheos Thomas retired from his temporal duties of serving the diocese. Fr. Joseph was ordained Ramban by H.H Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, Patriarch of Antioch at Damascus on 14 January 1994. On 16 January 1994, Rev. Joseph Ramban was consecrated Metropolitan by the name Mor Gregorios Joseph by H.H Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka-I Iwas, Patriarch of Antioch at Damascus. Mor Gregorios Joseph assumed the office of the Metropolitan of Cochin Diocese on  January 23, 1994 at Kyomtha Cathedral, Thiruvankulam.

Mor Gregorios currently serves as the secretary to the Holy Episcopal Synod of the Church in India and is the Manager of the Educational Trust of the church. The Gregorian Public School at Ernakulam was founded by Mor Gregorios.