BIOGRAPHY
Mor Theophilos Kuriakose

(Resident Metropolitan of the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Theological Seminary)


 

 
Born on - 01 Feb 1966
Family Name -

Kodikuthiyil family, Ooramana (Kandanad)

Parish Church - St.George Thabore Church, Ooramana (Kandanad)
Education - B.A. in Political Science from St.Peter's College, Kolencherry
Theological Studies - B.Th from M.S.O.T. Seminary, Udayagiri
    B.D from the United Theological College at Bangalore
    Masters Degree in German and Latin languages from the Ostkirchliches Institute, Germany
    Doctorate in Theology at the Catholic Faculty of the University of Regensburg, Germany
Deacon -          1989                      (ordained by H.G. Mor Gregorios Geevarghese)
Kassisso - 12 November 2002    (ordained by H.B. Catholicos Mor Baselios Thomas I)
Ramban - 27 September 2003    (ordained by H.G. Mor Gregorios Joseph)
Metropolitan - 29 September 2003    (ordained by H.B. Catholicos Mor Baselios Thomas I)
Current Responsibilities - 1. Resident Metropolitan of the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Theological Seminary
    2. Patriarchal Vicar of Malankara Churches in Germany, Switzerland, Austria
    3. Convener, Media Cell of the Malankara Syrian Church
 

His Grace Mor Theophilos Kuriakose was born on 1 February 1966 as the son of Cheria Varkey and Saramma Varkey in the Kodikuthiyil family. He belongs to the St.George Thabore Church, Ooramana in the Kandanad diocese. H.G's schooling was at the Ooramana High School, after which he completed his B.A. in Political Science from the St.Peter’s College, Kolencherry.  In 1980, he took B.Th from the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Seminary, Udayagiri. In 1989 he was ordained a Deacon by late lamented H.G. Mor Gregorios Geevarghese Metropolitan.  

In 1993 he received the B.D from the United Theological College at Bangalore. From 1993 to ’95 he served as the lecturer at the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Theological Seminary. During this period he was the Organizing Secretary of the ‘Syrian Orthodox Christian Student Movement’. In 1995 he went to Germany where he mastered in German and Latin languages from the Ostkirchliches Institute. In 2001 he got the Masters Degree and Doctorate in Theology at the Catholic Faculty of the University of Regensburg.  In 2002 he returned to Malankara as the Lecturer of the M.S.O.T Seminary. His priestly ordination was by H.B. Catholicos Aboon Mor Baselios Thomas I on 12 November 2002.

On Monday 29 September 2003, H.B Catholicos Aboon Mor Baselios Thomas I ordained him the Metropolitan at the Patriarchal Centre Chapel, Puthenkuriz.  He was ordained as the Resident Metropolitan of M.S.O.T. Seminary, Udayagiri.

Since 1994 His Grace is a member in the Dialogue Committee between Roman Catholic Church and the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church. In 1996 he had attended the International Conference of the Bishops organized by the Fokolar Movement as a special invitee.

 

CONSECRATION OF MOR THEOPHILOS KURIAKOSE  (29 September 2003)

 Catholicos Mor Baselios Thomas I presiding the consecration ceremony

 

 

Metropolitan H.G. Kuriakose Mor Theophilose with the Catholicos Aboon Mor Baselios Thomas I

 

Metropolitan H.G. Kuriakose Mor Theophilose submitting 'salmoosa'

to the supreme Pontiff of the Syrian Church, the Patriarch

 

Metropolitan H.G. Kuriakose Mor Theophilose receiving Holy Qurbono from H.H. Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas