Joseph Mor Gregorios
Metropolitan Trustee of Jacobite Syrian Christian Church & Metropolitan of Kochi Diocese
|Ordination||25 March 1984 (Kassisso)|
by Baselios Paulose II Catholicose
|Consecration||16 January 1994|
by Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I
|Born||November 10, 1960|
|Education||M.Phil. from University of Dublin,|
|Alma mater||University of Dublin, Ireland,|
Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala
Mor Gregorios Joseph was born as the youngest of four children to Srambikkal Pallithitta Geevarghese and Saramma in Perumpilly, Mulanthuruthy. He is the grandchild of the cousin of Geevarghese Gregorios of Parumala. Joseph had his primary education at Perumpally Primary School and high school education from Mulanthuruthy High School.
At the age of 13 Joseph was ordained deacon by Geevarghese Mor Gregorios (Perumpally Thirumeni) at Mor Ignatius Dayro Manjinikkara on 25 March 1974. Joseph served as the Secretary to Perumpally Thirumeni for many years. He did pre-degree and degree from Maharajas College, Ernakulam and joined Mor Julius Seminary, Perumpally for his theological studies. Later on 25 March 1984, Joseph was ordained Kassiso at Marthoman Church, Mulanthuruthy, by Mor Baselios Paulose II, Catholicose of the East. Joseph did his Masters in Philosophy from University of Dublin, Ireland and higher studies in theology from USA and obtained a Doctorate in Theology. While in the USA, he served as the vicar of many churches. Joseph was ordained Ramban by Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas at Damascus on 15 January 1994. On 16 January 1994, Joseph Ramban was consecrated Metropolitan by Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, the Prince Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, at Damascus, for the Cochin Diocese in Malankara. Sunthroniso was held at Kyomtha Cathedral, Thiruvankulam on 23 January 1994 and assumed the office of the diocese. Joseph served as the President of Malankara Jacobite Syrian Sunday School Association (MJSSA) from 1996 till 2002.