Joseph Gregorios
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Joseph Gregorios

Joseph Mor Gregorios

Metropolitan Trustee of Jacobite Syrian Christian Church & Metropolitan of Kochi Diocese
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Orders
Ordination25 March 1984 (Kassisso)
by Baselios Paulose II Catholicose
Consecration16 January 1994
by Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I
Personal details
Born(1960-11-10)November 10, 1960
Mulanthuruthy
EducationM.Phil. from University of Dublin,

B.D from St Patrick's College, Dublin, Ireland,
B.A Economics from Maharaja's College, Ernakulam,
Diploma in Clinical Pastoral Education and Counseling, U.S.A

Theological Studies from Mor Julios Seminary, Perumpilly
Alma materUniversity of Dublin, Ireland,
Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala
Mor Gregorios Joseph

Mor Gregorios Joseph (born 10 November 1960) is a Syriac Orthodox bishop and currently the Metropolitan trustee of Jacobite Syrian Christian Church.[1][2][3][4]

Early years

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.

Priesthood

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.

Responsibilities Held

  • Metropolitan Trustee of Jacobite Syrian Christian Church
  • Metropolitan of Kochi Diocese
  • Secretary to the Holy Episcopal Synod in Malankara
  • Manager of the Educational Trust of the church.

References

  1. ^ http://www.malankaraworld.com/library/ChurchFathers/MorJosephGregorios/Default.htm
  2. ^ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kochi/Joseph-Mor-Gregorios-may-be-the-next-head-of-Jacobite-Church/articleshow/13374712.cms
  3. ^ http://www.stgregorioshosur.com/Our-Patriarch--Bishops
  4. ^ "Joseph Mor Gregorios elected Metropolitan Trustee of Jacobite Church by secret ballot". The New Indian Express.

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