Syro-Malankara Catholic Church
Seal of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church
Founder St. Thomas (AD 52)
Reunion 1930
Recognition Eastern Catholic
First head Geevarghese Ivanios
Current Head Baselios Cleemis
Episcopal see Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala,India
Territory Thiruvananthapuram
Language Syriac, Malayalam, Tamil,English, Hindi
Liturgy Malankara Rite
Members 516,870+
Bishops 16
Priests 546
Parishes 692
Nuns 1688
Scriptures Bible (based on Peshitta)

 

Diocese Bishops Cathedral / Location
1. Syro-Malankara Catholic Major Archeparchy of Trivandrum 1. H.B. Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos, Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malankara Church and Cardinal
2. H.E. Most Rev Dr. Samuel Mar Irenios, Auxiliary Bishop of Thiruvananthapuram
3. H.E. Most Rev. Yuhannon Mor Theodosius (Curia Bishop)
St. Mary's Syro Malankara Catholic Cathedral /Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
2. Syro-Malankara Catholic Archeparchy of Tiruvalla 4. H.G. Most Rev. Thomas Mar Koorilos, Metropolitan Archbishop of Tiruvalla
5. H.E. Most Rev. Geevarghese Mar Timotheos, Metropolitan Emeritus of Tiruvalla (Retired)
St. John's Syro Malankara Catholic Cathedral /Tiruvalla, Kerala, India
3. Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of Bathery 6. H.E. Most Rev. Joseph Mar Thomas, Metropolitan of Bathery St. Thomas Syro Malankara Catholic Cathedral /
Sulthan Bathery, Kerala, India
4. Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of Gurgaon 7. H.E. Most Rev. Jacob Mar Barnabas, Bishop of St. John Chrysostom of Gurgaon St. Mary's Syro Malankara Catholic Cathedral /
Neb Sarai – New Delhi, India
5. Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of Marthandom 8. H.E. Most Rev. Vincent Mar Paulose, Metropolitan of Marthandom Christuraja Syro Malankara Catholic Catheddral /Marthandam, Tamil Nadu, India
6. Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of Mavelikkara 9. H.E. Most Rev. Dr.Joshua Mar Ignathios, Metropolitan of Mavelikkara St.Mary's Syro Malankara Catholic Cathedral /Punnamoodu, Mavelikkara, Kerala, India
7. Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of Muvattupuzha 10. H.E. Most Rev. Abraham Mar Julios, Metropolitan of Muvattupuzha St. Mary's Syro Malankara Catholic Cathedral /Vazhappilly, Mudavoor, Muvattupuzha, Kerala, India
8. Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of Pathanamthitta 11. H.E. Most Rev. Yoohanon Mar Chrysostom, Metropolitan of Pathanamthitta St. Peter's Syro Malankara Catholic Cathedral /Pathanamthitta, Kerala, India
9. Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of Puttur 12. H.E. Most Rev. Geevarghese Mor Makarios Metropolitan of Puttur
13. H.E. Most Rev. Geevarghese Mar Divannasios, Metropolitan Emeritus of Puttur(Retired)
St. Joseph’s Syro Malankara Catholic Cathedral /Puttur, Karnataka, India
10. Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of United States of America and Canada 14. H.E. Most Rev Philipose Mar Stephanos,  Metropolitan of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy in USA and Canada St. Vincent de Paul Syro Malankara Catholic Cathedral /Elmont – New York, USA
11. Syro-Malankara Catholic Exarchate of Khadki 15. H.E. Most Rev. Thomas Mar Anthonios, Apostolic Exarch of St. John Chrysostom of Khadki St. Mary's Syro Malankara Catholic Cathedral/
Khadki, Maharashtra India
12. Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of Parassala 16. H.E. Most Rev. Thomas Mar Eusebius
Metropolitan of Parassala.
St. Mary’s Malankara Catholic Cathedral, Parassala, Kerala.

 

Dioceses

1. Syro-Malankara Catholic Major Archeparchy of Trivandrum
2. Syro-Malankara Catholic Archeparchy of Tiruvalla
3. Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of Bathery
4. Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of Gurgaon
5. Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of Marthandom
6. Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of Mavelikkara
7. Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of Muvattupuzha
8. Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of Pathanamthitta
9. Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of Puttur
10.Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of United States of America and Canada
11. Syro-Malankara Catholic Exarchate of Khadki
12. Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of Parassala

Syro-Malankara Catholic Major Archeparchy of Trivandrum

The first Archdiocese of Malankara Catholic Community came in to existence on 11 June 1932, and his Grace Most Rev. Mar Ivanios was enthroned as the Metropolitan Archbishop and hierarchical head. He was followed by His Grace Benedict Mar Gregorious who served for 41-years gloriously. After his demise, on 1994, Moran Mor Baselios was appointed as Major Archbishop. In 2005, his beatitude Moran Mor Cyril Baselios was enthroned as the major archbishop of the catholic churches. After the demise of his beatitude Moran Mor Cyril Baselios, His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis was appointed as Major Archbishop. Most Rev. Samuel Mar Irenios is the auxiliory bishop
Heavenly Patron: St. Peter
Major Archbishop: His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis
Head Quarters: Thiruvananthapuram (Pattom)


Address: -
Major Archbishop House
Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram
Kerala, India – 695 004
Tel.: +91-471-254 16 42
Fax: +91-471-254 16 35

Syro-Malankara Catholic Archeparchy of Tiruvalla

The Diocese of Thiruvalla was formed on 6 November 1933, and Rt. Rev. Jacob Mar Theophilos was enthroned as the first Bishop. From 29 November 1937 to 11 September 2003, Most Rev. Joseph Mar Severios, Most Rev. Zacharias Mar Athanasios, Most Rev. Isaac Mar Yoohanon, Most Rev. Geevarghese Mar Timotheos were enthroned respectively. Most Rev. Dr. Thomas mar Koorilos is the current archbishop of Thiruvalla.
Heavenly Patrons: St. John and St. Theresa of Child Jesus
Archbishop: Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Koorilos
Head Quarters:  Thiruvalla


Address: -
Catholic Bishop's House Marygiri
Post Box #4
Thiruvalla, Kerala, India
Tel.: +91-469-273 06 20, 270 13 19
Fax.: +91-469-270 08 22

Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of Bathery

The third diocese, the Eparchy of Bathery came into being on 28 October 1978, and Most Rev. Cyril Mar Baselios took charge as its first Bishop on 2 February 1979. After 17-years of inspiring leadership in the diocese, His Excellency left for Thiruvananthapuram and was appointed Metropolitan Archbishop of Trivandrum. After Cyril Mar Baselios, Most Rev. Geevarghese Mar Divannasios took over the charge of bathery diocese.  Most Rev. Joseph Mar Thomasis the current bishop.
Heavenly Patron: St. Thomas, the Apostle
Bishop: Most Rev. Joseph Mar Thomas
Head Quarters: Sultan Bathery


Address: -
Catholic Bishop House
Dharmapeedam
Post Box #4
Sultan Bathery, Kerala
India
Tel.: +91-493-620 20 7
Fax.: +91-493-621 28 7

Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of Marthandom

The fourth diocese of Malankara Catholic Church came into existence by bifurcating Trivandrum Archdiocese on 16 December 1996, and His Excellency Most Rev. Lawrance Mar Ephraem was enthroned as the first Bishop on 3 January 1997 at Christuraja Cathedral, Marthandom. Most Rev. Yoohanon Mar Chrysostom took charge after  Most Rev. Lawrance Mar Ephraem. Most Rev Dr. Vincent Mar Paulose  is the current bishop.
Heavenly Patrons: St. Paul and St. Therese of Lissieux
Bishop: Most Rev Dr. Vincent Mar Paulose
Head Quarters: Marthandom


Address: -
Bishop's House
Vettuvenni Junction
Marthandom
Tamil Nadu, India
Tel.: +91-4651-670 18 0
Fax.: +91-4651-670 18 0

 

Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of Muvattupuzha

The Holy Father Pope John Paul II made his canonical provision for the establishment of the Eparchy of Muvattupuzha on 15 January 2003 by bifurcating Thiruvalla diocese, and His Excellency Most Rev. Thomas Mar Koorilos was appointed as its first Bishop. Most Rev. Dr. Abraham Mar Youlios is the current bishop.
Heavenly Patron: St. Mary
Bishop: Most Rev. Dr. Abraham Mar Youlios
Head Quarters: Muvattupuzha


Address: -
Vimalagiri Bishop's House
Vazhappilly, Mudavoor
Muvattupuzha, Kerala, India
Tel.: +91-485-281 26 50
Fax: +91-485-281 26 50

 

Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of Mavelikkara

The Eparchy of Mavelikara was established on 2 January 2007 by bifurcating Trivandrum Archdiocese and Most Rev. Joshua Mar Ignathios is enthroned as it first bishop.
Heavenly Patron: St. Mary
Bishop: Most Rev. Joshua Mar Ignathios
Head Quarters: Mavelikara


Address: -
Amalagiri Catholic Bishop's House
Punnamoodu, Mavelikara - 690 101
Alappuzha Dt., Kerala.
Tel 0479-2344081 Fax (0479) 2344083

mvekeparchy@gmail.com
marignathios@yahoo.co.in

 

Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of Pathanamthitta

The Eparchy of Pathanamthitta constitutes the Malankara Syrian Catholic Community in the Vicinity of Pathanamthitta in the Indian State of Kerala. The Diocese came into existence with the consent of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, on 20 March 2010. Most Rev. Yoohanon Mar Chrysostom is the first bishop of this Eparchy. St. Peter’s Malankara Catholic Church, Pathanamthitta serves as the Cathedral Church for this Eparchy.
Heavenly Patron: St. Peter
Bishop: Most Rev. Yoohanon Mar Chrysostom
Head Quarters: Nannuvacadu


Address: -
Bishop's House
St. Peter's Malankara Catholic Church
Pathanamthitta, Kerala, India

 

Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of Puttur

The Eparchy of Puttur was established on 2 March 2010 by bifurcating Sultan Bathery diocese and Most Rev. Geevarghese Mar Divannasios is enthroned as it first bishop.
Heavenly Patron: St. Mary
Bishop: Most Rev. Geevarghese Mar Divannasios
Head Quarters: Puttur


Address: -
Shanthi Bhavan
Catholic Bishop´s house
Parladka, Puttur
South Kanara,Karnataka 574201
Phone : 08251 238538Bishop's House

Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of Gurgaon

The Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of Gurgaon was established by Pope Francis on 26 March 2015. This diocese has a huge territory in north India, including 22 of the 29 states of India. At the southern boundary of the diocese are the states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Orissa. The bishop's residence and chancery is at the Mar Ivanios Bhavan in Neb Sarai.

Mar Ivanios Bhavan
Malankara Bishop’s Residence
J/61-62, Paryavaran Complex
IGNOU Road,Neb Sarai
New Delhi-68
Tel: 01129536525, 09873116230
Bishop: Most Rev. Jacob Mar Barnabas
Head Quarters: New Delhi

 

Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of USA and Canada

The Syro-Malankara Catholic Exarchate in the United States is an apostolic exarchate for Syro-Malankara Catholics in the United States of America. The Apostolic Exarchate was erected by Pope Benedict XVI on July 14, 2010. The first and current Exarch is Most Rev.  Thomas Mar Eusebius, formerly secretary general of the major archeparchy of the Syro-Malankara Church at Trivandrum, India.The principal church of the Apostolic Exarchate is St. John Chrysostom Malankara Syrian Catholic Church in Hempstead, New York. The bishop's residence is at the Mar Ivanios Syro Malankara Catholic Center located at 950 Hillside Avenue, New Hyde Park, New York; both places are situated on Long Island.

 

Syro-Malankara Catholic Exarchate of Khadki

The Syro-Malankara Catholic Apostolic Exarchate of Khadki or Apostolic Exarchate of Saint Ephrem of Khadki was established by Pope Francis on 26 March 2015.It is for the Syro-Malankara Catholics of Maharashtra, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and parts of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. It has its pro-cathedral see in the town of [Khadki]], near Pune, in western India's Maharashtra state. The apostolic exarchate, an exempt diocese (i.e. immediately subject to the Holy See, not part of either province of the particular church) extends throughout the southern part of India that had formerly not been under dioceses of the Syro-Malankara Church. The mission of the Syro-Malankara church began in 1955 with the founding of Bethany Ashram in Pune for the pastoral care of migrants.

 

Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of Parassala

The Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of Parassala was established by Pope Francis on 23 September 2017.

St. Mary’s Malankara Catholic Cathedral, Parassala,

Kerala