Metropolitan of Chengannur Diocese
His Grace The
Most Rev Thomas
was born in a family of Kizhakkethalakka, Puthenkavu, on
3 April 1939. His father—Mr KK Thomas—was the brother of
Late His Grace Geevarghese Mar Philaxinos, and his
mother was Mrs Aliamma of Thevervelil family,
Kozhenchery. The high school education was at MD
Seminary School, Kottayam and did the intermediate from
CMS College, Kottayam. Having obtained BSc and B.Ed from
SB College, Chenganachery, he took MEd from MS
University, Baroda. In addition, he had his BD from
He was ordained as deacon on 7 May 1970 by H.H. Baselios
Augen, and priesthood on 26 May, same year, by His Grace
Late Daniel Mar Philaxinos.
Fr Thomas was serving parishes in North India such as
Anand, Baroda, Bhavanagar, Jamnagar, Kajkot, Udaipur,
Porbander, Surat, Bandra, Andher, and many. It was with
his relentless efforts that parishes like Andheri,
Udaipur, Baruch, Surat, Rajkot, Gandhigram, etc. formed.
He founded St Basil School, Baroda, and MGM School,
Kalol. He was also the founder Vice-President of Baroda
Guidance Society and President of St Basil Society.
Fr Thomas was elected to be a Bishop on 20 December 1982
and moved to the order of Ramban on 14 May 1983. He was
ordained as Bishop on 15 May 1985 and was given charge
of the newly-formed Chengannur Diocese. He is dedicating
fully himself to the growth of the church.
His Grace is also working as the secretary to the Holy
Episcopal Synod, till recently, Manager of Catholicate
and MD Schools, and as Othera Dayara Bishop. He had
represented our Church in WCC in 1987, at Madrin, Spain.
Original Name: Thomas
Date of Birth: 3 April 1939
Ordination (Deacon): 1970
Ordination (Priest): 1970
Ordination (Bishop): 1985
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