Famous Playback Singer Smt. K S Chithra Visited the Tomb of His Holiness Baselius Marthoma Paulose II at Catholicate Aramana and Paid Her Respect. She has been a ardent admirer of His Holiness. She also met the Administrative Council Members (17/08/2021)



St. Peter’s and St. Paul’s Orthodox Syrian Church, Chalissery, was in Kochi diocese when the Malankara Church faced a split in the early 1970s and opted to be part of the Patriarch faction. In 1982 this became one of the Churches in Thrissur diocese after Kochi diocese was bifurcated to form Thrissur diocese in the Patriarch faction. I became a bishop of the diocese that included this church in 1990 December. But the Hon. Supreme Court verdict that came in 1995 with a final and inconclusive word on the matter, the diocese decided to opt for unity in the Church as directed by the Hon.


I had the privilege of elevating Rev. Fr. George Paulose Valanadiyil, Vicar of St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Tampa Florida, to the rank of Corepiscopo on request from the diocesan metropolitan H G Dr. Zechariah Mar Aprem of South West diocese of United States. It took place at St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Tampa on March 14th, 2020


Several Decades long Church feud between Orthodox and Jacobite communities came to an end on July 3rd of 2017 with the order of the Hon. Supreme Court of India. But a fraction of the Jacobite community refuses to accept the court orders that put an end to the feud. Here are the facts about the matter (Courtesy: Mathrubhumi and Asianet TV Channels)


This video contains few shots from the Annual Clergy and Family Get together held on Dec. 28th 2017 at the residence of Rev. Fr. Reji Mamkottil, Thenidukku, Vadakkenchery.


On April 4th election to the office of Association Secretary of Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church was held at Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam. I was asked by His Holiness Baselius Marthoma Paulose II Catholicos and Malankara Metropolitan to co-chair the meeting. I announced the result of the election as handed down by the Polling Officer. Adv. Biju Oommen was elected. 


Third annual meeting of the congregations and parish of Thrissur diocese in the desert land was held in Bahrain after the Holy Qurbana at St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral, Bahrain on 31st March 2017. The meeting decided among other things to have two day meetings in future with a day of retreat and cultural evening with maximum number of families attending. A total of 32 deligates along with the Resident Priest of STOC Rev. Fr. Sajan Paul attended the meeting. Sri. A. O. Johny of Thrissur in Bahrain made the local arrangements. 


I got another blessed time, along with the Senior Vice President of the seminary H. G. Dr. Jospeh Mar Dionysius Metropolitan of Calcutta diocese, during my current visit to STOTS at the inauguration of Children’s park and plate and cup making machine of Prerana Special School. The rides of the park were gifted by Oriental Insurance Company through their Corporate Social Responsibility Programme. This video is a collection of pictures from the day.


A new project of Thrissur Diocese is getting ready for inauguration. This is at  Pazhayannoor near Chelakkara in Thrissur district were we will have a study center with a chapel. Lot of our students and teacher from various parts of Kerala study and work here and are short of a safe and comfortable place to stay and also to worship. We provide them these facilities here. This will be inaugurated on March 23rd with Holy Qurbana conducted by me in the morning and later a public function in which local elected representatives of the people will attend.


This is my personal testimony about H. H. Baselius Marthoma Didymus I of Blessed Memory


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