CATHOLICOS OF THE EAST & MALANKARA METROPOLITAN
His Holiness was born on October 29, 1921. After basic schooling, joined Tabore Dayara, Pathanapuram, and completed high school education; graduated from National College, Thiruchirapally in 1951 and did BT from Meston Training College, Madras in 1951; did post graduation from Christ College, Kanpur; was ordained deacon in 1942 and priest in 1950 by Catholicos HH Geevarghese II; ordained Ramban in 1965 by Catholicos HH Baselius Augen I. On August 24, 1966; ordained as Bishop at St Peter’s and St Paul’s Church, Kolenchery, and was given the charge of Malabar Diocese. In 1992, His Holiness was elected as the “Catholicos Designate”. In 2005 October, His Holiness was installed as the Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan.
H. B. Paulose Mar Milithios Metropolitan was born on August 30, 1946. After schooling graduated from St. Thomas College, Trichur; joined the Theological Seminary at Kottayam in 1969; ordained as deacon at Koratty Seheyon Seminary in 1972; ordained as priest on June 2, 1973; ordained as Ramban by then Catholicos designate on May 3, 1983; ordained as Bishop at Puthiyacavu St. Mary’s Church by Baselios Mar Thoma Mathews I on May 15, 1985 and was given charge of Kunnamkulam Diocese. While continuing as such His Beatitude was elected as Catholicos Designate on October 12, 2006.
METROPOLITAN OF CHENNAI DIOCESE