CATHOLICOS OF THE EAST & MALANKARA METROPOLITAN
H. H. Baselius Mar Thoma Paulose II
H. H. Baselius Mar Thoma Paulose II 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. On 1st November 2010, His Holiness was installed as the Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan.
METROPOLITAN OF CHENNAI DIOCESE
H. G. Dr. Youhanon Mar Diascoros was born May 28, 1964. He obtained his B.Sc degree from Kerala University(1984), theological diploma (GST) from Orthodox Seminary, Kottayam, Bachelor of Divinity (B.D) from Serampore University (1988), Master of Theology (1991) and Doctor of Theology (1995) from the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome. He also holds a certificate in Pastoral Counselling from Glasgow University, Scotland (1997). He was ordained as Sub-deacon on June 13, 1987 and Deacon on May 15, 1989 and on June 3, 1989 he was ordained to the Holy priesthood by the late H.G. Geevarghese Mar Dioscoros, He was tonsured as Ramban by His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Didymus I on December 4, 2008. He was ordained as Bishop at St. George Valiyapally, Puthupally by His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Didymus I on February 19, 2009 and was given charge of Chennai Diocese.