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Delhi Orthodox Diocese – Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church
Delhi Orthodox Diocese – Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church
Delhi Orthodox Diocese – Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church

Holy Synod

The Holy Episcopal Synod, with the Catholicos as its President, is the apex body consisting of all bishops of the Malankara Orthodox Church. The authority of the Holy Synod is final and binding in matters of doctrine and faith-practices of the Church and its discipline and determining the order of Apostolic Succession to the Throne of St. Thomas. With regard to temporal matters, the Church is guided by the resolutions of the Malankara Syrian Christian Association and the Church Constitution (1934).

The metropolitans administer  the dioceses assigned to them by the Holy Synod in consultation with their respective Diocesan Council and the Diocesan Assembly. The following is the list of the present members of the Holy Synod of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church

Catholicos and Malankara Metropolitan:

His Holiness Baselios Mar Thoma Mathews III

(In addition he also administers the dioceses of Kandanad West, Idukki, & Kottayam Central. Consequent to the demise of their metropolitans, the dioceses of Kottayam, Malabar, Mavelikara and Kunnamkulam are being administered by His Holiness with the assistance of other bishops)

Secretary to the Holy Synod: H.G. Dr. Yuhanon Mar Chrisostomos 


  1. H.G. Dr. Thomas Mar Athanasius (Diocese of Kandanad East)
  2. H.G. Yuhanon Mor Meletius (Diocese of Thrissur)
  3. H.G. Kuriakose Mar Clemis (Diocese of Thumpamon)
  4. H.G. Geevarghese Mar Coorilos (Diocese of Mumbai)
  5. H.G. Zachariah Mar Nicholovos (Diocese of North East America)
  6. H.G. Dr. Yakoob Mar Irenaios (Diocese of Kochi)
  7. H.G. Dr. Gabriel Mar Gregorios (Diocese of Thiruvananthapuram)
  8. H.G. Dr. Yuhanon Mar Chrisostomos (Diocese of Niranam)
  9. H.G. Yuhanon Mar Polycarpos (Diocese of Ankamali)
  10. H.G. Mathews Mar Theodosios 
  11. H.G. Joseph Mar Dionysius (Diocese of Kollam)
  12. H.G. Abraham Mar Epiphanios (Diocese of Mavelikara)
  13. H.G. Dr. Mathews Mar Timotheos (Diocese of Chengannur)
  14. H.G. Alexios Mar Eusebios (Diocese of Calcutta)
  15. H.G. Dr. Yuhanon Mar Dioscoros (Diocese of Kottayam)
  16. H.G. Dr. Youhanon Mar Demetrios (Diocese of Delhi)
  17. H.G. Yuhanon Mar Thevodoros (Diocese of Kottarakkara–Punalur)
  18. H.G. Yakob Mar Elias (Diocese of Brahmavar)
  19. H.G. Dr. Joshua Mar Nicodimos (Diocese of Nilackal Diocese)
  20. H.G. Dr. Zacharias Mar Aprem (Diocese of Adoor –Kadampanadu)
  21. H.G. Dr. Geevarghese Mar Yulios (Diocese of Kunnamkulam)
  22. H.G. Dr. Abraham Mar Seraphim (Diocese of Bangalore)
  23. H.G. Abraham Mar Stephanos (Diocese of UK, Europe and Africa)
  24. H.G. Thomas Mar Ivanios (Diocese of South-West America)
  25. H.G. Dr. Geevarghese Mar Theophilos (Diocese of Ahmedabad)
  26. H.G. Geevarghese Mar Philoxenos (Diocese of Madras)
  27. H.G. Geevarghese Mar Pachomios (Diocese of Malabar)
  28. H.G. Dr. Geevarghese Mar Barnabas (Diocese of Sulthan Battery)
  29. H.G. Zachariah Mar Severios (Diocese of Idukki)
The Holy Episcopal Synod of Malankara Orthodox Church


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