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Catholicose Baselios Mar Thoma Paulose (II)

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Childhood

Approximately four score years ago in a small village called Mangad near Kunnamkulam Paul was born on the 30th August 1946 in the ancient Syrian Christian family of kollannur to K.I.Ipe and Kunjeetty. Paul’s mother hails from the famous family of Pulikkottil. Paul was baptised at St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, Pazhanj. Brought up by his parents and grandparents, Paul had his LP and UP education at Mangad school.

He had his secondary education at Govt. H. S, Pazhanji, Paul moved to the city of Trissur for his pre-university and undergraduate studies at St. Thomas college, Trissur from where Paul passed in flying colours. He had his postgraduate studies in sociology at CMS College, Kottayam

Spiritual life

H G the late Yuhanon Mar Severios, Metropolitan of Kochi diocese ordained him as sub deacon at Parumala seminary on 8th April 1972 and as deacon at Sion seminary, Koratty on 31st May 1973. He was ordained as priest by H G the late Yuhanon Mar Severios at Sion Seminary, Koratty on 2nd June 1973. Fr K I Paul celebrated his fist Holy Qurbana at Mar Gregorius Orthodox Chapel Mangad.

Fr Paul served as a model shepherd of St. Marys Orthodox Church Ernakulam, Moolepat Orthodox church Pazhanji, St. Marys Magdalene Convent Adappotty, Kummanmkulam and Medical College Chapel Kottayam. The Malankara Syrian Christian association held at MGM Thiruvalla on December 28th 1982 elected Fr Paul as Metropolitan. H G the late Mathews Mar Coorilos (later H.H Moran Mar Baselius Mar Thoma Mathews II) professed him Ramban on 14 May 1983 at Parumala Seminary. On 15th May 1985 H.H Moran Mar Baselius Marthoma Mathews I consecrated Paul ramban as Episcopa with the name Paulose Mar Milithios.

H G Paulose Mar Milithios had the privileged of becoming the first bishop of newly formed Kunnamkulam diocese on 1st August 1985. His Grace was elevated as Metropolitan on 25th Oct 1991. Besides shepherding the Kunnamkulam diocese His Grace served as the president of Orthodox Syrian Sunday school Association of the East (OSSAE), MBCH Mannapra Vadavucode, Pulikottil Mar Divannasius Bhavan Kottapady. His Grace is the Vice President of Mar Gregorios Orthodox Christian Student Movement of India, MMM hospital, Kunnamkulam and manager of M. D. college Pazhanji. His grace has also served as the president of the Orthodox Youth Movement.

The Holy Episcopal synod and the Managing committee nominated His Grace as the successor to the Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan on 27 Sep 2006. Elevated to the throne of The Catholicos of The East and Malankara Metropolitan on 1 Nov 2010.

Service Timing

Saturday: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (Evening Prayer)
Sunday: 8:00 am – 9:00 am (Sunday School)
9:30 am – 12:30 pm (Holy Qurbana)
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