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His Grace Joseph Mor Gregorios
Metropolitan, Kochi Diocese and Secretary, Holy Synod

His Grace Joseph Mor Gregorios

Brief Bio

Born on Nov 10 1960
Family Srambickal Pallathitta, Mulanthuruthy
Grand child of the cousin of St. Gregorios Geevarghese Chathuruthil
Education M. Phil - Dublin University, Ireland
B.D - St. Patrik's College, Dublin, Ireland
Diploma in Clinical Pastoral Education and Counseling, USA
Theological Studies - Perumpally Mor Julios Seminary and USA
Pre-degree and bachelors degree at Maharajas College, Emakulam
Primary education at Perumpally Primary School and Mulanthuruthy High School
Deacon 25 March 1974 (ordained by H.G. Gregorios Geevarghese - Perumpally Thirumeni)
Kassisso 25 March 1984 (ordained by H.B. Catholicose Baselios Paulose II)
Ramban 14 January 1994 (ordained by H.H. Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I)
Bishop 16 January 1994 (ordained by H.H. Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I)
Current Positions 1. Metropolitan of Kochi diocese
2. Secretary to the Holy Episcopal Synod of the Malankara Church
3. Manager of the Educational Trust of the church

Articles on HG Joseph Mor Gregorios from Malankara World Journal Issue 196

Gregorios Thirumeni - A Giant 'Kochu Thirumeni' Loved By All by Dr. Jacob Mathew

There is something about the way kochu thirumeni looks at you. HG's demeanor overall tells you that you have met someone very special. Jesus had a "deep" look at Peter when he denied him three times during his mock trial. Was it a stare, or a disappointed look, or a "I told you so!" kind of look? It was the first time Peter saw "that look." Peter saw it and his heart melted; he could not take it any more. He ran away and cried and cried - a broken man who lost everything. He didn't feel like the "rock" anymore.

I do not want to say that the Kochu Thirumeni's look will make you cry. I think it is more of a look of comfort. You will feel at ease. He listens to you very carefully. He talks to you at your level - not sitting in a throne. One get the feeling that here is a bishop who cares about you. He is different. ...

On The Occasion of the Twentieth Anniversary of Bishop Ordination of His Grace Joseph Mor Gregorios, Metropolitan of Kochi Diocese and Holy Synod Secretary by Rev. Fr. Roy Paul Vettikkattil

A look at Thirumeni's life and accomplishments, his service to the church and community. The article is in Malayalam.

Joseph Mor Gregorios by Rev Fr. Roy Paul

H.G Joseph Mor Gregorios Metropolitan of Kochi Diocese by Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Abraham (Kochi) and Rev. Fr. Varghese Paul (New York, USA)

Joseph Mor Gregorios Metropolitan is the Diocesan Metropolitan of Kochi Diocese. His Grace decorates the chair of the Secretary of the Holy Episcopal Synod in India too. Apart from all these spiritual responsibilities, His Grace serves as the manager of the Institutions of The Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church, Chairman & Managing Trustee of many Institutions and organizations and Charitable Trusts. ...

 Jubilarian Mor Joseph Gregorios Metropolitan By Rev. Fr. Jose Daniel Paitel

Thirumeni wears many hats. HG has been continuing as the secretary of the Holy Episcopal Synod for a long time. He is the manager of the educational trust of the church that overseas all educational institutions under the church. He is also the manager of Gregorian public school, Thiruvankulam. ...

Thirumeni, we wish you a great future. We need you in our forefront by holding the torch of true faith and to guide our children to the next century by keeping the legacy of our faithful fathers and saints. ...

 His Grace Joseph Mor Gregorios Metropolitan, A Well-Respected Shepherd of Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church by Rev. Fr. Kuriakose Manalelchira

Manalelchira achen shares a deep and long bond with Gregoriose Thirumeni. They were class mates and playmates under Perumpalli Thirumeni. Achen reflects on the life of Thirumeni both as a good friend and as a good spiritual father.

HG Joseph Mor Gregoriose

Interview with Kochu Thirumeni on the eve of the 20th anniversary of consecration - Mangalam Feb 16, 2014

Very good interview. Covers the entire life of thirumeni including the behind the scenes movements in the church after the 1995 Supreme Court verdict, the relationship with the Indian Orthodox Church, etc.

Inauguration of the Sammoha wedding by Vayalar Ravi, Union Minister, at the 20th bishophoric Consecration - malayala manorama

Covers the program held on Feb 16 along with the attendees etc.

Twentieth Anniversary and Samooha Wedding Program

Details of the program.

Invitation for the Program on Feb 16, 2014



Detailed Program - page 1

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