Holy Synod

The Holy Episcopal Synod

The Episcopal Synod with the Catholicos as its president is the apex body of all bishops. The authority of the synod is final and binding. It has exclusive rights and privileges in the matter of upholding the faith of the church, its discipline and order of Apostolic Succession. As regards temporal matters the church is guided by the Malankara Syrian Christian Association.

The bishops lead the diocese assigned to them by the synod. Presently there are 27 bishops including H.H, The Catholicos .

Section 102 to 109 0f The constitution of  Malankara Orthodox church deals about the  Episcopal Synod .It is as follows 102. There shall be an Episcopal Synod in Malankara. 103. All Prelates in Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church who have been duly approved as per the constituion shall be members of this Synod. 104. The Catholicos shall be the President of the Synod. 105. The Catholicos shall convene the Synod and preside over the Synod 106. When there is do Catholicos or if there is any accusation against the Catholicos and the Catholicos does not convene the Synod for considering such accusation, the Senior Metropolitan shall convene the Synod and preside over the Synod.

107.The Episcopal Synod shall have the authority to decide matters concerning faith,_ order and discipline. When the Synod shall meet for this purpose the Synod ma' select such persons as the Synod may deem needed for consultation.

108. No one shall have the right to alter-the faith of the Church. But in case there, may arise any dispute as to what is faith, the Episcopal synod above said may  decide the matter and the final decision about this shall vest with the Ecumenical Synod. 109. The Episcopal Synod may in consultation with the Association. Managing committee appoint sub­committees for the purpose of Theological Education, Mission Work, Sunday school and similar matters. View all Episcopal Synod Members  



 H.H. Baselios Marthoma Mathews III, The Ninth Catholicos

 His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Mathews III was enthroned as the Catholicos of the East & Malankara Metropolitan (the Supreme Head of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church of India) on Friday, 15th October...Read More


H. G. Alexios mar Eusebius Metropolitan- Metropolitan of the Calcutta Diocese

His Grace Alexios Mar Eusebius, formerly Rev. Fr. Alex Daniel is a member of St. George Orthodox Church, Puthoor of Kollam Diocese.  Thirumeni hails from Vattakkattu family, Puthoor.  His Grace was born on 5th September, 1964 as the fourth son of late Sri Y. Daniel and Smt. Chinnamma Daniel. The late Rev. Fr. V.J. Jacob Vattakkattu is his paternal uncle.From 2022 November onwards, His Grace is serving as the  Metropolitan of the Calcutta Diocese.  Apart from the administrative responsibilities of the diocese H.G. Mar Eusebius currently holds the office of the vice president of Kerala Council of Churches.


H.G. Dr. Thomas Mar Athanasius Metropolitan

His Grace was born on 28 June 1952 at Arikuzha, Thodupuzha, to Rev. Fr Yohannan Puttanil and Mrs Mariam. He did his schooling at Government UPS School Arikuzha and NSS...Read Moreâ–º

H.G. Dr. Yuhanon Mar Meletius Metropolitan

His Grace was born at Elakkaranadu, a typical village in the Ernakulam District of Kerala, to a social worker Mr Markose and Mrs Saramma, Murimakkil. He had his primary education...Read Moreâ–º

H.G. Kuriakose Mar Clemis Metropolitan

His Grace was born in 1936 at Nellikkal, Koipram Village in Thiruvalla Taluk as the second son to Perumethmannil Mr PK Mathai and Mrs Sosamma.  He has one brother and... Read More

H.G. Zachariah Mar Anthonios Metropolitan

His Grace was born on 19 July 1946 to Mr WC Abraham and Mrs Mariamma of Attumalil Varambathu family, Punallor, Pathanthitta. On the educational front, he took his BA from Kerala...Read More

H.G.Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius Metropolitan

His Grace was born on 15th  June 1956 as the son of Mr. T. V. Mathai and Mrs. Aleyamma Mathai of Thekkil Kandathil family in Valanjavattom, Thiruvalla and a member...Read More

H.G.Geevarghese Mar Coorilos Metropolitan

His Grace was born on 7 October 1949 at Kollad, near Kottayam, to Mr PK Kurian and Mrs Mary Kurian of the Puliyeril family. After his schooling, young George had...Read More

H.G. Zachariah Mar Nicholovos Metropolitan

His Grace was born on August 13, 1959 in the famous Poothiyottu family at Mepral. His boyhood name was Cheriyachen. He has three brothers and one sister. He studies in...Read More

H.G. Dr. Yakoob Mar Irenaios Metropolitan

His Grace was born on 15 August 1949 to Mr TO Cherian Mrs Kunjelyamma Cherian of Aruvidan Pallikal Family, Kallupara. He did his high-schooling at MGD High School, Puthussery and...Read More

H.G. Dr. Gabriel Mar Gregorios Metropoltan

His Grace  was born on 10 February 1948 to Mr CM John and Mrs Aleyamma John, Vadakethazhethil, Kanjickal. He did schooling at St Stephen’s High School, Pathanapuram. He persued his...Read More

H.G. Dr. Yuhanon Mar Chrisostomos Metropolitan

His Grace was born in 1954 to Mr KV Yohannan and Mrs Aleyamma Yohannan, Mannil Puthen Purayil, Kottoor, Thiruvalla. Varghese had his early education in local schools at Kottoor, and...Read More

H.G.Yuhanon Mar Policarpos Metropolitan

His Grace was born on 30th March 1955 as the son of Mr.P.V.Zachariah and Mrs.Annamma Zachariah of Panniyankara Parakunnil family in Vadakkanchery, Palakkad. His Grace is a member of Mar.Gregorios...Read More

H. G. Mathews Mar Theodosius Metropolitan

His Grace was born on 15th September 1955 as the eldest son of Mr.P.M.George and Mrs. Aleyamma George of Punchayil family in Pandankary, Edathua, Alapuzha. His Grace is a member...Read More

H. G. Abraham Mar Epiphanios Metropolitan

His Grace was born on 17th September 1960 as the son of Mr. V. A. Oommen and Mrs. Gracy Oommen. His Grace is a member of St. Mary's Cathedral, Malaysia....Read More

H. G. Dr. Mathews Mar Thimothios Metropolitan

His Grace was born on 3rd   May 1963 as the eldest son of Mr. P.J. Baby and Mrs. Thankamma Baby of Painuvilla Puthenveettil family. His Grace is a member of...Read More

H.G. Abraham Mar Stephanos Metropolitan

Born to Late Mr. K. A. Thomas and Mrs. Annamma, Kadakkamannil House, Mylapra in Pathanamthitta on June 11, His Grace belongs to the parish of St. George Orthodox Church (Valiyapalli),...Read More

H.G. Dr. Yuhanon Mar Diascoros Metropolitan

His Grace was born in Kallarackal Kaleelil family on 28 May 1964 as the son of  Mr. P. T. Mathunny Panicker & Mrs. Kunjamma Panicker. He is a member of...Read More

H.G. Dr. Youhanon Mar Demetrios Metropolitan

 His Grace was Born on 18-12-1952 as the  son of Palamoottil Mathews and Mercy. Home  parish is St. Thomas Orthodox Cathedral, Kollam Diocese. After completing the formal education , Joined the...Read More

H.G. Dr.Yuhanon Mar Thevodoros Metropolitan

His Grace was born  on 10-02-1953 as the son of hoppil Thekkathil George and Thankamma Mavelikkara Diocese. His Grace is a member of Mavelikkara Vazhuvady Mar Baselios Church..  After taking his...Read More

H.G. Yakob Mar Elias Metropolitan

His Grace was born  on 24-02-1953 as the son of Chackaleth Viruthiyath Kizhakkethil Mathai and Mariamma. His Grace is a member of St. Elias Orthodox Church, Budhanoor, Chengannoor Diocese.  After taking...Read More

H. G. Dr.Joshua Mar Nicodimos Metropolitan

 His Grace was Born on 8th October 1962 as the youngest son of  Mr.Philipose Mathai and Mrs.Thankamma Mathai,  Sankarathil Nediyavilayil, Kurampala, Pandalam. Home  parish is St.Thomas Orthodox Valiyapally Kurampala, Pandalam,...Read More

H.G. Dr. Zacharias Mar Aprem Metropolitan

His Grace was born  as the son of E.K. Kuriakose and Sossama Kuriakose. His Grace is a member of St. George Valiyapally, Chungathara , Malabar Diocese.  After taking his Bachelors Degree in Science...

H.G. Dr. Geevarghese Mar Yulios Metropolitan

His Grace was Born to late Mr P V Pavu and Mrs K V Anna on May 17, 1967, His Grace hails from a letter loving family, the famed Pulikkottil...Read More

H.G. Dr. Abraham Mar Seraphim Metropolitan


His Grace was born on 28th December 1969 as the son of Puthenveedu V. A. Mathews and Annie. His Grace is a member of St. George Valiyapally, Eram, Thumpamon Diocese.  After taking...Read More

H.G. Dr. Thomas Mar Ivanios Metropolitan


Born to of Late Mr. Thomas Chacko and Mrs. Annamma , in Pullepparambil house, Aleppey on 13 th December 1969, His Grace Thomas Mar Ivanios Metropolitan belongs to the parish...Read More

H.G. Dr. Geevarghese Mar Theophilos Metropolitan

Born as the son of Mr. P. C. Joshua and Mrs. P. C. Marykutty in Kizhakkemannil House, Chenneerkkara, Thumpamon on 8 th August 1971, His Grace belongs to the parish...Read More

H.G. Geevarghese Mar Philaxenos Metropolitan

H. G. Geevarghese Mar Philaxenos Metropolitan was born in Maleth house, Arattupuzha as the son of Mr. M. G. George and Mrs. Accamma on 30 th May 1972 . His...Read More

H.G. Geevarghese Mar Pachomios Metropolitan

Born in Kochuparambil house as the son of Mr. K.M. Elias and Lt. Mrs. Omana on 6 th March 1973 , H. G. Geevarghese Mar Pachomios Metropolitan belongs to the...Read More

H.G. Dr. Geevarghese Mar Barnabas Metropolitan

Born to Mr. Kochupappi and Mrs. Ammini in Kattuparambil House on April 10, 1973, His Grace belongs to the parish of St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, Muttam under Mavelikkara diocese. His...Read More

H.G. Zachariah Mar Severios Metropolitan

Born in Chirathilatt House as the son of Very Rev. C. John Cor- Episcopa and Mrs. Lissy on 19 th August, 1978, His Grace belongs to the parish of St....Read More