The word ‘Catholicos’ means “the general head” or “general bishop”. It can be considered as .
His Holiness was born on 19 January 1836 to Murimattom Kurian and Mariamma in Kolencherry.
His Holiness was born in 1870 as the second son of Karuchira Paulose. He was ordained as .
His Holiness was born to Ulah- anan and Naithi of Kallaserri family in Kurichi, Kottayam on 16 June 1874.
His Holiness was born on 26 June 1884 at Perumbavoor , Vengola, to Abraham Kathanar of Chettakulathukara .
His Holiness was born on 27th, March 1907 as the youngest son of Vattakunnel Kurien Kathanar .
His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Mathews II, Senior Catholicos of the East .
His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Didymos I, The seventh Catholicos of the East in Malankara.
H.H. Baselios Marthoma Paulose II, The Eighth Catholicos of the East in Malankara .