H.G. Geevarghese Mar Philoxenos Metropolitan

H.G. Geevarghese Mar Philoxenos Metropolitan

H. G. Geevarghese Mar Philoxenos Metropolitan was born in Maleth house, Arattupuzha as the son of Mr. M. G. George and Mrs. Accamma on 30 th May 1972 . His Grace belongs to the parish of St. Mary’s Church, Arattupuzha under Chengannur diocese. His Grace completed his primary education from Metropolitan High School, Puthenkavu (1987), following which he completed Pre-Degree (1989) from Christian College, Chengannur.

Completed degree in Economics (1991-94) from Catholicate college, Pathanamthitta, and Postgraduation in Economics (1994-96) from Institute of Economics, Thiruvalla, he joined Old Seminary, Kottayam and completed GST and BD (1996-2000). Later, he took his PhD from Brisbane College of Theology (2011-13). He was ordained sub-deaconship on 1999, by H.G. Dr. Yacob Mar Irenios Metropolitan at St. Mary’s Church, Arattupuzha. He was ordained deaconship (2000),and priesthood (17 th May 2000) at Mount Tabor Dayara, Pathanapuram . He was chosen as a Metropolitan in the Malankara Syrian Christian Association held on 25 th February 2022 at Kolencherry. He received the status of Ramban on 2 nd June 2022 at the Parumala Seminary.

He was ordained as a Metropolitan by the name ‘Mar Philoxenos’ by H.H. Baselios Mar Thoma Mathews III Catholicos on 28 th July 2022 at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Pazhanji. H.G. has taken charge of Madras diocese as Metropolitan since 3 rd November 2022.

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