The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church

Bombay Diocese

His Grace The Most Rev. Geevarghese Mar Coorilose

Metropolitan of Mumbai Diocese

Mar Coorilose 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 his pre-degree studies at CMS College Kottayam. He took his bachelors in arts from the Calicut University and MA from Sree Venkateshwara University. He did his BD from Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam, and got post-graduate diploma in Pastoral Theology from Heythrop College London University and post-graduate diploma in Theology and Mission from Urban Theology Unit, Shefield, UK.

He was ordained a sub-deacon in 1970 and a deacon in 1974 by Catholicos HH Baselios Mathews I. Dn George became a priest in 1975 and served as Vicar, St Gregorios Church, London. He is known for his works among students and thus was serving the MGOCSM as general secretary for almost a decade. This paved way for Fr George to visit many foreign countries.

He was elected to the Episcopal rank in 1989 and thus became a monk in 1990 and was subsequently ordained in 1991. Soon, he was appointed as the Assistant Metropolitan, Mumbai Dioceses, and worked steadfast with late Dr Philipose Mar Theophilus for the progress of the Mumbai Diocese.

His Grace has held many positions in the church and other Christian societies. He had attended many international conferences and interacted with many communities such as NCCI, CASA, WCC, and CMAI.

Life Line

Diocese: Mumbai

Original Name: George

Date of Birth: 7 Oct. 1949

Ordination (Deacon): 1970

Ordination (Priest): 1975

Ordination (Episcopa): 1991

Ordination (Bishop): 2002

Present Address:

Orthodox Church Centre, Sector X, Vashi, Navi Mumbai – 400 703

Tel.: 022-27663427

Fax: 022-2765087


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