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Sulthan Bathery Diocese


The diocese of Sultan Bathery lies extended in Wayanad and Kannur district of the State of Kerala & the Nilgiris of the Tamil Nadu State. Geographically, the Diocese is blessed with different levels of elevation,the hills touching the skies and being skirted round with thick rain-fed sylvan forests rendering a specific charm that fire one’s wanderlust. The Diocese Headquaters - Nirmalagiri Aramana is situated at Sulthan Bathery, (formerly known as Sultan's Battery) a town and municipality in Wayanad district of Kerala, India,having borders with Tamil Nadu and Karnataka states.The Diocese is headed by His Grace Dr. Geevarghese Mar Barnabas Metropolitan from 2022.

Catholicos of the East in Malankara

H.H. Baselios Marthoma Mathews III

H.H. Baselios Marthoma Mathews III, The Ninth Catholicos of the East in Malankara 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 2021. His Holiness is the 92nd Primate on the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas.

His Holiness was born on 12 February 1949 to Mr Cherian Anthrayos of Mattathil family, being a member of St Peters Church, Vazhoor. After his school education, he joined Kerala University and passed his BSc Chemistry. After his BSc, he joined Orthodox Seminary, Kottayam, and had his GST degree. His Holiness took his BD degree from the Serampore University and did his higher studies in Theology at Theological Academy, Leningrad, Russia. Thereupon he joined Oriental Institute, Rome, and took his MTh and PhD from there. His Holiness was ordained a deacon in 1976 and a priest in 1978 by HH Baselios Mathews I. His Holiness was escalated to the post of an Episcopa on 30 April 1991 at a function at Parumala, and metropolitan in 1993. He is a well-known teacher and a faculty member of the Orthodox Seminary, Kottayam. A philanthropist, he works relentlessly for the uplift of the poor, especially women. He has started many ventures to help give employment opportunities to women from the economically backward classes. His Holiness was also served the Holy Episcopal Synod as its secretary.


H.G. Dr. Geevarghese Mar Barnabas

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 Grace completed his primary education from NSS High School, Pallipad, Naduvattam (1983-88), and completed higher studies from T. K. Madhava Memorial College (1988-90) and Kerala University (1990-93). He joined Kottayam Old Seminary and completed GST (1994-98). He also pursued BD (1994-98) and M.Th (2001- 03) from Serampore University. H. G. did LSD (2004-06) and DTh (2006-09) from the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome. And his diploma from Serampore University in 2019. He was ordained sub-deaconship (1997) by H.G. Dr. Geevarghese Mar Osthathios Metropolitan at St. Peter’s and St. Paul’s church, Parumala. He was ordained deaconship (2003) by H. G. Dr. Stephanos Mar Theodosius Metropolitan, and priesthood by H.G. Dr. Geevarghese Mar Osthathios Metropolitan in 2004 . H. G. was chosen as a Metropolitan in the Malankara Syrian Christian Association held at Kolencherry on 25 th February 2022 . H. G. received the status of Ramban at the Parumala Seminary on 2 nd June 2022 . He was ordained as Metropolitan by the name ‘Mar Barnabas’ by H.H. Baselios Mar Thoma Mathews III Catholicos at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Pazhanji on 28 th July 2022 . H.G. has taken charge of Sultan Bathery diocese since 3 rd November 2022.

Rev. Fr. Baby John

Diocesan Secretary

+91 9961 490 914

Rev. Fr. Manoj N Rajan

Aramana Manager

+91 9567 724 941

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