H. G. Dr. Mathews Mar Severios named as the Supreme Head of Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Syrian Church - Smiocbristol
His Grace Dr Mathews Mar Severios, Metropolitan of the Diocese of Kandanad is formally elected as the 9th Catholicos of the East, and 22nd Malankara Metropolitan. The 57th meeting of the Malankara Syrian Christian Association held at Parumala, Kerala on the 14th October 2021, the apex body of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, comprising priests and laity representatives from all parishes of the Church, ratified the Orthodox Church Synod's decision to enthrone H. G. Dr. Mathews Mar Severios Metropolitan as the next Catholicos of East and the Supreme Head of the Church.
Parumala Kochuthirumeni was declared as the first saint by the then Catholicos H.H. Baselios Geevarghese II.He made it clear to the world that prayer and devotion are mightier than any worldly possession and, as a result, endeared himself as one of the greatest fathers of the Indian Orthodox Church.
The first period of our liturgical year begins at the end of October or at the beginning of November, on the Sunday between October 30th and November 5th. It is the beginning of the Orthodox Church calendar. This Sunday is called Koodhosh-Eetho Sunday. It means to “sanctify or purify the church.
His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Mathews III was enthroned as as the 9th Catholicos of the East, and 22nd Malankara Metropolitan.