His Grace Dr. Geevarghese
Mar Osthathios is a senior bishop of the
Indian Orthodox Church. He was the metropolitan of the
diocese from 1975-2007. He is a renowned theologian, orator and writer.
Currently he's retired from his duties as the metropolitan of any diocese.
He was born on 9 December 1918
to Kochitty and Mariamma Kochitty of Munduvelil family in Mavelikara. He
obtained his B.D from Leonard Theological College, Jabalpur, M.A from
Drew University in America and his S.T.M from Union Seminary, Bangalore.
He received the order of Korooyo
(sub-deacon) from Metropolitan
Augen Mar Timotheos on 9 August 1947 and his priesthood from His Holiness
Baselios Geevarghese II, Catholicos on 10 May 1956. He was nominated to
the post of Metropolitan by the Malankara Association which met at
2 October 1974. Metropolitan Daniel Mar Philexinos ordained him as a Ramban at
at St. Mary's Cathedral Puthencavu. He was consecrated as a bishop by His
Baselios Augen I, Catholicos of the East on 16 February 1975 at Niranam
Valiya Palli. He was appointed as the Metropolitan of the Niranam Diocese on 1
He was the member of
Faith and Order Commission of the
World Council of Churches. He is currently the Senior faculty member of
the Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam, President of the Mission Board of
the Indian Orthodox Church and the Director of St. Paul's Mission Training
Centre, Mavelikara. He is the founder of a good number of charitable
programmes, mission centers and institutions which include Marriage Assistance
Foundation, Sick Aid Foundation, Save A Heart Foundation, House Building Aid
Fund, Mission Training Centre, M.G.D Ashram Balabhavan Karunagiri, St Pauls
Asram Puthuppady, Haripad Mission Centre, Yacharam St.Gregorios Balagram,
Bethanya Bhavan, St.George Balikagram Pune ,etc.
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