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The Diocese of Ahmedabad came into existence vide Kalpana No 93/2009 dated March 2,.2009 of His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Didymus-1, Catholicose of the East & Malankara Metropolitan. The new Diocese was carved out of the Dioceses of Bombay, Calcutta and Delhi and consists of 35 parishes and congregations, situated in the states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Sultanate of Oman in the Arabian Gulf.

His Holiness assumed the charge as the Metropolitan of the new Diocese and His Grace Geevarghese Mar Coorilos, Metropolitan of Bombay Diocese was appointed as the Assistant Metropolitan of the Diocese.

The first General Body meeting of the new Diocese of Ahmedabad was held on June 19,.2009 under the Presidentship of HG Geevarghese Mar Coorilose at St Mary’s Orthodox Syrian Church, Ahmedabad. The meeting was attended by priests and lay representatives representing various parishes in the Diocese. The meeting was also attended by existing members of the Malankara Orthodox Church Managing Committee and the Diocesan Council from the Parishes which have been included in the New Diocese and also by the Parish Office Bearers as special invitees. Rev Fr Joji George, Vicar, St Mary’s Orthodox Syrian Church, Ahmedabad was elected as the Diocesan Secretary by the General Assembly.

The Diocese of Ahmedabad was formally inaugurated on October 3, 2009 by His Grace Dr Mathews Mar Severios Metropolitan, Secretary to the Holy Episcopal Synod and the Metropolitan of Kandanad Diocese in the presence of priests, faithful and invited guests.

The Diocese of Ahmedabad is presently functioning from the premises of St Mary’s School, Naroda, provided by the St Mary’s Orthodox Syrian Church, Ahmedabad.

His Grace Dr Pulikkottil Geevarghese Mar Yulios Metropolitan took charge of the Diocese of Ahmedabad on August 15, 2010 as the Diocesan Metropolitan from the In-charge Metropolitan His Grace Geevarghese Mar Coorilos. His Grace was given a warm welcome by the priests and faithful on September 2, 2010 at the Diocesan Office.

Diocesan Office

The day-to-day affairs of the Diocese is administered by the Diocesan Metropolitan, HG Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios.

He is assisted by the Diocesan Secretary, Rev Fr Joji George, Office Secretary, Mr P D Baby and office assistants.

 

Diocesan Council


Every Diocese of the Malankara Church has a Diocesan Council. The Diocesan Council consists of three priests, and four laymen who are elected by the Diocesan Assembly, along with the Diocesan Secretary.


The term of their office is five years. The Diocesan Secretary, who also functions as the secretary of the Diocesan Assembly, is also the secretary to the Diocesan Council. The Diocesan Metropolitan convenes the Council and presides over the council meeting.


The Diocesan Council meets at least twice a year and prepares the budget for the Diocese.


The Diocesan Council consists of the following members:


Rev Fr Joji George, Diocesan Secretary

Rev F V Daniel, Vicar. Mar Gregorios Orthodox Church, Baroda

Rev Fr Binu John, Vicar, St Mary’s Orthodox Church, Indore

Mr Thomas Kuruvilla K, St Mary’s Orthodox Church, Ahmedabad

Mr Saji A V, St. Stephen’s Orthodox Church, Gandhidham

Mr John V G, St. Thomas Orthodox Church, Banswara

Mr Thomas P Cherian, Mar Gregorios Orthodox Church, Muscat

The Administrative Office is functioning at Diocesan Centre:

St Thomas Bishop’s House,

St Mary’s School Campus,

Naroda, Ahmedabad

India 382 330




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+BE WITH HIM AND BE LIKE HIM+ —That’s a unique email signature line of Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church’s second youngest bishop and presently the head for Ahmedabad diocese, Metropolitan Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios. Written in capital letters with a cross ‘+’, it truly reflects the Metropolitan’s commitment and efforts towards bringing the laity to the divine path of the Almighty.

A young bishop at 43, he is full of ideas and advocates changes in the Orthodoxy and inter-religious harmony. A Facebook member he uses the social networking site to exchange his views on Christianity with the younger generation.

Born to late Mr P V Pavu and Mrs K V Anna on May 17, 1967, His Grace hails from a letter loving family, the famed Pulikkottil family from Kunnamkulam. He is the member of St Mathias South Cross Parish, Kunnamkulam and author of over 10 publications.

His Grace has a post doctoral research from the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen (Germany) adding to diplomas in Sanskrit, Hebrew, Greek, Latin and German languages.

His predecessor bishops, especially Pulikkottil Dionysius II toiled hard to publish the Holy Bible in Malayalam and were instrumental in the establishment of various print media. He was a courageous, popular, spiritual leader who guided his followers through one of the most difficult times in the history of Malankara Church. At a simple ceremony last month, Dr Yulios recently donated a portrait of Pulikkottil II to the Orthodox Seminary chapel. Similarly, the new bishop will strive in the same footsteps guiding the shepherd in trying times as he takes on the mantle in a true spirit.

After his consecration as Bishop on May 12, 2010, Fr Geevarghese Pulikkottil Ramban became Pulikkottil Dr. Geevarghese Mar Yulius Metropolitan. As a priest Rev Fr George Pulikkottil (Pulikkottil Achen) from 1992 served in different parishes under dioceses of Kunnamkulam (home parish), Kottayam, Madras, UK & Europe, Canada and the Diocese of America.

He was lecturer and professor of religion and philosophy at Orthodox Theological Seminary Kottayam and Nagpur from 1994. He also served as the bursar of St Thomas Orthodox Theological Seminary, Nagpur. Other posts relate to serving as Registrar of Divyabodhanam, Programme Secretary of Sophia Centre, the Kochi-based centre for inter-religious dialogue and cultural studies, as resource person for oriental studies, Associate Secretary of the Kerala Council of Churches, member of the Association of Professors and Research Scholars in Germany for Study of Religion since 2002.

Dr Yulios assumed the position as Patron of Indian Orthodox Herald after he became the Metropolitan. He was earlier one of the Trustee Board Members of Indian Orthodox Herald having published many articles on theological and current issues in Orthodox Herald.

After consecration as Bishop, new Metropolitans, Dr Yulios and Dr Abraham Mar Seraphim embarked on their first tour abroad. Both of them visited Chicago, USA where they had served as Assistant Vicars at St Gregorios Orthodox Church, under the South-West American Diocese. The Oak Park church gave them a rousing reception and later they attended a three-day Family Conference at Milwaukee organized by the parish.

Before formally taking charge as Metropolitan of Ahmedabad Diocese on September 3, 2010, Dr Mar Yulios flew to New Delhi and offered floral tributes at Raj Ghat, the eternal samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi. A learned scholar, Dr Yulios, draws inspiration from the ideals and values which held dear to the Mahatma, the ultimate advocate of non-violence and peace, as he shepherds the Church and parishioners under the new diocese.

His Grace Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios Metropolitan took charge of the Diocese of Ahmedabad on 15th August, 2010 as the Diocesan Metropolitan from the In-charge Metropolitan His Grace Geevarghese Mar Coorilos. His Grace was given a warm welcome by the priests and faithful on 2nd September, 2010 at the Diocesan Office.
Dn Abhis Chacko (Deacon)
Email: abhischacko@gmail.com
Vicar: Dn Abhis Chacko
Phone: 7698248910
Address: N/A
Mar Gregorios O. S. Church (Mhow)
Email: N/A
Vicar: Rev Fr Mathew Cheran
Phone: 8109212362
Address: 
Mar Gregorios O. S. Church, Mhow
Mar Gregorios O. S. Church, Khandawa
St. Mary's Congregation, Punasa

M. G. M. School
C/o. Surya Electricals, Sector-3
Pitampur, Dhar (Dist), M.P.

Mar Gregorios Orthodox Church (Baroda)
Email: principal_basil@yahool.com
Vicar: Fr V Daniel
Phone: 9427844779
Address: 
Basil School, Mukti Nagar
Tandalja Road, Vadodara - 390 020
Gujarath

Mar Gregorios Orthodox Church (Jamnagar)
Email: frbengaminthomas75@gmail.com
Vicar: Rev Fr Benjamin Thomas (Biju)
Phone: 9879792117
Address: 
Mar Gregorios, Jamnagar
Mar Gregorios, Mehsana
St. Geore Congregation, Kalol
St. Gregorios, Porbandar
St. Basil, Halol

MGM School
Pratappura Village, Halol
Panchmahal (Dist.), Gujarat

Mar Gregorios Orthodox Church (Muscat)
Email: N/A
Vicar: Rev Fr James Geevarghese
Phone: 96824702606
Address: 
P B No 984, Muscat P C 113
Sultanate of Oman

St Gregorios Orthodox Church (Dungarpur)
Email: sam_veeyapuram@yahoo.co.in
Vicar: Rev Fr Varghese Thomas
Phone: 9772125617
Address: 
St Gregorios O.S.Church, Dungarpur
St Stephen's O.S.Church, Pratapgarh
St.Thomas O. S.Church, Banswara

2C-12, Housing Board Colony
Banswara, Rajasthan-327 001

St Mary's Orthodox Church (Ahmedabad)
Email: jojoahcen17@gmail.com 
Vicar: Rev Fr Joji George
Phone: 9712744457
Address: 
Diocesan Secretary
St. Mary's Higher Secondary School
Naroda

St Mary's Orthodox Church (Veraval)
Email: frgeorgevarghese@gmail.com
Vicar: Rev Fr George Varghese
Phone: 8980469886
Address: 
13, Christian Society
Behrampura, Ahmedabad-22

St. Gregorios Orthodox Church (Udaipur)
Email: sajiachen@gmail.com
Vicar: Rev Fr Saji Yohannan
Phone: 9413762872
Address: 
St. Gregorios Sr. Secondary School
P B No. 172, Udaipur
Rajasthan - 313 001

St. Mary's Orthodox Church
Email: N/A
Vicar: Rev Fr Sigin Mathew
Phone: 9424415185
Address: Nagada Congregation
Ujjain Congregation

M G M Mission High School
Pratap Nagar, Nr. S.T.I.
Dewas, MP. - 455 001

St. Mary's Orthodox Church (Indore)
Email: frbinujohnthomas23@rediffmail.com
Vicar: Rev Fr Binu John Thomas
Phone: 9752536645
Address: 
Ring Road, Kanadia P. O.
Khajrana, Indore - 452 001

St. Mary's Orthodox Church (Kota)
Email: fatherreji@gmail.com
Vicar: Rev Fr Reji Alexader
Phone: 9462837054
Address: 
St. Mary's O. S. Church, Kota
Mar Gregorios, Rawat Pettah

212 B, Talwandi, Kota
Rajasthan 0 324 005

St. Mary’s Orthodox Church (Bilwara)
Email: rejukuttyil@yahoo.com
Vicar: Rev Fr Philipose Abraham
Phone: 9413347399
Address: 
St. Mary’s O. S. Church, Bilwara
St. George O. S. Church, Chittorgarh

St. Mary's Orthodox Church
Jawahar Nagar, Nr. Guruji Hotel
Gangapur Road, Bilwara
Rajasthan - 311 001

St. Peter's And St.Paul's Orthodox Church (Nadiad)
Email: stbasilschool@gmail.com
Vicar: Rev Fr P O Mathai
Phone: 9427592747
Address: 
St. Peter's & St.Paul's OSC, Nadiad
St. Thomas O. S.Church, Rajkot

A-1/16 Priayadarashani Nagar
Makharpura Road
Opp Novino Batteries, Baroda-10

St. Stephen's Orthodox Church (Gandhidham)
Email: frthomasjose@yahoo.in
Vicar: Rev Fr Thomas Jose
Phone: 9725975256
Address: 
Plot No 6 & 7, Sector - 3
Gandhidham, Kutch - 370 201

St. Stephen's Orthodox Church (Salalah)
Email: N/A
Vicar: Rev Fr Saju Padachira 
Phone: 96823235825
Address: 
P. O. Box 1045, Salalah
P C 211, Sultanate of Oman

St. Thomas Orthodox Church (Anand)
Email: frmanuvarghese@gmail.com
Vicar: Rev Fr Manu Varghese Jacob
Phone: 9427517614
Address: 
St. Thomas O. S. Church, Anand
St. Gregorios O. S. Church,Gandhidnagar

M G M School
Pratap pura Village, Halol
Panchmahal (Dist), Gujarat

St. Thomas Orthodox Church (Bhavnagar)
Email: frjacob@yahoo.com
Vicar: Rev Fr Jacob Mathew
Phone: 9426829863
Address: 
Basil School, Mukti nagar
Tandelja Road, Vadodara

St.George Orthodox Church (Bharuch)
Email: frvjthomas@yahoo.com
Vicar: Rev Fr V J Thomas
Phone: 9824358339
Address: 
St. Mary’s School
Vikas Complex, Ramosana
Jakatnagar, Mehsana - 384 002

St.George Orthodox Church (Oman)
Email: N/A
Vicar: Rev Fr T S Mathew
Phone: 96826843892
Address: N/A 


Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios Metropolitan
Qualified as B.Sc, B.D, M.Theology and D. Theology
Ordained as Decon on April 27, 1990
Ordained as Priest on March 14, 1992
Served as Priest for 18 years and as vicar for 7 years
Consecrated as a Metropolitan on May 12, 2010


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