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H.G. Yakoob Mar Elias Metropolitan

Mount Horeb Bishops House ,Door No. 3E9-746/3, Vivekananda 2nd Cross Road,Nanthoor, 

Mangalore - 575005

Email: metropolitanelias@gmail.com , Phone: 0824 2210018, Mobile: 09483530018

 

Date of Birth : February 24, 1953

Parents   :  T.K. Mathew &  Mariamma Mathew

Chakkalethu,  Kizhakkeviruthiethu Kizhakkethil

Budhanoor P.O., Chengannur

Home Parish  : St. Elias Orthodox Syrian Church, Budhanoor

Home Diocese  :  Chengannur

 

ORDINATION

Sub-Deacon  : 26.03.1977by H.G. Yoohanon Mar Severios Metropolitan of the

                     Diocese of Kochi at  old Seminary, Kottayam

Deacon : 27.03.1977  by H.G. Mathews Mar Coorilos Metropolitan of

             Kollam at Mar  Lazarus Orthodox Syrian Church,Pathanapuram

Priest : 06.05.1978 by L L H.H. Mathews Mar Coorilos Metropolitan

          of Kollam at ParumalaSeminary

Consecration as Metropolitan  : 12th May 2010, Mar Elia Cathedral, Kottayam.

MONASTIC TRAINING & LIFE

  • At Bishops House, Kollam with H.G. Mathews Mar Coorilos Metropolitan (1968-1991) 
  • At Bethany Ashramam, R Perinad (1973-74)
  •  3 Weeks in Coptic Monasteries in Egypt (1991)
  •  At Mount Horeb Ashram, from April 1991 onwards.

 EDUCATION

Primary :  Govt. School, Bhdhanoor

High School  : Govt. Boys High School, Chengannur (1965-68)

Pre-Degree : Fatima Mata National College, Kollam - Kerala University  (1968-70)

B.A.(Economics)   : Fatima Mata National College, Kollam - Kerala University (1970-73)

M.A.(Economics)  : Fatima Mata National College, Kollam - Kerala University (1978-80)

 ECCLESLASTICAL & THEOLOGICAL TRAINING

 Graduate in Sacred Theology (G.S.T.)

Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam (1974-78) Bachelor of Divinity (B.D.)

Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam-Serampore University(1974-78)Master of Theology(M.Th.)

F.F.R.R.C., Kottayam -Serampore University (1983-85)

Diploma for Theology Graduates

Chichester Theological College, Chichester, W.Sussex, U.K. (1988-90)

 

COURSES

1 Biblical Archaeology

July 1989, Tantur, Jerusalem, Israel

2. International Peace

1990, Ecumenical Institute, Bosse, Switzerland

3. Monastic & Solitary Life

1990, Egypt Under the direction, guidance and supervision of H.H. Pope Shinouda III

 

PARISH MINISTRIES AND SERVICES

1) Asst. Vicar - St. Thomas Orthodox Cathedral, Kollam, 1978 -83

2) Asst. Vicar - Kadisa Orthodox Church, Kollam, 1978-83

3) Vice President, Orthodox Christian Youth Movement, Kollam Diocese, 1982-85

4) Vicar - St. Thomas Orthodox Cathedral, Kollam, 1983-88

5) Vicar - St.Gregorios Orthodox Church, London, UK, 1988-90

6) Director, Internal Mission - Kollam Diocese, 1990-2003 (Full Time Ministry)

7) Vicar, St.Gregorios Orthodox Students Centre & Chapel, Karicode, Kollam, 1995 - Feb 2006

8) Director, St.Basil Bible School & Orientation Centre, Sasthamcotta from May2000 onwards.

9) Manager,Mar Elijah Chapel &Kabaridam of H.H.Baselios Mar Thoma MathewsII from

   15 Feb 2006 onwards.

 

HELD  POSITIONS

  • Vice President, Orthodox Christian Youth Movement
  • Member, Ecumenical Relations Committee
  • Member, Mission Training Centre
  • Member, Oriental and Anglican Forum
  • Superior, Mount HorebAshramam, Sasthamcotta
  • Director, St.Basil Bible School & Orientation Centre, Sasthamcotta
  • Secretary, St.Thomas Home for Boys, Sasthamcotta, a Charitable Project of Kollam Diocese.
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Dr.C.T.Eapen Trust, Sasthamcotta
  • Member, Governing Body, B.M.C. College of Engineering, Sasthamcotta
  • Printer & Publisher of the Star of the East.
  •                                                                                                                                                                               Member, Inter Church Relations Committee of the Orthodox Syrian Church.
  • Member, Governing Board, Mission Society of the Orthodox Syrian Church.
  • Member, the Orthodox Study Bible Preparation Team.
  • Manager,MarElia Chapel &Kabaridam of H.H. BaseliosMarThomaMathewsII,Sasthamcotta
  • Vice President, Orthodox Christian Youth Movement, Kollam Diocese. (1982-85)
  • Representative of the Orthodox Syrian Church to the N.C.C.I, Nagpur. (1992-96)
  • Representative of the Orthodox Syrian Church to the K.C.C.
  • Member, the Orthodox-Mar Thoma Dialogue
  • Member, Editorial Board, MalankaraSabhaMasika.
  • Member, Editorial Board, PowrasthyaTharam, Kollam Diocese.
  • Director, Internal Mission, Kollam Diocese (1991-2003)
  • Honourary Visiting Fellow to the Summer Teaching Programme, DepartmentofTheology,

 University College, Chichester, U.K. (2004, 2006, 2009)

CONFERENCES/ SEMINARS/ MEETINGS/ CLASSES

IN INDIA

1. Ecumenical Clergy Conference, SCM, Pattom, Trivandrum, July 26-28, 1982

2. National Study on Development, Hyderabad - 1984

3.Seminar on Hermeneutics (Old Testaments), Tamil Nadu Theological Seminary, Madurai,

 May 1981

4. All India Consultation of Mission and Evangelism, Dec 26-29, 1984

5. N.C.C.I., General Assembly, Nagpur, 1996

6. Annual Meetings, National Association of Mission Studies, Bhilai, Coimbatore, Puthupady

7. Second International Conference of Ecclesiological Investigation Group, Jan 7-11, 2008,Kottayam

OVERSE

1.  Orthodox Family Meeting, Dublin, S. Ireland, 1989

2.  Orthodox Family Conference, London - 1989, Chichester, U.K.- 1993

3.  Old Catholic Congress, Geneva, Switzerland, 1990

4. Youth Meetings & Prayer Fellowships,Taize, France, 1990

5. Bible Classes by H.H.Pope Shinouda III, Cairo & Alexandria, Egypt, 1990

6.  Enthronement Ceremony of Rt.Revd John Hind, Bishop of Chichester,UK,2001

7.  Christian Conference of Asia,Columbo, Sri Lanka, 1995

8. Bible Classes & Retreats, Sidney, Australia, 1998

9. Bible Classes, Gospel Meetings & Retreats, Abu Dhabi & Al-Ain, UAE, 1999; Sharjah, 2000

10. Seminars & Summer Teaching Programs, University of Chichester, UK,

2004, 2006, 2009.

11. Family Conferences, Bible Classes and Retreats, Detroit, USA, 1995, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007

12. Bible Classes & Retreats, Bronx, New York, USA, 2008,2009

PUBLISHED WORKS

1.    PravachakaSandesam, No:13, Divyabodhanam Publications

2.    Articles in SabhaVijnanakosham

3.    Articles in Souvenirs & Monthly Publications

4.    DhyanaPamkthi in MalankaraSabhaMasika

5.    VishudhaQurbanayudeDhyanaPadanam, Internal Mission Publications, Kollam Diocese.

 

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Contact

BRAHMAWAR DIOCESE

Office : Mount Horeb Bishop’s House
Door No. 3E9-746/3, Vivekananda IInd Cross Road,
Nanthoor, Mangalore - 575005
Ph: 0824 2210018 & 09483530018