Diocesan Administration


H.G. Dr. Zacharias Mar Aprem Metropolitan


His Grace was born as the son of E.K. Kuriakose and Sosama Kuriakose. His Grace is a member of St. George Valiyapally, Chungathara , Malabar Diocese. After taking his Bachelors Degree in Science from Malabar Christian College, Calicut, he joined the Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam, for theological studies. From the Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam, he took Graduate Degree in Sacred Theology (GST) and the Bachelor of Divinity (BD) degree at the Senate of Serampore University. His Grace also completed his M. Th (Religions) from Gurukula Research Institute, Chennai of Serampore University and D.Th ( Advaitha Vedanta) from Serampore University.


His Grace held several key positions in the Holy Church : Professor at Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam, Registrar of the Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam, Principal Secretary to His Holiness Didymos Catholicos, Cheif Editor of the Malankara Sabha Magazine, Member of the Ecumenical Relations Committee, Seminary Governing Board Member, Bible Society (Kerala Auxilary) Member etc.

His Grace was elected as the Metropolitan of the Malankara Orthodox Church on 17th February 2010 at the Malankara Association held at Sasthamkotta. He is consecrated as Metropolitan on 12th May 2010 at Mar Elia Cathedral, Kottayam.His Grace also currently serving the Adoor - Kadampanad Diocese as its Metropolitan.

In addition to the responsibilities of the dioceses, His grace also works as the visiting professor of Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam, President MGOCSM, Director of Sruti School of Liturgical Music and Manager of the St. Cyril's College Adoor, Thapovan Public School & St. Marys HS & HSS, St. Thomas HSS Kadampanadu. His Grace is a good singer, writer, and is a great speaker.



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