New Primate of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church


On Thursday, October 14th, 2021, the Malankara Syrian Christian Association of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, gathered on the sacred grounds of Parumala, Kerala, India to elect a new Primate of the Holy Church.

Under the presidentship of the Senior Metropolitan of the Church, His Grace, Kuriakose Mar Clemis, the largest ecclesiastical parliament in the world, formally elected His Grace, Metropolitan Dr. Mathews Mar Severios as the 9th Catholicos of the East, and 22nd Malankara Metropolitan. The Holy Episcopal Synod has formally ratified the election of Metropolitan Severios.

His Beatitude, Dr. Mathews Mar Severios, 72, serves as the ruling Metropolitan of the Diocese of Kandanad West. His Beatitude succeeds His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulose II, who fell asleep in the Lord this past July.

The Holy Synod will formally enthrone the Catholicos Designate on Friday, October 15th at Sts. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church, in Parumala beginning with Matins at 6:30AM, followed by Divine Liturgy and the Rite of Enthronement. May our Lord preserve the newly elected Primate of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church! May God grant all wisdom, and discernment to shepherd the Church of God!

The Metropolitan, clergy, and faithful of the Northeast American Diocese offer our prayers and love to His Beatitude. OXIOS! OXIOS! OXIOS!


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