Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven
|Parents||Manganam Kanjirathara K C Uthup and Sosamma|
|Born on||1953, August 16|
|Ordained as Deacon||1980, May 31|
|Ordained as Kassissa||1980, June 28|
|Ordained as Ramban||2005, February 11|
|Consecrated as Episcopa||2005, May 14|
Dr. Abraham Mar Paulos hails from Kanjirathara family, Kottayam. St. Peters Mar Thoma Church, Manganam is his Home Parish. His basic education was at Government L P School, Muttambalam, M T Seminary High School, Kottayam, CMS College, Kottayam and Basileos College, Kottayam. He had his Theological training from Mar Thoma Theological Seminary, Kottayam and Princeton University. He took Doctorate in Christian Education from Boston University. He had been ordained as Deacon on 31/05/1980 by Dr. Joseph Mar Irenaeus Suffragan Metropolitan at Manganam St. Peters Mar Thoma Church. His Ordination as Kassessa was on 28/06/1980 at St. Thomas Mar Thoma Church, Tiruvalla, by Dr. Alexander Mar Thoma Valia Metropolitan. The Sabha Prathinidhi Mandalam held on 11/01/2005 elected him as the Episcopa of the Church. He was ordained as Ramban on 11/02/2005 at Jerusalem Mar Thoma Church, Kottayam by Geevarghese Mar Athanasius Episcopa. On 14th May, 2005 he was consecrated as Episcopa of the Church at S C Seminary Tiruvalla by Dr. Philipose Mar Chrysostom Mar Thoma Metropolitan.
He served in different Parishes such as Naranamoozhy, Kattikkalaruvi, Thonikadavu, Ranni Pazhavangadikara, Trivandrum Paruthippara, Karthamangal, Bangalore, Kaithakuzhy and Boston. He has also served as the Chaplain of St. Thomas Schools, Trivandrum and as Diocesan Secretary of Trivandrum – Quilon Diocese. His tenure as General Secretary of the Sunday School Samajam was the exemplification of his Leadership qualities, organizing capabilities etc. The centenary celebration of the Sunday School Samajam including the Children’s Maramon under His leadership was a remarkable one. Consecrated as Episcopa on the Silver Jubilee year of priesthood, His Lordship is a great orator, good scholar, theologian and above all, He is a great friend of children and youth. He was in charge of Thiruvananthapuram – Kollam Diocese, Mumbai and Delhi Dioceses. He is presently in Charge of the Delhi Diocese.
Rt. Rev. Dr. Abraham Mar Paulos
Mar Thoma Centre,
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