Kandanad West Orthodox Diocese

Kandanad West Diocese is one of the 30 dioceses of Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church

Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church

Catholicate Emblem
Primate Baselios Marthoma Mathews III
Metropolitan H.H Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Mathews III
Language Malayalam, English, Hindi, Konkani, Kannada, Syriac
Headquarters Kottayam,  India
Territory Universal
Possessions  United Arab Emirates
 United States
 United Kingdom
 South Africa
 New Zealand
Founder St. Thomas the Apostle
Independence Apostolic Era
Recognition Oriental Orthodox
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In 1876 Malankara Orthodox Church was divided as 7 Dioceses by Mulanthuruthy Synod. Among that seven, one diocese was Kandanad Diocese, at that time the parishes of Kandanad Diocese were spread across Kottayam, Idukki and Ernakulam District. The first Metropolitan of this diocese was Paulose mar Ivanios (murimattathil bava), who later became First Catholicos of Malankara Orthodox Church, and belongs to Kolenchery St. Peter’s and St. Paul’s orthodox church. Followed by him this diocese was governed by the following Metropolitans.

  • Yuyakim Mar Ivanios
  • Augen Mar Thimothios
  • Paulose Mar Philoxenos
  • Joseph Mar Pachomiose

From 1991 this diocese is under the auspicious leadership of Mathews Mar Severios. In 2002 this Diocese divided into Two Kandanad (E) and Kandanad (W).

Today including parish churches and catholicate centers there are 41 worship centers in this diocese. There are 40 priests including corepiscopas offering their dedicated services in this Diocese. The diocesan headquarters is now situated at Prasadam centre, kolenchery. All spiritual organisations are very active in this diocese. Besides the spiritual activities, several charitable activities are also functioning under this diocese by the leadership of Mathews Mar Severios. The charitable institutions are organized and administered by Mar Pachomios charitable society and Pratheebha charitable trust.

  • Paulose Mar Ivanios
  • Yuyakim Mar Ivanios
  • Augen Mar Thimothios
  • Paulose Mar Philoxenos
  • Joseph Mar Pachomiose
  • Mathews Mar Severios.

The Kandanad West Diocese has initiated several charitable projects.

Located at Karimpana, Koothattukulam, Pratheekha Bhavan (The House of Hope) is the rehabilitation home for 50 orphan women who are mentally and physically challenged.

Prasanthi Bhavan (The House of Comfort) is designed to provide comfort to terminally ill patients who have no place to go. Situated at Kadayiruppu, this institution aims at providing service facilities for eighty poor patients who need long term treatment and protection.

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