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'''Baselios Marthoma Didymos I''' (born [[29 October]] [[1920]]) was enthroned Catholicos of the East & [[Catholicos of the East|Malankara Metropolitan]] ([[Indian Orthodox Church|Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church]]) on [[October 31]], [[2005]]. Didymos was consecrated as Bishop on [[August 24]], [[1966]] and has been serving as Metropolitan of the Malabar Diocese of the church. He is the seventh Catholicos since the [[Catholicos of the East|Catholicate of the East]] was relocated to [[India]] and 90th in the lineage of Catholicose of the East in the Apostolic throne of St. Thomas. He is also the 19th Malankara [[Metropolitan bishop|Metropolitan]] of the Church.
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'''Baselios Marthoma Didymos I''' (born [[October 29]], 1920) was enthroned Catholicos of the East & Malankara Metropolitan (Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church) on [[October 31]], 2005. Didymos was consecrated as Bishop on [[August 24]], 1966 and has been serving as Metropolitan of the Malabar Diocese of the church. He is the seventh Catholicos since the Catholicate of the East was relocated to India and 90th in the lineage of Catholicose of the East in the Apostolic throne of St. Thomas. He is also the 19th Malankara Metropolitan of the Church.
  
Didymos is the son of Ittyavira Thomas of Chiramel-Mulamootil House in [[Nedumbram]] near [[Thiruvalla]] and Sosamma of Chiramel House in [[Mavelikara]]. He joined the Tabor Dayara in [[Pathanapuram]] in 1939 where he completed his high school education. He passed his Intermediate from [[C.M.S College]], [[Kottayam]] in 1945, his B.A from [[National College]], [[Tiruchirapalli]] in 1951, his B.T from [[Maston Training College]], [[Chennai]] in 1954, and his M.A from [[Christ Church College, Kanpur|Christ Church College]], [[Kanpur]] in 1961.
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Didymos is the son of Ittyavira Thomas of Chiramel-Mulamootil House in Nedumbram near Thiruvalla and Sosamma of Chiramel House in Mavelikara. He joined the Tabor Dayara in Pathanapuram in 1939 where he completed his high school education. He passed his Intermediate from C.M.S College, Kottayam in 1945, his B.A from National College, Tiruchirapalli in 1951, his B.T from Maston Training College, Chennai in 1954, and his M.A from Christ Church College, Kanpur in 1961.
 
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He completed his training for priesthood under the guidance of Thoma Mar Dionysius and [[Moran Mar Baselios Augen I|Baselios Augen]], Catholicos of the East. He received from [[Baselious Geevarghese II|Geevarghese II]] Catholicos of the East the order of Korooyo on 11 March 1942, full deaconship on 22 May 1947 and priesthood on 25 January 1950. He Has served as headmaster of [[Ponnayya High School]], Thiruchirapalli and [[St. Stephen's High School]], Pathanapuram, as Professor of English in [[St. Stephens College]] Pathanapuram, and as President of the Orthodox Youth Movement.
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He completed his training for priesthood under the guidance of Thoma Mar Dionysius and Baselios Augen, Catholicos of the East. He received from Geevarghese II Catholicos of the East the order of Korooyo on [[March 11]], 1942, full deaconship on [[May 22]], 1947 and priesthood on [[January 25]], 1950. He served as headmaster of Ponnayya High School, Thiruchirapalli and St. Stephen's High School, Pathanapuram, as Professor of English in St. Stephens College Pathanapuram, and as President of the Orthodox Youth Movement.
  
On 16 May 1965, Moran Mar Baselios Ougen I made him Ramban. The Malankara Syrian Christian Association, which met on 28 December 1965 at M.D Seminary, Kottayam, elected him to the office of Metropolitan. On 24 August 1966 at Kolencherry Baselios Ougen Bava consecrated him as Metropolitan Thomas Mar Timotheos.
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On [[May 16]], 1965, Moran Mar Baselios Ougen I made him Ramban. The Malankara Syrian Christian Association, which met on [[December 28]], 1965 at M.D Seminary, Kottayam, elected him to the office of Metropolitan. On [[August 24]], 1966 at Kolencherry Baselios Ougen Bava consecrated him as Metropolitan Thomas Mar Timotheos.
  
He became the Metropolitan of [[Malabar Diocese]] on 11 November 1966. He continues to serve as the General Superior of Mount Tabor Dayara and Convent in Pathanapuram. On 10 September 1992, the Malankara Association, which met at Parumala, elected him as successor- designate to the Malankara Metropolitan and Catholicos of the East.  Since being elevated to the Catholicate, has brought  about positive changes throughout the church. He has been the first Catholicos to preside over an official church secretariat, which helps keep the administrative affairs of the church running efficiently. He also has plans to renovate the Catholicate Headquarters and bring it up to par with modern times and technology. He has encouraged unity in worship and discipline in all parishes. He has also made extensive [http://www.icon.org.in/icon_ap_visit_us06.icon Apostolic visits] to the church's diaspora, tending to his flock in other regions.
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He became the Metropolitan of Malabar Diocese on [[November 11]], 1966. He continues to serve as the General Superior of Mount Tabor Dayara and Convent in Pathanapuram. On [[September 10]], 1992, the Malankara Association, which met at Parumala, elected him as successor- designate to the Malankara Metropolitan and Catholicos of the East.  Since being elevated to the Catholicate, has brought  about positive changes throughout the church. He has been the first Catholicos to preside over an official church secretariat, which helps keep the administrative affairs of the church running efficiently. He also has plans to renovate the Catholicate Headquarters and bring it up to par with modern times and technology. He has encouraged unity in worship and discipline in all parishes. He has also made extensive [http://www.icon.org.in/icon_ap_visit_us06.icon Apostolic visits] to the church's diaspora, tending to his flock in other regions.
  
 
He started his service to the Church as a monk when he was a teenager. He was called to the monastic life by the late Metropolitan Mar Dionysius of Niranam. The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church has a tradition of selecting bishops from the monastic ranks, but due to period when there were no functioning monastic communities, this tradition could not always be followed. Mor Didimos is an exemption to our recently fabricated monasticism as a preparation to receive the episcopate.
 
He started his service to the Church as a monk when he was a teenager. He was called to the monastic life by the late Metropolitan Mar Dionysius of Niranam. The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church has a tradition of selecting bishops from the monastic ranks, but due to period when there were no functioning monastic communities, this tradition could not always be followed. Mor Didimos is an exemption to our recently fabricated monasticism as a preparation to receive the episcopate.
  
 
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Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Didymos I

Baselios Marthoma Didymos I (born October 29, 1920) was enthroned Catholicos of the East & Malankara Metropolitan (Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church) on October 31, 2005. Didymos was consecrated as Bishop on August 24, 1966 and has been serving as Metropolitan of the Malabar Diocese of the church. He is the seventh Catholicos since the Catholicate of the East was relocated to India and 90th in the lineage of Catholicose of the East in the Apostolic throne of St. Thomas. He is also the 19th Malankara Metropolitan of the Church.

Didymos is the son of Ittyavira Thomas of Chiramel-Mulamootil House in Nedumbram near Thiruvalla and Sosamma of Chiramel House in Mavelikara. He joined the Tabor Dayara in Pathanapuram in 1939 where he completed his high school education. He passed his Intermediate from C.M.S College, Kottayam in 1945, his B.A from National College, Tiruchirapalli in 1951, his B.T from Maston Training College, Chennai in 1954, and his M.A from Christ Church College, Kanpur in 1961.

CATHOLICOS OF THE EAST

He completed his training for priesthood under the guidance of Thoma Mar Dionysius and Baselios Augen, Catholicos of the East. He received from Geevarghese II Catholicos of the East the order of Korooyo on March 11, 1942, full deaconship on May 22, 1947 and priesthood on January 25, 1950. He served as headmaster of Ponnayya High School, Thiruchirapalli and St. Stephen's High School, Pathanapuram, as Professor of English in St. Stephens College Pathanapuram, and as President of the Orthodox Youth Movement.

On May 16, 1965, Moran Mar Baselios Ougen I made him Ramban. The Malankara Syrian Christian Association, which met on December 28, 1965 at M.D Seminary, Kottayam, elected him to the office of Metropolitan. On August 24, 1966 at Kolencherry Baselios Ougen Bava consecrated him as Metropolitan Thomas Mar Timotheos.

He became the Metropolitan of Malabar Diocese on November 11, 1966. He continues to serve as the General Superior of Mount Tabor Dayara and Convent in Pathanapuram. On September 10, 1992, the Malankara Association, which met at Parumala, elected him as successor- designate to the Malankara Metropolitan and Catholicos of the East. Since being elevated to the Catholicate, has brought about positive changes throughout the church. He has been the first Catholicos to preside over an official church secretariat, which helps keep the administrative affairs of the church running efficiently. He also has plans to renovate the Catholicate Headquarters and bring it up to par with modern times and technology. He has encouraged unity in worship and discipline in all parishes. He has also made extensive Apostolic visits to the church's diaspora, tending to his flock in other regions.

He started his service to the Church as a monk when he was a teenager. He was called to the monastic life by the late Metropolitan Mar Dionysius of Niranam. The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church has a tradition of selecting bishops from the monastic ranks, but due to period when there were no functioning monastic communities, this tradition could not always be followed. Mor Didimos is an exemption to our recently fabricated monasticism as a preparation to receive the episcopate.

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Baselios Didymos I
Preceded by:
H.H. Moran Mar Baselios Mar Thoma Mathews II
Catholicos of the East & Malankara Metropolitan
2005–present
Succeeded by:
Mar Milithios (Catholicos Designate)
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