PARUMALA: The administrative office of the diocese of UK, Europe-Africa was inaugurated by the Catholicose of the east and Malankara Metropolitan Baselios Marthoma Didymos I at Parumala Seminary on Saturday October 10, 2009.
The public meeting was presided by the Catholicose Elect Metropolitan Paulose Mar Milithios.
The diocesan Metropolitan Mathews Mar Themothios took charge in the new office after the inaugural ceremony.
Many well wishers of the diocese attended the ceremony
Metropolitan Dr. Mathews Mar Thimothios
Metropolitan Dr. Mathews Mar Thimothios was born on 3rd May 1963 as the eldest son of Mr. P.J. Baby and Mrs. Thankamma Baby of Painuvilla Puthenveettil family. His Grace is a member of St. Mary’s Cathedral Puthiakavu, Mavelikkara.
Mar Thimothios took his degree as a student of Bishop Moore College Mavelikkara, G. S. T. from Orthodox Theological Seminary and B. D and M.Th. from Serampore University. His Grace has also attained the Licentiate in sacred scripture from the Pontifical Institute in Rome and Diploma in Biblical Archeology from the Pontifical Bible Institute in Jerusalem.
Mar Thimothios is a scholar in Italian, French, German, Aramic and Hebrew apart from English and Malayalam. His Grace has served as Joint Secretary of St. Thomas Orthodox Vaidika Sanghom, Publisher of “Purohithan” Magazine, Executive Committee Member of the Priest Fellowship in Rome, Secretary of Vattasseril Mar Divanyasios Charitable Fund, Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Registrar of Orthodox Theological Seminary.
Mar Thimothios has served as assistant vicar and vicar in eight parishes in Kollam and Mavelikkara. dioceses. His Grace has prepared O. V. B. S text books, teacher’s guide and a study based on the 24th Psalm. His Grace was ordained as Ramban on 4th December 2008 at Parumala
Address and Tel. Number of the new office
UK – Europe & Africa Diocese Administrative Annexe
Parumala Seminary, Parumala P.O , Thiruvalla – 689626