Madras Diocese and Our Diocesan Bishop

The Madras Diocese is our Diocese and is composed of Tamil Nadu, the Andaman Nicobar islands, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia.

H. G. Geevarghese Mar Philoxenos, Metropolitan

is the current Metropolitan of the Diocese of Madras

H. G. Geevarghese Mar Philoxenos Metropolitan was born in Maleth house, Arattupuzha as the son of Mr. M. G. George and Mrs. Accamma on 30th May 1972 . His Grace belongs to the parish of St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, Arattupuzha under Chengannur diocese.

His Grace completed his primary education from Metropolitan High School, Puthenkavu (1987), following which he completed Pre-Degree (1989) from Christian College, Chengannur. Completed degree in Economics (1991-94) from Catholicate college, Pathanamthitta, and Postgraduation in Economics (1994-96) from Institute of Economics, Thiruvalla, he joined Old Seminary, Kottayam and completed GST and BD (1996-2000). Later, he took his PhD from Brisbane College of Theology (2011-13).

He was ordained as sub-deacon on 1999, by H.G. Dr. Yacob Mar Irenios Metropolitan at St. Mary’s Church, Arattupuzha. He was ordained as deacon (2000), and priesthood (17th May 2000) at Mount Tabor Dayara, Pathanapuram . He was chosen as a Metropolitan in the Malankara Syrian Christian Association held on 25th February 2022 at Kolencherry. He received the status of Ramban on 2nd June 2022 at the Parumala Seminary. He was ordained as a Metropolitan by the name ‘Mar Philoxenos’ by H.H. Baselios Mar Thoma Mathews III Catholicos on 28th July 2022 at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Pazhanji.

H.G. has taken charge of Madras diocese as Metropolitan since 3rd November 2022.

Mailing Address and Contact Details

Bishop’s House

4/51, Rajeswari Street,

Mehta Nagar,

Chennai – 600029.

Phone: 23746011

Mobile: 9841146079, 9445535004(TN)