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. Dr. Yuhanon Mar Diascoros, Metropolitan 

is the current Metropolitan of the Diocese of Madras

His Grace was born on the 28th of May 1964 as the son of Mr. P. T. Mathunny Panicker & Mrs. Kunjamma Panicker. He acquired his Bachelor of Science degree from Kerala University and his theological diploma from the Orthodox Seminary in Kottayam.

His Grace then received his Bachelor of Divinity from Serampore University, his Master of Theology and Doctor of Theology from the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome. His Grace was ordained as a Sub-Deacon on 13th June 1987; Deacon on 15th May 1989 and Priest on 3rd June 1989 by H.G. Geevarghese Mar Dioscoros, the Metropolitan of Trivandrum Diocese.

His Grace notably served as Professor of the Holy Trinity Theological College, Addis Ababa of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. He continued is professorial pathway and became the professor and Dean of Studies in the Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam.

His Grace was professed as Ramban on December 4, 2008 at Parumala Seminary and consecrated as Metropolitan (by the name Yuhanon Mar Diascoros) on February 19, 2009 at Puthupally St. George Valiyapally. His Grace currently manages the Madras Diocese since the 31st March 2009.


Mailing Address and Contact Details

Bishop’s House

4/51, Rajeswari Street,

Mehta Nagar,

Chennai – 600029.

Phone: 044 – 64543128/23742462

Mobile :9447464090 / 09791020730(TN)

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