Former head of Mar Thoma Church Dr Philipose Mar Chrysostom passes away
Nine years later, in 1953, he was consecrated as Bishop.Mar Chrysostom became the Metropolitan of the Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church in 1999.PTI | Thiruvalla | Updated: 05-05-2021 07:12 IST | Created: 05-05-2021 07:12 IST
He was 103.
He is credited with implementing and formulating many projects to improve the social, economic and cultural condition of the poor and deprived.
Born on April 27, 1918 in Karthikappally, he had inherited the missionary zeal from his father.
After obtaining graduation from Union Christian (UC) College, Alwaye, he was attracted to missionary work and ordained as Deacon of the Church in 1944. Nine years later, in 1953, he was consecrated as Bishop.
Mar Chrysostom became the Metropolitan of the Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church in 1999. He was a bishop for 68 years.
Known for his pleasant attitude, the bishop was unparalleled with his touching style of speech full of humorous statements.
Many books and documentaries have been published containing his humorous speeches and talks.
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