His Grace The Most Rev Dr Philipose Mar Chrysostom Mar Thoma Valia Metropolitan
|Parents||Vicar General Very Rev. K.E. Oommen and Mrs. Sosamma|
|Born on||April 27, 1918|
|Ordained as Deacon||January 1, 1944|
|Ordained as Kassissa||June 3, 1944|
|Ordained as Ramban||May 20, 1953|
|Consecrated as Episcopa||May 23, 1953|
|Designated as Suffragan Metropolitan||May, 1978|
|Designated as Officiating Metropolitan||March 15, 1999|
|Installed as Metropolitan||October 23, 1999|
|Designated as Valia Metropolitan||October 2, 2007|
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Having inherited the missionary zeal from his father, Vicar General Very Rev K E Oommen, he graduated from U C College Alwaye and took up the work in the Ashram at Ankola along with Rev. P J Thomas. He received theological education at UTC Bangalore and St. Augustine’s College, Canterbury. He became an ordained minister of the church in 1944 and was consecrated as Bishop with Alexander Mar Theophilus and Thomas Mar Athanasius in 1953.
The administrative acumen of His Grace is far beyond what words can express. He is a spiritual leader, dynamic enabler, prolific orator, voracious reader, pungent writer, tactful negotiator, valiant defender of the law, compassionate at heart and a wonderful team man. He respects diversity of opinion, but would not easily budge or compromise ethical principles. He retains his lovable ness, humility and simplicity. He is a person with golden tongue, acceptable to all people irrespective of cast, colour or religious commitments.
The Mar Thoma Church in the North American and European continent represents the dreams and aspirations of the faithful members of the Church.
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