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Mumbai Orthodox Diocese

Mumbai Diocese is a diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church located at The Orthodox Church Centre, Vashi, Navi Mumbai.


The parishes in Mumbai Region was part of the Outside Kerala Diocese until the Mumbai Diocese is formed in 1976. The first parish in Mumbai is St. Mary's Orthodox Syrian Cathedral in Dadar. The parish was consecrated in 1951 by the late Catholicose Baselios Geevarghese II.[1] The present Diocese of Mumbai was formed in 1976 with Thomas Mar Makarios as its first bishop.

The Diocese established Gregorian Community in Roha near Mumbai with the motto worship, study and service.[2] Named after the saint, the community aims to create a space for young people to meet and experience the richness of nature and induct the youth to the monastic life, worship pattern, learning and commitment to serve the community.[3]

Diocesan Metropolitan

List of Diocesan Metropolitan
From Until Metropolitan Notes
1976 1979 Dr. Thomas Mar Makarios Transferred to newly formed American Diocese. Died in February 2008.
1979 1997 Dr. Philipose Mar Theophilos Entombed at Thrikkunnath Seminary, Aluva
2002 Present Geevarghese Mar Coorilos


  1. ^ "Diocese of Bombay". Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  2. ^ "Gregorian Community". Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  3. ^ "Gregorian Community". Retrieved 2012-12-07. 

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