About H.H. Baselios Marthoma Didymus I Catholicos

His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Didymus I, Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan is the 90th prelate seated on The Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas. He is the 7th Catholicos in Malankara after the establishment of the Catholicate here in 1912 and the 20th Malankara Metropolitan.

Born on October 29, 1921, in Mavelikara in Pathanamthitta District of Kerala as the son of the late Mulamootil Ittyavirah Thomas and the late Chiramel Sosamma, the boy C. T. Thomas had his early education in a local school. At the age of 17, he became a member of the Mount Tabor Dayara (Monastery), Pathanapuram, where he completed his high school education and was initiated to a strict monastic life. As a disciple of His Grace Thoma Mar Dionysius, C. T. Thomas began his monastic training and theological studies at Tabor Dayara, and later, continued his training under the able guidance of H. H. the Catholicos Baselios Geevarghese II and H. H. Baselios Augen I. He was ordained as Koruyo on March 11, 1942, and as Deacon on May 22, 1947.            Read More

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