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    My intercessor is my friend as my eyes pour out tears to God; on behalf of a man he pleads with God as a man pleads for his friend.( Job 16: 20-21)

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    I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. (Psalm 32:8)

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    How good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity! (Psalm 133:1)

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    Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds. (Proverbs 27:23)

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    In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. (Proverbs 3:6)

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    Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. (Galatians 6:2)

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    Steward of Wisdom

    For the lips of a priest should guard knowledge, and people should seek instruction from his mouth, for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts. (Malachi 2:7)


Born on


01 Feb 1966.

Family Name


Kodikuthiyil family, Ooramana (Kandanad).

Parish Church


St.George Thabore Church, Ooramana (Kandanad).



B.A. in Political Science from St.Peter's College, Kolencherry.

Theological Studies


B.Th from M.S.O.T. Seminary, Udayagiri.



B.D from the United Theological College at Bangalore.
Masters Degree in German and Latin languages from the
Ostkirchliches Institute, Germany.
Doctorate in Theology at the Catholic Faculty of the University
of Regensburg, Germany.



1989       (Ordained by H.G. Mor Gregorios Geevarghese).



12 November 2002  (Ordained by H.B. Catholicos Mor

Baselios Thomas I).



28 September 2003(Ordained by H.G. Mor Gregorios Joseph)



29 September 2003    (Consecrated by H.B. Catholicos Mor Baselios Thomas I).


H. G. Mor Theophilose Kuriakose was born on 1st February, 1966 in the Kodikuthiyil family of the Ooramana village (Ernakulum District, Kerala, India) to Mr. Cherian Varkey and Mrs. Saramma Varkey. His home parish is St.George Thabore Jacobite Syrian Church, Ooramana in the Kandanad Diocese.

His Grace did his schooling in Ooramana High School and graduation (B.A. Political Science) in St.Peter’s College, Kolencherry.  In 1980, he successfully completed B.Th. from the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Theological Seminary, Udayagiri. In the meanwhile he was ordained as a Deacon by Late Lamented H.G. Mor Gregorious Geevarghese Metropolitan in 1989.  

Later on he joined United Theological College in Bangalore for pursuing Bachelors in Divinity and fruitfully completed it in 1993. Afterwards he served as a lecturer in the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Theological Seminary, Mulanthuruthy (Ernakulam District) for around three years (1993-1995). Concurrently he functioned as the Organizing Secretary of the ‘Syrian Orthodox Christian Student Movement’. In 1995 he went to Germany for higher studies. In Germany, His Grace mastered in German and Latin languages from the Ostkirchliches Institute and also received Doctor of Theology at the Catholic Faculty of the University of Regensburg. His thesis was on “Den Armen gehoert das Reich Gotttes. Lukanische Impulse fuer ein Dalit Theologie”. In 2002 he returned to India and continued as a lecturer of the M.S.O.T Seminary. 

On 12th November 2002 he was ordained as a priest and on 29th September 2003 he was consecrated as a Metropolitan by H.B. Aboon Mor Baselios Thomas I.  Since then he serves as the Resident Metropolitan of M.S.O.T. Seminary, along with various other responsibilities in the church.