Our Diocesan Bishop

Our Diocesan Bishop

Rt. Rev. Gregorios Mar Stephanos Episcopa

Rt. Rev. Gregorios Mar Stephanos Episcopa, the diocesan bishop of Ahmadi Mar Thoma Parish, has been providing us his valuable support and guidance ever since he was appointed as to the Delhi diocese from 1st May 2016.

Rt. Rev. Gregorios Mar Stephanos Episcopa was born on 16th March 1959 as the son of Kochi Panayapally Parayil Sri. K.P. Varkey and Smt. Kunjamma. Fort Kochi St. George is the mother Parish.

He continued his education in Kochi where his father was employed after early studies in Niranam Mar Thoma LP School. After completing Pre-Degree from Cochin College he completed BA and MA in Philosophy from Maharajas College. He then procured MPhil from Chennai University. Along with college education, he was member of College football and hockey teams in addition to being the General Captain of the college and proved his ability.

During 1982-86, he pursued a degree in theology from Kolkotta Bishops College. Thereafter he was ordained as Semmas on 16th March 1986 at St. Thomas Church, Thiruvalla and as Kaseessa on 27th June 1986 at his home Parish by Easow Mar Timotheos Episcopa.

Bilaspur, Korba, Ambikapur, Chennai-Chetpet, Thambaram, St. Thomas Mount, Kolalampur, Ranchi, Mumbai Santacruz, Maramon, Venmoney, Kavumbhagom were the parishes he served as Vicar.

He was consecrated as Ramban on 7th May 2011 at the specially prepared holy Madbaha in the St. Alberts College ground by Geevarghese Mar Theodosius Episcopa along with Rev. Dr. Varghese Mathai and Rev. Dr. Oommen George. He was elevated as Episcopa with the name Gregorios Mar Stephanos on 13th August 2011 at the specially prepared Holy Madbaha at the Thiruvalla SCS ground. Prior to being appointed as the Diocesan Bishop of Delhi diocese, Thirumeni served as the diocesan bishop of the Kunnamkulam Malabar Diocese from 2011- 2016.

Strong leadership ability, unshakable faith in God and timely vision of Kingdom of God activities are the hall mark of Thirumeni’s activities. Thirumeni’s leadership, zeal, commitment and dedication in the spiritual and whollistic development of the Church is commendable.

For more details regarding the Delhi diocese and Thirumeni’s activities, please visit www.delhidiocese.com.

Contact details:
Rt. Rev. Gregorios Mar Stephanos Episcopa
Delhi Mar Thoma Centre,
26, Bhai Vir Singh Marg,
Gole Market,
New Delhi -110 001, India.
Phone: +911123342828 (O) +911123369151 (P)
Phone: +91 11 23348800
Email: marstephanos@marthoma.in / delhidio@gmail.com