About Us

The first Malankara Orthodox congregation in Atlanta was officially inaugurated on Nov 30th 1997 under the American Dioceses. The first vicar was Rev. Fr. Dr. Gee Varghese.  Later, Rev. Fr. Pullalil Daniel, Rev. Dr. Mathew Koshy and Rev Fr. K.Y. Wilson joined.  Our current vicar, Rev.Fr. Daniel George is leading the parish under the guidance of His Grace Alexios Mar Eusebius, Diocesan Metropolitan of South-West America.

Our Patron Saint

Saint Thomas the Apostle (called Didymus which means "the twin") was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ, according to the New Testament. He is informally called doubting Thomas because he doubted Jesus' resurrection when first told, (in the Gospel of John), followed later by his confession of faith, "My Lord and my God", on seeing Jesus' wounded body.
Traditionally, he is said to have travelled outside the Roman Empire to preach the Gospel, travelling as far as Tamilakam in present-day India. According to tradition, the Apostle reached Muziris, Tamilakam present day India in AD 52 and baptized several people, founding what today are known as Saint Thomas Christians or Nasranis. After his death, the reputed relics of Saint Thomas the Apostle were enshrined as far as Mesopotamia in the 3rd century, and later moved to various places. In 1258, some of the relics were brought to Abruzzo in Ortona, Italy, where they have been held in the Church of Saint Thomas the Apostle. He is often regarded as the Patron Saint of India, and the name Thoma remains quite popular among Saint Thomas Christians of India.




His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Paulose II was enthroned as the Catholicos of the East & Malankara Metropolitan (the Supreme Head of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church of India) on Monday, 1st November 2010. His Holiness is the 91st Primate on the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas. 

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email     catholicos@mosc.in
address  Catholicate Aramana
             Devalokam P.O, Kottayam
             Kerala, India

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H.G. Dr. Zacharias Mar Aprem

His Grace was born as the son of E.K. Kuriakose and Sossama Kuriakose. His Grace is a member of St. George Valiyapally, Chungathara , Malabar Diocese. After taking his Bachelors Degree in Science from Malabar Christian College, Calicut, he joined the Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam, for theological studies. From the Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam, he took Graduate Degree in Sacred Theology (GST) and the Bachelor of Divinity (BD) degree at the Senate of Serampore University. After taking his M. Th from Dharmaram Theological College, Bangalore, he took D.Th from Sathri, Banglore under Serampore University.

His Grace took several key positions of the church as Prof. OTS Ktm , Registrar, Orthodox Seminary, Principal Secretary to H.H Didymos I Catholicos , Cheif Editor,Malankara Sabha Magazine, Member Ecumenical Relations Committee, Seminary Governing Board , Bible Society (kerala auxilary)His Grace's major area of study is based on major religions .
In addition to the responsibilities of the diocese His grace is working as the professor, Orthodox Theological seminary, President, Malankara Sabha Magazine.His Grace is a Good singer and writer.

He is elected as the Metropolitan candidate on 17th February at the Malankara Association held at Sasthamkotta. He is consecrated as Metropolitan on 12th May 2010 at Mar Elia Cathedral, Kottayam.His Grace is serving the Adoor - Kadampanad Diocese as its Metropolitan.

Address: Sreyas Aramana,
              Mar Epiphanios Centre,
              Adoor P.O
              Pathanamthitta- 691523

Telephone No:9447184303, 04734 227117

Email: 2010aprem@gmail.com, drzachariasmaraprem@gmail.com

Our Achen

Rev. Fr. George Daniel (Benny Achen) is the Vicar of our Parish.  Achen is originally a member of the St. Thomas Orthodox Cathedral, Kartikapally (Mavelikara Diocese). In 1976, after completing his higher education at St Thomas High School, Karthikapally and attaining his pre-degree from TKMM college, Nangiarkulangra, Achen was enrolled in  the B.A Honors program at Gauhati University, Assam.   Three years later in 1979  Achen joined the Orthodox  Theological Seminary, Kottayam.    During his tenure at the Seminary, which is affiliated with the University of Serampore, he obtained his bachelors of Divinity and later attained a Master of theology majoring in the New Testament.  In June 1986 he married Ms. Delsey Mariam.  In 1988, after serving nearly two years in the Maveilkara Diocese, Achen was transferred to the American diocese, and was appointed as the first vicar of the newly established parish of St. Gregorios Orthodox Church Bronx, New York. Following this initial posting, Achen served in multiple parishes including St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Toronto, Canada (1990-1992), St.  Gregorios Orthodox,  Church Edmonton, Canada (1992-2001), St. Thomas Orthodox Church, Pompano Beach, Florida (2001-2012), St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, San Francisco, California ( 2012-2013) and St. Thomas Orthodox Church, Atlanta, Georgia ( 2013-present).  Achen has three children, Danny, Sam and Reshma and a son-in-law Sanju.

Phone: 954-632-8474
Email: vicar@stoca.org
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