Nazareth Mar Thoma Church

Our Diocese

Nazareth Mar Thoma Church belongs to Mar Thoma Syrian Church's North America and Europe Diocese.

The Mar Thoma Syrian Church in North America was established in 1972 in Yonkers, New York. The Mar Thoma Community was also created in Europe in the 1960's in London. Currently there is 54 parishes and 23 congregations in the Diocese. Many parishes are located across the country such as New York, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Toronto and London. Currently the head of the Diocese of North America & Europe is the Rt. Rev. Dr. Geevarghese Mar Theodosius.


Diocese of North America and Europe,
Sinai Mar Thoma Center,
NY 11566,
Phone: 516-377-3311

The Diocesan Bishop - Dr. Geevarghese Mar Theodosius

Mar Theodosius studied at Baselious College, Kottayam and Mar Thoma College Thiruvalla. After taking a degree in Science he joined Leonard Theological College and took BD Degree in 1972. His ordination as ‘Kasseesa’ was in the year 1973. In 1980 he took a Master’s Degree in Comparative Religions from Visva Bharathi University and Doctorate from Mc Master University, Hamilton, Canada in 1986. He was consecrated as Episcopa on December 9, 1989 along with Mar Athanasius and Mar Coorilos.

From 1973 onwards he was in charge of several parishes including Mumbai, Calcutta, Toronto and Nanthancode and he served as Director of Thomas Mar Athanasius Orientation Centre, Manganam. On consecration as Episcopa he was given charge of Kunnamkulam- Madras Diocese.

  • From 1990 - 2008 as an Episcopa of the Church; Thirumeni was in charge of
  • Madras-Kunnamkulam and Kunnamkulam-Malabar
  • Trivandrum-Quilon Diocese
  • Chennai - Bangalore and Malaysia-Singapore & Australia Dioceses.

Dr. Geevarghese Mar Theodosius is a good scholar and his books on Reform Movements in Kerala and their Impact on Socio-Economic and Religious Life of the People have made a mark in academic circles.

Parents Ashtamudi Kizhakkechakkalayil Dr K J Chacko and Mary Chacko
Born on 1949, February 19
Ordained as Deacon 1972, June 24
Ordained as Kassissa 1973, February 24
Ordained as Ramban 1989, November 4
Consecrated as Episcopa 1989, December 9
Diocese North America and Europe Diocese
Contact Rt. Rev. Dr. Geevarghese Mar Theodosius Episcopa
Sinai Mar Thoma Center, 2320,
S. Merrick Avenue, Merrick NY- 11566,USA
Phone: 516 377 3311