|26 September 1966
|Pallathu House, Thattekkad, Angamali Diocese
|Diploma in Theology
|25 February 1995 (ordained by H.G. Mor Geevarghese Polycarpus)
|9 January 1997 (ordained by H.G. Mor Geevarghese Polycarpus)
|12 July 2006 (ordained by H.B. Catholicos Baselios Thomas I)
|14 July 2006 (ordained by H.H. Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I))
|Metropolitan of the Evangelical Association of the East
Mor Chrisostomos Markose is the third missionary Metropolitan of the Evangelical Association of the East (EAE) after Kadavil Paulose Mor Athanasius and Geevarghese Mor Polycarpus. This gospel mission of the Church in India, spreading the message of Evangalion (Good News) of our Lord Jesus Christ to the poor and down trodden, was formed in 1924 under the initiative of Athunkal Geevarghese Corepsicopus; the first President of the society was the former Malankara Metropolitan St. Athanasius Paulose of blessed memory (Valiya Thirumeni). Its spirited evangelical work is spread over Kerala, southern parts of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu states.
His Grace Mor Chrisostomos was born as the son of P V Jacob and Annakkutty of Pallathu house in Thattekadu near Kothamangalam on 26th September 1966. The St. Mary's church at Thattekad in Angamali diocese is his mother parish. The official name of the Metropolitan was then 'Jacob Markose'. The schooling and College education of His Grace was at Kothamangalam. After attaining a degree in Sociology, he studied Theology and received a diploma in it.
His close association with the various missionary activities of the Church in those days prompted him to join the 'Pourashthya Suvisesha Samajam' (Evangelical Association of the East) in 1991 as one of its missionaries. In 1992 he became an active committee member of the Evangelical Association. In 1993 he took the initiative to organize Samajam Gospel Team and in 1994 he established Missionary training college. The same year he also became the secretary of the Mission society.
Metropolitan H.G. Mor Chrysostomos Markose with H.H. Patriarch, H.B. Catholicos
and H.E. Mor Gregorios Yuhanon of Aleppo Archdiocese
(14th July 2006)
On 25th February 1995, Metropolitan of the Evangelical Mission His Grace Mor Geevarghese Polycarpus ordained Jacob Markose as Kooroyo. Two years later on 9th January 1997 he was ordained Kassisso. He first served the St.Antony's Jacobite Syrian church at Jeppu in Mangalore as its assistant vicar. The same year he became the Manager of the St. Antony's Society (Honovar Mission). In the subsequent years Fr. Jacob Markose has served in the churches at Athiyadi, Honovar in South Canara, Baithoor, Ichilampadi, Sibaja and Advala. In 1999 he was appointed the Manager of the Samajam publications and in 2000 he became the secretary of the Evangelical Association of the East. In 2001 he was elected as the general secretary of the Evangelical Association. The same year he assumed the responsibility as the Manager of the St. Thomas Orphanage and the Santhom Public School at Perumbavur. He was at that time the Vicar of the St. Thomas Aramana Chapel at Perumbavur.
When the general committee of the Evangelical
Association of the East met at Perumbavur on 4th November 2005 to elect an
assistant to its aged Metropolitan Mor Polycorpus Geevarghese, it was the name
of Fr. Markose that came to forefront. Subsequently on 12th July 2006 Catholicos
Aboon Mor Baselios Thomas I elevated Fr. Jacob Markose as Ramban
On 14th July 2005, Dayroyo Markose
was consecrated as the Metropolitan of the Evangelical Association of the East and the Honovar Mission by name 'CHRISOSTOMOS'. The consecration ceremony held in
the St. Peter's and St. Paul's Church at St. Aphrem Seminary in
(near Damascus, Syria) was led by His Holiness the Patriarch, the supreme patron
of the Evangelical Association of the East and the Honovar
The Catholicos His Beatitude Aboon Mor Baselios Thomas I, Mor Athanasius Elia
Bahi (Patriarchal Assistant), Mor Athanasius Geevarghese (Patriarchal Vicar For
Indian Affairs), Mor Gregorios
Yuhanon (Aleppo, Syria), Mor Gregorios Joseph (Kochi), Mor Theodosius Mathews (Kollam),
Mor Aphrem Mathews (Angamali Highrange Area ), Mor Osthatheos Pathros (New
Delhi), Mor Eusebius Kuriakose (Thrissur) and Mor Koorilos Geevarghese (Niranam)
assisted His Holiness in the consecration ceremonies.
After consecration H.H. the Patriarch issued 'Sthathikon' (statement of empowerment in writing given to the new Metropolitan) to Mor Chrysostomos Markose, appointing him as the assistant Metropolitan of the Evangelical Association of the East and the Honovar Mission, under its senior Metropolitan His Grace Mor Polycarpus Geevarghese. Following the demise of Mor Polycarpus Geevarghese in 2011, Mor Chrysostomos Markose assumed the full charge of the Evangelical Association.
Consecration ceremony of Metropolitan Mor Chrisostomos Markose at the St. Peter & St.Paul Church
in St. Ephrem Seminary, Syria on 14 July 2006
Photos: Thomas Daniel (SOCM Forum)
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2. Ramban Ordination Photos: