Mor Julius Kuriakose


Former Metropolitan of the Simhasana-Patriarchal churches/Institutions in India

& the First Secretary to His Holiness the Patriarch of Antioch & All the East



Born on - 6 July 1933
Family Name - Kochupurackal, Veliyanad
Parish Church - St. Stephen's Knanaya Church, Veliyanad (now, the home parish is St. Gregorius Simhasana church,Cherumkulam, Mannarghat, Palakkad)
Education - Intermediate, S. B. College Changanacherry
Theological Studies - Manjinikkara under Very Rev. Madappattu Yacoub Ramban, and Very Rev. Mose Salama Ramban
Korooyo - February 1955  (ordained by H.G. Mor Julius Elias)
Kassisso - 21 September 1958  (ordained by H.G. Mor Julius Elias, Patriarchal delegate to India)
Ramban - 22 December 1990  (ordained by Patriarch H.H. Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka-I)  
Metropolitan - 27 September 1998  (ordained by Patriarch H.H. Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka-I)
Responsibilities held as Prelate - 1. First Secretary to His Holiness Ignatius Zakka-I Iwas, the Patriarch of Antioch & All the East from 1984-2001
    2. Senior Metropolitan of the Patriarchal Churches / Institutions in India 
Passed away on   09 April 2011
Funeral held on   11 April 2011 at Manjinikkara St. Ignatius Dayro


*  Served the Perumpilly St. George Simhasana Church; Thumpamon Simahsana Church  and Mangalore Church under EAE during 1958-62

*  Vicar of Arthat St. Mary's Simhasana Church from 1962-1984

*  First Secretary to H. H. Moran Mor Igantius Zakka-I, the Patriarch of Antioch & all the East  from 1984-2004

*  Honorary Doctorates received by H.E. Mor Julius Kuriakose

             - Doctor of Divinity & Sacred Philosophy from Indo American University of  Humanistic  Studies, Florida, U.S.A

                and Doctor of   Theology from Diondra University, Italy.




Funeral photos -





Condolence Message from the Holy Father 




Video clippings from the funeral of  Mor Julius Kuriakose held at Manjanikkara Dayaro





Late Mor Julius Kuriakose with His Holiness the Patriarch,

His Beatitude the Catholicos & Metropolitan Mor Gregorios Joseph (2004, India)



His Holiness receiving the book entitled THE CALENDAR OF THE SYRIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH, from his Beatitude the Catholicos. Also seen is Mor Julius Kuriakose

This book was published in 2004 with the efforts of Metropolitan Mor Julius Kuriakose



Mor Julius Kuriakose with His Holiness & His Beatitude at Manjinikkara (2004)



Priestly Jubilee celebrations of Metropolitan H.E. Mor Julius Kuriakose of Simhasana churches and Institutions in India

&  the foundation day celebrations of Arthat St. Mary’s Simhasana Church, Kunnamkulam - October 8, 2008

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