Mor Philoxenos Zacharias
(Metropolitan of Idukki Diocese)


Born on - 05 May 1972
Family Name - Therampil, Kumarakom, Kottayam -- s/o late Ittyavira & Sosamma Ittyavira
Mother Parish - St. John's church, Kumarkom, Kottayam / St. Mary's Jerusalem Puthenpally, Meenadom, Kottayam
Education - B.A. from Baselios College, Kottayam & Masters in Sociology from Kamarj University
Theological Studies -

M.S.O.T.Seminary, Vettickal, Mulanthuruthy


B.D. (Serampore University)

Deacon - 22 February 1998  (ordained by H.G. Mor Gregorios Geevarghese Perumpilly)
Kassisso - 03 July 2000 (ordained by H.G. Mor Thimotheos Thomas)
Metropolitan - 04 January 2010    (ordained by H.B. Catholicos Baselios Thomas-I)
Current Responsibilities - Metropolitan of Idukki diocese
    Chief co-ordinator of The Mor Gregorian Centre, Thoothootty, Kottayam & The Mor Gregorian Retreat Centre, Ambalavayal, Wayanadu.



Ministries run by Mor Philoxenos Zacharias  (Mor Gregorian centers in Thoothootty & Wayanad):


     Mor Gregorian Retreat Centre

Conducts Spiritual Rejuvenation of Oneís life through evangelization

Coducts 5 Days Monthly Retreat providing food and accommodation

Conducts weekly Retreat on every Sunday

Conducts Intercessory Prayer on 1st Friday of every month

Conducts Retreat on 2nd Saturday of every month

Conducts Retreat at several places


    Mor Gregorian Counselling Centre

Conducts Counselling on Every Tuesday and Saturday Redirects people who need Clinical Counselling


    Mor Gregorian Sharing Ministry (The Registered Charitable Society)

Provides weekly rice supply for 100 poor families

Gives aid for Studentís education

Provides food and accommodation for the needy scholars

Gives monetary aid for the house renovation

Gives monetary aid for the marriage of poor girls

Gives monetary aid for the construction of new house and to buy house plots for the needy people


    Mor Gregorian Homes - The Centre for the elderly people (The construction work is under progress)

Provides accommodation for 25 inmates

Provides accommodation for about 200 people, participating in the Monthly Retreat


    Mor Gregorian Prayer Group

Comprises of priests, Deacons and 93 people

Conducts Intercessory prayer on every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (evening)


    Mor Gregorian Pain and Palliative Care Society

Comprises of 60 volunteers

Visits and cares 100 needy bed ridden patients at their Homes

Conducts classes and training for the members in connection with the pain and palliative care unit, Kozhikode


    Mor Gregorian Pain and Palliative Clinic

Consults about 135 needy patients on every Wednesday and Saturday and gives free medicines


    Mor Gregorian free Ambulance Service

Conducts free service for needy people



Metropolitan Consecration ceremony held on 4th January 2010


Photos of Metropolitan Consecration ceremony held on 4th January 2010

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Mor Philoxenos submitting salmoosa to His Holiness

(23rd January 2010)


Enthronement Ceremony of Mor Philoxenos Zacharias held at St. Peter's & St. Paul's JSO Cathedral, Meenangadi on Feb 08, 2010
His Beatitude Catholicos Mor Baselios Thomas-I led the service

View Photos of sunthroniss held at the Meenangadi Church