His Grace Dr.Joseph Mar Dionysius

Metropolitan of Calcutta Diocese

Date of Birth 15th June 1956
Parents ( Name) Youngest son of late T.V.Mathai and Annamma Mathai, Thekkil Kandathil

Educational Qualifications

Sr.No. Qualification Year Class/ Grade Board/University
1. S.S.L.C 1971 Kerala State Education Board
2. Graduate-B. Sc. 1979 I Class, IV rank Madras Univrsity
3. Post Graduate-M. Sc. 1981 University I Rank with outstanding Grade Honored with the Chithness Gold Medal and Certificate of Merit in 1981
4. M.Phil 1988 A Grade Kerala University
5. Ph.D 1995 Kerala University
6. B.D. 1996 Seramapore University
7. Post Graduate Diploma …. Certificate Advanced Christian leadership from the Haggai International Institute, Singapore

Educational Qualifications

1. Chitness Gold Medal and Merit Certificate from the university of madras in 1981 for proficiency in studies.
2. “Man of the Year Award” in 2003 from the Biographical Institute, America.
3. “St. Berchman’s Award” in 2008 for the best College/University Professor

Service and Ordinations

Date / Year Place / Ordinations
1971 Accepted membership to the Society of Sacred Transfiguration, Mount Tabor Dayara, Pathanapuram from the late lamented Thoma Mar Dionysius Metropolitan.
1980 Ordained as Deacon
1985 Ordained as Priest by His Grace Thomas Mar Thimitheos Metropolitan
Rev. Fr. Markose Joseph has served as Vicar, Asst. Vicar in 9 parishes under the Thumpamon Diocese. Till the ordination of Bishop he was the Secretary of St. Thomas Orthodox Clergy Association, Diocese of Thumpamon.
Elected for the Metropolitan at the Malankara association held at Pampakuda on 11th Sep 2008 Professed Ramban on 4th Dec 2008 at Parumala Church
2009 Consecrated as a Bishop at St. Gregorian Orthodox Centre, Puthuppally-Kerala on 19th Feb 2009
2009 Metropolitan of Calcutta Diocese and Assistant Metropolitan of Delhi diocese.

In 1981, Deacon joined at St. Stephens College, Pathanapuram as a Lecturer in Zoology. Fr. Markose Joseph became Reader in 1995 and the Director of the Zoology Research Centre in 2000. His Grace was a member of more than a dozen academic bodies and organizations. H.G. has published more than 25 papers in National /International academic journals. H.G. most well-read book is ‘Paristhithy Adyatemeekata’ (Environmental Spirituality) which elucidates Christian humanism and the orthodox theological vision of the environment.

His Grace is an outstanding orator, retreat father, eco-theologian and multi-disciplinary resource person. In 2003, he was honoured by the Board of International Research, American Biographical Institute with the ‘man of the year’ awards.