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His Excellency Most Rev. Philipos Mar Stephanos


Born on   : 9 May 1952, Ranni - Karimpanamkuzy, Pathanamthitta-Dist,Kerala
Family : Thottathil(Paramel Vishalakudumbam)
Parents  : Philip - Mariamma(Late)
Former Name   : Fr. Dr. Stephen Thottathil
Brothers   : Mathai, Koshy
Sisters   : Annamma, Saramma, Mariamma
Home Parish  : St. Mary’s Malankara Catholic Church ,Karimpanamkuzhy, Ranni
Home Diocese  : Archdiocese of Tiruvalla
Schooling   : C.S.I. L.P. School, Ranni
St. Thomas High School, Ranni
Reunion   : 1967 (Most Rev. Zacharias Mar Athanasios)
Minor Seminary  : Infant Mary’s Seminary , Admitted by Most Rev. Zacharias Mar Athanasios
[Late Bishop of Tiruvalla (03rd Bishop)]
Rector   : Most Rev.Geevarghese, Mar Timotheos [Rev. Fr. Geroge Chundevalel]
Pre Degree   : St. Berchmans’ College, Changanacherry.
Major Seminary : Papal Seminary, Pune. (Philosophy & Theology)
Deacon : 1978 By Bishop Valerian D’ Souza,Pune.
Seminary Period : From 1967 to 1979
Priestly Ordination : On 27th April 1979 at St Mary’s Malankara Catholic Church, Karimpanamkuzhy, Ranni, by Most Rev. Isaac Mar Yoohanon
Graduation +Post Graduation : Jnanadeepa Vidhapeedu, Pune [From 1979-1981]
Doctorate in Moral Theology :

Moral Theology at the Accademia Alfonsiana, Rome [From 1986 to 1990]

Offices Held  
Parish Priest Vandamedu, Chettukuzhy, Mulakaramedu, Kattappana, Pazharikandom, Panayampala, Mundukuzhy 
Vice Rector Minor Seminary [From 1990 to 1991]
Diocesan Director MCYM [From 1990 to 1991]
Priest-in-charge Delhi Missions [From 1991 to 1995]
Director Pushpagiri Hospital [From1995-2000]
National Chaplain St. Vincent De Paul Society of India [From 1995 to 2000]
Rector St. Mary’s Malankara Major Seminary, Trivandrum [From 2000 to 2003]
Administrator Diocese of Tiruvalla [From March 2003 to Sept. 2003]
Vicar General Diocese of Tiruvalla [From 2003 to 2005]
Dean of Theology St. Mary’s Malankara Major Seminary, Trivandrum [From 2006-2010]
Appointed Auxilary Bishop : By His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI On 25th January 2010 nominated as the Auxiliary Bishop of Tiruvalla, at St. Mary’ Cathedral, Trivandrum by His Beatitude Moran Mar Baselios Cleemis (Major Archbishop – Catholicos)
Ordained Remban : On 9th February - 2010 at St. John’s Cathedral Tiruvalla by His Grace Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Koorilos.
Consecrated Auxilary Bishop : On 13th March 2010 at Mar Ivanios Vidyanagar, Nalanchira, Trivandrum by His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis (Major Arch Bishop – Catholicos)
Patron Saint : Mar Stephanos (Deacon & First Martyr)
Patron’s Feast : 08th January.
Appointed Bishop in charge of Idukki Region : On 06th November 2010
Chairman : In the Malankara Catholic Church- Chairman of the Commission for Faith Formation (Catechism) & MCCL
In KCBC, Deputy Chairman of the Commission for Health Services, 2010 December
In KCBC, Deputy Chairman of the Commission for Dalit Christians, 2010 December
In KCBC, Deputy Chairman of the Commission for Youth, 2015
Internationl Consultant, Communio in Christo, Mechernick, Germany
His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos
Jyothis Bishop House
School Kavala
Kattapana P.O
Idukki- 685508
Ph No: 04868 272527