H. G. Kuriakose Mor Gregorios
Metropolitan of the Kalliserry region
His Holiness the Patriarch of Antioch Zakka Iwas I ordained V. Rev. C.T. Kurian Ramban
as the new Auxiliary Bishop for the Knanaya Diocese. His Grace will assume the name
Kuriakose Mor Gregorios. Ordination ceremonies took place on, Feb 2, 2007 in
Damascus. Hundreds of Knanaya faithful from Kerala, USA, Middle East and other parts
of the world attended the enthronement ceremony.
Mor Gregorios Thirumeni is no stranger to the youth of the Knanaya community in
America. Five years ago, before he became a bishop, Thirumeni had worked diligently to
mold the Knanaya youth of America into new generation of American Knanayites, rich in our
traditions and true to our culture. As the number of youth in the St Thomas Knanaya
church has grown over the past years, we are constantly looking for ways to enhance
our identity and remain true to our tradition. With Thirumeni at the helm leading us with
his knowledge and experience, we are confident that we will remain a strong community in
the U.S in the many years to come.