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Philipose Mar Chrysostom

Mar Thoma XX, Mar Thoma Metropolitan
Mar Thoma Metropolitan Emeritus of the Apostolic See of St Thomas
Chrysostam Thirumeni.jpg
ChurchMalankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church
Installed23 October 1999
PredecessorAlexander Mar Thoma
SuccessorJoseph Mar Thoma
Orders
Ordination1 January 1944
Consecration23 May 1953
Personal details
Birth namePhilip Oommen
Born (1917-04-27) 27 April 1917 (age 104)
Eraviperoor, Travancore, British Raj
Died05 May 2021
Fellowship Mission Hospital Kumbanad
NationalityIndian
ResidenceJubilee Home, Maramon, Kozhencherry, Pathanamthitta
Philipose Mar Chrysostom (Mar Thoma XX) Mar Thoma Valiya Metropolitan, (born Philip Oommen, 27 April 1917 - 05 May 2021) is an Indian prelate and the emeritus Metropolitan of the Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church, and has been a bishop for 67 years, 11 months and 11 days. He is addressed and referred to as Chrysostom Thirumeni or Valiya Thirumeni. He was awarded India's third highest civilian award, the Padma Bhushan, in 2018.
Contents
1 Early life and education
2 Consecration
3 Status metropolitan
4 Biopic
5 Navathy Home Project
6 Centenary
7 Padma Bhushan
8 See also
9 References
10 Further reading
11 External links
Early life and education
Philip Oommen was born to Adangappurathu Kalamannil family which has produced several priests. Tirumeni's father was Vicar General K. E. Oommen, Kalamannil, Adangapurathu, Kumbanad. His mother was Sosamma of Nadukke Veettil, Karthikappally.
He attended Maramon, Kozhencherry and Eraviperoor schools, and went on to graduate from Union Christian College, Aluva.
He was ordained as a deacon of the Malankara Mar Thoma Church on 1 January 1944 and Kasseessa on 3 June 1944. He was ordained as Ramban on 20 May 1952.
Consecration
In 1950 the Church Mandalam (representative assembly) consecrated three bishops, including Philip Oommen. On 23 May 1953, Philip Oommen Ramban was consecrated as Philipose Mar Chrysostom Episcopa. During his tenure he was the president of the National Council of Churches, India and attended World Council of Churches at Evanston in 1954 and Uppsala in 1968. He also attended the Second Vatican Council.
Status metropolitan
Episcopa
On 23 May 1953, Juhanon Mar Thoma Metropolitan assisted by Mathews Mar Athanasius Episcopa ordained Oommen as Episcopa and gave him the episcopal title Philipose Mar Chrysostom. M. G. Chandy (Alexander Mar Theophilus later Alexander Mar Thoma ) and P.Thomas (Thomas Mar Athanasius) were ordained on the same day.
In 1954, Mar Chrysostom joined St. Augustine's College, Canterbury, UK to further his theological studies.
Suffragan Metropolitan
He was designated as Suffragan Metropolitan in May 1978.
Officiating Metropolitan
After Alexander Mar Thoma Metropolitan stepped aside from the daily administration of the Church due to ill-health on 15 March 1999, Mar Chrysostom was designated Officiating Metropolitan.
Metropolitan
Mar Chrysostom was installed as Metropolitan on 23 October 1999 when Alexander Mar Thoma Metropolitan was made Valiya Metropolitan. (Senior Metropolitan)
Valiya Metropolitan ( Metropolitan Emeritus)
On 28 August 2007, Thirumeni announced his resignation as supreme head of the Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church on grounds of old age and ill-health
Biopic
Indian film director Blessy made a comprehensive biopic, about 48 hours 10 minute long, on Philipose Mar Chrysostom.
Navathy Home Project
Philipose Mar Chrysostom Mar Thoma Metropolitan completed 90 years on 27 April 2008. As part of the birthday celebration, Mar Thoma Church devised a project, Navathy Home Project, to support and enable 1500 families in India, irrespective of caste, creed or religion, to build a home of their own. (Malayalam – navathy – ninetieth anniversary). The cost of each home was Rs. 1,50,000. (US$2400). Each house consisted of a sit-out, a drawing room, a bedroom, a kitchen, a dining room and a toilet. Mar Thoma Church members donated so much that the project was a great success; it was extended from India to Mexico.
Centenary
On his hundredth birthday, on 27 April 2017, the Church officially inaugurated the Project among the Transgender Community.
Padma Bhushan
The President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind presenting the Padma Bhushan Award to Dr. Philipose Mar Chrysostom, at the Civil Investiture Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on March 20, 2018
The Republic of India awarded the Padma Bhushan to Tirumeni for services to society. It was officially declared on the eve of Republic Day 2018 and he was awarded on 20 March 2018.
Preceded byAlexander Mar Thoma
(Mar Thoma XIX)
Metropolitan of the Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church1999–2007
Succeeded byJoseph Mar Thoma
(Mar Thoma XXI)
See also
Throne of St. Thomas
Syrian Malabar Nasrani
Saint Thomas Christians
Christianity in India
List of Syrian Malabar Nasranis
Joseph Mar Thoma
Philipose Mar Chrysostom Mar Thoma
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