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Mar Yohannan Yoseph
Mar Yohannan Yoseph was born in Trichur near East fort in 1966 November 14. He is the seventh one of the nine children of Therattil Chirakkekaran Antony and his wife Annah (Cicily teacher). He had completed his preliminary school studies from Chaldean Syrian School , Model High School for Boys and secured bachelors Degree in Commerce (B.Com) from Calicut University in 1989. He studied at Mar Thoma Theological Seminary Kottayam (1990 - 1994) and earned Bachelor of Divinity (B.D.) Degree from Serampur University , Kolkatha , India . In 1998 joined in St. Ephrem Ecumenical Research Institute Kottayam and secured a Masters degree (M.A.) in Syriac Language and Literature in 2000 from Mahatma Gandhi University , Kottayam , India . End of the same year went to Iraq and continued the Syriac studies till 2003 march. From 2004 onwards he is a research student of Mahatma Gandhi University at Kottayam in Syriac Language and Literature.

In 1989 April 16 Late Dr. Poulose Mar Poulose Episcopa ordained him as a Deacon at Mar Adhai Sleeha Church , Paravattani. In 1999 April 11 His Grace Dr. Mar Aprem Metropolitan ordained him as a priest at Mar Yohannan Mamdhana Church , East Fort, Thrissur. During the period 1996 - 1998 worked as a Secretary to Dr. Mar Aprem Metropolitan and Bishop Poulose Mar Poulose Episcopa.

He was assistant vicar of Mar Narsai Church Kachery, St. Thomas Church Ernakulam, Mar Qardhakh Sahdha Church Chennai, Mar Sleeva Church Cochin , Mart Mariyam Church Koratty, Mar Timotheus Church Calicut, Mar Beesho Church Puthoor at his Deaconship. Served as Assistant Vicar at Mar Adhai Sleeha Church , Paravattani and Mar Oudisho Church at Baghdad. He formed a Parish at Kottayam and established a church there in the name of Mar Abdisho. He is also the president of Mar Thoma Ashram(Orphanage for Boys) at Mulayam.

In 2010 January 17th he received the Episcopal Consecration as the Bishop of the Holy Catholic Assyrian Church of the East in Inadia by H.H Maran Mar Dinkha IV.

e-mail : maryohannan@gmail.com, maryohannan@churchoftheeastindia.org
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