Zachariah Severios

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His Grace

Zachariah Mar Severios
ChurchMalankara Orthodox Syrian Church
DioceseIdukki Diocese
In office2022 – Present
Ordination28 Jul 2022
by H. H. Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Mathews III
Personal details
Born (1978-08-19) 19 August 1978 (age 45)
Vakathanam, Kottayam, Kerala
Alma materKG College Pampady
Government Law College, Thiruvananthapuram
Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala

Zachariah Mar Severios is the youngest Metropolitan within the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church and currently serving the Idukki Diocese.[1]

Early life and family

Born on August 19, 1978, in the Chirathilattu family, he is the son of Very Rev. C. John Cor-Episcopa Chirathilattu and Mrs. Lissy. [2]His Grace belongs to the parish of St. Mary's Orthodox Church, Vakathanam-Puthenchantha, under the Kottayam diocese.[3]

Education and academic achievements

Zachariah Mar Severios completed his primary education at J.M.H.S.S., Vakathanam (1991-94), and pre-degree studies at K.G. College, Pampady (1994-96). He further studied for a law degree at Government Law College, Thiruvananthapuram (1996-99). Additionally, he obtained a postgraduate degree in Syriac literature from M.G. University, Kottayam (2007-09).[4]

Spiritual calling and ordination

Severios enrolled at Kottayam Old Seminary, where he successfully completed his GST (2001-06). He further studied for his BD (Bachelor of Divinity) at Serampore University, completing it during the same period. [5] In 2006, he was appointed to the sub-deaconship, deaconship, and priesthood from his Guru H.G. Geevarghese Mar Ivanios Metropolitan at Njaliyakuzhi Dayara, Vakathanam.[5]

Elevation to metropolitan and responsibilities

Zachariah Mar Severios was chosen as a Metropolitan during the Malankara Syrian Christian Association held at Kolencherry[6] on February 25, 2022. He was granted the status of Ramban at the Parumala Seminary on June 2, 2022. On July 28, 2022, H.H. Baselios Mar Thoma Mathews III Catholicos ordained him as Metropolitan, bestowing upon him the name 'Mar Severios' at St. Mary's Cathedral in Pazhanji.[7][8][9]

Since November 3, 2022, Zachariah Mar Severios has been leading the Idukki diocese.[10][11]


Additionally, with the pen-name 'Zacher,' he has written approximately fifteen books.[12] Zachariah Mar Severios is a prominent speaker within the church and beyond. He was one of the main speakers at the Maramon Convention in 2023.[13]


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  7. Correspondent, Special (2022-07-28). "Seven metropolitans consecrated". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2023-05-12.
  8. "മെത്രാപ്പോലീത്ത സ്ഥാനാരോഹണം | Bishop Consecration | St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral Pazhanji | LIVE | Malankara Orthodox TV". Retrieved 2023-05-15.
  9. "ഇടയവഴിയിലെ ദൈവിക സാന്നിധ്യമാകാന്‍ അവര്‍ ഏഴു പേര്‍: പത്രവാര്‍ത്തകള്‍ | Malankara Orthodox TV". Retrieved 2023-05-15.
  10. "H.G. Zachariah Mar Severios Metropolitan |". Retrieved 2023-05-14.
  11. "ഇടുക്കി ഭദ്രാസന മെത്രാപ്പൊലീത്തയായി സഖറിയാ മാർ സേവേറിയോസ് ഇന്ന് ചുമതലയേൽക്കും". Newspaper. 2022-11-08. Retrieved 2023-05-15.
  12. "Zacher". Retrieved 2023-05-12.
  13. "വിമർശനം ഇഷ്ടപ്പെടാത്ത കാലത്ത് നിർഭയമായി ജീവിക്കണം: സഖറിയ മാർ സേവേറിയോസ്". ManoramaOnline (in മലയാളം). Retrieved 2023-05-15.

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