KURIAKOSE MAR KOORILOSE
(Former Diocesan Metropolitan of Niranam, Quilon and
Thumpamon of Malankara Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church)
Kuriakose Mar Koorilose was born on May 1, 1935 as the
second son of Poothicote Paayikandathil Cherian George of Mepral and
Annamma and named George Kurian. He was ordained deacon by Mor Gheevarghese Gregorius of
Ankamali in 1956. The late Catholicos Paulos II (then Metropolitan Mor
Philoxenus Paulose) ordained him priest in 1956. Fr.
George Kurian became the vicar of St. John's church, Mepral (Thiruvalla).
Fr. George Kurian was consecrated bishop Mor Koorilose by Patriarch
Ya`qub III on July 21, 1974. Mor Kuriakose Koorilose Metropolitan
was an undeclared "Ya`qub Burd`ana" of the southern diocese of Malankara
toiled hard to sustain the faithful in the true apostolic faith and
traditions of the Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church.
spite of his ill-health, Mor Koorilose Kuriakose Thirumeni worked
tirelessly for welfare of the dioceses of Niranam, Quilon and Thumpamon,
especially at a crucial time in the history of our church where we had
to face several challenges from the dissident faction. Mor Kuriakose was
an accomplished orator and an able administrator who established many
educational institutions in his diocese.
"Aramana” at Adoor had been the fruit of Thirumeni’s strenuous efforts,
although Thirumeni did not have the fortune of living there.
His Grace served as the President of the Sunday School Association for a
During a very difficult period in the history of the church, His Grace
provided able leadership for the church. His Grace Passed away on 21
March 1995 and his remains are interred in Mikhayel Mor Dionysius