Born at Attupurathu House, Mavelikkara, Kerala, had college education at Bishop Moore College, Mavelikkara and Banaras Hindu University and studied theology at Bishops College, Kolkota and Princeton Theological Seminary. Secured Ph.D. from Banaras Hindu University on the topic “Doctrine of grace in Vaishnavism and Christianity”. This helped in initiating inter – religious dialogue in the Indian context with people of other faiths. While being a lecturer at Mar Thoma theological Seminary was elected to be the bishop of Mar Thoma Syrian Church and consecrated in 1993.
|Parents||Mavelikkara Cherukole Attupurathu A M Issac and Mariamma|
|Ordained as Deacon||05/29/1976|
|Ordained as Kassissa||06/09/1976|
|Ordained as Ramban||08/31/1993|
|Consecrated as Episcopa||10/02/1993|
|Initiatives||Started Navjeevan Centre in Mumbai, for the rehabilitation of children from streets and red light areas of Mumbai.
Initiated educational programmes for children in the villages, especially of North India through “Gramjyoti Schools”.
Planned and implemented child focused community development programmes in the backward villages.
Monitored relief operations in the earthquake-hit areas of Latur in Maharastra,Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh, and Bhuj in Gujarat.
Dr. Isaac Mar Philoxenos Episcopa is a thinker and student inculcating all necessary streams of thought to develop spiritual fervour in the people of India through a dialogue based on grace which can inter connect Theology and Hindu Philosophy.
|Rt. Rev. Dr. Isaac Mar Philoxenos
North America – Europe Diocese
Sinai Mar Thoma Centre,
2320 S.Merrick Avenue,
Merrick, NY – 11566, U.S.A.