About the American Diocese

The American Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church is located in the United States. It is the sub-wing of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church in India.

St. Thomas, the ApostleThe Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church was founded by St. Thomas, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ, who came to India in A.D. 52.

For the sake of the better and more effective administration of the global Malankara Orthodox Church, the Holy Episcopal Synod and the Managing Committee approved the reorganization of several Dioceses in 1979.

The establishment of the “American Diocese” came as a result of the hard work and tireless efforts of “pioneer” priests and lay people for the growth and development of the Malankara Orthodox Church in America.

Today, the American Diocese has grown by leaps and bounds, consisting of parishes, priests and deacons all let in the unity of the Orthodox faith.

The progression of the American Diocese was so immense that on March 2nd, 2009, the Holy Episcopal Synod and the Managing Committee decided to divide the American Diocese into two dioceses.

The Southwest American Diocese was inaugurated on June 13th, 2009 under the spiritual leadership of Diocesan Metropolitan His Grace Alexios Mar Eusebius. Moreover, the Northeast American Diocese was born under the spiritual leadership of Diocesan Metropolitan His Grace Mathews Mar Barnabas and our Assistant Metropolitan His Grace Zachariah Mar Nicholovos.


Metropolitans of Diocese of Northeast America

His Grace Mathews Mar Barnabas

His Grace Dr. Zachariah Mar Nicholovos

His Grace Mathews Mar Barnabas His Grace Zachariah Mar Nicholovos
Metropolitan Assistant Metropolitan


Diocese of Northeast America Diocesan Secretary

Rev. Fr. John Thomas


Diocese of Northeast America Headquarters

Indian Orthodox Church Center
80-34 Commonwealth Blvd
Bellerose, NY 11426
718 470-9844

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