H.G. Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius
H. G. Joseph Mar Dionysius Metropolitan,
present President, was born on 15th June,
1956 as the son of Mr. T. V. Mathai and Mrs.
Aleyamma Mathai of Thekkil Kandathil family
in Valanjavattom, Thiruvalla, Kerala. He is a
member of St. Mary's Orthodox Church,
Valanjavattom in Niranam Diocese. He
became a member of Mount Thabor Ashram
on 15th July, 1971. He obtained his Master's
Degree from Madras University and won the
“Chithanass" award and the gold medal in
1981. Later he obtained M. Phil and Ph. D.
Degrees from the University of Kerala. He
was awarded B.D. degree from the
University of Serampore and was ordained
deacon in July 1980. He was ordained as a
priest on 4th December, 1985. He has
undergone special training in Christian
leadership from the Haggai International
Institute, Singapore in 2005.
His Grace had been teaching in the Dept. of
Zoology at St. Stephen's College,
Pathanapuram and had been the Director of
the Research Department of Zoology since
2000. His Grace won the “Man of the Year"
award from American Biographical Institute
in 2003 and St. Berchman's award for the
Best University Teacher in 2008. His Grace
had ever been active as a guide and mentor
in meditation, preaching , research and
ecological theology. He was ordained as a
Ramban at Parumala on 4th December 2008
and later consecrated as a Bishop on 19th
February, 2009 and deputed as the
Metropolitan of the Diocese of Calcutta.
Ever since his appointment as metropolitan
and manager of all the Schools of Calcutta
Diocese he is effectively leading the
institutions with all devotion and distinction.