Auxiliary Bishop of the Major Archieparchy of Trivandrum
HE Most Rev. Mathews Mar Polycarpos was born as the son of Geevarghese and Kunjamma in 1955 at Puthoor in the Eparchy of Mavelikara. After his schooling he joined in St. Aloysius Minor Seminary. After completing Philosophy and Theology from St. Thomas Apostolic Seminary at Vadavathoor, Kottayam, he was ordained priest on 18 December 1983. Then he took Bachelor of Degree from Layola College, Chennai, Master of Degree from Madurai Kamaraj University, Master of Degree in French literature, and Doctorate from MS University, Tirunelveli. He has served as the Principal of Mar Ivanios College, Interview Board Member of Kerala Public Service Commission, Board of Studies Member of the French, Latin languages in Kerala Univeristy, and Academic Council Member of Kerala Univeristy. He serves as the vicar of around 35 parishes. chancellor and Catechism Director of the Archieparchy of Tiruvalla, Director of the commission for preparing the catechetical texts in the Church, Professor of the St. Maryâ€™s Malankara Seminary and the Vicar of the various parishes. He was appointed as the Auxiliary Bishop of the Major Archieparchy of Trivandrum on 5 May 2022 and was ordained Bishop on 15 July 2022 at St. Mary's Cathedral, Pattom, Trivandrum.
Feast: 23 February : Mar Policarp of Smirna
Address: Major Archbishop's House, Pattom, Trivandrum