Late His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Mathews II, Catholics of the East and Malankara Metropolitan
Rev. Fr. E Mathews, born on 30th January 1915 as the eldest son of Late Shri. Iduculla and Late Smt. Annamma, Puthen Veetil, Perinad, Kollam was a celibate Priest of St. George Dayara, Othera, Thiruvalla. He was ordained as sub-deacon on 17th April 1938, as Deacon on 6th May 1941 and as Priest in the same year. His Grace was raised to the Ecclesiastical and Episcopal status of the Assistant Bishop of Kollam Diocese on 12th July 1958 and according to the tradition of the Church, was renamed as The Most Rev. Mathews Mar Coorilos. On 29th April 1991, His Grace Mathews Mar Coorilos Thirumeni by the Divine became His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Mathews II, the Head Shepherd of the Catholics of East. His Grace a versatile Theologian, Philanthropist, Social reformer, Missionary and Educationist grasped the spirit of the period in the fifties of the last century, and ventured to enter in the field of education.
His Grace Dr. Zacherias Mar Aprem Metropolitan, Adoor – Kadampanad Diocese (Since 2012)