H.G. Mathews Mar Theodosius Metropolitan
H.G. Mathews Mar Theodosius Metropolitan was born on September 15, 1955 as the eldest son of Mr. P. M. George and Mrs. Aleyamma George, Punchayil Veedu at Pandankary, Edathua, Alleppey (Niranam Diocese). After his primary education at Thalavady and secondary education at St. Thomas, Kadapra he had his college education at Baselios College, Kottayam from where he passed the Pre-degree examination in 1974 and received B.A. (English) in 1977. During 1977-1981 he studied at the Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam taking his GST and B.D. degrees. He was ordained priest on 27 April 1982 by the late H.G. Joseph Mar Pachomios Metropolitan, the then Visitor Bishop of Bethany Ashram.
After receiving Holy Orders, he continued his higher studies, with an M.A (History) in 1986 from the Kerala University and B. Ed in 1987 from Sardar Patel University. Afterwards, he served as Principal of Bethany St. Johns Higher Secondary School, Kunnamkulam from 1987-1996.
Having joined the Bethany Ashram at the young age of sixteen, he was professed to the life of monasticism on August 7, 1985. In 1996, he became the Superior of the Ashram and he continues to till this day.
His Grace has two brothers Jacob George (working at Goa) and Abraham George (working at Kuwait) and two sisters Sheela Alex and Annie Rajan.