Mar Thoma Sabha Greater Metropolitan Dr. The great metropolitan Philip Mar Chrysostom has died. He was 104 years old. He died at a private hospital in Thiruvalla. He was undergoing treatment at the Mission Hospital in Kumbanad due to old age and congenital diseases. He was shifted to a private medical college in Thiruvalla due to ill health. The end was Wednesday at 1.25am. Kovid was positive at the Mission Hospital but later tested negative at Thiruvalla.
Mar Chrysostom was a spiritual teacher who exposed the depths of human love to society through laughter. He was the oldest metropolitan in the world. He turned 104 on April 27. The country has honored him with the Padma Bhushan. He also holds the distinction of having the longest standing position in India. He was the Supreme President of the Church from 1999 to 2007. Marthoma became known as the Great Metropolitan after she resigned in 2007 due to physical difficulties. He was born on April 27, 1918 in Eraviperur Kalaman, Pathanamthitta district to Oommen Kashisha and Shoshamma.
He completed his high school education from Maramon, Kozhencherry and Eraviperur. After graduating from UC College, Aluva, he studied theology at Union Theological College, Bangalore and St. Augustine’s College, Canterbury. Chrysostom was a philanthropist and spiritual teacher who was actively involved in the public sphere of Kerala.
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