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Geevarghese Chediath (b.1945) is a priest of the Major Archdioicese of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church.[1]

Early life

Chediath was born at Athirumkal, Pathanamthitta, Kerala on May 29, 1945. His parents are C. G. Daniel (+ 2004) and Saramma. He had his Seminary Studies at St. Aloysius Seminary, Trivandrum and St. Thomas Apostolic Seminary, Vadavathoor, Kottayam. He was ordained a priest on December 20, 1969.

Priestly Life

He was appointed the Secretary to Archbishop Benedict Mar Gregorios. He was the Vice Rector (1970-1973) and later Rector (1993-1996) of St. Aloysius Seminary, Trivandrum.[2] He had his Doctoral Studies at Augustinianum, Rome. He wrote his Doctoral Dissertation on the Chrstology of Mar Babai the Great (+ 628).

Professor and Expert

He taught at the St. Thomas Apostolic Seminary, Vadavathoor, Kottayam (1979-1993) and is a Permanent Professor of the Pontifical Oriental Institute, Kottayam. He is a Resident Professor at St. Mary’s Malankara Major Seminary, Nalanchira, Trivandrum since 1996.[3] He taught also at the St. Ephrem Ecumenical Research Institute (SEERI), Kottayam[4] and Missionary Orientation Centre (MOC), Kottayam. He was a member of the Pro-Oriente Syriac Commission and is a member of the Forum Syriacum of the Pro-Oriente Foundation. He was one of the Malankara catholic representatives of the Catholic- Malankara Orthodox and Catholic- Syrian Orthodox International Theological Dialogues. He is a consultor of the Synodal Commission for Theology and Publication of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church. [5]

Author

He has authored 82 books in Malayalam on Patrology, Ecumenism and Church History.[6][7][8] He has also authored 9 books in English. The Christology of Mar Babai the Great (1982) is his masterpiece.[9] He has also served as the section editor of the Theological Quarterly, Christian Orient.

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