Auxiliary Bishop Mar Sebastian Adayanthrath
Major Archbishop’s House, Ernakulam, P.B.No. 2580, Kochi 682031, Kerala, India
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Born on April 5,1957 in Vaikom, Kerala Bishop Sebastian had his school education at St Joseph's L.P. School and St Theresa's High School, Vaikom from 1963 to 1973. He joined the Sacred Heart Minor Seminary of the Archdiocese of Ernakulam-Angamaly on 1st July 1973. Three years later he was sent to the Papal Seminary, Pune where he did his seminary studies from 1976 to 1983 and was ordained priest on December 18, 1983 by Bishop Sebastian Mankuzhikary at St Joseph's Pontifical Seminary, Alwaye. After the ordination Fr Sebastian took a Master's Degree in Theology from Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune. During his priestly ministry in the archdiocese he served as parish priest and secretary to the late Cardinal Antony Padiyara. His most pioneering assignment was as Executive Director of 'Save A Family Plan', in Canada. He has been serving in this capacity for the last thirteen and half years with utmost dedication and sincerity.
His appointment as Bishop Auxiliary of Ernakulam-Angamaly and titular bishop of Macriana Maggiore (in ancient Byzantium, Turkey) was announced on February 4, 2002 and was consecrated Bishop on 20 April 2002 by Major Archbishop Mar Varkey Cardinal Vithayathil at St Mary's Cathedral Basilica, Ernakulam. On September 10, 2012 he was appointed as the Vicar General (Proto Syncellus) of the Archdiocese.
- Varkey Cardinal Vithayathil, C.SS.R (1999 - 2011)
- Antony Cardinal Padiyara ( 1985 - 1996)
- Bishop Emeritus Mar Thomas Chakiath (1964-2012)
- Joseph Cardinal Parecattil (1956 - 1984)
- Augustine Kandathil (1919 -1956)
- Bishop Aloysius Pareparambil (1896 - 1919)