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 The Administration of the
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America


The Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America is part of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church, and is an independent Archdiocese established by His Holiness The Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas (Patriarchal Bull No. E235/93, dated June 24, 1993) directly under the jurisdiction of the His Holiness the Patriarch and the Holy Apostolic See of Antioch and All The East comprising of all the Malankara Parishes in North America. His Holiness is the spiritual, ecclesiastical and administrative Head of the Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America.
 



The Metropolitan (Archbishop) is consecrated by His Holiness the Patriarch to administer the spiritual and temporal affairs of the Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America and shall be under the direct jurisdiction and control of His Holiness the Patriarch of Antioch and All The East. The Archbishop manages the spiritual and administrative affairs of the Malankara Archdiocese. The Archbishop presides over the Delegates meeting and Archdiocesan Council meeting according to the bylaws approved by His Holiness the Patriarch. The Archbishop provides supervision and leadership on establishing religious, charitable, and educational organizations and institutions.
 



The Archdiocesan Council is the governing body of the Archdiocese which comprises of fifteen members elected by the Delegates of each parish present at the Delegates meeting plus the Archbishop as its head. Of the fifteen elected members, a Clergy is elected as Archdiocesan Secretary and another Clergy is elected as Joint Secretary. A lay person is elected as Treasurer and another lay person is elected as Joint Treasurer. The typical term of the fifteen member body is two years. The primary responsibility of the Archdiocesan Council is to assist the Archbishop in managing the day to day affairs of the Malankara Archdiocese. The current list of elected council members can be found by clicking here.