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The Holy Synod of Bishops

The Episcopal Synod with the Catholicos as its president is the apex body of all bishops. The authority of the synod is final and binding. It has exclusive rights and privileges in the matter of upholding the faith of the church, its discipline and order of Apostolic Succession. As regards temporal matters the church is guided by the Malankara Syrian Christian Association.

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Dioceses

The Diocese is the basic church body which comprises all the parishes of a determined geographical area. It is governed by the Diocesan Bishop with the assistance of Diocesan Council.

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Parishes

The parish is a local community of the Church having at its head a duly appointed priest and consisting of Orthodox Christians who live in accordance with the teachings of the Orthodox Church, comply with the discipline and rules of the Church, and regularly support their parish. Being subordinate to the Diocesan Authority, it is a component part of the Diocese.

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Priests

At the head of the parish is its Vicar. According to the teachings of the Church, he is the spiritual father and teacher of his flock and the celebrant of the liturgical worship established by the Church. He teaches and edifies the People of God entrusted to his spiritual care.

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Institutions

The institutions of the Malankara Orthodox Church consists of different organisations such as hospitals, schools, monasteries, orphanages, convents ,medical colleges etc. Some of these Institutions are directly administered by the church and some others have its own leadership team. View full list of institutions

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The Managing Committee

The members of the Managing Committee are elected by the association, two priests and four lay people representing each Diocese are elected for a period of five years. Other than the elected members, a proportionate number of members are nominated to the Managing Committee by the Malankara Metropolitan.

Spiritual Organisations

Spiritual organisations include all types of organizations of the Church that offer spiritual guidance to the faithful. They also include religious or spiritual study groups and other organizations that teach or offer spiritual diection and advice to the members of the Church.

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Pilgrim Centres

The major Pilgrim centres of Malankara Orthodox Church Includes historical Churches such as ,Niranam St.Marys Valiya Pally, Thiruvathamcode Arapally, whicha are instituted by the Apostle St.Thomas.

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Seminaries

There are mainly two seminaries under Malankara Orthodox Church

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