Fr Varghese Pathikulangara CMI
August 21, 1940 in Thamarachalpuram, Kizhakkambalam,
Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese, Kerala, India.
the CMI religious community, (the first indigenous religious
community in India, started by Blessed Kuriakose Elijah Chavara in
1831 at Mannanam) in June 1956 and professed on May 16, 1961.
priesthood on May 17, 1970 on the great Feast day of Pentecost.
Doctorate in Sacred Liturgy from the Pontifical Liturgical
Institute of St. Anselm, Rome in 1981.
dissertation: Qyamtha u-Haiye u-Hudatha, Resurrection, Life and
Renewal, �A Theological Study of the Liturgical Celebrations
of the Great Saturday and Sunday of Resurrection in the Chaldeo-Indian
Church�, Rome - Bangalore � Kottayam 1982)
professor of Liturgical Theology in Dharmaram Vidya
Kshetram, Bangalore since 1975. Retired by March 2006.
Associate Professor of Liturgical Theology in the Paurastya
Vidyapitham, Kottayam since 1976.
Visiting Professor to Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune; St. Joseph's
Seminary, Mangalore; St.Peter's Seminary, Christu Jyoti,
Carmelaram, and Redemporist Seminary, Bangalore, etc. on demand.
Coordinator of Denha Services (Since 1984, Manganam,
Kottayam-686018), a Fellowship at the Service of the Church, which
has published 65 volumes by 2007.
of the Spirituality Section of Christian Orient, An Indian
Journal of Eastern Churches for Creative Theological Thinking, for
24 years and resigned due to ill health.
Editorial consultant to Dukrana and Kathiroli,
Malayalam monthlies dealing with Liturgy, Catechetics,
Ecclesiology, Church History, Spirituality, etc.
of Central Liturgical Committee of the Syro-Malabar Church for
several years and resigned in 1993 due to ill health.
Societas Liturgica, the International Association of Liturgy
Scholars; -of Eastern Theological Association of India
(ETAI), a Voluntary Association in India for in depth and
creative study of Theological issues; -of ASML, the Association
of Syro-Malabar Liturgiologists; -of ARAM, Society for Syro-Mesopotamian
Studies, Oxford, etc.
among the Pioneers of Monasticism in the present day Syro-Malabar
Church (Mar Toma Sahodarikal (MTS), Bet-Toma, Palamattom,
Kurumpanadam-686 536, Changanassery, Kerala, India, since 1989)