Very Rev. Antony Chethipuzha is appointed as the Syncellus of the Archieparchy of Tiruvalla, of The Syro-Malankara Catholic Church. His Grace Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Koorilos, Metropolitan-Archbishop of Tiruvalla announced this appointment during the Priest Meet at Santhinilayam, on 12 August 2012. His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos, and Rev. Fr. Abraham Narimattom felicitated the new Syncellus. He is the 12th Syncellus of the Archieparchy of Tiruvalla.
Very Rev. Fr. Antony, who is born on 01st October 1955, is the son of late Sri. Joseph and Annamma, Chethipuzha, Manimala. He was ordained priest on 30 December 1981, after completing his priestly formation from St. Thomas Apostolic Seminary, Vadavathoor. He secured an ecclesiastical degree in Spiritual Theology from Toronto School of Theology, Canada. He served as Rector of the Minor Seminary, Director of Faith formation, Chancellor of the Archieparchy, Spiritual Father of Minor Seminary, and Professor of St. Mary’s Malankara Major Seminary, Trivandrum. At present he is the Chancellor and Vicar of St. Catherine’s Malankara Catholic Church, Mannar West.