Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church - Ireland (JSOC Ireland)
Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church Ireland (JSOCIreland) is under the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of His Holiness the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, the Supreme Head of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church. All members are from Jacobite Syriac Christian Church in India, administered by the Catholicos of the East, His Beatitude Aboon Mor Baselios Thomas I. JSOC Ireland comprises of the Parishes and Congregations all over Republic of Ireland for the faithfulls from Malankara, who follow the Syriac Orthodox tradition. JSOC Ireland is administered by Patriarchal Vicar, His Grace Mor Milithios Yuhanon. The Church uses the Syriac language, a dialect of Aramaic spoken by Lord Jesus, as the Liturgical language along with English and Malayalam, a vernacular language of South India.
Untill 2008, churches in Ireland was under Patriarchal Vicariate of Europe. With the approval and the spiritual guidance of then patriarchal vicar H.G Dr.Kuriakose Mor Theophilose, the first Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Parish in Ireland was formed in 2005 as St Gregorios Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church, Dublin.
As the number of Jacobite Syrian Orthodox failthfulls increased in Ireland, in 2008, a seperate vicatiare was created for Ireland. His Grace Kuriakose Mor Dioscorose was appointed as the first Patriarchal vicar of Ireland. His Grace Kuriakose Mor Eusebius served as the Patriarchal Vicar of Ireland from 2011 to 2014.
Since 2014 August His Grace Yuhanon Mor Meletheose is the Patriarchal Vicar of Ireland.
Subsequently more parishes and spiritual organizations such as Sunday Schools , Youth Association and Morth Mariam Vanitha Samajam were formed for the faithfuls. As of 2014, there are 11 parishes in Republic of Ireland. Please visit the churches page to know more about different parishes.
Former Patriarchal Vicars
Fr. Jino Joseph
Mobile- 089 459 5016
Fr. Jobymon Skaria
Mobile - 0876315962
Fr. Biju M Parakkattel
Mobile- 089 423 9359