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Order of the Imitation of Christ (O.I.C.)

Also known as: Congregazione dell’Imitazione di Cristo detta “di Detania” (Italiano) / Congregatio de Imitatione Christi (latine) / Bethany Ashram / Orden de la Imitación de Cristo (español) / Congrégation de l’Imitation du Christ (français) / Zakon Naśladowania Chrystusa (polski)

Type: Clerical Religious Congregation of Pontifical Right (for Men)

Rite: Syro-Malankar (Antiochian)

Depends on: Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life

Statistics: 54 houses, 189 members (185 priests) (2016)

Address: Bethany Ashram, Vadavathoor, P.B. 6, Kottayam-686010, Kerala, India

Phone: (0481) 257.84.94

Website: Link

History


Superiors

Superior General:IndiaFr. Jose Kuruvila Peedikayil, O.I.C.Fr. Jose Kuruvila Peedikayil, O.I.C. (2014 – ...)
Superior General:IndiaFr. Jose Mariadas, O.I.C. (2009 – 2014)
Superior General:IndiaFr. George Thomas Kallunkal, O.I.C. (1998 – 2009)
Superior General:IndiaFr. Jerome Peedikaparampil, O.I.C. (1992 – 1998)
Superior General:IndiaFr. Dominic Odalil, O.I.C. (1991 – 1992)
Superior General:IndiaFr. Louis Moolaveettil, O.I.C. (1986 – 1991)
Superior General:IndiaFr. John Berchmans, O.I.C. (1980 – 1986)
Superior General:IndiaFr. Jacob Perumpral, O.I.C. (1978 – 1980)
Superior General:IndiaFr. Cyril Baselios Malancharuvil, O.I.C. (later Major Archbishop) (1974 – 1978.10.28)
Superior General:IndiaFr. Jacob Perumpral, O.I.C. (1965 – 1974)
Superior General:IndiaFr. Joshua Thavalathil, O.I.C. (1959 – 1965)
Superior General:IndiaFr. Peter Kozhimannil, O.I.C. (1953 – 1959)
Superior General:IndiaFr. Joshua Thavalathil, O.I.C. (1949 – 1951)
Superior General:IndiaFr. John Kuzhimepurath, O.I.C. (1948 – 1949)
Superior General:IndiaBishop Geevarghese Ivanios Giorgio Tommaso Panickerveetil, O.I.C. (later Archbishop) (1919 – 1932.02.13)
Founder:IndiaFr. Geevarghese Ivanios Giorgio Tommaso Panickerveetil, O.I.C. (later Archbishop) (1919)

Living Bishops (2 Bishops)

USABishop Jacob Barnabas Aerath, O.I.C. (58)Bishop Jacob Barnabas Aerath, O.I.C. (58), Bishop of Saint John Chrysostom of Gurgaon of the Syro-Malankars (India)

IndiaBishop Thomas Anthonios Valiyavilayil, O.I.C. (63)Bishop Thomas Anthonios Valiyavilayil, O.I.C. (63), Apostolic Exarch of Saint Ephrem of Khadki of the Syro-Malankars (India) and Titular Bishop of Igilgili


Deceased Bishops (1 Major Archbishop, 2 Archbishops)

2007: IndiaMajor Archbishop Cyril Baselios Malancharuvil (Cyril Baselios Malancharuvil, O.I.C.), Major Archbishop of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankars (India) and President of Synod of the Syro-Malankarese Church

1994: IndiaArchbishop Benedict Varghese Gregorios Thangalathil, O.I.C., Metropolitan of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankars (India)

1953: IndiaArchbishop Geevarghese Ivanios Giorgio Tommaso Panickerveetil, O.I.C., Metropolitan of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankars (India)


as of 2019.01.02

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