Irish Council of Churches. Irish Inter-Church Meeting

Indian Orthodox Church


Vision and Values

The Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Syrian Church in Ireland had its existence from the early 21st century, however, the first Parish in Dublin – St. Thomas Indian Orthodox Church – was formally declared in 2006 by H.G Dr. Thomas Mar Makarios of blessed memory.

The church is part of the Orthodox (Oriental) family and traces their roots to the Indian Christian community of the St. Thomas’ tradition. The Church has evolved as a centre for worship, education, social sensitivity, and philanthropy under the great and blessed intercessions of St. Thomas, their patron saint.

The roots of the Dublin parish were planted by a small orthodox community from the Southern part of India (Kerala). It was the first Parish of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church in Ireland. The Irish region comes under administration of the diocese of the U.K, Europe & Africa. Now, the Church has several parishes and congregations in the Island of Ireland. A list of parishes is available here:

The Department of Ecumenical Relations caters onto the fraternal relations of the Church. The Church, being a founding member of the World Council of Churches, extends its warmth and cordial hand in building up excellent relations with sister churches and ecumenical bodies. The Church prioritizes the relations with the anticipated common witness of the love of God in the world. The Church in Ireland is an active member of the Dublin Council of Churches, the Churches Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME), and the Dublin City Interfaith Forum. More information about the Indian Orthodox Church can be found here: