Official Website of Ayub Mor Silvanos Metropolitan

     Welcome to the website of His Eminence Ayub Mor Silvanos - Archbishop of  America, Canada,  Europe of the Malankara Syriac Knanaya Archdiocese

     Mor Silvanos Ayub was elevated to high priest-hood on June 11, 2008 by His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and the supreme head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch. The consecration ceremony was held at the St. Aphrem Church at Ma`arat Seydnaya, Damascus, Syria.  Their Eminences Mor Sevarios Kuriakose (Archbishop of Knanaya Archdiocese), Mor Gregorios Kuriakose (Metropolitan of Kallisseri region of the Knanaya diocese), Mor  Timotheos Aphrem Aboodi (former Patriarchal Vicar for Canada), Mor Theophilos George Saliba ( Secretary to the Holy Synod) and Mor Clemis Daniel (Lebanon diocese) assisted His Holiness at this blessed consecration ceremony. The holy ceremony was attended by a large gathering of Rabans (Monks), Priests, Deacons, Nuns and many faithful from India.

     Mor Silvanos Ayub (formerly known as Rev. Fr. Job Thottathil or Joby Uthuppan) was born on April 18, 1972 as the son of Uthuppan Kandallur and Mariyamma Uthuppan. After attaining Commerce degree from the Calicut University in Kerala, he joined Serampore College, Calcutta, India and later the St. Aphrem Theological Seminary in Damascus, Syria. On successful completion of his theological studies from both the institutions he was ordained priest on August 6, 1999 and was since then serving the Knanaya churches at London, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol in Great Britain. In March 2008, the Knanaya Syrian Christian Association held at Mor Ephraim Seminary in Chingavanam, Kottayam choose Rev. Fr. Job Thottathil and Fr. Kuriakose Kolath as the new auxiliary metropolitans for the Archdiocese and accordingly both were raised to the order of Ramban in May 2008. The Metropolitan ordination of Rev. Fr. Job Thottathil was held at the St. Aphrem Church at Ma`arat Seydnaya, Damascus, Syria in June 11, 2008. In May 2009, Ayub Silvanos was elevated by the Patriarch of Antioch to the position of Archbishop of the Knanaya Archdiocese for the North America, Canada and Europe Region. 

Ayub Silvanos added 67 new photos — with Jacob Joseph.
June 28, 2014 at St. Peter's Knanaya Valiya Pally, New York
29 Jun at 7:18 PM
Ayub Silvanos added 5 new photos.
His Holiness at Mor Mathai Dayara, Iraq
19 Jun at 1:28 PM
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His Holiness visit Iraq today
13 Jun at 2:15 PM
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Funeral Photos of H.H. Ignatius Zakka I Iwas
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