His Excellency Rt. Rev. Dr. Sebastian Thekethecheril
Vijayapuram Bishop's House, Kottayam
Vijayapuram Bishop's House
P. B. No. 82, Kottayam - 686 001
20-01-- YY -
Bishop Sebastian Thekethecheril was born on July 30, 1954 at Aapadanad Parish of Vanavathukara in the diocese of Vijayapuram in the state of Kerala. He studied at Vijayapuram Seminary and completed his studies from Pontifical Seminary, Alwaye. He did his doctorate in Canon Law from Urban University, Rome. He was ordained a priest on Dec. 18, 1980 for the diocese of Vijayapuram. He served the church as a parish priest and also as the Secretary to the bishop. He also served as the Chancellor, Vicar General and the Director of the Vijayapuram Social Service Society. He was appointed bishop on May 8, 2006 and ordained bishop on July 2, 2006 by Bishop Peter Thuruthikonam.