Rt. Rev. Zacharias Mar Aprem

Rt. Rev. Zacharias Mar Aprem Episcopa was born on 22nd April 1969 as the son of Chemmannoor Sri. C. C. Pappachan and Smt. T. V. Saramma of Arthat Kunnamkulam Mar Thoma Parish. He completed his B.Sc. in Mathematics from Sreekrishna College, Guruvayoor. He obtained his B.D. from Mar Thoma Theological Seminary, Kottayam in 1997. He was ordained as Semmash on 20th June 1997 by Rt. Rev. Euyakim Mar Coorilos Episcopa and as Kasseesa on 15th July 1997 by Rt. Rev. Geevarghese Mar Athanasius Episcopa. He became an expert in the Syriac language by completing his M.A. in Syriac in 2003 from the St. Ephrem Ecumenical Research Institute, Kottayam. He then completed his M.Th. in 2007 from the Paurasthya Vidyapitham, Vadavathoor, Kottayam.