FR. DR. O. THOMAS (Oodathil Oommen Thomas)


Fr. Dr. O. Thomas has been professor at the Orthodox Theological Seminary since 1981. Having completed his Masters in Sociology from the Kerala University, he pursued his theological education (Bachelor in Divinity) from the Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam. Following this he joined the United Theological Seminary, Bangalore where he completed his Masters in Theology and Doctorate in Theology from the Senate of Serampore. This was followed by a Post Graduate Diploma in Practical Theology from Heythroop, London.


His principal area of teaching is Christian Ministry – Pastoral Counseling under which he covers Introduction to Psychology, Practical Theology, Pastoral Care and Counseling, Supervised Pastoral Counseling and Marriage and Family. Fr. O. Thomas is the Bursar at Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam and the Staff Advisor for the Parish Mission activities of the Seminary.


Fr. O. Thomas is the Coordinator for the Pratyasha Counseling Training programme of the Orthodox Theological Seminary. Fr. O. Thomas is the Director General of OSSAE and the Chief Editor of Doothan and Snehalokam. He also does counseling sessions at the Parumala Seminary (Friday) and St. Paul’s Mission Training Centre, Mavelikara (Monday).


Fr. O. Thomas was the General Secretary of the Orthodox Christian Youth Movement (1980-90), Principle of the St. Paul’s Mission Training Centre, Mavelikara (1986-2001), Priest Trustee of the Malankara Orthodox Church (2004-2007) and Member of the Managing Committee and Working Committee (2004-2012).


Books authored by Fr. O. Thomas are:


  • Jeevitha Pathayil (Divyabodhanam -)
  • Bhoomiyil Parudeesa (Divyabodhanam -)
  • Manassum Jeevithavum (Divyabodhanam – )
  • Bhoomiyude Attathollavum (Parish Mission - 1995)
  • Commentary on Pastoral Epistles
  • Kaivilakku
  • Pre – Marital Counseling – Guidance Book, “Pratyashode Orumikan”, Editor.
  • One Triune God, Editor.