The Mar Thoma Liberal Catholic Church is not an Orthodox Church yet we do hold lines of Apostolic Succession from all the major branches of Eastern and Oriental Orthodoxy including the East Assyrian/Nestorian St Thomas Succession (see below) and the Malankara Syriac Succession from India.
As well as the Liberal Catholic rite we count among our authorised liturgies the HolyQurbana of the Mar Thoma Liberal Catholic Church ( a Liberal Catholic version of the Divine Liturgy of Mar Addai and Mar Mari) and the Bharatiya Pooja, an Indian style liturgy from Kurisumala Abbey (Cistercian) in South India.
Mar Thoma Line of Succession
The Presiding Bishop of the Mar Thoma LCC, Mar Alexei, is 123rd in Succession from the Apostle St Thomas.
Thomas (Mar Thoma) - Tulmay - Addai - Agai - Mari - Abris - Oraham I - Yacob I - Ebid M'shikha - Akhu d'Awu - Shakhlupa - Papa Bar Gaggai - Shimun Bar Sabbai - Shahdost - Bar Bashmin - Tumarsa - Qaiyuma - Eskhaq - Akhkhi - Yoalaha I - Maana - Qarabukht - Dadishu - Bawai or Babu - Aqaq - Bawai - Sheela - Narsai - Elisha - Polos - Yosip - Khazqiyil - Eshuyow I - Soreshu I - Greghor Partaya - Eshuyow II - Mar Immeh - Eshuyow III - Gewargis I - Yokhannan I - Khnaishu I - Yokhannan II - Sliwazkha - Pethyon - Awa - Surin - Yacob II - Khnanishu II - Timotheus I - Esho-barnon - Gewargis II - Soreshu II - Oraham II - Teadasis - Sargis - Annush d'beth Garmay - Yokhannan III - Yokhannan IV - Yokhannan V - Oraham III - Ammanoel I - Esrail Karkhaya - Odishu Garmaqaya - Mari Aturaya - Yokhannan VI - Yokhannan VII - Eshuyow IV - Elia I - Yokhannan VIII - Soreshu III - Odishu II - Makkikha I - Elia II - Bar Soma - Bar Gabbara - Odishu III - Eshuyow V - Elia III - Yoalaha II - Soreshu IV - Soreshu V - Makkikha II - Dinkha I - Yoalaha III - Timotheus II - Dinkha II - Dinkha III - Shimun III - Shimun IV - Elia III - Shimun V - Shimun VI - Elia V - Shimun VII - Shimun VII - Shimun IX - Shimun X - Shimun XI - Shimun XII - Shimun XIII - Shimun XIV - Shimun XV - Shimun XVI - Shimun XVII - Shimun XVIII - Shimun XIX -
Maran Mar Rowel Shimun XX (1840-1903). Catholicos-Patriarch, The Ancient Church of the East (1861) Maran Mar Rowel Shimun XX consecrated 1862, 17 December (Eastern style)
Anthony Thondanatt (Mar Abdisho, 1827-1900)Metropolitan of Trichur, The Syro-Chaldean Church (1882)Assisted by Mar Augustine (Michael Augustine), The Syro-Chaldean Church, Mar Abdisho consecrated 1899, 24 July
Luis Mariano Soares (Mar Basilius, -1903). Metropolitan of Ceylon, Mylapore, Socotra and Messina, The Syro-Chaldean Church (1899). Mar Basilius consecrated 1902, 30 November
Ulric Vernon Herford (Mar Jacobus, 1866-1938). Founder, The Evangelical Catholic Communion (1903).Mar Jacobus consecrated 1925, 28 February
William Stanley McBean Knight (Mar Paulus, 1869-1950). Mar Paulus consecrated 1931, 18 October
Hedley Coward Bartlett (Mar Hedley, 1863-1956). General Moderator, The Evangelical Catholic Communion (1938). Mar Hedley consecrated 1945, 20 May
Hugh George de Wilmott Newman (Mar Georgius I, 1905-1979). Patriarch of Glastonbury and Catholicos of the West. Assisted by Mar Leofric (Charles Leslie Saul), Archbishop-Exarch of The Catholicate of the West, Mar David (Francis David Bacon), Bishop of The Catholicate of the West, and Mar Johannus (William John Eaton Jeffrey), Bishop of The Catholicate of the West and General Moderator of The Evangelical Catholic Communion, Mar Georgius I consecrated 1946,22 April
Richard Kenneth Hurgon (Mar Benignus, 1902-1994). Coadjutor-Bishop, The Evangelical Catholic Communion (1947) Archbishop-Primate, The Reformed Catholic Church (1981). Assisted by Bishop Ian Kirk-Stewart, The Reformed Catholic Church, Archbishop Hurgon consecrated 1985, 7 December
Nils Bertil Alexander Persson (* 1941)Archbishop-Primate, The Apostolic Episcopal Church (1986) consecrated 23rd November 2008
Alistair Herrick Bate (Mar Alexei), Primus of the Holy Celtic Church International and Presiding Bishop of the Mar Thoma Liberal Catholic church.
The Presiding Bishop, the Rt Revd Alistair Bate OSBA, M.A.Div.
An outdoor celebration of the Bharatiya Pooja, Switzerland 2019