H. G. Dr Mathews Mar Thimothios Metropolitan was born on 3rd May 1963 as the eldest son of Mr. P.J. Baby and Mrs. Thankamma Baby of Painuvilla Puthenveettil family. His Grace is a member of St. Mary’s Cathedral Puthiakavu, Mavelikkara.
His Grace took his degree as a student of Bishop Moore College Mavelikkara, G. S. T. from Orthodox Theological Seminary and B. D and M.Th. from Serampore University. His Grace has also attained the Licentiate in sacred scripture from the Pontifical Institute in Rome and Diploma in Biblical Archeology from the Pontifical Bible Institute in Jerusalem.
The Church is in communion with the other Oriental Orthodox Churches namely, Antiochene, Alexandrian, Armenian, Eritrean and Ethiopian Orthodox Churches. The Church is in good ecumenical relationship with the Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Protestant Churches.At present the Church has over 2 million faithful with 24 dioceses all over the world.