Fr. Dr. Thekkekara George

Area of Specialization: Canon Law

Contact : +91 9446932585, gthekkekara@gmail.com


EDUCATION SUMMARY
  • BPh. St. Joseph’s Pontifical College Carmalagiri, Alwaye, 1991-1994
  • BTh. Paurastya Vidyāpīṭham, Vadavathoor, Kottayam, 1995-1998
  • Licentiate in Canon Law and Doctorate in Oriental Canon Law, 2000-2006
  • Diploma in Jurisprudence, Pontifical Urban University, Rome 2005
  • LLB (Bachelor of Law) 2007-2010, Bangalore University
  • LLM (Law of Contracts) 2011-2014, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
  • Enrolled as Advocate, High Court of Kerala 2010
TEACHING ASSIGNMENTS
  • Visiting faculty, St. Ephrem Seminary Satna
  • Carmelaram, Bangalore.
PASTORAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ASSIGNMENTS
  • Asst. Parish Priest (1999-2000)
  • Judge, Eparchial Tribunal (2006- )
  • Vice Rector Minor Seminary (2006-2009)
  • Director of Catechesis (2009-2012)
  • Director, Bible Apostolate (2009-2012)
  • Director, Ephrem Institute of Theology for Postulants (2009-2012)
  • Defender of Bond, Major Archi- episcopal Tribunal, Kakkanad (2009-2013)
  • Chancellor (2012-till date)
  • Adj. Judicial Vicar (2013- )
  • Judicial Vicar (2016-2017)
PUBLICATIONS

1. Articles in Books/Journals

  1. The Power of the Roman Pontiff in Relation to the Churches Sui Iuris: An Analytical Study of CCEO c. 43 with special reference to the Patriarchal Churches in an Ecumenical Perspective, Rome 2006.
  2. “Canon 43 of CCEO and Ecumenical Unity” in Eastern Legal Thought (2007) 44-78.
  3. “Roman Pontiff the Supreme Pastor” in The Living Word vol. 119, no. 3, 156-184.
  4. “The Supreme Authority of the Church,” in: John D. Faris and Jobe Abbas, eds., A Practical Commentary on the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches, 2 vols., Wilson&Lafleur, Chambly, Canada, 2019, pp. 171-210.
  5. "Exarchies and Exarchs," in: John D. Faris and Jobe Abbas, eds., A Practical Commentary on the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches, 2 vols., Wilson&Lafleur, Chambly, Canada, 2019, pp. 633-648
  6. "Pious Wills and Pious Foundations: An Overview of the Norms in CCEO," in: Temporal Goods of the Church, Qanona 2, OIRSI, Kottayam, 2017, pp. 55-68.
  7. "Norms of Civil Law Applicable in Contracts Related to Temporal Goods," in: Temporal Goods of the Church, Qanona 2, OIRSI, Kottayam, 2017, pp. 107-143.
  8. "Degeneration of Family and Familial Bond Today," in: Encounter: a Journal of Interdisciplinary Reflections of Faith and Life, 9/2 (July-December 2018) 69-82.
  9. " The Agents Of Clerical Formation," in: Clerical Formation: Challenges in a Changing World, Qanona 3, OIRSI, Kottayam, 2019, pp. 81-98.
  10. "Rights and Obligations of the Christian Faithful to Build up the Church, " in: Eastern Legal Thought (2019) 199-238.
  11. "An Overview of the Vos estis lux mundi, " in: Ephrem's Theological Journal 23 (2019)150-174.
  12. "The Supreme Authority in the Church", in: G. Ruyssen (2 edition) A Guide to the Eastern Code - A Commentary on the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches, Kanonika 10, PIO, Rome, 2020, pp. 153-180.
  13. "Power of the Roman Pontiff in relation to Patriarchal Churches: An Ecumenical Perspective of CCEO," in: Eastern Legal Thought 16 (2020) 39-83.
  14. "Church Bill 2009: The Unseen Consequences," in: Eastern Legal Thought 16 (2020) 155-176.
  15. "The First Syro-Malabar Mission Exarchies/Eparchies - Restoration of the Right for Evangelization and the Recent Evangelization Projects of the Syro-Malabar Church at the All-India Level," in: The All India Jurisdiction of the Syro-Malabar Church: With Special Reference to the Letter of Pope Francis to the Bishops of India, Qanona 4, OIRSI, Kottayam, 2019.

2. Popular Journals or Dailies

  1. " The Church Bill: Emerging Controversies, ” An article on "The Kerala Church Act Bill 2019" in the Malayalam daily Deepika, on February 21, 2019, p. 6.
  2. "Who is the Proprietor and Owner of the Property of the Church," An article on "The Kerala Church Act Bill 2019" in the Malayalam daily Deepika, on February 22, 2019, p. 6.
  3. "Lacking Transparency," An article on "The Kerala Church Act Bill 2019" in the Malayalam daily Deepika, on February 23, 2019, p. 6.
  4. "The Unending Anxieties," An article on "The Kerala Church Act Bill 2019" in the Malayalam daily Deepika, on February 24, 2019, p. 6.
  5. "Kerala Church Properties and Institutions Bill 2019," in: Fortune Voice, 3/1 (2019) 4-6.
  6. "Ningal Lokathinte Prakashamakunnu," An evaluation on the new MP, Vos estis lux mundi, in the Malayalam daily Deepika, on May 16, 2019, p. 8.
  7. "Constitution and Canon Law," (an article based on the judgment of the High Court of Kerala (dated 29 July 2019) on a PIL filed against the Canon Law of Catholics to get it declared un constitutional), Published in the Malayalam daily Deepika, on August 1, 2019.
  8. "The Hidden Pages of Church Bill,": A series of five articles on 'The Kerala Christian Church Properties and Institutions Trust Bill 2009' published in Deepika from December 1-5, 2019.
  9. "Church Bill 2009," Article published in Satyadeepam, December 2019.
  10. "Church Properties and Trust Bill 2009," Article published in Deepanalam, December 2019.
  11. "Church Bill 2009," Article published in Companion 11 (2020) 16-20, 35.

3. Paper Presentations

  1. "Pious Wills and Pious Foundations: An Overview of the Norms in CCEO," in: Temporal Goods of the Church, A paper presented at the Annual Conference of IOCL, Vadavathoor.
  2. "Degeneration of Family and Familial Bond Today," Presented at Mary Matha Major Seminary, Thrissur
  3. " The Agents Of Clerical Formation," A paper presented for the "Joseph Koickakudy Memorial Lectures," on August 16, 2019 at Paurastya Vidyapitham
  4. " An Overview of Vos Estis Lux Mundi," A paper presented at the annual conference of the Oriental Canon Law Society of India on July 16, 2019.
  5. "The First Syro-Malabar Mission Exarchies/Eparchies - Restoration of the Right for Evangelization and the Recent Evangelization Projects of the Syro-Malabar Church at the All-India Level," A paper presented for the "Joseph Koickakudy Memorial Lectures," on August 16, 2019 at Paurastya Vidyapitham.