Yeldho Mor Baselios Painting St. Basil's Syriac Orthodox Church, Cleveland, Ohio; Baselios Church Baselios Church, Cleveland, Ohio

The Only Church Dedicated in the name of Saint Baselios Bava in the Heart of North America

St. Basil's Syriac Orthodox Church, Cleveland, Ohio is the only Jacobite Church serving Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, Western New York State and Northeast Indiana and Northwest West Virginia. This church is part of the Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America and is in communion with Oriental Orthodox Churches and enjoys partial communion with Catholic Church. His Eminence Mor Titus Yeldho is the Archbishop & Patriarchal Vicar. The Archdiocese is under the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch & All The East and the Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church. The Church services are primarily conducted in Malayalam. The liturgy is interspersed with English and Syriac language, a dialect of Aramaic spoken by Lord Jesus. What is special about Syriac Orthodox Church? - video produced by BBC

Mrs. Chinnu GeeVarghese Has Gone To Her Heavenly Abode


I am very sorry to inform you that Mrs. Chinnu Geevarghese, wife of our Very Rev. (Dr) Geevarghese Kunnath MD has passed away today (Dec 16 2014) at 3:10 PM at their home in Louisville, KY.

The Malayalam Funeral Service (Parts 1 and 2) with Viewing will be held on Friday, December 19, 2014 at 6 :00 PM at St. Michael Antiochian Orthodox Church, Louisville KY.

St. Michael Antiochian Orthodox Church
3701 Saint Michael Church Drive,

Louisville, KY 40220
 (corner of Hikes Lane and Furman Blvd)

The final funeral service with burial (in English) will be held on Saturday, beginning at 10 AM at the same church.

Achan and Kochamma are very dear to our church. She had been bed-ridden with a serious debilitating illness for the past year.

Please pray for the departed soul and for the grieving family.

Please consider this as personal notification from Achan.


Next Service

January 2015
(Date not Set Yet.)


December 6, 2014

Saturday, Dec 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM

by Rev. Fr. Dr. Binoy Alexander, Vicar, St. Ephrem Church, Detroit

Time:10:00 AM


St. Monica Church Office - Lower Floor - Note the service is in the office building and not in the school
St. Monica Catholic Church Campus
13623 Rockside Road
Garfield Heights, OH 44125


Contact for more information:

Robin Roy, Secretary, 440-821-4856
Liju Mathew, 216-650-4803


Future Services: Holy Qurbana

Read the Latest Edition of Malankara World Journal here

January 2015 Service - TBD

No Christmas Service This Year.


Dec 6, 2014

Saturday, Dec 6, 2014 at 10:00 AM

by Rev. Fr. Dr. Binoy Alexander, Vicar, St. Ignatius Knanaya Syriac Church, Detroit

Time:10:00 AM


St. Monica Church Office Lower Floor
13623 Rockside Road
Garfield Heights, OH 44125


Contact for more information:

Robin Roy, Secretary, 440-821-4856
Liju Mathew, 216-650-4803

Church Calendar

Please refer to Malankara World for details of Church calendar and Bible Readings

Please refer to Malankara World Journal for the weekly lectionary of church and for spiritual and Family Reading


Intercession from Baselios Church, from the Heart of North America

We are the only church in the heart of North America dedicated in the name of St. Baselios Bawa.

Since there are many people who have no access to a genuine Syriac Orthodox Church, Baselios Church is providing the opportunity for you to register the names of you and/or your loved ones to be remembered and prayed for by the celebrant priest (or Bishop) during our regularly scheduled services (including the church Day - the feast of St. Basil. Please send email to This service is free. (Register at least 24 hours before the service.)

Malankara World
A Service of St. Basil's Syriac Orthodox Church, Ohio
Malankara World's focus is on our families. We want to help our families. Since family is a microcosm of church, it will have everything that a church focused website will have. But there will be more. We will cover issues that are important to families. What are the things that keep our members awake at night? Is that about their children? taking care of old aged parents? Relationship with their spouses? Breakdown of marriage? Health issues? Balancing work, family and spiritual life? Managing stress?

We will use a combination of technology and harnessing the resources of our people within our church to do that. The website has currently over 8,000 articles with more than 80% of them indexed in Google. A weekly Malankara World Journal has published over 90 issues. This has subscribers in all corners of the earth.  To learn more, visit Malankara World website

Baselios Church at The Malankara Archdiocese Silver Jubilee Convention

July 22-25, 2010, Somerset, NJ

Baselios Church participated in a big way in this year's convention. Teams from our church competed in the Cultural Competition and in Choir Competition. We got a coveted spot in the historic 25-inmel qurbana. Our church members were the active members who served many injured and sick as part of the Emergency Medical Team. The official webmaster for the convention was our member and people could not say enough about the website. And the list goes on and on...

Dr. Jacob Mathew, Secretary of Baselios Church, Honored

See the photo album

Silver Jubilee Convention is over. And what a convention it was! It was historic in every sense of the word. And Baselios Church, Cleveland was an active participant.

Our church was the only church from about half dozen churches that started in the archdiocese that actively participated in every aspect of the convention - from top leadership, to sponsorship, to participating in both the choir and cultural competitions. They were all capped by participation in the historic 25-inmel qurbana. Dr. Jacob Mathew was the altar assistant in altar #11. (This was a very coveted spot in the qurbana as everyone from the big churches, some with more than a quarter century of experience serving in the altar wanted to get a role out of the 25 available ones and were left standing at the steps of the altar platform. To make it more interesting (although I didn't know it at that time), Dr. Mathew was given the left most altar in the row. Our church gives big importance to the left side. The senior most occupies this coveted spot and the junior most occupies the right most slot. Most of the altars in front were manned by Rev. Deacons who come higher in spiritual hierarchy.) God indeed works in mysterious ways. There is more to this story. ....

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