The Rev. Canon Manoj M. Zacharia has accepted a call to serve as rector of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Annapolis, MD. He will depart from Christ Church Cathedral this summer.

The Rev. Canon Dr. Manoj M. Zacharia, Sub-Dean

The Rev. Canon Dr. Manoj M. Zacharia, sub-dean of Christ Church Cathedral, graduated from Vassar College (B.A. in political philosophy) where he served as president of the Virginia A. Smith Debate Society and editor for Real Politik, a student-run political science journal. He earned his first master’s degree in theology (the equivalent to a Master of Divinity) at the Mar Thoma Theological Seminary in Kerala, India, and was ordained through the Mar Thoma Syrian Church (an Anglican Communion partner). He then attended the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church where he obtained his Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M) with a concentration in Christian Ascetic Theology. He completed his doctoral dissertation at the University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto (Ph.D.) in the spring of 2018.


Manoj’s area of academic-theological interest is the methodology of inter-religious dialogue. Among his life experiences are stints working in politics, business-economic development, and the financial field. He has also served as a lecturer in philosophy, English, and Anglican theology. He is trained in leadership and community organizing. Manoj also completed a Fellowship at the prestigious Hartman Institute (Shalom Hartman) through the Christian Leadership Initiative sponsored conjointly by Hartman and the American Jewish Committee.


He is married to Joelle Thomas Zacharia, an English lecturer. They have two children, Abigail and Johan.