He reconsecrated his predecessor by receiving reanointment from the foreign bishops and taking on the name Dionysius. During his time the Church headquarters was moved from Angamaly to Kottayam, owing to the invasion of Tippu Sultan. Mar Dionysius maintained close contact with the Anglican Chaplain, and was able to get the four gospels translated from Syriac to Malayalam. Towards the end of his life, an amount of Rs. 15000/- was deposited as a fixed deposit with the British Govt., the interest to be used for the Syrian Church. This deposit later became known as Vattipanam. The Thozhiyoor Church came into existence during his time. He died in 1808, at the age of 85, and was laid to rest at Puthencavu.