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Abp. Abraham Viruthakulangara is no more

Most Rev.Abraham Viruthakulangara, Archbishop of Nagpur, passed away on 19th Apri

19 04 2018 READ MORE

American Knanaya Parishes are FOR Knanaya and ONLY Knanaya

American Knanaya Parishes are for Knanaya and only Knanaya fa

22 02 2018 READ MORE

How Archdiocese Reacted to the Oriental Congregation Report

'The membership of the parishes should not be restricted to the people of knanaya li

20 02 2018 READ MORE

Only Knanites would be given membership to the Knanaya parishes abroad

The pastoral council, Presbyteral council and consultors body of the Knanaya Archeparchy of Kottayam decided to appeal to the Oriental Congregation, Rome for the review of instru

19 01 2018 READ MORE

New Priests in Archeparchy of Kottayam

Mar Mathew Moolakkattu appointed new priests on the day of Ep

08 01 2018 READ MORE

The Eparchy of Kottayam was erected exclusively for the Southist (Knanaya) Catholics in 1911. The Knanaya Community traces its origin from a group of Jewish-Christian emigrants from Southern Mesopotamia to the South Indian port of Cranganore in AD 345, who formed themselves into an endogamous community. They co-existed peacefully in the Indian nation and fulfilled their missionary purpose of re-invigorating the Church of St Thomas Christians. The original community consisted of about 400 persons belonging to 72 families of seven septs headed by Thomas of Kynai. A bishop by name Uraha Mar Yousef, four priests and several deacons were among them.


As the Catholicos of the East had promised the emigrants that he would send from time to time bishops to India, Uraha Mar Yousef had successors till the end of the 16th century.

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