Prayerful Greetings to Msgr Simon Kayippurath the bishop delegate to Balasore Diocese. He belongs to St. Xavier’s Church Kannamkara Continue reading
Pope Francis’ first apostolic exhortation, titled ‘Evangelii Gaudium’ or ‘Joy of the Gospel’ has been published. Continue reading
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Rev.Fr. Sinto Njarolikal is appointed as the new superior of O.S.B Continue reading
Rev.Sr. Saumy was elected as the new Superior General of St.Josephs Congregation Continue reading
Mar Cleemis, Mar Perumthottam,and Bp Kariyil are the new office bearers Continue reading
He was serving as the rector of Aquinas College, Gopalpur, Diocese of Berhampur Continue reading
Chaithanya karshikamela begins today and ends on 08 December 2013 Continue reading
Mar Moolakkatt gives Placid lectures in Rome on Particular Laws Continue reading
Prepare ourselves to welcome Christmas through Holy Bible Continue reading
Archbishop concluded Faith Year Celebration in Kottayam on 23rd Nov 2013 Continue reading
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. Under the East Syrian Bishops, the Knanaya Community had their own churches and priests distinct from those of the non-Knanaya St Thomas Christians. This system continued also under the Latin Rite European bishops, who governed the St Thomas Christians...
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