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Msgr. Jacob Kollaparambil expired

Msgr. Jacob Kollaparambil, a priest of the Archeparchy of Kottayam slept in the Lord on December 06, 2014 at Vianney Home

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Thanksgiving Syro Malabar Qurbana at Papal Altar

Mar George Alencherry celebrates Holy Qurabana on the following day of canonization at the Papel altar which is rare blessing and recognition

25 11 2014 READ MORE

Keep up the Apostolic Vigour of Your Church: Pope Francis

Kerala is rich in vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Continue on this path , working through your witness.

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Chavara Kuriakose Elias and Rokkos Schism

Chavara Kuriakose Elias stood for the communion with Rome in the 19th century, contributed to the expansion of the Syro-Malabar Church

24 11 2014 READ MORE

Vigil of Canonization at S. Maria Maggiore

Card. Leonardo Sandri presided the vigil prayer at St. Mary's Basilica on 22 Nov 2014

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Chavara Kuriakose Elias and Euphrasia Named Saints

Following the saints we are called to witness Christ in the world spreading the virtues of simplicity and love

23 11 2014 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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Ecclesiastical Hierarchy


Mar Mathew Moolakkatt

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Mar Joseph Pandarasseril

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Tranditional songs sung by the Knanaya community.

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