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New Forane Declared – Piravam and Bangalore

Archdioceses of Kottayam has announced Piravam and Bangalore as the new Forane.

24 03 2017 READ MORE
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New Priest day and transfer list

All the transfers are with effect from 15 January 2017 unless otherwise mentioned.

06 01 2017 READ MORE
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Msgr Kurian Vayalumkal Archbishop- Nuncio

Pope Francis has named Msgr. Kurian Vayalunkal as his new Apostolic Nuncio to Papua New Guinea.

03 05 2016 READ MORE
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Transfer List May 2016

The new transfer list of the priests in the Archeparchy of Kottayam

26 04 2016 READ MORE
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Jesus Youth Gets Pontifical Approval

Jesus Youth is the first movement in the history of the Catholic Church in India to receive such a Pontifical approval.

18 04 2016 READ MORE
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Inauguration of Knanaya Prekshitha Kudiyetta Aghosham

Knanaya community should continue its social responsibility

18 04 2016 READ MORE
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THE ARCHEPARCHY OF KOTTAYAM

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

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Mar Mathew Moolakkatt

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Mar Joseph Pandarasseril

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TRADITIONAL KNANAYA SONGS

Tranditional songs sung by the Knanaya community.

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