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Thanksgiving Syro Malabar Qurbana at Papal Altar

Mar George Alencherry celebrates Holy Qurabana on the following day of canonization Continue reading

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 Continue reading

Vigil of Canonization at S. Maria Maggiore

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

Chaithanya Karshikamela Logo Release

Minister K. Babu released the logo of Chaithanya Karshikamela Continue reading

Preparations for the Canonization

The programmes in connection with canonization will be on 22 to 24 November 2014 Continue reading

Pope Francis and Evolution Theory

Did Pope Francis change the Bible and Catholic concepts on creation? Continue reading

Mar Njaralakatt Installed as Archbishop of Tellicherry

Tellicherry’s new Archbishop Mar George Njaralakatt was installed today Continue reading

Synod on Family 2014 in Rome and Media Agenda

Why did the interest groups and media lobby want to propagate a confusion on the Synod? Continue reading

About Us

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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Catholic Metropolitan’s House
P.B. No. 71, Kottayam - 686 001, Kerala, India
Phone: 0481-2563527, 2563812, 2300453 Fax: 0481-2563327


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