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Flood 2018: Relief Works by Kottayam Archdiocese

Archdiocese of Kottayam is in the forefront of flood relief

17 08 2018 READ MORE

Archeparchy of Kottayam Opens its Institutions for Relief Camps

Kottayam Archdiocese opens its schools, parish halls, pastoral centres, retreat centre for relief

16 08 2018 READ MORE

Floods in Kerala: Archdiocese of Kottayam Requests Every one to Pray and Support the Affected People

Let us pray together this evening between 7-8 pm. May God protect us from flood and calami

16 08 2018 READ MORE

One day Theological Seminar Inaugurated by Archbishop Mar Susai Pakyam, KCBC president

One day Theological Seminar Inaugurated by Archbishop Mar Susai Pakyam, KCBC pres

08 08 2018 READ MORE

Pope thanks Chilean bishops for ‘decisive’ efforts against abuse

In a handwritten letter sent on Sunday, Pope Francis applauds the Chilean bishops’ efforts to reflect on their failure to listen to victims of clerical sex

08 08 2018 READ MORE

Presbyterium 2018

Presbyterium Supports The Bishop For The Ecclesial Structure For The Diaspora Mi

04 08 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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