News & Events

Sad Demise of Fr Jaison Pulickal CMI

Mar Mathew Moolakkatt and the Archdiocese express condolence at the demise of Fr Jaison Pulickal. Continue reading

Maundy Thursday

The primary commandment of Jesus’ message is found in the Last Supper Continue reading

Palm Sunday Celebrations

Palm Sunday is celebrated in all the parishes of the Archdiocese with piety and solemnity Continue reading

Heartfelt Condolence

The Archdiocese extends heartfelt condolence to the family who lost their children at Alapuzha beach Continue reading

Holy Week Reflections VI (H. Saturday)

We die with Him in Baptism in order that we may participate in his resurrection Continue reading

Holy Week Reflections I (Palm Sunday)

Palm Sunday invites us to climb to the city and to the cross with Him Continue reading

Canonization of Bl. Chavara and Euphrasia

After St. Alphonsa two others to be named saints from Indian Church Continue reading

Smart Sneholsavam 2014‏

Smart Sneholsavam 2014‏ was conducted at Chaithanya 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...


Ecclesiastical Hierarchy

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Contact Us

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


Listen to Knanaya Traditional Songs and Wedding Songs.