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Knanaya Youth Meet – IKYAM 2017

International Knanaya youth meet 2017 will be held on 29th and 30th September at Raja

25 09 2017 READ MORE

PRO Release

Knanaya Community's tradition needs to be cherished and protected even in the social

29 08 2017 READ MORE

Mar Kuriakose Kunnacherry Expired

His funeral service will be held at 2 pm on 17th June 2017 in Christ the King Cathedral Kot

15 06 2017 READ MORE

TRANSFER LIST MAY 2017

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

01 05 2017 READ MORE

New Forane Declared – Piravam and Bangalore

Archdioceses of Kottayam has announced Piravam and Bangalore as the new F

24 03 2017 READ MORE

New Priest day and transfer list

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

06 01 2017 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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