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Centenary Education Fund

Applications are invited for Centenary Education Scholarship Continue reading

Pope Paul VI declared Blessed in Vatican

Pope Francis declared Pope Paul VI blessed on 19th Oct 2014 in Vatican Continue reading

World Food Day Celebration

KSSS conducted the world food day celebrations at Chaithanya Continue reading

Inauguration of BCM Community College

Archbishop Mar Mathew Moolakkatt inaugurated BCM community college Continue reading

Midterm Report of the Synod on Family 2014

Church must accompany her fragile children with compassion Continue reading

St Therese of Lisieux the Patron of Missionaries

Pray for CML specially on October I, the feast day of Little Flower Continue reading

Mar Joy Alappatt Ordained Bishop in Chicago

Episcopal ordianation was on 27th Sept 2014 at Syro Malabar Cathedral Chicago Continue reading

Concluding Ceremony of KSSS Golden Jubilee

Golden Jubilee celebrations of KSSS has come to an end 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.