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Permanent synod members meet Pope Francis

Members of the permanent synod of Syro- Malabar church led by Major Archbishop Raphael Thattil meet Pope Francis at the Vatican

Inauguration of Charitable Initiatives

Mar Andrews Thazhath inaugurated the various sub-committee activities of the Kottayam Archdiocese

Archbishop Mar Mathew Moolakatt Silver Jubilee Celebrations

A thanksgiving was offered at the Christ the King Metropolitan Cathedral, Kottayam

Eparchial Assembly 2023 Report

The main practical instructions have been published

Missionary work God’s call and responsibility: Mar Mathew Moolakkat

CML Inauguration and Vice Directors’ meeting were held at Neendoor on 17th July

KCYL Youth Day Celebration

The Youth Day celebration and Chanthamcharth competition were held at Karimkunnam

Catechism Section

Pre-Marriage Course

Media Commission

KNANAYA PRAVASI HELP DESK

This help desk aims to render services to the Knanaya Catholic Community Members returning to Kerala from within India or from abroad due to Corona virus pandemic. We also welcome individuals to become volunteers in helping our fellow community members during their hour of need.

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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