Thumpamon Diocese


The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church was founded by St. Thomas, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ, who came to India in A.D. 52.

At least from the fourth century the Indian Church entered into a close relationship with the Persian or East Syrian Church. From the Persians, the Indians inherited East Syrian language and liturgies and gradually came to be known as Syrian Christians.

In the sixteenth century Roman Catholic missionaries came to Kerala. They tried to unite the Syrian Christians to the Roman Catholic Church and this led to a split in the community. Those who accepted Catholicism are the present Syro-Malabar Catholics. Later Western Protestant missionaries came to Kerala and worked among Syrian Christians; That also created certain splits in the community.

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Our Guiding Lights

His Grace Kuriakose Mar Clemis


His Grace was born in 1936 at Nellikkal, Koipram Village in Thiruvalla Taluk as the second son to Perumethmannil Mr PK Mathai and Mrs Sosamma. He has one brother and two sisters. He belonged to Mathur Parish in Chengannoore Diocese. After his schooling, he joined Kerala University and did his graduation, post graduation in Science and B.Ed from Catholicate College, Pathanahitta and Mount Tabore Training College Pathanapuram respectively.

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H.H Baselius Mar Thoma Paulose II


Three score years ago in a small village called Mangad near Kunnamkulam was born Paul on 30th Aug 1946 in the ancient Syrian Christian family of Kollannur to K. I. Ipe and Kunjeetty. Paul’s mother hails from the famous family of Pulikkottil and Paul was baptized at St. mary’s orthodox church, pazhanj. Groomed by his parents and grand parents.

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