St. George Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church

(Under the Holy See of Patriarchate of Antioch)











According to tradition, Christianity in India was established by St. Thomas, who arrived in Malankara (Kerala) from Edessa in A.D. 52. The Church in Malankara has had close ties with the Church in the Near East ever since. The ties between the Church in Malankara and the Near East formalized and strengthen by, when under the leadership of the merchant Thomas of Cana and 72 families (around 400 odd persons comprising men, women and children, reached Cragananore (Kodungalloore).  The group consisted of the Bishop Mor Joseph of Edessa as well as some priests and deacons)traveled and migrated to India and met Christians there by AD 345.


The Church in Malankara is an integral part of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church with the Patriarch of Antioch [His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas] as its supreme head. The local head of the church in Malankara is the Catholicose of India [His Beatitude Baselios Thomas I], ordained by and accountable to the Patriarch of Antioch.


History Of Universal Syriac Orthodox Church




His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas

Patriarch of Antioch and all the East



His Beatitude Baselios Thomas I

Catholicose of India




Metropolitan Of Niranam Diocese




Rev. Fr.  Alex P Oomman

Parish Vicar





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