St. Mary's Jacobite Syrian Church is a church located in Kurukkunnapuram, East Marady, Muvattupuzha, Kerala, India.
St. Mary's Jacobite Syrian Church
Under the Holy See of Antioch and All the East
|Tradition||West Syriac Rite|
|Founder(s)||Fr. Paulose Kuttipuzha|
|Dedication||Virgin Mary, God Bearer|
|Relics held||Saint Qaumo|
|Archdiocese||Catholicate of India|
|Archbishop||Catholicos Baselius Thomas I of India|
|Bishop(s)||Anthimus Matthews Metropolitan|
|Vicar(s)||Fr. Joby Oorppayil|
From the ancient times, there was a strong Christian presence in these areas. St. George's Church, Kadamattom and St. Mary's Church, Rackad were the parishes of Jacobite believers in the earliest times.
When the number of Jacobite Christians in Marady increased and they were struggling to carry on their spiritual activities in the church at a distance of miles away, the ancestors decided to build a church in Marady. The foundation stone of the church was laid on 1865 (1040 ME) at Kurukkunnapuram, a hill surrounded by paddy fields and fruit trees. Fr. Paulose Kuttipuzha led the building of the church. The construction was completed on 1867 (1042 ME) as a result of the collective activity of 70 families in Marady and nearby.
The church was established with the intention of continuing to follow the traditions of Universal Syriac Orthodox Church under the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East.
The reconstruction of the church began on 2007 and completed on 2015. On 10 February 2015, Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch consecrated the church during his First Holy Apostolic Visit to India. He was assisted by Catholicos Baselios Thomas I of India, and Anthimos Matthews Metropolitan.
There are five altars at the church. The main altar, the central one, is in the name of Virgin Mary, God Bearer (Mother of God).
There are two altars on the north and south of the main one. The altar on the northern side is consecrated to Saint Thomas the Apostle and the altar on the southern side is consecrated in the name of Saint George.
There are two smaller altars, to the front of the main altar. The north among these is in the name of Saint Constantine the Great and his mother, Saint Helena of Constantinople. The southern among the small altars is consecrated to Patriarch Saint Ignatius Elias III of Antioch.
The Holy Relic of Saint Shemvun Qaumo Abilo (also called Mar Kauma), a 5th century Syriac monk who meditated for 45 years in the standing position, has been installed at the church in 1928 by Saint Osthathios Sliba, the Patriarchal Delegate of the Holy See of Antioch to India.
The Holy Relic is ceremoniously taken out and exhibited for public veneration on the Saint's Feast Day (14 November) every year.
Holy Qurobo TimingsEdit
|Morning Prayer||Holy Qurobo|
|Sundays||6:45 AM||7:45 AM|
|Feast Days||7:00/7:30 AM||8:00/8:30 AM|
|Other Days||7:00 AM||7:30 AM|