St. Mary's Church Thrikkunnathu

Thrikkunnathu Seminary , Aluva, was founded in 1880 by the Metropolitan H.G Ambatt Geevarghese Mar Coorilose of the Malankara Church .[1][2]

Thrikkunnathu Seminary ,Aluva
St Mary's Church Thrikkunnathu.jpg
LocationAluva, Kerala
DenominationMalankara Orthodox Syrian Church
Relics heldTombs of H.G Kadavil Paulose Mar Athanasios (1907)

H.G Kuttikkattil Paulose Mar Athanasios ]] Valiya ThirumeH.G .G Geevarghese Mar Gregorios Vayaliparambil (1966)

H.G Dr. Philipose Mor Theophilos(1997)
Functional statusActive
Heritage designationMalankara Syrian Church
Architectural typeKerala Architecture
Closed1977 for (40 Years) Due to the dispute between Jacobite Syriac Christian Church and Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church
DioceseAngamaly Diocese

Thrikkunnathu Seminary is the headquarters of the Angamaly Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church . The Seminary was closed for 40 years due to the disputes between the Patriarch and the Metropolitan factions of the Malankara Orthodox church .

Early ChurchEdit

In 1880 the Malankara Syrian Church acquired 18 acres (73,000 m2) of land for construction of the church and a cornerstone was laid in 1889. The church began as a small building thatched with coconut leaves in the early 1900s. Paulose Mar Athanasius built the current St Mary's Church in the early 1930s. [3] The western side of the building was extended in 1964. Patriarchs of Antioch, Ignatius Abded Aloho II, St.Ignatius Elias III and Ignatius Jacob III had visited this church in 1911, 1931 and 1964.[4]

St Mary's Church at Thrikkunnathu Seminary in Aluva, 2009.


  • H.G Kadavil Paulose Mar Athanasios (1907)[5]
  • H.G Kuttikkattil Paulose Mar Athanasios (1953)[6]
  • H.G Vayalipparambil Geevarghese Mar Gregorios (1966)
  • [7]
  • H.G Kallupurackal Dr. Philipose Mar Theophilos (1997)[8]


  1. ^ "Bio" (PDF).
  2. ^ "St. Mary's Orthodox Syrian Church, Thrikkunnathu Seminary, Aluva «  Aluva Business Directory".
  3. ^, Mar Athanasius canonized as saint, 21 August 2004, retrieved 16 June 2009."
  4. ^ "Aluva Thrikkunnathu St. Mary's Jacobite Syrian Church".
  5. ^ "Kadavil Mor Athanasius I". Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Valiya Thirumeni". Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  7. ^ Bibu Philip Mathew. "Mor Gregorius Gewargis Vayaliparambil (1899-1966)". Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  8. ^ "» Remembering Late lamented Dr.Philipose Mar Theophilus". 29 September 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2018.