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“Church found by St thomas”

St Mary's Orthodox Syrian Church
Kottayam, India
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95 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
“Church found by St thomas”
Reviewed February 7, 2014

Niranam Valiapally (St. Mary's Orthodox Syrian Church, Niranam), is a parish Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church. This church was founded by St. Thomas , the Apostle of Jesus Christ, in AD 54.There are 5 altars in church.One of the main attraction is the huge cross made of granite.There is also a golden cross which will be displayed during main event of church.The cot used by parupmala thirumeny is displayed there along with many other antiques.Few paintings are also displayed in church

Visited March 2013
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Bangalore
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50 reviews
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“One of the oldest”
Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

Its quite an ordinarynchurch from outside..but just try prsying insode for a few moments....you wil surely feel the bliss....

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Grand Prairie, Texas
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“Ancient Church History in Kerala”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

It was very interesting to learn from friends in Thiruvalla that St Thomas is accredited with starting seven churches, including this one. It is reported to have been started in 54 A.D. by St Thomas, and the current structure is the fourth. There is a traditional style Kerala house nearby where one of the Syrian Orthodox saints had lived. Inside you can see some papyrus like scriptures and other relics. It is worth the visit. One friend from the area told me that one hasn't visited this area until they've visited this church, it's a must see.

Visited January 2013
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