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St. Thomas Orthodox Chapel, Niranam central, The Church belongs to Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church under Niranam Diocese. came into existence as a small congregational wing (Prayer Group) of the parent church, St. Mary’s Orthodox church Niranam,(Niranam valiya pally). This happened in the early sixties, with a view of promoting spiritual awareness and a feeling of fellowship among the Orthodox Christian families, numbering about 45-50, living in the niranam central.

"The new church was formally consecrated and dedicated to St. Thomas, the Patron Saint of India, The first Holy Qurbana in this chapel was celebrated by H.G. Mar Thoma Dionysius tirumeni. This beginning was made in November, 1965."

Heartened by the amazing response and unprecedented enthusiasm evoked among the congregation, the idea of building a permanent church was conceived and implemented in right earnest. The new church was formally consecrated and dedicated to St. Thomas, the Patron Saint of India, The first Holy Qurbana in this chapel was celebrated by Rev Fr. Tharakan Achen. This beginning was made in November, 1966.

The Church is 1.5 KM away from Niranam valiya pally, 200 meters away from Mulamoottil padi and 500 meters away from Elenjikal chantha. Holy Qurbana is celebrating in alternate Sundays and special days. Evening prayer is conducting in all Saturdays. Prayer meeting is organized in houses in saturdays. The various active organizations are Sunday school, Youth Movement, Students Movement and Marthamariyam Samajam. The church is consisting of 55 families.

The Church Madhbaha is blessed with three Thronose. The main Thronose is constructed in the name of St.Thomas, North Thronose is built in the name of St. Gregorios of Parumala and South Thronose is built in the name of St. Mary’s.

The main perunnal of church is on February, in memory of Saint Thomas Apostole. on august in memory of St.Mary and in november in memory of Saint Gregorious (parumala tirumeni) As time progressed infrastructure was further developed with sophisticated additions to suit the requirements of a modern church. Notable among them are a small Parish Hall with a Parsonage and two Kurishum Thotti dedicated to both st. thomas and St Gregorios of Parumala. A beautiful flag pole (kodimaram). The Vicar of our church is Rev. Fr Joseph A and our Diocesan Bishop is H.G. Dr. Yuhanon Mar Crysostomos.

About Our Chruch

  • The Malankara Orthodox Church

    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.... Read More

  • History of the Diocese
    Diocese of Niranam

    Niranam is a beautiful village situated in the delta of rivers Pampa and Manimala: part of Thiruvalla taluk and Pathanamthitta district. This is a typical Keralite agricultural village, full of paddy fields and coconut trees. Historically, Niranam has been famous for the missionary work of St. Thomas
    In 1876, 22 churches were brought together in order to form the Niranam Diocese. Chathuruthi Geevarghese Mar Gregorios (Parumala Thirumeni) (1876-1902).... Read More

  • Former Metropolitan
    Diocese of Niranam

    Geevarghese Mar Gregorios, Chathuruthil (Parumala Thirumeni) (10.12.1876-02.11.1902)
    Joseph Mar Dionysius V, Pulikottil (02.11.1902 11.07.1909)
    Geevarghese Mar Dionysius VI, Vattasseril (11.07.1909 1912)
    Geevarghese Mar Gregorios, Kallacheril / Mar Baselius Geevarghese II Catholicos (1912-1929 & 1929-1933)
    Joseph Mar Severios, Valakkuzhiyil (25.05.1933-1937)
    Mar Baselius Geevarghese II Catholicos (1937-1940)
    Thoma Mar Dionysius (1940- 03.12.1972)
    Mar Baselius Augen I Catholicos (1972-1975)
    Mathews Mar Athanasius (Assistant) (1972-1975)
    Mar Baselius Marthoma Mathews I Catholicos (1975-1976)
    Geevarghese Mar Osthathios (1976-2007)
    Yuhanon Mar Chrysostomos (Assistant) (2005-2007)
    Yuhanon Mar Chrysostomos 2007

  • Orthodox Spirituality

    Spirituality may be defined as the life in and with the Holy Spirit. It is an ascetic and pious struggle against sin through repentance, prayer, fasting and participation in the sacramental life of the Church. St. Paul Says: “Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish…Read More

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