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Malankara Marthoma Syrian Church, Pathanamthitta

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Malankara Marthoma Syrian Church is situated in Thiruvalla in Pathanamthitta District. It is another famous attraction of Pathanamthitta. This ancient church is believed to be established by Saint Thomas. The church dates back to the year 52 A.D. when the Saint arrived in Kerala. Saint Thomas is known by the name of Apostle and is one of the twelve disciples of Jesus Christ. Furthermore, the church is one of the oldest units of practicing Christianity in the Indian subcontinent. The important festivals celebrated by the members of the Church include Christmas, Passion Week and the Ormaperunnal, which is celebrated on the 1st and 2nd day of November. But, the most important festival of the Malankara Marthoma Syrian Church is the Passion Week that ends with the Resurrection Day or on Easter. This place is a must in a traveler’s list as it is established by Saint Thomas and being the oldest Church in India.

 

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