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St. Mary's Orthodox Church is situated at the heart of a small village called Kallooppara, Pathanamthitta District, Kerala, India. It is one of the oldest and renowned churches in Kerala and a priced possession of Malankara Sabha. The church have a legacy of around seven centuries, keeping its tradition and culture intact without compromising on its religious values. The church is a perfect example of the ancient temple architecture and is an elegant representation of the beautiful shingled roof tops in the early Travancore style. The church has a splendid blend of beauty and science in it and is a mystery the way it has overcome all the challenges of time. The church which is the worshiping place of thousands has been a topic of research for many.
The church has been declared as the "Pilgrim center of St. Mary" on January 9th 2009 by His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Didimos Ist. read more

Abhayam Prayer Meeting (04/12/2018)

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Vicar of Kallooppara church Associate Vicar of Kallooppara church
Rev. Fr. Koshy Philip Rev. Fr. Lijo Mathew

Bishop of Kallooppara churchHis Grace Youhanon Mar Chrysostomos took the mantle of Niranam Diocese from His Grace Geevarghese Mar Osthathios in 2007. He belongs to the Mannil Puthen Purayil family at Kottoor, Thiruvalla. He was elevated to the post of Metropolitan on 5th March 2005 by HH Baselios Mathews II at the Parumala Seminary.. read more..

Due to the never ending flow of pilgrims and request made by many to have an opportunity to participate in mass prayers, the church authorities have decided to organize a mass prayer named “Abhayam” on the first Wednesday of every month. The “Abhayam” prayer meeting was inaugurated on 2nd December 2009 by His Grace Dr. Yoohanon Mar Chrisostamos. read more..

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