About Us

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.

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Church History

In the earlier days the Christian believers of Kallooppara had to depend on the 'Niranam Church' for the holy mass, funeral ceremonies and other religious rites. The journey on Vallom (small boat) through the Manimala and Pampa rivers was tedious, tiresome and risky.

The much renowned Edappally Kings were ruling at that time and they used to spend their time in the famous and explicably beautiful Elangalloor Maddom, rich in its architectural antiquity, that once existed on the north side of the river Manimala, can still be seen now in Angadikadavu of Puramattam panchayat.

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Summary 2019-2020

Church Services

Educational Help

Education is another area where a lot of deserving candidate miss out because of the lack of money. We are providing both financial and material helps to the students.

Help For Homeless

we are on a mission to provide shelter for at least all the members of our church. So every year we do provide financial support to one or two of the most deserving people to have a shelter of their own

Medical Help

The expenses of treatment and medicines are going up every day and it is hard for many of us to afford such expenses. So the church has kept apart a fixed sum every year to provide support to the needed for medical expenses.

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Church Events

CHURCH FEAST

The annual church feast (Perunal) of the patron saint, St. Mary is being celebrated on 13th, 14th and 15th January of every year. Celebrations start a week prior to the Perunal with the hosting of the flag ( Kodi Uyarthal) done by the Vicar in the presence of thousands of devotees.

ABHAYAM PRAYER

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

CONVENTIONS

Kallooppara convention is one of the biggest conventions of Malanakara Sabha which is being conducted on the Koithottu sand banks of river Manimala. The vicar of our church is the president of the convention.

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Church News

Marian Puraskaram

'MARIAN PURESKARAM', a sign of recognition and appreciation of st mary's orthodox valliya pally, kallooppara to organisations,which carry out exemplary social services and philanthropic endeavours. It is awarded in connection with the feast of the ascension of st mary. the award is of rs 50001 and the certificate of appreciation

Diocese Choir Meeting

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.St. Mary's Orthodox Church is situated at the heart of a small village called Kallooppara, Pathanamthitta District, Kerala, India.

Abhayam Prardhana Sanghamam

'ABHAYAM' is the prayer gahering,held on the first wednesday of every month. it commences at 10:30 am with songs and hymns by the parish choir. Believers from different walks of life participate in this meeting and return with a very blessed experience.

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Philippians 4:19. “And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.”

 

UPCOMING PRAYERS

Abhyam
DATE - 06-11-2019
  • TIME : 10:30 AM
  • SPEECH : Rev Fr Aji K Varghese
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8 Noyamb
DATE- 08-10-2019
  • Time:7:30
  • Speech : FR.M O JOHN
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SUNDAY MASS
DATE-Every Sunday
  • Time:5AM & 7:30AM
  • SPEECH: FR KOSHI PHILIP/FR LIJO
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