Niranam St. Mary's Orthodox Syrian Church Niranam Valiapally Niranam Valiapalli  

Historical Events

Ordinations at Niranam Church

10th July 1761

Mar Thoma V ordained Mar Thoma VI as his successor

10th July 1770

Enthronement of Mar Thoma VI as Mar Dionysius I by Mar Gregorios and Mar Ivanios (Antiochian bishops)

15th September 1912

Ordination of H.H. Baselius Paulose I as the first Catholicose of the Indian Orthodox Church by H.H. Abdul Messiah, the Patriarch of Antioch and the establishment of Catholicate in India

30th April 1925

Ordination of H.H.Baselius Geevarghese I as the second Catholicose.

16th February 1975

Ordination of 5 bishops-Geevarghese Mar Osthathios, Paulose Mar Gregorious, Thomas Mar Makarios, Stephanos Mar Theodosius and Joseph Mar Pakomios-by H.H.Baselius Augen I, the Catholicose and Malankara Metropolitan.

Episcopal Demises at Niranam Church

17th April 1686

Mar Thoma II

10th May 1765

Mar Thoma V

8th April 1808

Mar Thoma VI

22th January 1816

Mar Thoma VIII

Malankara Associations at Niranam Church

17th May 1962

H.G.Augen Mar Thimothios elected as the successor to Catholicose of the East and Malankara Metropolitan

2nd October 1974

5 priests elected as Metropolitan designates

Other important events and visits


Visit of H.H. Peter III, Patriarch of Antioch

14th February 1912

Consecration of the present church building by H.G. Geevarghese Mar Dianysius, the Malankara Metropolitan

15th September 1912

Visit of H.H. Abdul Messiah, Patriarch of Antioch and the establishment of Catholicate in the Indian Orthodox Church

1916 (Edavam 16, 1091)

Golden Cross of the Niranam Church was stolen by Kolappan.

26th December 1952

Celebration of 1950 th anniversary of St Thomas' arrival
Consecration of the newly built Golden Cross

15th November 1963

Visit of H.H. Vasgan I, Catholicose of Armenia

June 1964

Visit of H.H. Yakoob III, Patriarch of Antioch

10th October 1972 Celebrated the 1900th anniversary of martyrdom of St. Thomas the Apostle

8th September 1982

70 th Anniversary of the establishment of Catholicate in India.
Visit of H.H. Elia II, Patriarch of Georgia

19th November 2000

Visit of H.H. Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople

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