Angamali West Orthodox Diocese

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Angamaly-West is a diocese of the Oriental Orthodox Church in India. The present Diocean head is Bishop Yuhanon Mar Policarpus, who took charge in February 2009. The Indian Orthodox Church (IOC) officially known as Indian (Malankara) Orthodox Church which formed in 1912 from the Syrian Orthodox church flourished in a great way during the 1970s. It has established many dioceses in India and abroad. Angamal-West diocese has only a few churches and these have small congregations. The largest church is Kunnakkurudy St. George Cathedral. The church authorities are trying their best to extend its influence by filing a number of cases[clarification needed] against its mother church, the Syrian Orthodox church (Jacobites). The following churches were obtained to IOC by this way.

Churches that form Angamaly-West Diocese of Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, which have been obtained mainly after court orders -

  • Aluva College Hill St. Thomas Church
  • Ankamaly Mar Gregorios Church
  • Chathamattom Carmel St. Peter's & St. Paul's Church
  • Eloor Mar Gregorios Church
  • Kodanadu Sehion Church
  • Kunnakurudy St. George Cathedral

Pothanikadu Umminikunnu St. Mary's Maha Edavka Church