Marth Mariam Syro-Malabar Catholic Forane Church, Arakuzha

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Marth Maryam Forane Church, Arakuzha
Arakuzha Syrian Catholic Church.jpg
Basic information
Location Arakuzha, Muvattupuzha
Affiliation Syro-Malabar Catholic Church
Province Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Kothamangalam
Leadership Major Archbishop
Website arakuzhachurch.org
Direction of façade West

Marth Mariam Forane Church is a Syro-Malabar church in Arakuzha village, 6 km from Muvattupuzha, India. The village has a large population of Nasrani Christians. These Nasrani Christians of Arakuzha have more than 1500 years of recorded history.[1] The church is currently under the jurisdiction of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Kothamangalam. [2] Servant of God Mar Varghese Payyappilly Palakkappilly has served as the parish priest between 1920 and 1922.[3][4]

History[edit]

It was Rathappallimuthi who erected the Marth Mariam Forane Church at Aarakzha.[5][non-primary source needed] The church was pulled apart and rebuilt several times.

Daily Qurbana Timings[edit]

Sunday 6:30 AM - Sapra,[6] 7:00 AM - Holy Qurbana, 9:45 AM - Holy Qurbana, 4:00 PM - Holy Qurbana
Monday 6:15 AM - Sapra, 6:30 AM - Holy Qurbana
Tuesday 6:15 AM - Sapra, 6:30 AM - Holy Qurbana
Wednesday 6:15 AM - Sapra, 6:30 AM - Holy Qurbana
Thursday 6:00 AM - Holy Qurbana, 6:45 AM - Holy Qurbana
Friday 6:15 AM - Sapra, 6:30 AM - Holy Qurbana 10.00 AM Maleakurishu Chapel
Saturday 6:30 AM - Holy Qurbana, Novena 4:30 P M - Holy Qurbana, Novena

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ancient Churches, Stone Crosses of Kerala- Saint Thomas Cross, Nazraney Sthambams and other Persian Crosses | NSC NETWORK". nasrani.net. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
  2. ^ http://www.kothamangalamdiocese.org/php/parish_list.php?nm=4&action=search&txt=&sort=&category=&sum=&date_from=&date_to=&sort_ord=&by_colms=col&no_of_rows=1&sel=
  3. ^ Payyappilly Palakkappilly Varghese Kathanar
  4. ^ Former vicars - Payyappilly Varghese Kathanar (1920-22)
  5. ^ "Rathappillil Family". rathappillilfamily.com. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
  6. ^ "St. Mary's Forane Church Arakuzha | A Place of Pilgrimage". arakuzhachurch.org. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 

Coordinates: 9°55′43″N 76°36′29″E / 9.9286°N 76.608°E / 9.9286; 76.608