St. George’s Orthodox Cathedral is an ancient parish church in the Angamali Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church founded in AD 52 by St. Thomas, one of the Apostles of Jesus Christ. The Kunnakkurudy parish was organized in 1700 A.D. under the leadership and initiative of Maracheril Mathunni, to meet the spiritual needs of the believers in and around Kunnakkurudy. These believers dissociated from their Mother Church at Kadamattam (i.e St. George Church). The new parish was thus born more than three hundred years ago. The construction of the church building was completed in 1714 A.D as is evident from the inscription on the steps of the Madbaha.

As years passed by, the number of parishioners increased considerably and a new church building became an absolute necessity. The foundation stone for the new building was laid in 1894. It took nearly seven years for the completion of the building and the consecration of the new church in 1901 by H.G Pulikkottil Joseph Mar Dionysius, the then Malankara Metropolitan, assisted by H.G. Mar Ivanios (afterwards the Catholicos of the East) and H.G Mar Gregorious (Parumala Thirumeni).

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CHAPELS

For the convenience of the members of the Cathedral there are four chapels in the outlying areas. In the chapel at Kunnakkurudy East where the Cross is dedicated to the sacred memory of Parumala Thirumeni, the festival celebrations start on the last day of every October. The Airapuram chapel is also dedicated to Mar Gregorious (Parumala Thirumeni) and the festival is on the second Saturday of January. This chapel is to be renovated and a fund is being built up for the purpose; any contribution to the fund is most welcome. It may be sent to the Vicar of the church.

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HOLY QURBANA

Satarday    8.00 a.m.

Sunday    8.30 a.m.