Foundation stone for a new Jacobite Church is laid in Chennithala, near Mavelikkara, under the auspicious of Evangelical Association of the East.
The new Church is going to be constructed near the tomb of St. Raban, who came to Kerala, as per the direction of the Patriarch of Antioch in AD 905, along with Danaha Metropolitan (Niranam Grandhavali - Page 82). This will be the first Church to be consecrated in the name of St. Raban and the foundation stone was laid by EAE Metropolitan H.E. Geevarghis Mor Polycarpos. The Holy Qurbana and the foundation stone laying ceremony was attended by Fr. Joykutty Varghese (Mallappally), Fr. Rajan John (Kayamkulam), Fr. Roy George (Kattachira), Fr. M. J. Daneil (Chennithala) and hundreds of people from nearby areas.
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