Reconstruction Of Puthuppally Jacobite Church
- View SourcePuthuppally St.George Valiyapally is one of the
important churches in Kottayam Diocese. It was
built by our forefather's in prayer and unity.
It had been a blessing to them, their children
and the people around. The place Puthuppally also
blessed. The church stood high as a source of
power, encouragement and unity.
Arguments started among the parishioners along
with 'Sabha Case'. Patriarch and Catholicose factions
were there. The litigation between these groups has
been going on since 1912. Both conducted their
services on turn basis. Fr.Jesus Kadiyanthuruthil,
the vicar of Jacobite faction passed away in 1999.
After that, we could not appoint a priest as the
litigation turned against us. Catholicose faction
took charge of the church affairs. Still we are
fighting for our rights. (The case is in high court).
Meanwhile, we built a Patriarchal Centre (Chapel)
near Valiyapally in 1993, so that we could attend
services peacefully. With the help of God Almighty
we could stand firm even through the difficult
circumstances that were created against us. In 2001,
we got approval for a cemetery.
The chapel perennal conducted in memory of St.Geroge
is so famous that thousands attend it and get blessed.
Even though the centre is in its childhood years, it
has become popular. We are progressing day by day. Now
the centre can not accommodate the crowd, and basic
facilities are limited. Keeping this in mind, we are
planing to re construct the chapel. Our idea is a
30-ft x 80-ft church with a budget of Rs.50 lakhs.
H.G.Thomas Mor Thimothiose, Bishop of Kottayam Diocese,
inaugurated the fund raising for the proposed church
on 21st December 2003.
We are happy for the proposed church and started
working hard to make it true. Now we need your prayers
and support in building it up. We would be grateful
to you if you could support us. St.George was a fighter,
who fought the good fight, finished his race and kept
the faith that 'Jesus is Christ'. This is the credited
to him as righteousness.
"Anyone who receives a righteous man will receive a
righteous man's reward (Matthew 10:41).
The Lord himself says this. You and posterity will
We invite your Contributions to:
Patriarchal Church Reconstruction Fund
A/C No.199, Canara Bank
Ericadu Branch. Puthupplally
Kottayam (Dist), Kearla, India.
Biju Kurian Mathew(Puthuppally)
St.Mary's Jacobite Syrian Church, Muscat