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Major Centres

DEVALOKAM CATHOLICATE PALACE
Devalokam Aramana is the official residence of the Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan. The administrative head quarters of the Church  also functions within the same premises. The holy relics of the Apostle St. Thomas is kept in the Devalokam Aramana chapel. The mortal remains of holy fathers – H.H. Baselius Geevarghese II, H.H. Baselius Augen I, H.H. Baselius Mar Thoma Mathews I and Metropolitan Thomas Mar Macarios are entombed here.

Ph: 0481 2578500 2578499 (Fax) 2570569, 2573850

Malankara Orthodox Church
Catholicate Palace,
Devalokam,
Kottayam – 686 038
Tel no  0481 2570569 2578500 2574323

Email of the office of H. H. The Catholicos: catholicos@mosc.in

Web Manager: webmanager@mosc.in

Public Relations Officer:  pro@mosc.in

PARUMALA SEMINARY

Parumala Seminary is the major pilgrim centre of the Church, blessed by the shrine and
mortal remains of St. Gregorios. The mortal remains of Metropolitan Yuyakim Mar Ivanios
are also entombed here.

Ph: (O) 0479 2312202 (Dyanakendram) 2312226 (Manager) 2312328
Fax: 2310894, Website: www.paraumalachurch.com,
Email: manager@parumalachurch.com

VAKATHANAM VALLIKKATTU DAYARA

The mortal remains of Catholicos Baselius Geevarghese I and Metropolitan Augen Mar
Dionysius are entombed in the chapel.

Ph: 0481 2462550, Website: www.augenthirumeni.com
THIRUVITHAMCODE ST. MARY’S CHURCH

Founded in A.D. 63 by the Apostle St. Thomas, keeping the ancient structure and architectural
beauty, this Church is now an international pilgrim centre.

Ph: 04651 250219, 241111, 09847876797, 09443500911
E-mail: barsleebiramban@yahoo.com, stthomasphigiramcentre@yahoo.com
Website: www.arappally.com, www.stthomasinternationalpilgriamcentre.com
PAMPADY MAR KURIAKOSE DAYARA

The Dayara was started by Metropolitan Kuriakose Mar Gregorios (Pampady Thirumeni),
whose mortal remains are interred in the chapel. The mortal remains of the Metropolitan
Mathews Mar Ivanios are also entombed here. The Dayara is a holy place for pilgrims and
a centre of so many educational, social service institutions.

Ph: 0481 2505431
VETTICKAL ST. THOMAS DAYARA

As the earliest place of monastic life in the Church, Vettickel Dayara had influenced many
Church dignitaries. As a young monk and later as a metropolitan St. Gregorios stayed and
spent long time here in fasting and praying.

Ph: 0484 2740220, 2742250
MATTANCHERY PILGRIM CENTRE

A portion of the holy reiics of St. George is kept in this church. The historic monument of
Coonen Cross Oath (A.D. 1653) is now a declared pilgrim centre.

Ph:0484 2116421