Charity Organizations in Keralahttp://www.pourasthyasuvisheshasamajam.orgCharity Organizations in Kerala,India,Orphanages,Old age homes,Christian Missions,Request charity donations,convent,churches,educational institutions,gospel teamThe Evangelistic Association of the East (E.A.E) is the first Missionary Association of the Jacobite Syrian Church under the direct control of the Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, who is on the THRONE OF ST. PETER.The mission of the association is to spread and propagate the HOLY GOSPEL amongst Christians, non Christians and promote educational, religious institutes thereby to cultivate benevolence philanthropy patriotism besides charitable services to the poor and the needy.ReligionJan 25, 2007
St.Mary's church Kudamaloor, one of the ancient churches of the Syro-Malabar Rite and a famous Marian pilgrim center, is situated 7 kms north of Kottayam Town and has a large area on the southern side of river Meenachil. The place itself is holy as it is the birthplace Of Blessed Alphonsa. Mannanam, a pilgrim center, where the tomb of Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara situates, is also under this parish. The old church was built by King Chempakasserry on AD 1125. It is dedicated to Blessed Virgin Mary and is popularly known as " Mukthiamma" here. The church is more famous for its Rites in the HolyWeek. People flock in large numbers to participate in the holy rites and in the special offerings such as Neenthu Nercha, Karinercha, Thamukku Nercha, Kanji Nercha etc.
The most revered and renowned Marian Pilgrim Centre after Velankanni, is the Holy Shrine of Koratty Muthy otherwise known as Koratty Thampuratty. All through the year, especially during the feast days, devotees of all castes and creeds, from far and wide, throng to this place to pay their respect to Koratty Muthy (Mother Mary) and pray for blessings.St. Mary's Forane Church in the Archdiocese of Ernakulam-Angamaly situates in the Southern boundary of Trichur District. NH 47, Railway and Cochin International Airport help the devotees to reach here easily The church has many popular beliefs woven around it. Six centuries back Kerala was divided into numerous provinces ruled by kings and landlords. Two of such neighbouring landlords were Koratty Kaimal and Kodassery Kartha. The descendents of these two feudal lords live in Koratty even now, and this adds on to the authenticity of this belief about the origin of the Koratty Church. Under the feudal lord, Koratty Kaimal, many Christians served in the army. In a battle between Kaimal and Kartha many were killed. Sri Kavalakkadan Kochu Vareed, the commander of the Kaimal army was one among the dead. At the time the Catholics had only one church in that area - at Ambazhakkad. Kaimal made all arrangements for the funeral of Sri. Kochu Vareed to be held in full military honours and religious rituals at the Ambazhakkad church. But his rival, Kodassery Kartha interfered and the burial could not take place there. The funeral procession had to return. In between, the pall-bearers had to rest and they placed the coffin down. When they tried to lift the coffin again they found to their astonishment, that it was firmly stuck to the ground and they could not lift. Knowing this, Koratty Kaimal made all arrangements for the burial there itself and gave instruction to build a church for the welfare of his Christian subjects. Today at that spot stands a granite stone cross. Kaimal gave away lots of land, free from tax, to sustain the rituals in the church. This church gradually was known as the Marian Pilgrim Centre of Koratty Muthy.