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
The church has a very rich history and unique tradition and heritage, that could be fathomed to the year AD 409. This was the time around which the early Christian migrants from Kodungalloor and Parur started settling at Angamaly. Concrete evidence to establish the founding of the church is not, unfortunately, available. Historical data and logical conclusions lead us to the fact that this was the first church to be founded in Angamaly. There are evidences to prove that a church with thatched roof was built by the early Christian settlers in the land donated to them by the Chief of ‘MANGATTU’ clan. He shifted the Hindu dwellers of this area to the other bank of the nearby river ANGADIKADAVU. This are is still known as ‘MANGATTUKARA’. The homes of the MANGATTU clan is located to be around our present church. Many stone carvings and other articles of archeological importance have been discovered from this area. Geological survey of India has some records about a stone carving donated to our church by the ‘MANGATTU SWAROOPAM”.
Tradition has it that quilon was the site of one of the seven Christian communities set up by St. Thomas The Apostle. That quilon had been the main center of activity of the Fracsiscian and Dominican Missionaries since the later half of the 13th century is but part of modern history.On 19th August1932 Pope John XXII constituted quilon as an Episcopal see, the first diocese in the Indies established by the Holy see and the only in the country at that time.A small community, that embraced christienity in AD 54 by St.Thomas The Apostle in quilon existed in kadavoor.History says that THEVALLY was the port at that time and was a center of St.Thomas Christians.The Christian immegrates from syria engeged in trade, other Christian trade and missionaries who elited at quilon on their way to the Indies, enlightened and boosted the Christian faith existed here. historical evidence reveals that THAREESAPALLY, the famed center of Christienity was at THEVALLY and the Bishop JORDANIOUS KATHALANI established a church in the name of St.George at thevally. The portuguse who arrived in quilon in 1503 found two churches in Quilon one in the name of 'OUR LADY' and other in the name of 'St.George'. they revived and strengthened the Christian community.Naturally kadavoor the adjusent place of Thevally became a trading centre as well as the part of christian heritage.The portuguse have errected a 'CROSS' at Kottayathu Kadavu on the banks of Astamudi Lake and the cross now renovated exist on the side of the present church. For all spititual reuirements in the faithful of kadavoor were depending Neendakara parish.In 1817, six prominent Christian families of Kadavoor Viz.Vilayil kadayil, Thenguvila, Ottathengu, Kunnath, Thekkath and Kottayathu jointly purchased a plot for the church from Mrs.MC DOWELL, the wife of an Army officer of the east indian company stationed at kadavoor.In 1870 Msgr. Maria Ephream Carrelon, Vicar Apostilic of Quilon errected the first church. he was in charge of the parish assisted by Fr.Rozario.The church was extented by Rev.Fr. Diago Anto Ivan D'souza, a Portuguse priest, the first parish priest in kadavoor.