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Thrissur Diocese is one of the 30 dioceses of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church with its headquarters at Mannuthy, Kerala.
It is an Indian Orthodox Diocese separated from the jacobite Syrian church. Yuhanon melitius is a Former metropolitan of Jacobite Syrian Christian Church in Thrissur. The diocese was formed in 1982 with parishes in Thrissur and Palakkad districts. At the time of the formation of the diocese there were 32 parishes and 26 priests. Initially Baselios Paulose II , Catholicos of the East was in charge of the diocese. During his time a property of 1.5 acres was purchased in Peechi for the diocesan headquarter. Later then metropolitan of Angamali diocese Thomas Mar Dionysius (now H.B Baselios Thomas I was given additional charge of the diocese. He got the present plot at Mannuthy where the diocese headquarters of the diocese is built in exchange of the land in Peechi. After few years then metropolitan of Kochi diocese, Thomas Mar Osthatheos was given additional charge of the diocese in the place of Mar Dionysius. In 1990 November, the diocesan general body elected Rev. Fr. Rajan John Murimakil, a priest of Kandanadu diocese who was studying at Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago as the metropolitan candidate. He was consecrated on 23 December in Damascus by His Holiness Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, Patriarch of Antioch. The first metropolitan with independent charge of the diocese assumed the office on 26 December 1990. The present diocesan headquarters was completed in 1995. The consecration of the headquarters was done on 20 July 1995 by Thomas mor divanasios (now H.B Baselios Thomas I
The diocese has one Upper Primary School in Palakkadu district and a Study center, near Thrissur. The diocese runs a community development project called "Anveshi, Thrissru" which helps people to help themselves. The diocese has a mission in Burbank, near Los Angeles, CA in USA with 300+ families of Mediterranean region origin. For the last several years the diocese has been in continuous struggle to make the unity of the Church a reality.
The headquarters of the diocese is at Mannuthy. Address: Gedseemon Orthodox Bishop's House, Mannuthy, Thrissur, Kerala, INDIA. 680651. Tel. +4872371039. The house was built by help from people of the Church at various parts of the world under the leadership of Yuhanon Mar Meletius Metropolitan. A small parish worships in the chapel in the diocesan headquarters. Due to lack of space a new plot was purchased adjacent to the headquarters building and a new chapel is constructed. The chapel is named "St. Mary's Unity Chapel". It symbolizes the Church unity efforts of the diocese.
1) Alaikalkulambu St.Marys Orthodox Church
2) Chalishery St.Peters and St.Pauls Orthodox Church
3) Cherukunnam St.Thomas Orthodox Church
4) Chuvanammanu St.George Orthodox Church
5) Elanadu St.Marys Orthodox Church
6) Erukumchira St.Marys Orthodox Church
7) Kakkanikkadu St.George Orthodox Church
8) Kakkanikkadu St.Gregorios Orthodox Church
9) Kallampara St.Marys Orthodox Church
10) Kannara St.Marys Orthodox Church
11) Katilapoovam St.Marys Orthodox Church
12) Kairady St.Marys Orthodox Church
13) Kodaly St.George Orthodox Church
14) Kombzha Mar Gregorios Orthodox Church
15) Mambra St.Kuriakose Orthodox Church
16) Mangalamdam St.Marys Orthodox Church
17) Mannuthy St.Marys Orthodox Church
18) Marmcode St.George Orthodox Church
19) Maorotichal St.George Orthodox Church
20) Nelleppally St.Johns Orthodox Church
21) Paithala Mar Gregorios Orthodox Church
22) Pazhayannoor Eldho Mar Baselios Orthodox Church
23) Pazhayannoor St.Marys Orthodox Church
24) Pazhayannoorpadam St.Johns Orthodox Church
25) Peechy St.George Orthodox Church
26) Pulakodu St.Marys Orthodox Church
27) Thenidukku St.George Orthodox Church
28) Thrikanaya St.George Orthodox Church
29) Valkulambu Mar Gregorios Orthodox Church
30) Valkulambu St.Thomas Orthodox Church
31) Vattai St.Marys Orthodox Church
32) Vatuly St.George Orthodox Church
33) Vellikulangara St.Marys Orthodox Church
34) DesertLand St.Dinysious Orthodox Church
35) DesertLand St.George Orthodox Church
36) DesertLand St.Gregorios Orthodox Church
37) ##Kaimoor St.George Orthodox Church
38) ##Olavakodu St.Peters Orthodox Church
39) ##Karimba St.George Orthodox Church
40) ##Vellapadom St.George Orthodox Church
41) ## Chelakkara St.George Orthodox puthenpali
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