St. George Syro-Malabar Catholic Forane Church, Edappally

St. George's Forane Church, Ernakulam, Kerala, India 0484 344538
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St. George Syro-Malabar Catholic Forane Church in Edapally, Kochi is popularly known as Edappally Mar Geevarghese Sahada Palli or Edapally Palli. The Edapally Church is one of the oldest churches in India and was built in 594 AD. The Church was originally dedicated to the Virgin Mary. In 1080, a new church was built adjacent to the old Edapally church. Every year, a nine-day festival is celebrated at St. George Church Edapally in the month of April – May. Edapallychurch is also popular among the non-Christians as a pilgrimage centre and the most important and popular offerings at the church are chicken and eggs.

The St. George Syro-Malabar Forane Church is have a history of 14 centuries. Due to the small size of the old Church and the growing size of the congregation, a new church was built in the present location in A.D. 1080. The main altar and the facade of that church was later renovated. The altar was renovated by incorporating the picture of Virgin Mary, surrounded by sculptures, angels and vines. .

On January 2001, the foundation stone that was blessed by Pope John Paul II, was laid for the construction of the third church. This new church at Edapally was consecrated in April 2015 and has a combination of European and Keralite architectural features. The new Edapally Church is one of the largest in India and has a built up area of over 88000 square feet. The Church can now hold 5000 worshipers at a time in the main chapel that measures 19500 square feet. The courtyard of the church holds a well and the devotees believe the water in the well has curative powers.

The St. George Syro-Malabar Catholic Forane Church in Edapally is one of the most important Christian religious center in Kochi and is visited by people from all religions, irrespective of caste and creed.

Address:
St.George’s Forane Church,
Edappally
Cochin-682024,
Kerala, India

Phone: 0484344538 / 535538

Email : edappallyvicar@gmail.com


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Address St. George's Forane Church, Ernakulam, Kerala, India
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