Thursday, November 13, 2014

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Parumala Church





The shores of the river Pampa is home to the Parumala church.
This particular church is an orthodox Syrian church and was established by Joseph Mar Dionysius. The church was established on a two acre plot of land that was donated by Arikupurathu Mathen Karnavar. The church when first established was just an ordinary building known as “Azhippura” and Syriac classes were held here by Father Yakob. In the years to come this temporary church was rebuilt and consecrated by Mar Gregorios in the year 1895.

The church has undergone a lot of changes in time and at present is designed in a circular fashion. The designing of the church that stand presently was done by an architect known as Charles Correa. The circular design of the church has a diameter of 19 meters in length and is further divided into three segments. These segments within the circle are made by two 16 meter chords. The foundation of this newly designed church was placed and blessed by Baselios Mar Thoma Mathews II who belonged to the “Catholics of the East” in year of 1995 on the 19th of March.

Parumala Thirumeni
The Parumala church is not just any ordinary church but is a pilgrimage site for the Christians. The church is considered a pilgrimage site as the church holds the tomb of Saint Geevarghese Mar Gregorios who was also popularly known as Parumala Thirumeni. Saint Geevarghese Mar Gregorios died in the year of 1902 on 2nd November and his funeral also took place here on the 3rd of November 1902. A tomb was then constructed to hold his body and for people to seek blessings from.

The circular architecture and the tomb of St. Gregorios is a grand one. One can’t help but marvel at the great architecture of the place. The designing of the church is so well planned that it can house up to 2000 worshippers at one time. The church also holds mass every Sunday at 8:45 am and a huge number of devotees show up for it.

This particular church is a grand one to visit when in Kerala and is best visited on a mass day to see it in its full glory.

Timing





 DAILY PRAYER TIMINGS AT CHURCH  
MONDAY TO SATURDAY
Morning Prayer
5 A.M – 6 A.M
Moonnam Mani Namaskaram
10 A.M - 10.15 A.M
Noon Prayer
12 – 12.30 P.M
Onpatham Mani Namaskaram
3 P.M – 3.15 P.M
Evening Prayer
6 P.M – 7 P.M
Intercessional Prayer
9 P.M – 9.30 P.M
Soothara
9.30 P.M
 MEDITATION PRAYERS
Friday
Friday Meditational Speech 
10.00 A.M – 12.00 Noon
 HOLY QURBANA
Monday
Church
7.00 A.M – 8.00 A.M 

Chapel
       –
Tuesday
Church
7.00 A.M – 8.00 A.M 

Chapel
     -
Wednesday
Church
7.30 A.M – 8.30 A.M 

Chapel
       –
Thursday
Church
7.00 A.M – 8.00 A.M 

Chapel
     -
Friday
Church (Moonninmel Qurbana )
7.30 A.M – 9.00 A.M

Chapel
6.30 A.M – 7.30 A.M
Saturday
Church
7.30 A.M – 8.30 A.M

Chapel
     -
Sunday
Church
8.30 A.M – 10.30 A.M

Chapel
6.30 A.M – 7.30 A.M
 COUNSELLING AT PARUMALA RETREAT HOME
Wednesday
 By Rev. Fr. K.J.Varghese
Thursday
By Rev. Fr. K.J.Varghese
Friday
By Rev.Fr. Dr. O. Thomas, Rev. Fr. Issac B. Prakash, Shri. Benny Niranam 
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