Saturday, June 18, 2011
Nilackal St Thomas Church - World's First Christian Ecumenical Church...!
The Christian Church named St. Thomas Church is the first Christian Ecumenical Church in the world. It is situated on the hill slopes of Nilackal in the western ghats in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala in South India. It was established 30 years ago by the Bishops of Catholic rites, Jacobite, Orthodox, Marthoma, CSI etc jointly. It is built at the place where Apostle St Thomas first established one of the seven and a half Churches about 2000 years ago. Before the construction of this Church an old 'Cross' believed to be a part of the old Church was found. People belonging to most Christian denominations and even people belonging to other religions go to this Church to receive many favors.