Saturday, May 16, 2015

St.George Syro-Malabar Catholic Forane Church, Edappally

Kerala, known as God's own Country is specially blessed with so many Sacred Churches of historical and Social importance. While eight Churches (7 and a half) were directly built by our Lord's Apostle St Thomas- our own dear intercessor, later many Churches were erected by the faithful and some of them later became Holy Pilgrim Centers with the too many number of miracles taking place there.

Among all the Patron Saints of the Christian devotees of Kerala, St George is one of the most important. St George is venerated by many Christian denominations alike and he is their miracle worker and protector. St George (also known as Gee Varghese Sahada / punyavalan) is the help of people form wild animals particularly poisonous serpents and snakes.

There are so many Churches dedicated specially to St George. Some of these Churches are prominent pilgrim centers with numerous miracles taking place. 

St George Forane (Ferona) Church, Edappalli:

Ancient Church building: photo courtesy
St George Church at Edappally which was built in 593, has turned into a famous Catholic Church dedicated to the honor of the Lord's loyal servant and Blessed Mother's ardent devotee St George. Recently this Holy Church in Ernakulam - Angamaly Arch Diocese was re-constructed without affecting the old structure. 

The construction of the new Church Building which lasted for nearly 15 years finally brought about an amazing and marvelous structure which is not only attracting large number of pilgrims from other parts of the country and other countries, but also many tourists from around the world. 

This Church is considered as the largest and most fabulous Church in India and the biggest of all the Churches of the Syro-Malabar Sabha (Syrian Catholic Church) in the world. 

(new church Building)
Address (way to the Shrine)

This Pilgrim Center is located in Edappally 10 kms away from Kochi.

Contact Phone Numbers:

0484-2344538, 0484-2535538

Holy Mass Timings:

Week Days:  6.00 am, 7.00 am, 6.00 pm
Fridays:        6.00 am, 7.00 am, 12.30 pm, 7.00 pm
First Fridays: 5.45 am, 7.00 am, 9.00 am, 10.30 am, 12.00 noon, 4.00 pm,       5.30 pm
Sundays:      5.45 am, 7.00 am, 8.45 am, 10.15 am, 4.30 pm

Official FaceBook page of Ernakulam-Angamaly Arch Diocese:

God will surely Bless everyone who visits and prays in this Church and fulfill all his/her tearful needs:


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