Historical churches of interest to the family

Question: “Why are there so many pictures of churches in the family website?”

Answer: “In ancient times Nazrani (Christian) families have their locale and address in relation to a church. In the same manner, Chathoth- Konkara family too has its abode and growth in the precincts of a church/ churches.”

The answer is a quote from the felicitations of Dr. Yakob Mar Irenaios. You may read his full text here.

Kallupara church, which was the first Church for the family in Vallamkulam before the 'Sleeba Church' was founded in Thottabhagam.
Kallupara church, which was the first Church for the family in Vallamkulam before the ‘Sleeba Church’ was founded in Thottabhagam.
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Kurisupalli long shot through the flag mast.
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Thrissur WF church, founded in 1909. Renovated facade and flag mast are seen. This is where C.I. Chandy, eldest of the five brothers, and my grand-dad, is buried.
Niram pally
NIRANAM CHURCH : Believed to be founded by Apostle St. Thomas himself.
paliekkara pally
PALIAKKARA CHURCH in the name of St. George, Thiruvalla. On the first of every Malayalam month, C.I. Chandy used to visit this church. I have accompanied him a few times.
parumala
New facade of the Parumala Church. You can see a museum of artifacts including furniture used by the Bishop Gregorios who passed away in 1902.
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Author: Alex Abraham

Professional Engineer, Project Management Professional and Six Sigma Black Belt. Passionate about productivity, efficiency, Lean Transformations in companies/ personal life/ communities. Born in Vallamkulam, India. After graduating from the Government Engineering College, Trichur started as Scientist at Vikram Sarabhi Space Centre (VSSC), Trivandrum, India in 1985. Post graduate degree in mechanical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India 1991. Left VSSC and India in 1996. Worked in Bahrain, Ethiopia, Oman. Settled in Winnipeg, Canada since 2010. Since 2003, involved in Production Management, Quality and Lean Applications in various industries.

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