Martyrs Saints and Prelates of the Syriac Orthodox Church

An appeal to the Vicars of Churches

The third volume on “Martyrs Saints and Prelates of the Syriac Orthodox Church” (50 biographies) is getting ready to print. The printing cost is partly being met by a well-wisher with a dedication to St. Coorilos Paulose of Panampady. However, the Churches outside Kerala and India are not promoting the venture. Ten copies of Volume II and III can be collected from Kottayam at no cost with proper authentication from the vicars of the churches. Copies of both volumes can be sent if the churches are willing to pay the postage. The work is to preserve the life and work of our spiritual fathers.


Dr. Mani Rajan corepiscopo
St. Josephs Training college
Mannanam, Kottayam – 686561

Dr. Mani Rajan corepiscopo
B-1, Desire Homes
Annanakunnu, Kottayam – 685001

0481-2561312, 9447365393 (avoid calling during office hours)


About SOCMNet

SOCMNet is an internet platform of Malankara Jacobite Syriac Christians (Malankara Jacobite Syrian Christian Church - under the Holy See of the Patriarch of Antioch and all the East.). According to tradition, Christianity in India was established by St. Thomas, who arrived in Malankara (Kerala) from Edessa in A.D. 52. The Church in Malankara has had close ties with the Church in the Near East ever since. The ties between the Church in Malankara and the Near East formalized and strengthen by, when under the leadership of the merchant Thomas of Cana and 72 families (around 400 odd persons comprising men, women and children, reached Cragananore (Kodungalloore). The group consisted of the Bishop Mor Joseph of Edessa as well as some priests and deacons traveled and migrated to India and met Christians there by AD 345. The church in Malankara is an integral part of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church with the Patriarch of Antioch [His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas] as its supreme head. The local head of the church in Malankara is the Catholicose of India [His Beatitude Baselios Thomas I], ordained by and accountable to the Patriarch of Antioch. The web sites in the SOCMNet are not official web sites of the Syriac Orthodox Church in Malankara, even though the Owners, Moderators and Webmasters owe allegiance to the hierarchy of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church. However, opinions and responses of the Church leadership are posted here.
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