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St. Stephen's Church
 

Also known as Manjinikkara Church, St. Stephens Jacobite Syrian Cathedral, located atop a hillock is at a distance of 4kms from Pathanamthitta. This major Christian pilgrim center, in modern style of architecture, was founded by Kassisso Skaria Malpan Elavinammannil in 1925 and was renovated in 1964. The main altar of the church is dedicated to St. Stephen and the altars on either sides are devoted to mother Mary and St. John the Baptist. The mortal remains of Mar Ignatius Elias III (the holy Patriarch of Anthiod) Mor Yulius Elias Qoro and Mor Yulius Yacoub (former Patriarchal delegates to Malankara) are preserved in this church. The death anniversary of Mar Ignatius Elias is celebrated as the annual festival of the church and it is held on 13th February with much pomp and merriment.
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St. Stephens Jacobite Syrian Cathedral
Manjinikara, Mathoor P.O, Pathanathitta
Phone : +91 04682352933


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