+91 80-2520 4474
H H Baselius Marthoma Paulose II
H H Baselius Marthoma Paulose II
Diocesan Metropolitan - H G Dr Abraham Mar Seraphim Metropolitan
Diocesan Metropolitan - H G Dr Abraham Mar Seraphim Metropolitan

Weekly schedule

Evening Prayer

  • Saturday : 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday : 6:00 PM

Intercessory Prayer (St. George)

  • Wednesday : 6:30 PM

Holy Qurbana

  • Sunday :
    • 7:00 AM : Namaskaram
    • 8:00 AM : Holy Qurbana
  • Second Saturday :
    • 6:30 AM : Namaskaram
    • 7:00 AM : Holy Qurbana & Intercessory Prayer


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Indiranagar II Stage,
Bangalore – 560038

Phone No. : +91 080 2520 4474

Malankara Orthodox Church

India is one of the earliest homes of Christianity and the Syrian Christians of Kerala are among the most ancient Christian communities in the world. The Church justifiably prides itself as being one of the earliest established apostolic churches.

The name, Malankara Orthodox Church, refers to the section of the St.Thomas Christians of India, that Canonically come under Catholicate of the East with itshead quarters at Devalokam, Kottayam, Kerala, India. St.Thomas Christians at present belong to ten different churches and denominations. The Malankara Orthodox Church is one among them and it is the second largest.

St. Thomas, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ, is the founder of the ancient church in India. Christian writers and historians from the 4th century refer to the evangelistic work of Apostle Thomas in India, and the Indian Christians ascribe the origin of their church to the labors of the apostle in the 1st century.

The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church was founded by St. Thomas, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ, who came to India in A.D. 52.

At least from the fourth century the Indian Church entered into a close relationship with the Persian or East Syrian Church. From the Persians, the Indians inherited East Syrian language and liturgies and gradually came to be known as Syrian Christians.

In the sixteenth century Roman Catholic missionaries came to Kerala. They tried to unite the Syrian Christians to the Roman Catholic Church and this led to a split in the community. Those who accepted Catholicism are the present Syro-Malabar Catholics. Later Western Protestant missionaries came to Kerala and worked among Syrian Christians; That also created certain splits in the community.

In the seventeenth century the Church came to a relationship with the Antiochene Church which again caused splits. As a result of this relationship the Church received West Syrian liturgies and practices.

The Church entered into a new phase of its history by the establishment of the Catholicate in 1912.

At present the Church is using the West Syrian liturgy. The faith of the Church is that which was established by the three Ecumenical Councils of Nicea (A.D. 325), Constantinople (A.D. 381) and Ephesus (A.D. 431).

The Church is in communion with the other Oriental Orthodox Churches namely, Antiochene, Alexandrian, Armenian, Eritrean and Ethiopian Orthodox Churches. The Church is in good ecumenical relationship with the Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Protestant Churches.

At present the Church has over 2 million faithful with 30 dioceses all over the world.