8. Kallada ( Kollam )ValiyaPalli - established by the descendants of Mar Sabore (Marwan Sabriso)
Priesthood ran in the family uninterrupted for 24 generations- right from 9th century when they took charge of the parish founded by Mar SaboreIso in Kollam. They continued the tradition even after the Chola invasion, setting up the Kallada church as the ‘kurisupally’ of the destroyed Kollam Tarissa church.Evidently ecclesiastical tradition was no less important for them than trade interests.
The history of this church , mentioned in the church records held by Pulikottil Mar Dionyius ( former supreme head of malankara orthodox church)and Chitramezhuthu KM Varghese show how this church was destroyed by internecine feud between the Karthas of east Kallada and west Kallada and how a matriarch of Thulassery Manapurathu family recovered the cross of the destroyed church from the river and prevailed on Avani Rajni (queen of west Kallada) to allot some land for the church. She was won over by hadsome gifts of precious stones.37The Kallada ValiyaPalli which which was originally known as Thulassery Manapurathu Marthamariyam Church but now known as St. Mary's Orthodox Church, Kallada was established by the Thulassery Manapurathu tharavad who are the descendants of Mar Sabore .
The Kallada Church ( built by the forefathers of Thulasserymanapurathu Tharavad ) finds mention in the book written / published in 1873 by Thomas Whitehouse, ' Lingerings of Light in a dark land- bring researches intothe past history and present conditions of the Syrian church of Malabar.'
The list of ancient Nasrani Churches of Kerala is found mentioned by Thomas WHitehouse in his above mentioned book is found in the website -
Thomas Whitehouse has compared the churches according to the local kingdoms, their affiliation to Jacobite Syrian, Catholic Syrian and mixed according to four different authors which make it very helpful to compare and identify the places easily.
Menesis 1599 - Raulini 1745 - DuPerron 1758 -Paoli 1760
JACOBITE SYRIAN CHURCHES
Coulan Colour Superior Kalicoulan-Holy Virgin Cayamcollan-SS Gervasius & Protasius Kaiyenkullam
Pudagabo Pudigabo Poudiagavil-Holy Virgin Mavelicare Mavelicare
Bemena Bemmani Bemanil-Holy Virgin Bemanil-St Mary Wemmany
Catigapalay Catiapali Kartiapalli-St Thomas Cartyapalli-St Mary Kartigapally
Curiamgolangare Curiem Colongare Kojienkolangare or kolnagouri Teken Collangare Cheppada
Tempone Tembucur Tombonour Tumbanum-St mary Thombana-(? Thumpamon)
Tellycare Tevelecare Teulecare Tevelacare Thevalacara
Omalour Omolour Omelur-St Mary Omallur
Calera Calera Kallare Catare-St Mary Kallada
Caramanate Caramanate karamanatara Cadambara-St Mary Kadumbanada
Gundara Gundare Kondoura Condur-St Mary Kundara
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