Call Number : RR-211

Bishop Mar Chandy Parambil - 1687


Bp. Gregory Karotemprel CMI

Article published in Journal of St. Thomas Christians


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Mar Chandy Parambil of Kuravilangad is the first native of Malabar to become bishop of the St. Thomas Christians. We do not have much information about his early life. Mar Chandy belonged to the Parambil family at Kuravilangad. One Kuriakose Parambil married into Kudukkassery family. The son born to the couple later became the bishop Chandy. He was born in Muttuchira. As a priest, he was the Vicar of Kuravilangad parish. Mar Chandy died in 1687 and was buried at Kuravilangad. It is believed St. Thomas ordained bishops and priests for the communities he established in India. But we do not have any historical record regarding the immediate successor of St. Thomas who ruled us. From 4th century bishops from Persian Church came and ruled us. ....... More

Keywords -Bishop Mar Chandy Parambil -1687, Mar Chandy Parambil of Kuravilangad, St. Thomas Christians, bishops from Persian Church

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