With the Ecclesial approval of the Archbishop of Kottayam.




Details of the pictures above

THOMAS OF KINAI: A succesful merchant from Mesopotamia (present Iraq) who was the leader of the Knanaya migration to Kodungalloor in present Kerala in 345 A.D.

URHA MAR JOSEPH: Bishop who came along with the Knanaya migration to lead the Christian community in South India.

POPE ST. PIUS X: The pope who estabiished Vicariate Apostoic of Kottayam exclusively for the Knanaya Catholic community on August 29, 1911. Spiritual Patron of Knanaya Foundation Inc.

MAR MATHEW MAKIL: The former bishop of Changanacherry who was the driving force behind the establishment of the Vicariate Apostolic of Kottayam and he became its first bishop.

MAR MATHEW MOOLAKKATT: The present Archbishop of Kottayam and the patron of Knanaya Foundation Inc. and

MAR JOSEPH PANDARASSERIL: The present Auxiliary Bishop of Kottayam and joint patron of Knanaya Foundation Inc. and

GEEVARGHESE MAR APREM: The present Auxiliary Bishop of Kottyam from the Malankara section of the Archeparchy of Kottayam.

Knanaya Foundation inauguration

Click on the photo above to view the photo album of the inauguration of Knanaya Global Foundation at Chaithanya Pastoral Centre, Kottayam by Archbishop Mar Mathew Moolakkattu on October 26, 2019.

Click on this line to watch the video of Knanaya Global Foundation ( Inauguration at Chaithanya, Kottayam on October 26, 2019.

About Knanayology

Knanayology means study on Knanaya Community. This is developed by Knanaya Foundation Inc. registed on October 2, 2019 in Illinos State in the United States of America. This website is meant to provide all types of resources available all over the world on Knanaya Community under one website to help research, studies and education on Knanaya Community. Availability of Knanaya Resources online is a concept developed by a team consisting of Fr. Abraham Mutholath, Dr. Stephen Pottoore, Jaimon Nanthikattu and Bijo Karakkattu with the approval of His Grace Mar Mathew Moolakkatt, Archbishop of Kottayam and with the blessings of Mar Joseph Pandarasseril, the auxiliary bishop of Kottayam. The resource team from India are Rev. Dr. Mathew Kochadampallil, Rev. Dr. George Karukaparambil MSP, and Rev. Fr. Byju Mukalel MSP. We work in collaboration with KART (Knanaya Academy for Research and Training) and  JET (Dr. Jacob Kollaparambil Educational Trust). The website development was started on July 20, 2019.

Mission Statement

Knanayology Team is commited to collect and make available online the resources on Knanaya Community for general information, studies, and research on the Knanaya Community.

Resources Collected to include in this website

We have collected more than 100 books, souvenirs and leaflets that are historical or informative on the Knnanaya Community and the Archdiocese of Kottayam. You can view them by clicking on these lines. If anyone has got more resources relevant for this website, please contact our Knanayology Team.