The author infers that that native place of Thomas of Kinayi was Kynai in Bet Aramaye about 90 kms. to the South-East of Bagdad, on the left bank of the Tigris two kms from the river and in the neighborhood of the present town, Al Aziziyah.
who attended the First Council of Nicea by Rev. Dr. Jacob Kollaprambil.
An article of "The Identity of Mar John of Persia and Great India who attended the First Council of Nicea" by Rev. Dr. Jacob Kollaprambil..
Mention of Knanaya Migration of 400 Christians from Nineve and Jerusalem in 345 under the leadership of Thomas Cana. Among them was a bishop from Edessa named Joseph and several priests and deacons. The ruler of Cranganore conferred privileges upon Thomas Cana and his people.
On Knanaya Migration and influence by A Syrian Catholic.
In 345 A.D. a Syrian Christian Colony came to Malabar from the East, under the leadership of a rich Aramean merchant named Thomas Cana of Jerusalem, who traded from the Persian Gulf down to this Coast and settled at Cranganore.
Historical Glimpses given as appendix in the collection of papers presented in the "Symposium on Knanites" conducted at Kottayam in connection with the Platinum Jubilee celebrations of the Diocese of Kottayam on August 29, 1986.
The paper deals with the name, formation, Ecclesial unit, division of the Ecclesial unit, development of Catholics and Jacobites, extended region for the Southists, and need for a bifurcation of the Eparchy of Kottayam.
A study on the history of Kinai Thomma in the Panan Songs that Rev. Dr. Jacob Vellian presented in the Knanaya Symposium conducted in connection with the Platinum Jubilee Celebration of the Diocese of Kottayam on August 29, 1986.