KNANAYA CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS

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KNANAYA CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS
Before 1911
  • 52 November - 19
    St. Thomas the Apostle arrived in Muziris (near Kodungalloor) in Kerala. He established seven churches: Kodungalloor, Palayoor, Paravur (Kottakkavu), Kokkamangalam, Chayal (Nilackel), Niranam and Kollam.
  • 72 July - 19
    Martyrdom of St. Thomas the Apostle at Chinnamala, Mylapore, Chennai (Tamil Nadu).
  • 345
    Arrival of Thomas of Kynai at Kodungalloor with bishop Uraha Mar Yausef, four priests, several deacons and 72 families from the Middle East.
  • 1599 June - 20
    Synod of Diamper.
  • 1599 November - 19
    Francis Rose S.J. nominated first Latin Bishop of Syrians.
From 1911
  • 1911 August - 29
    Pope Pius X reestablished Kottayam Vicariate for the Knanaya (Suddists) Community of the Syrians (Pro Gente Sudhistica) who were belonging to Changanassery and Ernakulam vicariates (“In Universi Christiani”) and appointed Mar Mathew Makil as its first bishop.
  • 1913 July - 11
    Death of Bishop Charles Lavigne in France. He was bishop of Kottayam / Changanssery from 1887-1896.
  • 1914 January - 26
    Death of Mar Mathew Makil at Kottayam.
  • 1914 July - 16
    Pope Pius X appointed Alexander Choolaparambil as the Vicar Apostolic of Kottayam.
  • 1914 November - 1
    Episcopal consecration of the Bishop Mar Alexander Choolaparambil in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

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