Source: Portrait at Nadamel
Marth Mariam Church
H.H. Mor Ignatios Peter IV came to Malankara in
1876 and convened the Mulanthuruthy Synod at Mulanthuruthy Mar
Thoman Church. This synod was pivotal in the history of the Malankara
Syrian Orthodox Church. It divided Malankara into six dioceses and created
the Malankara Association, the governing body for the Malankara Church.
His Holiness ordained six bishops for each diocese including Mor
Gregorius (Parumala Kochu Thirumeni) at St. Thomas Church,
N. Parur. His Holiness passed away at 4 am on Monday, September 26, 1894.