witnessed the beginning of second split in Malankara Sabha and the attitude of the opposite faction towards the Patriarch
of Antioch, the supreme spiritual head of the church, was intolerable and it was same in Pangada pally also. To protest against
this the members, who wanted to follow the centuries old connection with the holy apostolic see of Antioch, with drew from
the church and formed a branch of Malankara jacobite Syrian Christian Association in 1974. We also decided to stop paying
the monthly subscription to the church. Crucial conflict occurred in the general body of parish assembly which was held for
selecting the representatives from the church for the Malankara Assosciation at niranam as the church committee was held unlawfully.
This increased the distance between two factions.
were without a church for our spiritual needs, the newly formed association held meeting in the member's houses and formed a Prayer group and Youth association solely for patriarchal faction and decided to conduct prayer
meetings on Sundays and youth association meetings on Saturday evenings. Considering our request H.B. Baselious Paulose 2nd
the catholicose, appointed Fr. M.T.Thomas (mattathilachan) as the vicar of the church by bill no 15 / 75.
witnessed a decisive meeting of the association which announced the obedience to His beatitude Baselious Paulose, who was
ordained by The Patriarch of Antioch as the Catholicose (Mapriyono). Also a resolution was passed, announcing that the Patriach
is the head of the universal Syrian church and for generations we will follow the supremacy of Patriarch in the church.
The efforts of the members of the Association succeded,
when they were able to purchase a plot of land at Pangada, owned by one of the members of our Church. Foundation stone for
the church was laid on 14/08/1976. Under the dynamic guidance of the Vicar
and with the sustained and dedicated efforts of the members of the association, and the whole hearted support of people of
this village, the church building was completed. It was a golden event in the history of Pangada, when the church in the name
of St. Mary, the mother of God, was consecrated on 21st November 1976
by H.G Gevarghese mor Gregorious. The parish was fortunate enough to have apostolic blessings from His Holiness Moron Mor
Ignatius Zakka 1st Iwas, the Prince Patriarch of Antioch
and All the East. We remember with great gratitude the help we received as money
and materials from various churches and from the people of Pangada, irrespective of religion or caste. We sincerely express
our gratitude to all those who helped us in this noble task which was made possible by a small community that had only real
faith and true spirit as their asset.
beginning holy Qurbana was conduted only once in a month and from 1982 onwards
it became twice. In 1992 the church was reconstructed and we were able to conduct Holy Qurbana every sunday. The church has
its own constitution formulated in 20/10/1977 and the daily affairs of
the church are run by the managing committee headed by the vicars,trustee and secretary,as per the guidelines of the association.
To teach the true faith and spirit to our children we started Sunday School from the year 1977. The
Sunday School, the Youth Association, the Martha Mariam Vanitha Samajam, Prayer Meeting group etc are working hand in hand
for the over all growth of the church and the community in the area as a whole.
in the name of Elias 03rd patriarch was constructed near the church and was consecrated by the Arch bishop of Lebanon H.G
George Shaliba in 1982.In 2005 we were able to construct a new kurisupally near anively
junction and the rally during the perunnal got extended upto this place.
with 21 members and during the past years the membership has grown upto 53.We have also about 6 families closely associated
with the church,though not officially members. In due course we were able to overcome all the barriers and the church now
has got a parish hall of its own together with a lot of remarkable developments. We submit ourselves to God through the intercession
of our patron St. Mary for guiding us in the straight path of true spirit.
to the Holy Throne of Patriarch will continue through us and through generations to come until the end of this world.
of Pangada pally is incomplete with out the mention of the late H.G.Markose Mor Coorilose Meropolitan whose moral remains
are entombed in this church.He (Fr.R.V.Markose Ramanthara)was the vicar of this church two
times for a total of 8 years. He endeared himself to the parish and to the people of Pangada by his humble behaviour and humorous
talks.He liked the place so much so that he decided to settle down at Pangada.So,he built his house very close to the church
and now it is called St.Peter's Dayara.His untimely departure to the heavenly abode was a great loss to Pangada pally and
the church in general.It was his expressed wish he be laid to eternal rest in this church.Every year on May 30 his 'dukrono'
perunal is celebrated here and hundreds flock to the tomb for his blessings.May his blessed memory be a fortress and a guiding light in all the activities of the church in the years ahead.