Mattancherry Church

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Area: Mattancherry, Kochi, Kerala, India

Coordinates: 9.9586007, 76.2566016999999

Keywords: Koonan kurish Church , Mattancherry Church , Coonan Cross Church , Koonan Kurish Pally , Coonan Cross oath

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Mattancherry Church , Coonan Cross Old Syrian Church at Mattancherry , Kochi , Kerala , India . The St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church at Mattancherry town of Kochi (Cochin ) better known as the Koonan Kurishu Pally entered the annals of history following the oath taken by St Thomas Christians of Kerala in AD 1653, protesting against the the attempt to impose the hegemony of the Roman Church by the Portuguese . This incident in AD 1653 is the first attempt to resist colonialism and western invasion in India .
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St George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Church ,Located at PulluPaalam Rd. , Near Lobo Jn., Mattancherry ,Cochin, Kerala, India.
The Coonan Cross Old Syrian Church at Mattancherry is constructed entirely of compressed earth blocks (CSEB). The distinct style with catenary vaults, arches and a dome evokes the past, in a way, never seen before. The technique of construction was developed in Egypt, today known as the Nubian Technique. There are 13 vaults and a dome to complete the structure. The...

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