is an ancient Church of India and it traces origin to as far back as A. D. 52 when
St. Thomas one of the Disciples of Jesus Christ came to India and established Christianity
in the South Western parts of the sub-continent.
St. Thomas Christians or the Indian Syrian Christians exist at present in different
churches and denominations. But a major section of the parent body of St. Thomas
Christians which has maintained its independent nature constitute The Orthodox Church
under the Catholicate of the East on the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas and the
Malankara Metropolitan with Headquarters at Devalokam, Kerala in India. The Church,
though modern in its vision and outlook, keeps the traditional oriental Orthodox
faith and liturgy.
It accepts the first three Ecumenical Synods.The liturgy now in use is the translation
of the liturgy adopted from the Antiochian Church. Earlier it had relationship with
the Churches of Edessa, Tigris and Selucia. However, the liturgical rites are uniquely
Indian. Today the Church uses liturgy in Malayalam, Syriac, Hindi, Kannada, German
The Indian Orthodox diaspora in Ireland scattered over several cities in Ireland.
Our church has parishes and congregations in Waterford, Cork, Sligo, Drogheda and
Belfast (Northern Ireland).