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Submitted by admin on Wed, 10/24/2007 - 08:47.
Submitted by aathura on Sun, 2006-12-03 15:48.
Kadamattom church is situated on the Ernakulam – Muvattupuzha route, 10 kms from latter, along the MC road in a calm and serene environment. While traveling from Muvattupuzha, the church can be seen on the right hand side, slightly on a higher elevation than the road. There is no concrete evidence of the exact date of the establishment of the church. Believed to be built between the 4th and 10th century.
( photo relics of kadamattathu kathanar photo the superub photographer challiyan / Challiyil Eswaramangalath Vipin
There are 3000 families under the parish, comprising of people from both the factions of the Syrian church (Orthodox and Jacobite). The church was closed till some months ago due to the clashes between the two factions, each claimed the church’s theirs. You can also see two chapels, one of each faction near the original church, which was used for service, when the latter was closed. Jus outside the main church, on the right, there’s the Orthodox chapel and walk able distance from the main; the Jacobite chapel finds a place. This church is closer to the Poyyedom Church. The main church has services every week, but alternate factions, thanks to the collector. The Poyyedom church is a new building as compared to the Kadamattom church.
Once you enter the church, at the left there’s a photo of Mar Abo Metropolitan. He is Rev. Paulose alias the legendary Kadamattathu Kathanar’s mentor. It is believed that Mar Abo, a Persian high priest established the church with the help of Kartha, the then local ruler of Kadamattom. Mar Abo was not only a theologian but also a conjurer. He stayed in a hut with a poor widow and her only son Paulose. Paulose assisted Mar Abo for years and later Paulose was ordained a priest. A Persian cross can be seen on the right wall of the Madhbaha or Holy of Holies, having four equal arms with ancient writings inscribed. The wings of the cross also end with floral designs. The tombstone of Kadamattathu Kathanar lies on the left side jus outside the Madhbaha. Another unique thing about the church is the door lock (wood mechanism). The pathala kinar (well) lies near the Poyyedom church. It is believed that Kathanar went to pathalam from here. The Kathanar’s devotees, mostly non-Christians throw in chicken, money and bottles of liquor into the well as mark of respect and gratitude. Kadamattom feast is one of the major festivals observed held during the January – February period. It marks the death anniversary of the legendary priest. There are many a legends of Kadamattathu Kathanar. It is believed that he possessed supernatural powers.
The historic church is in a dilapidated condition and on the verge of collapse. The Kadamattom and Poyyedom churches are in ruins today, because of the fight between the two fractions. Efforts should be made to renovate the church before it goes down in history. The present plight of the church is disgusting…the surroundings are dirty, litter spans all around. Is this the way, the place of God is to be????? Who’s to be blamed, Orthodox or Jacobite faction????
“Fix the problem, not the blame.” - Japanese Proverb
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