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St. George's Simhasana Church


View from the West (August 25, 1996) · Sanctuary (May 20, 1999)

St. George's Simhasana Church at Perumpilly was founded by late Mor Yulius Elias Qoro, Patriarchal Delegate to Malankara in 1938. The church building was rebuilt by late Mor Gregorius Gheevarghese, metropolitan of Kottayam diocese, who had served at this church for several years as vicar. In 1982, H. H. Patriarch Zakka I consecrated the church. A small portion of the zoonoro (girdle) of the Holy Virgin, discovered by Patriarch Aphrem I at Homs, and given to late Mor Gregorius by Patriarch Ya`qub III has been preserved at this church since 1974. The mortal remains of Metropolitan Mor Gregorius Gheevarghese were interred in the sanctuary of the church on February 23, 1999. Patriarch Zakka I visited this church again in April 2000 to offer memorial prayers at the tomb of the late Metropolitan.

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