About Cathedral

About the Cathedral

Kannamcode Cathedral or Kannamcode St. Thomas Orthodox Cathedral is one of the oldest churches in Central Travancore. The church belongs to the The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church under 'Adoor-Kadampanad' diocese. Kannamcode Cathedral is situated in Adoor, a town in Pathanamthitta district of the Indian state of Kerala. Adoor has a large population of Syrian Christians. Christianity in this locality has a tradition of more than a millennium and a half years, beginning from the village of Kadampanad.

The cathedral is the resting in place of the revered Philipose Ramban who translated The Holy Bible for the first time to the vernacular language Malayalam. The translation was based on the Syriac version of the Bible. Ramban Philipose died in 1811, and his mortal remains were interred at the Cathedral. The church celebrates Sradha perunnal of Revered Rembachan every year on Malayalam month "thulam 26th". 100 copies of the Malayalam bible were given by Dr. Claudius Bukanan to Malankara church.

Kannomcode Cathedral is a prominent worship place in Adoor and is under the diocese of "Adoor-Kadampanad" of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church. The cathedral has two chapels, one in Kottamukal and another at Pannivizha. It also has three Youth Movements and four Sunday Schools.

“ Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Proverbs 3:5-6