Thursday, November 13, 2014

SYRIAN JACOBITE CHURCH, AKAPPARAMBU

Akapaparambu Mor Sabor Mor Aphroth Syrian Jacobite Church  near Angamali is  believed to have been established in AD 825.
It is adjacent to the new International Airport at Nedumbassery.Akaparambu is a village in the south of the town of Angamali.
The Church is known in the names of Saints Mor Sabor Mor Aphroth.
In ancient records the Church is referred as 'Akapparambu Valia Pally'.
The present Church is only a replacement or perhaps enlargement of the ancient structure.
The Church is noted for its Murals which are of great antiquity.On the upper halves of the walls around the Altar are some remarkable beautiful frescoes, surely the best examples of Church murals of Kerala.
Satan temp


ting Eve in the garden of Eden,Mosses on mount Sinal with the tablet of the ten Commandments,Afroth engaged in logical argument with Namboothiri Brahmins,Ascension of Lord,Holy Virgin Mary etc drawn with natural dyes adorn the walls of the main Sanctuary.The paintings on the eastern walls are most ancient.Many paintings have unfortunately eroded over time.

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