History
History - Conclusion
Article Index
History
Persian Connection
Portugese Period
Antiochene Connection
Co-operation with C.M.S
Authority of the Patriarch of Antioch
Catholicate established in Malankara in 1912
Constitution of the Church Adopted in 1934
Conclusion
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Conclusion


The Indian Church has an Apostolic foundation. Now with the establishment of the Catholicate in 1912 the Orthodox Church has come to its own.


Although majority of the members of the church numbering about 2.5 million live in Kerala, they could be found now spread over not only in all the different states of India, but also in all the continents through out the world. There are a total of 21 Dioceses now, 15 of them in Kerala and 6 of them outside Kerala ie Madras, Bombay, Calcutta, Delhi, America and the Diocese of Canada-UK-Europe. Parishes outside India, other than those in the two Dioceses of America and Canada-UK-Euro.pe are included in the four Dioceses of Madras, Bombay, Calcutta and Delhi.

Orthodox Church is an Ancient, Autonomous, Independent, Indian Church whose Supreme Head is His Holiness The Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan, with headquarters at Catholicate Aramana, Devalokam, Kottayam, Kerala.