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Monday, 21 February 2011

Knanaya at present !!!

KNANAYA COMMUNITY SPLIT INTO TWO GROUPS IN 1599 AFTER UDAMPEROOR SYNOD,THE FIRST BELONGING TO THE SYRIAC ORTHODOX CHURCH AND SECOND BELONG TO THE SYRO-MALABAR CATHOLIC CHURCH,


A KNANAYA SYRIAC ORTHODOX DIOCESE ESTD IN1910 .IT IS SITUATED IN CHINGAVANAM AND ADMINISTERED BY AN ARCHBISHOP WHO REPORTS DIRECTLY TO THE PATRIARCH OF ANTIOCH IN SYRIA.KNANAYA CATHOLIC DIOCESE ESTD IN 1911 IT IS SITUATED IN KOTTAYAM.



THE APPROXIMATE POPULATION OF KNANAYA COMMUNITY:


-KNANAYA JACOBITE SYRIAN ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS-100000
-KNANAYA SYRO MALABAR CATHOLIC CHRISTIANS -140000




IN ALL OVER 2,50,000 KNANAYA CHRISTIAN JEWS CONTINUE IN THE ANCIENT HEBREW-CHRISTIAN TRADITION.
TODAY KNANAYA ARE FOUND MAINLY IN KERALA AND ALL OTHER MAJOR CITIES OF INDIA,
LARGE NUMBER OF KNANANITES LIVE IN USA,UK,MIDDLE EAST,SOUTH
AFRICA,AUSTRALIA ETC..

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