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Port Kollam Church, Kollam

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Our Lady of Purification Church also known as the Port Kollam Church is a historic Roman Catholic church near Kollam Port in Kollam district of Kerala. According to ecclesiastical tradition the church was established by Thomas the Apostle in 52 CE along with six other churches in Kerala and these churches together are called Ēḻarappaḷḷikaḷ. The church follows Latin Rite and is in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Quilon.
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  • The Our Lady of Purification or Kollam Port Church is believed to be one among the Ezhara Palli established by St. Thomas. The first and few other churches were destroyed in sea erosion and the... 
    The Our Lady of Purification or Kollam Port Church is believed to be one among the Ezhara Palli established by St. Thomas. The first and few other churches were destroyed in sea erosion and the...  more »
  • Located in serene atmosphere.very old church.many tourists come here to pray especially during weekends.good architecture. 
    Located in serene atmosphere.very old church.many tourists come here to pray especially during weekends.good architecture.  more »
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  • Church founded by St. Thomas, the apostle of Jesus himself. Looks ignored as salty wind from sea leads to corrosion. Ezharappallikal or Seven and half Churches are the seven Churches or Christian communities across western coast of India founded by Thomas the Apostle in the first century. According to Indian Christian traditions, the Apostle Thomas arrived in Kodungallur (presently in the Indian state of Kerala) in AD 52, established the Eight Churches and evangelised in present-day Kerala and Tamil Nadu.Many of these churches built near Jewish settlements. These were at Maliankara (Kodungallur), Kollam, Niranam, Nilackal (chayal)  Kokkamangalam(Kothamangalam), Kottakkayal (Paravoor or Kottakkavu), Palayoor (Chattukulangara) and Thiruvithamkode (kanyakumari). Of which Church at Maliankara is considered as first church. Church at Kanyakumari was built on the land given by arachan (king) and hence the name Arappally.
  • The real church was lost in sea. But some of the remaining's can be found in the church

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