Arthunkal Church-Kerala-India

St. Andrew’s Basilica, Arthunkal is one of the famous pilgrim centres in South India. Though the Church is named after St. Andrew the Apostle, it is the feast of St. Sebastian that has brought fame to Arthunkal. The Christian presence in Arthunkal dates back to a very early period, to 7th Century or earlier. After the arrival of the Portuguese in Kerala, Jesuit missionaries turned their attention to Arthunkal. Read More

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Athirampuzha Church Feast 2019 – Flag Hoisting

Athirampuzha Church – St. Sebastian’s Feast – 25-01-2018

St. Mary’s Forane Church, Athirampuzha, a world-renowned pilgrim center of St.Sebastian is dedicated to Blessed Virgin Mary. This church is about 10Kms away from Kottayam has been the hub of Christian life in and around central Kerala, India from early 9th century. This is one of the biggest parishes of the Archeparchy of Changanassery.  It consists of almost 2500 families and the total number of the faithful exceeds 10000.

The procession is a spiritual ablu for the devotees. Band including school bands, flags, gold-brass-silver wooden crosses, allavattom, venchamaram, Thazahakkuda, theevetti and beaded ornate umbrellas etc make the procession very gorgeous and regal.

 

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Credits: Athirampuzha Church Official Facebook Page

Athirampuzha Church – St. Sebastian’s Feast Procession 24-01-2018

St. Mary’s Forane Church, Athirampuzha, a world-renowned pilgrim center of St.Sebastian is dedicated to Blessed Virgin Mary. This church is about 10Kms away from Kottayam has been the hub of Christian life in and around central Kerala, India from early 9th century. This is one of the biggest parishes of the Archeparchy of Changanassery.  It consists of almost 2500 families and the total number of the faithful exceeds 10000.

The procession is a spiritual ablu for the devotees. Band including school bands, flags, gold-brass-silver wooden crosses, allavattom, venchamaram, Thazahakkuda, theevetti and beaded ornate umbrellas etc make the procession very gorgeous and regal.

Credits: Athirampuzha Church Official Facebook Page

 

Photos of St. Sebastian’s Feast celebration

There is a beautiful Rosary And Litany Garden in Athirampuzha Church.

Piyata Tableau    School Band Set     Blessed Mary Garlanding Ceremony   Fireworks

St. Sebastian’s Feast –  Jan.24    St. Sebastian’s Feast – Jan.25 – I     St. Sebastian’s Feast – Jan.25 – II      Shinkari Melam – Kerala Women        Chenda Melam

Every Friday at 7.30 pm, The way of the cross is being conducted at Athirampuzha church. People from different places reach with their intention to be fulfilled.

St. Sebastian’s Feast – Athirampuzha Church – Flag Hoisting – 19-01-2018 – Photo

 

Credits: Athirampuzha Church Official Facebook Page

St. Sebastian’s Feast – Athirampuzha Church – Photo – 20-01-2018

Dedication of St. Sebastian – Photos of famous St. Sebastian’s Feast Celebration at St. Mary’s Forane Church, Athirampuzha, Kottayam, Kerala, India.

 

Credits: Athirampuzha Church Official Facebook Page

St. Sebastian’s Feast – Athirampuzha Church – Flag Hoisting Video – 19-01-2018

Flag Hoisting of  St. Sebastian’s Feast – Athirampuzha Church – 2018