Kanyakumari Christians

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Thiruvithamcode Arappally under Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church is believed to be built by Thomas the Apostle and was patronised by the Chera king, Udayancheral

Kanyakumari Christians[1] who are found in the southern tip of India are believed to be the oldest Christian's in the Indian Plains dating 2000 years back.[2][3] The religion was introduced in 52 AD at Kanyakumari District which was then under the rule of Kerala Kings by St. Thomas, the Apostle, one of the 12 Apostles of Jesus Christ who landed in Malabar Coast (modern day Kerala) in AD 52. Today, this ancient community are spread across Tamil Nadu and Kerala . Later the colonial age brought a large number of Portuguese, Dutch, British and Italian Christians to the district. Priests accompanied them not only to minister the colonizers but also to spread the Christian faith among the millions of non-Сhristians in Tamil Nadu. The majority of them belonged to the ruling class Nadar Community and a number sizeable of Brahmin's. They traded with Greek, Jews and Persian merchants in the Heyday of 11th century.

List of Notable Kanyakumari Christians


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  • M.G.Devasahayam- Former Advisor to the Prime Minister of India Shri.Morarji Desai.
  • Dr. R.Vijaykumar- Addiional Chief Secretary to Government of India.
  • Thiru S. Thangaswami- Commissioner Minorities Welfare to Government of India.
  • Thiru V.M. Xavier Chrisso Nayagam- Director Social Welfare to Government of Tamil Nadu.
  • Thiru P. Ekambaram- Managing Director of Tamil Nadu Water Board.
  • Thiru Anand T- Project Officer DRDA, Tamil Nadu Government.

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