St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church, Kochi (Cochin)

Attracting visitors with a distinctive architectural design, St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church represents a pilgrimage destination of a historical importance. Originally built in the 1st century CE, the church was the site of the native peoples organized attempt to resist colonialism in India in 1653. Constructed in the so-called Nubian Technique--entirely from compressed earth blocks--the church boasts a catenary structure, which consists of 13 vaults and a dome. The holy relics of St. George remain behind the altar, bathed in sunlight that comes from the ceiling through the oculus. Put St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Kochi (Cochin) sightseeing website .
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  • I used to visit the church in 80's almost every week to offer prayers and after several years gap I went there with my family. The church is renovated and the architecture of the church is really inno...  more »
  • Really glad I stopped to look at this church. The building construction is interesting as is its style of architecture. It was much smaller inside than I was expecting but a gem. Found a leaflet with ...  more »
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  • Super cool building. I am not Orthodox, but I do appreciate architecture. The paint job is a little weird but the parabolic motif is really wonderful, as is the stained glass, especially in the early morning inside the church. Everyone was also very friendly here. Do drop by for fifteen minutes and take in the color and serenity.
  • A blessed experience to visit and be part of the Liturgy at this Church that has so much history related to it. The hospitality extended by Fr. Benjamin was really touching. Would definitely visit this Church again
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