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Holy Cross Church

Holy Cross Church

Holy Cross Church located in Chendamangalam village of Ernakulam District is a historically important church in Muziris area which is believed to have started un 1577. Chendamangalam used to be a famous center of trade for coir and hand-loom products. As Kodungalloor nearby village was the most famous spot for Christians as St. Thomas the Apostle, one of the twelve Disciples of Christ first arrived here in land of India.

Chendamangalam is a fine example of harmony of past where Hindu-Christian-Jewish–Islam religions dwell peacefully. Tourist from all around the world both indigenous and foreign, come to this place for research and study as part of Muziris Heritage Project. This church, which is named after The Holy Cross, has the mortal remains of the Holy Cross and the twelve Apostles of Christ and they are placed in most reverence. St. Augustine feast is the main festival of the church celebrated every year.

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