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St.George Forane Church Aruvithura belonging to the Syro-Malabar Rite in the diocese of Palai, is situated on the left bank of the river Meenachil. A beacon of the nineteen century old Christian faith, the church stands on a picture square spot, about 25 miles due east to Kottayam. The ancient name of the place was Irapuzhai or Irapeli. Irapeli had a vigorous trade with the Tamil countries lying beyond the Western Ghats.

The first edifice of the church at Irapeli was of granite stone after the manner of Hindu temples. It was rebuilt once or twice before the 16th century as it is reported. The Church was built facing the west according to the Oriental liturgical traditions.

Friday which is believed to be the day on which the Saint George suffered martyrdom, is observed as a special day of devotion. So, the votive masses in honour of the saint is generally turned “Friday Mass”..



Monday : 5:30 AM, 6:30 AM, 04:00 PM
Tuesday : 5:30 AM, 6:30 AM, 04:00 PM
Wednesday : 5:30 AM, 6:30 AM, 04:00 PM
Thursday : 5:30 AM, 6:30 AM, 04:00 PM
Friday : 5:30 AM, 6:30 AM, 7:30 AM, 8:30 AM,10.30 AM 04:00 PM
Saturday : 5:30 AM, 6:30 AM, 04:00 PM
Sunday : 5.30 AM, 6.30 AM, 8.00 AM, 9.30 AM, 11.30 AM, 4.00 PM.
First Friday : 5.30 AM, 6.30 AM, 7.30 AM, 8.30 AM, 10.30 AM,12.00 Noon, 3:00 PM 4.00 PM.
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St.George Forane Church Aruvithura belonging to the Syro-Malabar Rite in the diocese of Palai, is situated on the left bank of the river Meenachil. A beacon of the nineteen century old Christian faith, the church stands on a picture square spot, about 25 miles due east to Kottayam. The ancient name of the place was Irapuzhai or Irapeli. Ir.. Read more


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