Malecuriz St.George Dayro, Puthencuriz, Kochi

The Malecuriz St.George Dayro (monastery) is situated on a panoramic hill top at a short distance from Puthencuriz, a small township about 25 km due east of Kochi.

The English equivalent of its name 'Malecuriz' is 'Holy Cross Monastery on the Hill'. The monastery is administered through the delegates of Moran Mor Ignatius Patriarch. The Patriarchal Centre at Puthencuriz which is the headquarters of the Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church in India and the central offices of the Sunday School Association (M.J.S.S.A) and Morth Mariam Samajam are all situated nearby.

The main Altar of the chapel at the Malecuriz Dayro is consecrated in the sacred name of St.George where the saint's Holy relic is installed. The Holy relics of Mor Kaumo, St.Kuriakose, Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Elias III, St.Gregorios Geevarghese (Parumala Kochu Thirumeni) and St. Osthatheos Saleeba have also been installed in this Dayro.

The site of the monastery and the surrounding areas were mere forests a hundred years ago, owned by the relatives of late lamented Mor Geevarghese Gregorios Metropolitan, endearingly known as Parumala Kochu Thirumeni.

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