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 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.
Web : http://catholicose.org/PauloseII/Dayro.htm