THE NAZRANIES : A ROUGH CHRONOLOGY:
30 The Crucifixion.
40s Apostle Thomas in the service of King Gondaphares in Takshasila
52 Nov 21 St. Thomas, the apostle, landed at Cranganore (Kodungalloor, in the present Thrissur District)
52-72 The Apostle builds 7 churches: Palayoor, Kodungaloor, Parur, Kokamangalam, Niranam, Nilackal, Kollam.
72 Jul. 3 Martyrdom of St. Thomas in the vicinity of Mylapore, Madras.
190 Pantaenus, probably the founder of the famous Catechetical School of Alexandria, visited India and the Nazranies.
345 Thomas of Cana from Persia landed at Kodungallur with 72 families of immigrants.
340-360 By the Thazhekad Sasanam the Nazranies granted special rights and privileges.
400 North Pudukkad church founded.
510 Udayamperore (Diamper) church built.
825 Mar Sabor and Mar Proth at Quilon.
1293 Marco Polo, a Venetian traveller, visited the tomb of St. Thomas (at Mylapore), and Kerala.
1329 Aug.9 Jordan Catelani appointed first bishop of the diocese of Quilon created by Pope John XXII.
1498 May 20 Vasco de Gama lands at Kappad near Kozhikode.
1514 Jun 12 Portuguese Funchal rule over Christians in India.
1524 Dec 24 Vasco de Gama buried at St. Francis Church, Fort Cochin.
1544-45 St. Francis Xavier in Travancore.
1557 Pope Paul IV erects the Diocese of Cochin. Canonization process of Francis Xavier begun at Cochin.
1568 Synagogue of White Jews built in Cochin.
1599 Jun 20-26 Archbishop Alexis Menezes convenes the Synod of Diamper (Udayamperoor).
1601 Francis Roz was appointed as the first Latin bishop of the St. Thomas Christians.
1653 Jan 3 Coonan Cross Oath at Mattancherry, Cochin.
1659 Dec 3 The Vicariate of Malabar is erected by Pope Alexander VII.
1663 Jan 6 The Dutch conquer Cochin and destroy Catholic churches and institutions in Cochin.
1795 Oct 20 Conquest of Cochin by the British.
1840 Apr 10 St.Thomas Christians came under the archdiocese of Verapoly.
1886 Sept 1 Erection of the Catholic Hierarchy in India by Pope Leo XIII.
1911 Aug 29 Pius X restored the Vicariate of Kottayam for the Suddhists of the Syro-Malabar Rite, descendants of the immigrants of A.D. 345.
1930 Sept 20 Reunion of the eminent Jacobite Archbishop Mar Ivanios, Bishop Mar Theophilus with the Catholic Church.
1932 June 11 The establishment of the Syro-Malankara Hierarchy by Pope Pius XI. Mar Ivanios becomes Archbishop of Trivandrum, and Mar Theophilus Bishop of Tiruvalla.
1953 Dec 31 Erection of the diocese of Tellichery by Pope Pius XII.
1956 Jan 10 Pope John XXIII raised the diocese of Changanacherry into an Archdiocese with Kottayam and Palai as Suffragan Sees.
1956 Nov.1 The present 'Kerala State' is established.
1962 July.3 Revised Syro-Malabar Liturgy in force. Holy Qurbana in Malayalam.
1986 Feb. 1-10 Visit of Pope John Paul II to Kerala.
1992 Dec.16 Pope John Paul II raises the Syro-Malabar Church to a Major Archiepiscopal Sui Juris Church
Courtesy: Nasrani Syrian Christians Network and Prof: George