The Staten Island Mar Thoma Church

A Short History of the Mar Thoma Church

The Mar Thoma Church is one of the historic Churches of Christendom. It is an independent Church with head-quarters in Tiruvalla, Kerala, South India and it belongs to the Eastern family of Churches. The Church was established in A.D. 52 by St. Thomas, one of the Apostles of Jesus Christ. The early Church was known as Malankara Church. In the early centuries the Church had ecclesiastical leadership from the Church of Syria and due to this association with the Syrian Church the name of the Malankara Church has been changed to the Malankara Syrian Church. Read more at

Our Church Organizations
Our church encourages active participation of members in various organizations like the Edavaka Mission, Sevika Sanghom, Sunday School, Youth Fellowship, Yuvajanasakhyam, Senior Citizens .

Rev. Manoj M. Zacharia

How to Get to the Church
Going on STATEN ISLAND EXWY/I-278 W toward GOETHALS BR. Merge onto NY-440 N via exit number 9 toward BAYONNE BR. Take the exit- exit number 13- toward RICHMOND TER. Turn LEFT onto TRANTOR PL. Turn RIGHT onto INNIS ST. Turn LEFT onto NICHOLAS AVE. Turn RIGHT onto HARRISON AVE. Turn LEFT onto FABER AVE.
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