Get to know about Mar Augen Church


History

Maravanthuruthu Mar Augen Orthodox Church was built in 19th century. It is the only church in Malankara Orthodox sabha in the name of Mar Augen the great monk. The church was situated at Maravanthuruth panchayath of Vaikom taluk in Kottayam district in Kerala state.

The consecration of original church was jointly auspicious by Parumala Kochu Thirumeni(St.Gregorious of Parumala) & Murimattathil Mar Ivanious (Baselious Paulose I then catholicose of malankara). They suggested the Name of the church as Mar Augen Church, since the great monk had misioned in costal areas among fishermen and Maravanthuruthu is also an island surrounded by Moovattupuzha River