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Offline Anastasia1

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Is there a website with the address of this church or the name I can find in Google Maps? How would I go about visiting the parish?
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Re: Where is the Oriental Orthodox Church in Sri Lanka? How do I find it?
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2019, 11:44:56 PM »
Is there a website with the address of this church or the name I can find in Google Maps? How would I go about visiting the parish?

It doesn't seem like there are any active Orthodox parishes in Sri Lanka. There was once a Malankara mission there, but it petered out in the 1940s.
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Re: Where is the Oriental Orthodox Church in Sri Lanka? How do I find it?
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2019, 12:29:03 AM »
Good question. It sounds like there is major Eastern Christian history, but that it got taken over by Catholicism:
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Records suggest that St. Thomas Christians and Nestorian Christians lived in Sri Lanka.[5] Anuradhapura cross (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anuradhapura_cross) is one of the archaeological claims that suggest Christianity in Sri Lanka before[6] Portuguese.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christianity_in_Sri_Lanka
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Re: Where is the Oriental Orthodox Church in Sri Lanka? How do I find it?
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2019, 05:48:55 AM »
You might try contacting the Catholicate in Kottayam, Kerala. From the sounds of it there were services being held at one point in Colombo.

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Re: Where is the Oriental Orthodox Church in Sri Lanka? How do I find it?
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2019, 09:13:17 AM »
Is there a website with the address of this church or the name I can find in Google Maps? How would I go about visiting the parish?

The Syriac Orthodox Church is in the process of trying to revive the Church there.

Besides the ancient historical Church, there was a mission based out of Malankara in the late 19th early 20th century, authorized by the then Patriarch. Unfortunately, with the schism in Malankara, this community fell into disarray.
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