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AP 266 - Faith Practices of the Syro Malabar Catholics. JOB MATHEW NERIAMPARAMBIL.
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AP 266

Part Number Part I - Syro Malabar Church
Title Faith Practices of the Syro Malabar Catholics. JOB MATHEW NERIAMPARAMBIL.
Duration 21:10
Place of Recording Neriamparambil House,Thuruthy, Alappuzha, Kerala
Date of Recording December 2021
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AP 266a


Faith Practices of the Syro Malabar Catholics. JOB MATHEW NERIAMPARAMBIL.

FAITH PRACTICES of the SYRO MALABAR CATHOLICS in the early 20th Century:

Note by Antony George Panjikaran:

Job Mathew Neriamparampil was born on 27 September 1936 at Thuruthy in the Alappuzha district of Kerala. He first studied at St. Thomas primary school, and then joined Thuruthy St. Mary’s Independent School in it’s second batch of students. The head mistress was Sr. Mary Prothasia, the niece of Fr. Placid Podipara, CMI. She started the school and recruited children, who then had only 4th grade education and were doing farming and other works, By the efforts of Sr. Mary Prothasia and Fr. Placid Podipara, the studentd were trained to take the exams conducted by the Madras University and Cambridge university at Ernakulam, promoting them directly to the 7th grade. The school thus came to be known also as the Cambridge school. My grandfather then joined the 7th grade at St. Thomas school Chingavanam. Later, he studied at St. Berchman’s college in 1953 to 1958, where he was active in the Senior division of the NCC. He also helped in conducting and leading drills for the Christopher organisation. He then joined Mannanam college for B.Ed training from 1960 to 1961. Fr. Thomas Pappias Mambra, CMI was the principle and Fr. William Neriamparampil, CMI was the warden. In 1961, he joined FACT Township highschool, Udyogamandal, Eloor, as a teacher. He was recruited by the Ethiopian government as a teacher in the government school, and he went to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 1966. There were no Catholic churches in the Harar region at that time but only an Ethiopian Orthodox church. In 1971, he was recognized for his outstanding service and was one among the 4 indians to be awarded by Emperor His Highness Haile Selassie, in a ceremony conducted at the Emperor’s palace on the Emporer’s 79th birthday. He came back to India in 1989 and joined as a teacher at Sacred Heart school, Changanassery. He eventually went back to Zambia and served as Principle of Roma Girls Secondary school in Lusaka, run by Sisters of Charity (mother house in Dublin) from 1990 to 1996, and later joined again in Sacred Heart school from where he retired after 3 years. He now leads a peaceful retired life at Thuruthy.

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  • AP 266a - An old Christian devotional song in Malayalam. Job Mathew Neriamparampil.

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