|Mar Hormizd Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Angamaly|
Madbaha of Mar Hormizd Syro-Malabar Church, Angamaly
|Denomination||Catholic (Syro-Malabar Catholic Church)|
|Tradition||East Syriac Rite|
|Former name(s)||Mar Hormizd Metropolitan Cathedral|
|Founder(s)||Mar Abraham, Metropolitan and the Gate of All India|
|Cult(s) present||former cathedral of Saint Thomas Christians|
|Relics held||Mar Abraham|
|Past bishop(s)||Mar Abraham|
|Associated people||Saint Thomas Christians|
|Archdiocese||Syro-Malabar Catholic Major Archeparchy of Ernakulam-Angamaly|
|Archbishop||Mar George Alencherry|
Mar Hormizd Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Angamaly is a church located in Angamaly, Kerala, India. It was established in 1570 by Mar Abraham, the last Chaldean Metropolitan to reach Malabar Coast. It is dedicated to Mar Hormizd, a seventh-century Chaldean saint.
Mar Abraham who came to Malabar in 1570 settled in Angamaly as his See to govern the Saint Thomas Christians. Its jurisdiction was extended whole over India till the 16th century. The most ancient University for Malpan training was established at Angamaly before the arrival of the Portughese. The Chaldean bishop Mar Abraham was ordained as the Metropolitan and the Gate of All India and Rabban Hormiz Church was the Cathedral church. This title denotes a Quasi Patriarchal status with all India jurisdiction.
After having made a successful escape from the Portuguese detention in Goa, Mar Abraham returned to Angamaly in 1570. In the same year, Mar Abraham built his first Cathedral Church namely Rabban Hormizd, a seventh-century Abbot of the East Syriac Church, as its patron.
In 1578, as a response to the requests made on the part of the Jesuit missionaries who had been working in Angamaly and in the other centres of the Christians of St. Thomas, the pope sent plenary indulgences to the Church of Rabban Hormizd which the faithful could obtain four times a year for 25 years from the year of the election of the Metropolitan Mar Abraham. The indulgences covered two feasts of the Patron Rabban Hormizd that fell on the fifteenth day after Easter (Monday) and on the first of September. On 15 August 1579, as requested by Mar Abraham, the Jesuits laid the foundation stone of a new Cathedral Rabban Hormizd in the same place that was chosen by the Metropolitan.
Image of Rabban Hormizd at Mar Hormizd Syro-Malabar Church, Angamaly