The Demolition of the old church was begun in September 1995. A new chapel was constructed at the premises of St.Gregorios Hospital, Parumala, using the wood, stone and other re-usable remains of the old church.
The work of M/s. Asian Techs Limited was over by October 1997. The water proofing of the roof of the new church was done by using fibre glass sheets between layers of the tape crete. Four roof sky lights have been constructed in the Eastern and Western walls of the new church using hand-made stained glass imported from U.S.A. Computerised acoustics studies have been made use of while fixing the sound system inside the church.
COMPLETION OF THE PROJECT
The guidance and help of the Holy Episcopal Synod, Parumala Council, and the Architecture, Engineering and building wing of the church have been greatly instrumental in the successful completion of this project. Above all the blessings of the Almighty Lord and the intercessions of Parumala Thirumeni have taken the project to a grand finale. It must also be remembered that the entire amount for the renovation of the church (Rs.400 lakhs) has been received as the offerings and donations of the devotees.
CONSECRATION OF THE NEW CHURCH
A meeting was summoned at the Catholicate Palace, Devalokam on 27th July 2000, to make necessary arrangements for the consecration ceremony of the new church. A General Committee, a Central Committee and 12 sub-committees were formed. At this meeting Sri. K. M. Mathew, Chief Editor of Malayala Manorama daily was elected as the General Convenor. Dr. Alexander Karakkal, former Vice-Chancellor was chosen the Deputy General Committee. The ideas and proposals of the various sub-committees were presented and discussed at a meeting of the Central Committee which was held at the Catholicate Palace on 10th August.
Consecration Of The Church by His Holiness The Catholicos of the East,
Moran Mar Baselius Marthoma Mathews II
COMMITTEES FOR CHURCH CONSECRATION
Each committee had its own target and estimate and hence all these committees functioned efficiently in a time-bound manner and with strict financial discipline. In house arrangements were made at the Malayala Manorama office for all following activities. More than 50 members of the Malayala Manorama staff were delegated to assist the various committees. The following distinguished persons led the activities of the various sub-committees. Program Committee Chairman – H.B.Thomas Mar Themotheos Metropolitan, Catholicose-Designate. Church Services Convenor – Fr. Dr. K.M. George, Principal, Orthodox Theological Seminary.
Kabar Of Thirumeni