In the present age of Globalization St.George had a unique position and he is revered by different Christian communities all over the world. He was born at Kappadochia in Asia Miner during the period of the first half of the 3rd century A.D. His birth was an aristocratic family and during his childhood itself his father died. After the death of his father he settled at Palestine with his mother. When he completed his education he joined in the royal army of Emperor Diocleasian. When the king started his persecution on Christianity St.George protested at his best. The furious Diocleasian jailed him and gave severe punishments. In the midst of tremendous persecutions St.George preserved his deep love and faith in Christ Jesus. At last he was sentenced with death punishment and lost his head for the growth of Christianity.
There are so many myths and stories related to the victorious life of St.George. In the 12th century there was a famous story which spread among the people of Italy that once St.George rescued a beautiful young princess Libia from the clutches of a devilish snake. So the people of Greek called him as ‘Great Martyr’. Now he is considered as the ‘Saint of Soldiers’ and the ‘Protector of Sick’ from their sickness. The Catholic Church is respecting him as a Great Saint who sacrificed his life for the faith.
In Kerala we started to establish churches in the name of St.George from the 4th century onwards. We can see in almost every areas in Kerala ,the churches and institutions which are dedicated to St.George. Among these churches four of these are the great pilgrim centres of catholic Church. They are the churches of Aruvithura, Edappilly, Edathwa and Muthalakodam.
It is believed that St.George Forane Church at muthalakodam started its functioning on AD 1312.It is historically evident that it was started on the 9th century AD.This Church owes its origin to the catholic church of Mylakomb which was started on Ad 52.The Church of Mylakomb is popularly known as the Mother Church of east. There is no other opinion about that St.George church of muthalakodam was divided from this Mother church of east. We indebted to Lordess Mattathil Muthi to establish this church in muthalakodam.Now this church is a world famous piligrim centre of Syro-malabar Church which is founded by St.Thomas the Apostle who came in the shore of Kodungalloor in the year AD 52. And kindlect the Lamb of faith in the Southern shores of India. We can see historical evidences about the advent of Christian community in muthalakodam. In the ancient historical Report of Apostolic Visits named ‘Jornadha ’ written by Arch Bishop Alexis Don Menesis which was published at Portugal in the year 1906,he mentioned about a church and Christian community at marabuli near Thodupuzha. The meaning of Portugeese word mara-buli is the other side of the river or away from the river. From this historical evidence we can conclude that this church is established in the year 1312 itself and it is an ancient church of Kerala.