Church History

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The Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Parish in Doha was formed in May 4, 1979 by Metropolitan His Grace Mor Dionysius Thomas Cheruvillil with a handful of faithful people from India who were residing in the State of Qatar .

The community consisted`of both Jacobites and Knanaya Jacobites followers of christanity. At that time the church celebration were held at rented Villas at Al Bidha. This Qatar communities didn't have a proper priests at that time.In the year 1980 His Grace Mor Clemis Abraham chief Metropolitan of east blessed the church.

Vicar Fr.M S Cherian Moozhyil was anointed as the first Vicar in charge of St.Peter's Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church.. Followingly The church got shifted to Al Wakara. Vicar Fr K.A Andrews was conducting the Holy Mass .

At that time a few devotees under the guidance of His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I, His Grace Chief Metropolitan Kuriakose Mor Severios , Vicar and Senior members worked forward and achived a long lasting goal to acquire an approval for declairing the church as St.Peter's Knanaya Syrian Orthodox Church, on 28th May 2005.

This was alotted by the Honerable Governement of Qatar at a specific allocated land in the Church Complex. Under the guidance of the Chief Metropolitan Kuriakose Mor Severios and senior members' a committee for the construction of the church was formed.

The devotiees are very much thankful to the Honerable Governement of Qatar for providing such a facility.

In 2007 during the region of Vicar Fr.Zackria Abrahm, the footing stone of the church was laid by His Grace Chief Metropolitan Kuriakose Mor Severios at religious church complex Musaimer, Doha. Under the look out of the committee members and the parishes the construction of the Holy Church started.

16th and 17th July 2009 the consecration of the St.Peter's Knanaya Syrian Orthodox Church took place under the blessings of His Grace Chief Metropolitan Mor Kuriakose Mor Severios.The following were the dignitries who were present at the calibrations Fr M S Cherian,Fr Shajan Kurian, Fr.Andrews Abraham, Vicar Fr. Zackaria Abraham and others. Also Fr.Shajan Kurian served his time as Vicar at Doha. Folowed by the service of church was conducted by Fr. Jinu Mathew.

Currently the service at St.Peter's Knanaya Syrian Orthodox Church is conducted by Fr. Binu Mathew, Payyanattu.

The present church is built on the land granted by the Honorable Government of Qatar & the building was constructed by the blessings of God , whole hearted support of the Devotiees of St.Peter's Knanaya Syrian Orthodox Church.

His Grace Ignatius Aphrem II is the current supreme head of Syrian Orthodox

St.Peter's Knanaya Syrian Orthodox Church is the only Knanaya Church across Middle East which has a compelete independent Church.