Priest's Vestments

The Syrian Christians, sometimes referred to as Nasranis, are one of the oldest Christian communities in the world and trace their origins back to the arrival of St Thomas, one of the twelve disciples of Jesus Christ, to Muziris in Kerala, India in 52 AD. Various denominations exist within the Syrian Christians such as the Mar Thomites, Jacobites, Orthodox and others. Syrian Christians are mainly Malayalees who originally came from Kerala in India. The Syrian Christians arrived in Singapore and Malaya during the early 20th century and established the Mar Thoma Syrian Church (1936), St Thomas School (1955), St Thomas Orthodox Cathedral (1929) and St. Mary’s Jacobite Syrian Cathedral (2007). This is a set of priest’s vestments from the Mar Thoma Syrian church.

Dimension
Gross measurement: Please refer to parts
Accession No.
2016-00591
Collection of
Indian Heritage Centre
Credit Line
Gift of the Mar Thoma Syrian Church in Singapore
Category
Garments and Accessories