Tholanikkunnel Kudumbayokam 2016 December 18th at St.George Bethel Church,Ayamkara
The Tholanikunnel Family has got only two hundred and fifty years of history. The unique aspect of its history is that the founder of the family Rev. Dn. Adai was not from India but from Edessa in Mesopotamia. Edessa was the birth place of the Syriac language and also in the early centuries one of the most important centres of the Christian church Edessa was blessed with a University for theological studies and other educational institutions, monasteries and cultural centres.
Dn. Adai was not only a translator but also an orator and he used his free time to preach and teach the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The people in Edessa were therefore educated and civilized and they had perpetual relations with the outside world.