Headquarters of Kollam Diocese


'Michael Mor Dionysius' Dayro & the Chapel at Adoor

(founded by H.G.. Mor Kurillos Kuriakose Poothicote)


Michael Mor Dionysius Dayro at Adoor was established by the former Metropolitan of southern dioceses Mor Kurillos Kuriakose Poothicote.  It is located adjacent to the St. Ignatius Jacobite Syrian church.  The Dayro which has been built as the headquarters of the three southern dioceses of Niranam, Kollam and Thumpamon, was a long cherished dream of late Mor Kurillos Thirumeni.  But just before its consecration, His Grace passed away on 21 March 1995 and was entombed at the Dayro chapel. The Dayro was consecrated the next year by  Mor Gregorios Geevarghese Perumpilly.  Since its founding, the Dayro functioned as the headquarters of Niranam, Kollam and Thumpamon dioceses. After the ordination of Metropolitans for each of these dioceses in July 2006, the HQ's of Niranam and Thumpamon dioceses are in the process of being shifting to Thiruvalla and Pathanamthitta respectively while Michael Mor Dionysius Dayro will continue to be the headquarters of Kollam diocese. H.G. Mor Thevodosius Mathews, the assistant Metropolitan of Kollam diocese now resides here.



Msabrono Nasiho Mor Kurillos Kuriakose Poothiyott, the founder of the Dayro and the former  Metropolitan of Kollam,

Niranam and Thumpamon dioceses (d. 21 March 1995);  Right: The sacred tomb of the holy father


Inside view of the Dayro Chapel at Adoor


Another view of the Entrance to the Dayro church


'Michael Mor Dionysius Memorial' I.T.C.  at Adoor




Mor Michael Mor Dionysius Dayro

Vadakkadathucavu P.O, Adoor

Pathanamthitta (Dist.)

Pin- 691529.

Phone No: +91 473 4229192

Mobile    :       9447 00 9192

Fax        : +91 473 4223500


Photos by: 

Jerrin Joseph, Adoor


This is not an official site of the Adoor Dayro