Extract from the chronicle

2003 Jan.15 Declaration of the new Diocese of Idukki and the announcement of the name of
Rt. Rev. Dr. Mathew Anikuzhikattil as the first Bishop of the Diocese.
  Mar. 2 Inauguration of the Diocese and Installation of the first Bishop, Mar Mathew Anikuzhikattil at
St. Georges Church Vazhathope which was then declared to be the Pro-Cathedral.
  April 10 The first Pastoral letter of His Excellency the Bishop establishing the Diocesan Curia and other offices.
  April 10 Diocesan Bulletin SAHYANADHAM was started.
  April 15 The first Report of the Diocese was submitted to the Holy See by His Excellency the Bishop.
  April 26 26 Consecration of the newly constructed church at Pezhumkandam
  April 29 His Excellency went to Rome for the Ad Limina visit of the Syro-Malabar Bishops
  May 17 The Diocesan Social Services Department started.
  June 7 Consecration of the newly constructed church at Kanthalloor.
  June 9 Mar Ephrem's Diocesan Minor Seminary started at Karimpan
  June 18 Christujyothi, the Diocesan Catechetical and Liturgical Centre, was established
  July 7 Diocesan unit of K.C.Y.M. was organized.
  July 12 12 Nedumkandom parish raised to be Forane
  July 18 The Division of the assets of the Diocese of Kothamangalam was finalized.
  Aug. 2 Diocesan unit of C.M.L. was organized.
  Aug. 11 Annual seminar for young priests started.
  Aug. 25 Diocesan unit of K.C.S.L. was organized.
  Sep. 10 Diocesan Pastoral Council was constituted.
  Nov. 20 Idukki province of the Congregation of the Mother of Carmel was established.
  Dec. 8 Consecration of the newly constructed church at Nazareth Valley.
2004 Jan 1 The foundation stone for the Minor Seminary building was laid. Idukki Vice Province of the Sacred Heart Congregation was established.
  Feb. 21 Idukki Province of the SABS Congregation was established.
  Mar. 2 The first Anniversary of the Diocese was celebrated.
  May. 10 Annual Seminar for the Major Seminarians started
  June 5 Consecration of the newly constructed church at Irumbupalam.
  June 12 Consecration of the newly constructed church at Pallanadu.
  Aug. 2 Idukki Province of the Franciscan Clarist Congregation established
  Oct. 12 The foundation stone was laid by His Excellency the Bishop at Murickassery for the Ladies Hostel of Pavanatma College.
2005 Feb. 20 The newly built presbytery at Manjappetty was blessed.
  March 10 Foundation stone for the Parish Church at Kozhimala was laid
  March 21 The newly built presbytery at Kallar was blessed.
  May 3 The newly started Balabhavan at Kanthipara by CST brothers was blessed
  May 8 The foundation stone was laid for the new Cathedral Church at Vazhathope.
  May 10 The station church at kanakakkunnu was blessed. The new working womens hostel by SABS sisters at Adimali was blessed.
  May 12 The newly built Convent of SH Sisters at Palar was blessed
  May 13 The new block of Karuna Nursing School at Nedumkandam was blessed.
  May 14 The Childrens Park by CST fathers at Mullakanam was blessed.
  June 29 The mission house of the CSN sisters at Karimpan (Manjappara) was blessed
  July 3 The newly started house of FMM sisters at Manjappetty was blessed.
  July 5 The foundation stone was laid for the presbytery at Mulakuvally.
  July 18 St. Ephrems Minor Seminary chapel was blessed.T
  August 13 The foundation stone was laid for the new house of LAR Convent at Vellakayam
  Sep. 4 The newly built Balabhavan by SH sisters was blessed at Kanthippara.
  Sep. 7 The foundation stones were laid for the parish hall and the school building at Ponmudy
  Nov. 26 The convocation of the first batch of Denha Theological Institute for the postulants to religious life at Karimpan.
  Nov. 27 The foundation stone was laid for the new Parish Church at Mailadumpara.
2006 Jan. 5 The Inauguration of St. Ephrems Minor Seminary.
  March 8 New Workshop & Service Centre at Jyothis ITC Adimaly blessed.
  March 24 Foundation stone laid for the Priests Home at Adimaly
  March 30 Blessing of Capuchin Laverna at Oorkad
  April 26 Consecration of the newly constructed Parish Church at Neelivayal
  May 10 Consecration of St. Antonys Church at Viripara.
  May 10 Blessing of the convent of SABS Sisters at Marayoor.
  May 16 Blessing of St. Josephs Church, Chembalam.
  May 16 Deivadhan Convent at Thankamany blessed
  May 18 Snehagiri Convent and Boys Home at Kuthupara blessed.
  May 18 Blessing of the New Block for San Thom Public School, Churuly
  May 31 New Block for FC Convent, Karimpan blessed
  July 9 St. Georges Church at Kattakala blessed.
  July 21  Foundation Stone laid for the Pieta Statue constructions at Thokkupara.
  Sept. 3 Infant Jesus Church at Deivammedu blessed
  Sept. 10 Blessing of the St. Marys Church at Ponnamala, Bethel.
  Sept. 16 SKD Sisters Convent at Maryland blessed.
  Oct. 1 The newly constructed presbytery at Vattapara Parish Church blessed.
  Oct. 27 Foundation stone laid for the Parish Hall, Kanakakkunnu
  Oct. 31 Blessing of the Parish Hall for the Parish Church, Pazhayarikandom
  Nov. 2 Murickassery Pavanatma College Silver Jubilee Year inaugurated.
  Nov. 8 Foundation Stone laid for the new block in Highlands Tea Factory at Calvarymount.
  Nov. 30 Blessing of the CST House and Balabhavan at Kanthipara
  Dec. 23 St. Georges Church Parish Hall, Thattekanny, blessed.
  Dec. 24 Foundation stone laid for the new church at Perinchamkutty.
2007 Jan. 21 The newly constructed Pieta Statue at Thokkupara blessed.
  Jan. 30 Foundation stone laid for St. Michaels Church at Meenulian in Venmony parish
  Feb 9 Blessing of the chapel at Ezhukumvayal Kurisumala.
  Feb 13  Foundation stone laid for the Silver Jubilee Memorial Library cum Auditorium for Pavanatma College, Murickassery
  Feb 13 Consecration of the chapel at SABS Provincial House, Idukki.
  March 3 Blessing of the newly constructed presbytery for Mulakuvally Church.
  March 9 Foundation stone laid for the FC Convent at Karimpan.
  March 16 Laying of Foundation stone for Periyakanal Holy Trinity Church.
  April 8 Blessing of Holy Trinity Church at Periyakanal.
  April 28 Consecration of the newly constructed Bvm. Fatima Church at Karimala, in Sleevamala Parish.
  May 2 Consecration of the newly constructed church at Sahayagiri.
  May 15 Foundation stone laid for the Parish Hall, Rajakad.
  May 17 Blessing of SMMI Convent at Maniyarankudy
  May 22 Foundation stone laid for the new presbytery at Ellakal
  May 24 Blessing of the New CSN Convent at Nazarath Valley
  July 3 The Newly constructed Parish hall of FSLG sisters at Vahzthope was blessed
  Sep. 15 The Newly built block of Highlands Tea Factory was blessed
  Oct. 20 Foundation stone laid for the new station Church at Alphonsa Nagar in Ellakkal Parish
  Nov. 8 Inauguration of the CRI unit in the dioese of Idukki
  Dec. 8 Foundation Stone laid for presbytery at Karithodu
  Dec. 24 Diocesan level Inauguration of the Bethlehem house Project at Upputhodu
2008 Jan. 5 Blessing of the newly built convent of FMM Sisters at Manjapetty
  Jan. 12 Consecration of the newly constructed church at Mankuva
  Jan 14 Blessing of the newly constructed convent of FCC sisters at Pachady
  Jan 17 Consecration of the newly constructed church at Maryland
  Jan 24 Foundation stone laid for St. Mary's Station church at Maria Nagar (Kambiline) in Thokkupara parish
  March 25 Consecration of the newly built St. Antony's Church, Paduvapuram in Vellayamkudy Parish
  April 18 Foundation Stone laid for new station church at Kallippara
  April 25 Consecration of the newly built Christuraj Church at Rajapuram
  May 19 Blessing and inauguration of the new office building of high Range Development Society at Mariapuram
 

June 16

Blessing of the house of the O.Carm fathers at Mariapuram

 

August 2

Blessing and inauguration of  Alphonsa Pain and Palliative Care centre at Murickassery

 

Sept 24

Blessing of the new convent of SABS sisters at Kombayar

 

Oct. 12

Blessing of Alphonspuram station church at Mankulam

 

Oct. 24

Blessing of the renovated presbytery at Kanthalloor

 

Nov. 8

CML state level competition at Murickassery

 

Nov. 15

Blessing of the newly built presbytery and cemetery chapel at Panamkutty Foundation stone laid for Infant Jesus station church at Mankadavu
 

Nov. 22

Consecration of the newly built chapel and blessing of the convent of CMC sisters, Kallar

 

Dec. 12

Consecration of the newly built chapel and blessing of the Convent for CMC sisters at Painavu, and the inauguration of the new building of the Special School
 

Dec. 21

Conclusion of the Year of the Word of God at Nedumkandom with Eucharistic Concelebration, Faith proclamation rally, public meeting and vachanakalasandhya

2009

January 18

Consecration of St. Antonys station church, Antopuram

 

January 31

Blessing of the newly built presbytery at Ellakal

 

February 9

Consecration of the newly built chapel and blessing of the convent of the Franciscan sisters of Holy Annunciation at Thankamany
 

March 2

Blessing and inauguration of the rabbit meat processing unit at Kanakakkunnu
 

March 12

Consecration of the chapel of the newly built convent of SH sisters at Maildaumpara
 

March 13

Blessing of the newly built presbytery at Chinnarnirappu

 

March 28

Consecration of the newly built chapel and blessing of the convent of SH sisters, Murickassery

 

April 23

Blessing of the newly built presbytery at Kanthipara

 

May 7

Consecration of the newly built chapel and blessing of the convent of St. Martha sisters, Chelliampara

 

May 8

Consecration of the renovated church at Panickankudy
  May 21 Blessing of the newly built "Kalkurisu" at Bhoomikulam
  June8-July 28 Bishop's European Tour
  Aug. 12 Blessing of the new building for Balabhavan, Vazhavara
  Aug. 16 Blessing of the newly built SABS Convent, Thattekanny
  Aug. 31 Foundation stone laid for the new Church, Rajakumary
  Sept. 8 Construction of the newly built Church, Vathikudy
  Sept. 14 Blessing of the newly built FCC Convent, Vattappara
  Sept. 16 Blessing of the newly built Presbytery, Karimpan
  Oct. 10 Blessing of the newly built SABS Convent, Karithodu
  Oct. 17 Blessing of the newly built Parish Hall, Koompanpara
  Nov. 7 Foundation-Stone laid for the new parish hall, Nedumkandam
  Dec. 7 Blessing of the newly built Chapel, Mullakkanam
  Dec. 8 Blessing and Consecration of Alphonsa Capuchin Ashram, Edamattam
  Dec. 23 Blessing of the newly built Holy Family Congregation Sister's Convent, Chinnarnirappu, Parathodu
2010 Jan. 8 Consecration of the Renovated church, Nellippara
  Jan. 16 Blessing of the newly built Missionary Sisters of Little Flower Convent Bisonvalley
  Jan. 21 Blessing and Consecration of the newly built House of VC Congregation, Murickassery
  Jan. 23 Foundation Stone laid for the new church, Pazhayarikandam
  Jan. 24 Blessing of the newly built Parish Hall, Kanakakunnu
  Jan 25 Blessing of the newly built Sisters of the Salesian Missionaries of Mary Immaculate Congregation Convent, Maniyarankudy
  Jan 28 Blessing of the newly built DM Sister's Convent, Pallanadu
  Feb. 1 Foundation Stone Laid for the new Pastoral Centre, Karimpan
  Feb. 5 Blessing of the new Chapel, Njerippalam, Rajakad
  Feb. 6 Consecration of the renovated church, Vazhavara
  Feb. 7 Blessing of the new presbytery, Karithodu
  Feb. 16 Consecration of the newly built sanctuary, Josepuram
  Feb. 21 Foundation stone laid for the new Church, Mulakaramedu
  Mar. 2 Promulgation of the Eparchial Statutes of Idukki
  April 5 Blessing of the newly built CMC Convent, Thpramkudy
  May 13 Consecration of the newly built Church, Pampumkayam (Alphonsapuram)
  May 31 Consecration of the newly built church, Konginippadavu, (Josenagar), Vellayamkudy
  June 5 Blessing of the newly built St. Matha's Convent, Perinchamkutty
  June 16 Blessing of the Heaven's Valley Trust's House and laying of the foundation stone for their new house, Rajamudy
  June 17 Inauguration of Pavanatma College of Management and Technology, Murickassery
  Aug.11 Blessing of the newly built convent of the Nazareth Sisters (CNS), Pezhumkandam.
  Aug.9-22 Syro Malabar Major Archiepiscopal Assembly, Mount St. Thomas, Kakkanad.
  Sep. 10 Consecration of the renovated sanctuary of St. Marys church, Thannikandam.
  Sep. 16 Blessing of the newly built SABS convent, Churuly.
  Oct. 30 Inauguration of the new station church, Edamattam, Rajakad
  Nov. 13 Commissioning of Extra Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
  Dec. 20 Blessing of the newly built parish hall, Ezhukumvayal
  Dec. 26 Blessing of the newly built presbytery, Kunchithanny
2011 Jan. 17 Blessing of the newly built Grotto and Cemetery, Ponnamala.
  Jan. 20 Blessing of the new block for Blood Bank, Karuna Hospital, Nedumkandam.
  Jan. 23 Consecration of the newly built Sanctuary of Vimala Matha church, Vimalagiri.
  Jan. 26 Consecration of the newly built church, Kozhimala
  Jan 29 Blessing of the new L.P. school building, Parathodu
  Feb.2 Blessing of the Divyakarunya Matha Ashram, Perumthotty, Thopramkudy.
  Feb.7 25th Anniversary celebration of the arrival of Blessed Pope John Paul II to India, Ernakulam.
  Feb.8 Consecration of the newly built Sanctuary of St. Antonys church, Ellakal.
  Feb.20 Blessing of the new Parish hall and Cemetery chapel, Kallupalam
  Feb.26 Blessing of the newly built U.P. school building, Mankulam.
  Feb.27 Blessing of the newly built Parish hall, Rajakad.
  March 20 Foundation stone laid for the new church, Kallar
  March 24 Blessing of the newly built building of the Portiuncula Ashram, 20 Acre, Kattappana.
  March 25 Inauguration of Jeevan Foundation, Bishops House, Karimpan
  April 1 Death of Major Archbishop Varkey Cardinal Vithayathil
  April 1-9 Bishops Ad Limina Visit, Rome.
  April 10 Burial of the late Major Archbishop Varkey Cardinal Vithayathil, St. Marys Basilica, Ernakulam.
  April 21 Consecration of Holy Myron, St. Georges Cathedral, Vazhathope.
  April 30 Consecration of the new station church, Sengulam
  April 30 Consecration of St. Alphonsa church, Alphonsa Nagar (Pothupara).
  May 1 Consecration of the new station church, Anakuzhy (Venmony).
  May 2 Blessing of the newly built Manimalika, Chelliampara
  May 9 Consecration of the newly built St. Thomas church, Lower Kulamavu (Muthiyurundayar).
  May 17 Consecration of the new station church, Punnayar (Keerithodu).
  May 20 Blessing of the newly built presbytery,Mankuva.
  May 26 Election of the new Major Archbishop Mar George Alencherry
  May 29 Enthronment of His Beatitude Mar George Alencherry
  May 30 Blessing of the newly built convent of Sisters of St.John of God, Alpara.
  July 3 Blessing of the school building and laying of the foundation stone for the new church, Vattavada.
  July 20 Funeral of Rev. Fr. Thomas Malieckal, who died on July 18th 2011, at Ezhukumvayal.
  July 31 Consecration of the new station church, Alphonsagiri (Soolappara).
  Aug. 6 Blessing of the newly built Higher Secondary school building, Chemmannar
  Aug. 15 Solemn inauguration of the Syro- Malabar Mission Year, St. Georges Cathedral, Vazhathope.
  Oct. 18 Sacerdotal Golden Jubilee of His Excellency Mar George Punnakottil, Atmajyoti Pastoral Centre, Adimali
  Nov. 12 Consecration of the newly built Parish church, Myladumpara
  Nov. 30 Major Archbishop Mar George Alencherrys Pastoral Visit to the Eparchy (November 30, December 1)
    Grand welcome accorded to the Major Archbishop, His Beatitude Mar GeorgeAlencherry, Vazhathope.
    Blessing of the newly built Rosary Garden, Adimali by the Major Archbishop.
    Grand Civic reception given to the Major Archbishop, Adimali.
  Dec. 01 Blessing of the newly built Christujyoti Pastoral Centre, Karimpan by the Major Archbishop Mar George Alencherry.
    Blessing of John Paul II Youth Centre, Vellathooval by the Major Archbishop
    Foundation stone laid for the new parish church, Kuthupara by the Major Archbishop
    Inauguration of the Cardiology unit in Karuna Hospital, Nedumkandam by the Major Archbishop.
2012 Jan. 3 Blessing of the newly built Parish Hall and Kurisady, Karimpan.
  Jan. 6 Declaration of St. Jude church, Adimali as a diocesan Pilgrim centre of St. Jude.
    Blessing of the newly built Passion Mount, Koompanpara.
  Jan. 27 Blessing of the newly built chapel, Thakarappally Mettu, Narakakanam.
  Feb. 1 -8 CBCI meeting, Bangalore
  Jan. 9 Blessing of the newly built Parish Hall and Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, Mariapuram
  Jan. 12 Golden Jubilee of Chemmannar Parish and blessing of the newly built Presbytery.
  March 17 Blessing of the newly built Parish hall and chapel, Josepuram.
  March 29 Blessing of the newly built Auditorium, Karuna Hospital, Nedumkandam.
  April 14 Consecration of the new station church, Inchathotty, Panamkutty.
  April 15 Silver Jubilee of Chinnarnirappu parish and laying of the foundation stone for the new parish church.
  April 21 Preshithasangamam organized at Pavanatma College, Murickassery in connection with Syro-Malabar Mission Year
  April 24 Consecration of the new station church, Georgiar, Mankulam
  May 6 Blessing of the newly built school building of the Holy Family public school, Kunchithanny.
  May 20 Consecration of the newly built parish church, Mulakaramedu
  June 16 Blessing of the newly built presbytery, Thattekanny.
  August 15 Consecration of the newly built mission church, Vattavada.
  August 20-31 Bishop;s Synod, Mount St Thomas Kakkanad
  September 2

Blessing of the newly built parish hall, Rajapuram

  September 10 Consecration of the renovated Sanctuary, Parathodu
  October 5

Blessing of the new MSMM convent, Kanjikuzhy

  October 10 Blessing of the newly built Presbytery, Ponmudy
  October 18

Blessing of the newly built Presbytery, Ponnamala

  October 24 Blessing of the newly built parish hall, Thankamany
  October 27 Inauguration of Mar Sleeva College of Arts and Science,Murickassery
  November13 Blessing of the newly built parish hall, Nedumkandam
  December 12 Consecration of the newly built parish church, Machiplavu
  December 29 Releasing of the book, Hairanginte Kudietta Charithram, Erattayar
2013 January 7-11 Bishop’s Synod, Kakanadu
  January 20 Blessing of the newly built parish hall, Narakakanam
  February 7 Consecration of the renovated Sanctuary, Pottankadu
  April 4 Blessing of the newly built Presbytery, Georgiar
  April 7 Blessing of the newly built Presbytery, Rajakumari
    Blessing of the new convent of Samaritan Sisters, Rajakumari
  April 13 Consecration of the newly built parish church, Bisonvalley
  May 10 Tenth Year Celebration of the inauguration of the eparchy of Idukki,Karimpan
  May 15 Consecration of the newly built parish church, Mulakuvalley
  May 18 Consecration of the newly built station church, Kamakshy
  May 26 The foundation stone laid for Nirmala Centre for Excellence,Rajakadu 
  August 19-31 Bishop’s Synod, Mount St. Thomas, Kakkanadu