St. Yeldho Mar Baselios Bava is the holly father of Marthoma Cheriapally. In order to save Malankara, worshipers requested st. Patriarch Bava to sent a holly father and thus came st. Yeldho Mar Baselios Bava. To reach malankara, bava came sailing till Thalaseri and travelled across a forest to reach pallivasil. History says that bava visited Kozhippally Chakkalakudi near Kothamangalam during kanni 7th (Malayalam month) in 1865. There was a young boy who was grazing his cattles. Bava showed actions to the boy to show the nearest church but he could not come with the bava as his cattle would be hunted by other animals. So bava drew a circle around the cattle which kept these animals safe. When the boy understood that this man could do miracles, he said about the pain which his sister is suffering for her delivery. Bava stretched his hand and suddenly a coconut tree started to tilt downwards. A coconut was blessed and given to the young boy. Then the boy showed the way to Cheriapally.

The Syriac Orthodox Church dates back to the very dawn of Christianity. In Syriac, the proper name of the Church is 'idto suryoyto treeysath shubho. In the past, the name of the Church had been translated to English as "Syrian Orthodox Church". The Holy Synod of the Church approved the translation "Syriac Orthodox Church" for use in English speaking countries in its session of March 28-April 3, 2000. The Church justifiably prides itself as being one of the earliest established Apostolic Churches. It was in Antioch, that the followers of Jesus were called Christians (Acts 11:26).