Indian Knanaya Catholic Community of Greater New York is an organization of the members of Kottayam Diocese (India) settled down in the tri-state area. This organization was formally inaugurated on August 14 1976 by Mar Kuriakose Kunnacherry, Bishop of Kottayam assisted by Fr. James Kudilil and Fr. Luke Kariparambil. IKCC is the brainchild of Fr. James Kudilil who paved the way to inaugurate it by Bishop Kunnacherry during his visit to Philadelphia when he came for the Eucharistic Conference.