This is a spiritual organization functioning in all the parishes of the Orthodox Church throughout the world. It takes care of the spiritual nurturing of the children, by bringing them up in the knowledge and fellowship of Jesus Christ and His Church. The classes are conducted in Malayalam for the children in Kerala and for others in English. It has a separate wing for the outer Kerala region.
The classes range from Pre-primary classes to the 12th class. As in secular schools, class ten concludes the secondary level and a certificate is awarded –Sunday School final Certificate (SSFC) to the successful candidates. Higher Secondary course is for another tow years.
Sunday school classes were held regularly in the parish hall of the church.
Head Mistress: Lt Col ( retd ) Mrs. Mariamma Babu
We have classes up to 10th grade.
The vacation Bible School conducted during the mid summer holidays (OVBS) is a very vibrant wing of the O.S.S.A.E. we publish separate text books, devotional materials, song books and cassettes for the OVBS every year.
Marth Mariam Samajam
St Mary’s Orthodox women’s League of India ( Marth Mariam Samajam Is the Women’s wing of the Malankara Orthodox Church of India. It is one of the major spiritual organization of the church combining all the female members. It is spread throughout the world in all the 24 Dioceses and functioning in all parishes of the church.
The organization was founded in 1920 aimed at the spiritual progress of women. The founders named it “Marth Mariam Samajam”after the Blessed Virgin Mary whom they accepted as their interceding saint. It was started under the patronage of the Late Very Rev. M.C.Kuriakose Ramban and with the leadership of K.M Annamma. and co-workers.
The ladies wing of the church is very active in all church activities. Under the guidance of vicar, area wise prayer meetings were held on Saturdays and general meetings in the church regularly. A one day conference for the Samajam is organized on 15th Aug, every year.
Current Office Bearers are :
Hony. Secretary- Mrs. Mariamma Mathew
Hony. Treasurer- Mrs. Thankamma Chacko
Committee Members :
Behala/Parnasree/SM Nagar- Mrs. Mariamma Kurien
Tollygunge/Chetla/New Alipore/Lake Gardens/Kasba – Mrs.Mary Mathew
Park Circus/Central Calcutta- Mrs.Shantamma Kuruvilla
Ex-Officio – Mrs.Mariamma Abraham
MGOCSM & OCYM
Mar Gregorios Orthodox Christian Student Movement (MGOCSM) is the student wing of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church. The students and senior leaders of our church who were residing in Madras (Chennai), India in the early part of this century felt the need for an organization to bring together our students in various colleges and high schools with a view to deepening their spiritual life and to create in them a livelier sense of fellowship. So they founded the Syrian Student Conference in 1907 and first conference was convened on January 1st, 1908 at Tiruvalla, Kerala, India. Annual conferences have been a regular feature since that year. The Syrian student conference, the parent organization, assumed its present name MGOCSM in 1960. it is the oldest Christian student organization in India. its motto is Worship – Service – Study.
MGOCSM have been maintaining inter-disciplinary contacts in the academic field for along time by the formation of its wings. There are college student’s wing, high school student’s wing, University teacher’s association, School teacher’s association, Medical Auxiliary, Technical Auxiliary, Missionary forum, Literary forum, Publication wing, and etc.
The Orthodox Christian Youth Movement (OCYM), the Youth-wing of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Chruch is in its 71st year of active leadership and Christian witness in the Church and society. It contributes to the goodness and progress of the Church and community in the three-fold path of worship, study and service. It aims at moulding the minds and visions of the youth against the background of the contemporary issues.
Current Office Bearers –
President – Fr. Abraham P.J
Vice President – Dr. Bjiu Paul
Secretary – Miss Jincy Abraham
Joint Secretary – Miss Vinya Cherian
Treasurer – Miss Sandhya Ann Mathew
Members – Mr.Sajo Thomas, Mr.Arun M. Varghese, Miss Bincy Varghese
The classes for Divya Bodhanam were conducted regularly under the guidance of the vicar.
The following area wise prayer meetings continue to be held every Sunday.
1st Sunday St. Mary’s prayer group
2nd Sunday St. Stephen’s prayer group
3rd Sunday St. George prayer group
4th Sunday St. Gregorios prayer group
Central Culcutta/Park circus/CIT/Sealdah
5th Sunday St. Dionysius prayer group
Dum Dum / Howrah
St. Thomas Nursery School
St. Thomas Nursery School continued to function well during the year. There are 80 students on roll with 4 teachers. Principal: Mrs. Roja John
President: Rev. Fr. Abraham P.J.
Treasurer: Mr. Philipose Thomas
Secretary: Mr. P.J. Thomas
Mr. Jose P
Mrs. Jiji Rejish
Mr. John P Samuel
Mr. Geevarghese Mathews
St. Thomas Orthodox Syrian Church Building and Charitable Dispensary Fund
Dispensary day is celebrated under the St. Thomas Orthodox Syrian Church Building and Charitable Dispensary Fund to raise fund for Charity Purpose
President: Rev. Fr. Abraham P.J.
Treasurer: Mr. Jose Mukkathu
Secretary: Mr. George Varghese
Mr. P.C Abraham
Mr. K V Mathew
Mr. Samuel Varghese
Mr. V.S Chacko
Internal Auditor : Mr. Varghese John
St. Thomas Charitable Dispensary
The dispensary is doing well in serving the poor in the locality by extending free consultation by doctors and free supply of medicines. The dispensary functions 4 days a week.
President: Rev. Fr. Abraham P.
Secretary: Mr. P.C Kuryan
Mr. Babu K. Varghese
St. Thomas fund
This fund is utilized purely for helping the poor and the needy. The source of income in this fund is the valuable donations received from our members.