The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church was founded by St. Thomas, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ, who came to India in A.D. 52. At least from the fourth century the Indian Church entered into a close relationship with the Persian or East Syrian Church. From the Persians, the Indians inherited East Syrian language and liturgies and gradually came to be known as Syrian Christians.
St. Mary's Sunday School
The Sunday School is one of the strongest Spiritual Organizations of Our Church and teaches ministry by ensuring Faith, Discipline and Tradition of the Church to all the young children.
Our Sunday School classes are conducted soon after the service on the first Saturday of the month (around 12 noon) and before the service (at 1:15 pm) on the 2nd and 4th Sunday’s of every month. A wide variety of spiritual and cultural activities are conducted by the Sunday school for the spiritual development of the children.
Our Sunday school has won many prizes in Ireland Regional level and qualified for the Dioceasean levels. and they have won many laurels in the competitive exams and cultural competitions. Sunday School exams are conducted on a half-yearly as well as Annual basis now as per the guidelines of the UK-Europe-Africa diocease.
Our sunday school is a growing participant in the regional level competitions. We have a dedicated and qualified group of teachers who are committed to teaching the Word of God.
Our monthly prayer meetings get conducted in each church member’s houses as per an agreed schedule on the 3rd Sunday of the month at 3:30 pm. Vicar, Management Committee Members as well as Sunday School teachers are leading the prayer meetings. These prayer meetings are helpful to the parish members for their spiritual and social development.
Martha Mariam Samajam
Martha Mariam Samajam (MMS) is the Women’s Association of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church. Vanitha Samajam meetings are regularly get conducted soon after the holy qurbana. Samajam participates actively in various conferences, retreats, seminars and other related programs for the enrichment of the Women.
Martha Mariam Samajam leads and conducts fund raising for various charities to help the needy. Samajam also promotes teaching and learning of the faith and tradition through ‘Divyabodhanam’ and leadership training.
GROW (God Renewing Orthodox Women) is active in promoting the similar services to the younger women. This Organization continue to rally and live its motto of ‘pray, act and shine’ in every walks of their life.
The Orthodox Christian Youth Movement
The Orthodox Christian Youth Movement (OCYM), the Youth-wing of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church was started as a movement in the year 1936 to cater to the needs of the youth in the age group of 15 to 45 years. OCYM helps to bring out the best in the youth by promoting Christian values and traditions to the youth. The youth movement has been in the fore front of volunteerism, 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 molding the minds and visions of the youth against the background of the contemporary issues. Youth League members actively participate in the activities of the church.