Visit BODC Diocesan Directory

You are here: Bombay Orthodox Diocese»Archive for November 2014

Archive for November 2014

Gloria 2015 Bombay Orthodox Convention will be lead by H.G.Dr.Yoohanon Mar Chrisostomos Metropolitan of Niranam.

As the part of the spiritual revival program, the the Diocese of Bombay conducting a five day convention under the title Gloria 2015 from 21-25th January, 2015. This is the first time the diocese is conducting this type of convention and the main speaker of the convention is H.G.Dr.Yoohanon Mar Chrisostomos Metropolitan of Niranam. Other leaders are H.G.Geevarghese Mar Coorilos , H.G.Dr.Zachariah Mar Aprem, the Metropolitan of Diocese of Adoor and Mr.Manoj Mathew.


From 21st to 24th then convention will be conducted in zonal wise in Dadar, Pune, Malad and Kalyan. Nashik and Surat zones will conduct separate conventions in connection with this.

The concluding convention will be conducted at St Marys Ground, Vashi on 25th January, 2015 from 4p.m to 9 pm.

New Appointments

  1. Fr.Mathew Thannimootthil elected as the new Vaideeka sangam Secretary of Bombay Diocese

The priest meeting, presided by H.G.Geevarghese Mar Coorilos held on 27th November, 2014, elected Rev.Fr. Mathew Thannimootthil (Saji Achen) as the new Vaideeka Sangam secretary of Diocese of Bombay. Fr Mathew Thannimootthil is one the senior priest of Bombay and presently serving St Thomas Orthodox Valiapalli, Malad, as its Assistant Vicar. Achen is also serving Malankara Church as its Managing Committee member from Bombay Diocese. Congratulations Achen.



  1. Fr. M.B.George appointed as the new Assistant Vicar of Baharin Parish

H.G.Geevarghese Mar Coorilos, the Metropolitan of Diocese of Mumbai, appointed Rev.Fr. M.B.George, the present Vicar of St Baselios Church as the Assistant Vicar of St Marys Indian Orthodox Cathredal, Baharin. Achen will leave to Baharin on 1st December.



H.G.Geevarghese Mar Coorilos, the Metropolitan of Diocese of Mumbai, appointed Rev. Fr. Thomas K Chacko (Rijo Achen),  the new ordained priest as the Vicar of St Baselios Orthodox Church, Surat.




  1. Fr. Benjamin Stephen appointed as the Executive Committee member of Bible society Auxiliary, Mumbai from Bombay Diocese.



Priest meeting held on 27th November  elected, Rev.Fr.Benjamin Stephen, Vicar of St Stephens Orthodox Church, Thane to the executive committee of of Bible society Auxiliary, Mumbai from Bombay Diocese.


Clergy meeting held on 27th November

A Clergy meeting of Bombay diocese held at Vashi Aramana, under the president-ship of H.G.Geevarghese Mar Coorilos the Diocesan Metropolitan. After the prayer, welcome speech by the Rev.Fr.M.B.George, Rev.Fr.Sam Oommen Panakkamattom delivered the devotional message.
Following were the main agenda
1. Election of New Vaideeka Sangam secretary and other appointments
2. Discussion on Spiritual revival programme activities
3. Any other matters permitted by the chair.
Clergy meeting congratulated Rev.Fr.Jacob Koshy and Rev. Fr Paul Mathew, who were completed the successful 25 years of their priestly ministry.
The meeting also welcomed and congratulated the newly ordained priests Rev. Fr.Thomas K.Chacko (Rijo Achen) and Rev.Fr.Varghese Thomas (Joemon Achen), on behalf of priestly community of Bombay Diocese.
Clergy meeting expressed deep condolence on the sad demise of Father in Law of Rev.Fr.Thomas Myalil.
After the the Presidential address by His Grace, the clergy meeting elected Rev.Fr.Saji Thannimootil as the new Vaideeka Sangam Secretary. Also elected Rev.Fr.Benjamin Stephen to the executive committe of Bible society Mumbai Auxiliary.
His grace informed the clergy meeting that, the present Vaideeka Sangam Secretary, Rev.Fr.M.B.George is appointed as the Assistant Vicar of Baharin Parish and newly ordained priest Rev.Fr.Thomas K Chacko assigned as the Vicar of Surat Parish.
After the elections, meeting evaluated the arrangements of Family Conference at Sandapa conference to be held  from 28 to 30th November.
Meeting fixed the dates of following programmes
1. Priests family conference : 25th to 27th December,2014
2. Gloria 2015: Bombay Orthodox Convention: 21 to 25th, January 2015 to be led by H.G.Dr.Yuhanon Mar Chrostomos.
3. Annual retreat of Priests: 17 to 19th, February,2015,  to be led by Rev.Fr.Boby Jose Kattiakdu
4. Tithe awareness programme will conduct immediately after Diocesan Convention in the month of February.
Photo1522 Photo1523
Meeting concluded with closing prayer and benediction.
Report prepared by Rev.Fr.Thomas Philipose


International Day for Disability

We are organizing a function on 3rd dec 2014 at Goregaon sports club which is called as the international day for disability.
On that day we are also inaugurating a Special School at Roha Maharashtra. Name of the new Special School would be after Gregorian community  “Gregorian Special School”.

Rev.Fr. Thomas K. Chacko

Diocese: Bombay

Parish: St.Paul’s O.S.C, Powai

Home Diocese: Nilackal

Home Parish: St.Thomas Orthodox Valiya Palli, Mathappara

Status: Priest

Current Position: Vicar

Seminary: St.Thomas Orthodox Theological Seminary, Nagpur

Important Dates

Date of Birth: Jul 27 1978

Ordination Dates

Deacon: May 24 2006

Priest: May 31 2006

Priestly Ordination by: H.G.Geevarghese Mar Coorilos

Personal Details

Marital Status: Married

Education: M.A (Sociology), G.S.T, B.C.S

Phone: 022-25774169

Mobile: 09892899596


Permanent Address:

Kunnamkuzhiyil House, Thekkumkal P.O
Kottathoor, Ayroor, Pathanamthitta, Kerala

Present Address:

Orthodox Church Centre, Sector 10.A, Vashi, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra

Name of Wife: Mrs. Jincy Thomas

Occupation of Wife: Teacher

Children(s) Details: Joel Jacob Thomas

Other Details

General Details:

Positions Held: Diocesan Secretary, Diocese of Bombay

Co.Vice- President: Marth Mariam Vanitha Samajam


Previous Parishes:

St.Peter’s and St, pauls OSC – Roha, St.Thomas OSC -Pen, St.Stephen OSC- Gandhidham, St.Gregorios OSC- Dighi, St.Gregorios OSC- Nallasopara, St. Thomas O.S.C, Vasai.


Dear Friends/Well Wishers

The Gregorian Community is a registered Trust, under the Mumbai Public Trust Act 1950.  The Gregorian Community provides services to the under privileged in the secular community.

Presently it provides services to the old age community and a public school at Roha, Maharashtra.  The community conducted a survey and identified about 400 plus children in the Roha area who are in need of a special school for the mentally challenged children.
The Gregorian Community is blessed with 75 acres of land in Roha and finds the compelling need to begin a school for the mentally challenged children.

The community is intending on becoming a thought leader in the support and development of mentally challenged children.  This idea is supported by the present lack of residential facilities for the special children within Maharashtra.
We believe the availability of residential school in Roha will alleviate the burden placed on parents, of such children, who do not have knowledge or the facility to support or nurture their specially challenged children.  As a supporting community we will be able to relieve the burden of anxious parents by supporting them through the upbringing process
The Community is based at Roha  about  120 Km  away  from Mumbai on the Konkan  Railway, on a 75 acre  plateau  surrounded  by  hills ,  forests and  paddy  fields – an ideal location to grow a holistic child.
A major motto of the community is service to the underprivileged.
We humbly request all the MGOCSM friends, well-wishers reach out and lend a hand to support the Gregorian community to provide the maximum service to the special children by coming for the inauguration on 3rd dec 2014 at GOREGAON SPORTS CLUB,link road , malad west at the banquet hall at10 am to 11 am and support for the cause.

Event organizing Secretary

Dhule St.Gregorios Church celebrated feast of St Gregorios and 5th Parish day on 14 and 15th November.

Rev Fr Dr.Bijesh Philip, Rev.Fr.Thomas Myalil, Rev Fr.Thomas Philipose and Rev.Fr.Joshy P Jacob led the perunal functions.

10807963_10152876314489104_1117813080_n 10816051_10152876315064104_1569439473_n

St Gregorios Church gave farewell to Rev Dr.Fr.Bijesh Philp.

10811517_10152876303554104_1969942533_n (1)

Nashik Zonal Conference of MARTHMARIAM SAMAJAM held at DHULE CHURCH

10808115_10152876266019104_767741974_n - Copy 10715975_10152876265989104_1251078894_n - Copy



10799790_10152876266319104_859276101_n - Copy10815693_10152876300229104_997888762_n

Congratulations to newly ordained priests of Bombay Diocese -Rev Fr.Thomas Chacko (Rijo) and Rev.Fr.Jomon Thomas

10751555_662628693850689_1466859907_n 10805145_662629033850655_1879881539_n

10815864_10152876270734104_1304644599_n 10811586_662628580517367_555341708_n

Pages:12Next »