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Rev.Fr.Jacob Koshy completed 25 blessed years of serving the Lord and His people

Rev.Fr.Jacob Koshy, vicar of St Gregorios Orthodox Church, Chembur completed 25 years in the ministry of vineyard of our Lord Jesus. Achen severed as the vicar of many parishes of Bombay diocese, including Baharin Parish.

At present achen serving MGOCSM of Bombay as its Vice President and serving as the Co ordinator of Spiritual revival program of Bombay Diocese. Congratulations to dear Achen.


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St George Orthodox Church, Sakinaka




01.09.1985:- Declared as St.George Orhodox Syrian Parish by the “Kalpana” of H.G.Dr. Philipose Mar Theophilus then Metropolitan of Bombay Diocese

1990:- Acquisition of a small plot for the Church

24.03.1990:- The foundation stone of the church was laid By Rev. Fr. M Varghese & assisted by Rev. Fr. Thomas Varghese

Our Patron Saint:- By the grace of Almighty our parish has been built and dedicated in the name of “St. George”, The Martyr.

The Consecration:- The Consecration of our church was held on 19th and 20th of April 1997 by H.G. Geevarghese Mar Coorilose the Asst. Metropolitan of Bombay Diocese.

St. George Feast:- 19th and 20th of April or Next coming Saturday and Sunday we celebrate the “perunnal”  of the church on the occasion of  St. George’s Feast.

Silver Jubilee Celebration 2010:- The Parish have celebrated the year 2010 as silver jubilee with various religious and philanthropic activities during the tenure of Very Rev. Yaunan Mulamootil Cor-episcopa as Vicar.

Consecration of renovated Church and Georgian Jubilee Hall on 1st and 2nd May 2010 by H.G. Geevarghese   Mar Coorilose Metropolitan of Bombay Diocese.

Registration of the Parish:- under the Society Registration act 1860 in the office of the charity commissioner the Greater Mumbai on 31st July 2010 (Reg. No. BOM/2098/2010 GBBSD)

Dedication of the reconstructed cross vault on 3rd October 2010 By H.G. Geevarghese Mar Coorilose Metropolitan.

Georgian Free Dispensary, was inaugurated by the Hon. Minister of  Textiles and Minority Welfare, Govt. of Maharashtra  Shri. Arif Mohd. (Naseem Khan) on 3rd October 2010

Valedictory Function of Silver Jubilee Celebration of our Parish conducted with Mega-Variety Cultural Programme and  a multi colour informative Souvenir was released by the Ho’ble Minister on 3rd October 2010 at Ram Leela Ground, Sakinaka

Felicitation of Jubilant’s Members and Ex. Vicars:- In connection with the silver Jubilee Celebrations the Parish had felicitated the senior citizens on 2nd May 2010 and also the Ex Vicars on 3rd October 2010

Rev.Fr. Shaji Chacko


Name:   Rev.Fr. Shaji Chacko

Date of Birth: 30th May,1971

Date of Marriage:   22-05-2005

Family Name: Puthenveettil

Parents Name:    G.Chacko & Podiyamma

Native Place Address:  Edayilathundil Puthenveedu, Kaithalodu, Kollam

Home Parish:  St.George O.S.C, Kaithacodu

Home Diocese:     Kollam        

Local Parish:    St George Orthodox Church, Sakinakka, Mumbai  

Qualification: BA, Dph, GST, BCS

Seminary Period:       2000-2005


Sub Deacon:

Deacon: 16-06-2005 at Parumalla by H.G.Geevarghese Mar Chrystostomos

Priest: 18-6-2005 at Kaithatodu, by H.G.Geevarghese Mar Coorilos

Name of Spouse: Mrs.Siji Shaji (Karthikapally)

Name of Children: Aksah Rose Shaji

Residential Address:  St. George O.S.Church, Sakinaka, Nr Guurndhara  Mumbai, Maharasthra      

Parishes Served: 7 Parishes

1. St Marys Orthodox Church, Aurangabad

2. St Mary’s Orthodox Church, Ahmednagar,

3.St George Orthodox Church, Nashik

4. St Gregorios Orthodox Church, Ojar

5.St Gregorios Orthodox Congregation, Dhule

6.St Marys Orthodox Church, Rasayani

7.St Gregorios Orthodox Church, Chembur

Tel.  Land Line:  0474,2621453
Mob. 9004519433


Present Positions holding:                     

Position Held: Amoss diocesan Vice President


1. Constructing Church and Parsonage at Aurangabad

2. Starting a tailoring school at Ahmed Nagar Parish.


St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, Nerul

Our Church History

St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, Nerul


Since 1985, Orthodox believers of Nerul node were attending the Holy Mass at St. Thomas Church Centre, Vashi and prayer meetings had been going on at members’ residences on Sundays at Nerul, led by Rev. Fr.Thomas Varughese and Rev. Fr.T. U. Thomas.

With the expansion of the township and a surge in Orthodox believers, St Mary’s Congregation came into existence. On 19th September 2004, Rev. Fr. T. E. Isaac celebrated the Holy Mass and this service went on twice monthly till the congregation was declared as a parish by His Grace Geevarughese Mar Coorilose on 4th of December 2004.

Initially we had 49 members, but by the Grace of Almighty, we have at present 113 members.

From 2004 till now, the following Priests served as Vicars’ in this church:

Priest list

During this period, Sunday services were conducted at different places like CIDCO Community Hall; Nerul, Meridian Apartments; Sector 6 – Nerul, St. Augustine’s High School; Sector 11 – Nerul, Municipal High School; Sector 4 –  Nerul, Municipal High School; Sector 20 – Nerul.

On 16th March 2011, the church members with the combined efforts of Rev. Fr. M. E. Joseph and managing committee formed a trust named ”St Mary’s Orthodox Trust” and registered with the Charity Commissioner, Thane.Subsequently, with the co-operation and efforts of the members, we could purchase a 3 BHK flat at Sector 27, Nerul (East) in the year 2012. This in factwas a great achievement for us.

Spiritual organizations like Sunday School, MGOCSM, OCYM, MMVS and Cottage prayer meetingsare functioning regularly under the leadership and guidance of our Vicar, Managing Committee and above all, by the blessings of our beloved Thirumeni, His Grace Geevarghese Mar Coorilos.

Nerul Youth Visited an Ashram School for students of tribals at Uran

Members of Youth Movement of Nerul Parish visited an Ashram School at Chirner, Uran on 15th October, 2014, under the leadership of Vicar Fr.Thomas Mathai.





Ashram School is run by an NGO,who takes care of educating tribal Children in an around Raigad district. Youth members were happy to provide one time dinner to 250 Children studying in that School.


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They were also given a kit consisting of daily needs to each and every student.The Principal Mr. More expressed his heart felt gratitude on behalf of the students as well as the staff for coming and spending valuable and constructive time with the students. He also mentioned that “this was the best Diwali gift that the children had received in the recent time”.

Rev.Fr. Thomas Mathai (Manish)

Name:   Rev.Fr. Thomas Mathai (Manish)  

Date of Birth: 4th November,1979

Date of Marriage:   

Family Name: Polachira

Parents Name:    MrP.K.Mathai and Susan Mathai

Native Place Address:  Polachira House, Puthupally P.O, Kottayam

Home Parish:  St George Orthodox Church, Mulund

Home Diocese:     Bombay        

Local Parish:    St George Orthodox Church, Mulund          

Qualification: MA, B.D, M. Ed  

Seminary Period:       2003-2008 


Sub Deacon: 10th May 2007  by H.G.Geevarghese Mar Coorilos

Deacon: 10th May 2008   by H.G.Geevarghese Mar Coorilos

Priest: 12th May 2008 by H.G.Geevarghese Mar Coorilos

Name of Spouse: Mrs.Shinu Thomas

Name of Children: Mathew Thomas & Suzanne Thomas

Residential Address:  Row house No.5, BindalSoceity, Plot No. 14, A, Sector 8, Airoli, Navi Mumbai, Maharasthra      

Parishes Served: St Marys Orthodox Church, CBD Belapur (2008-2010)

Mar Gregorios Orthodox Church, Tharapur (2008-2010)

St George Orthodox Church, Sakinaka (2010-2011)

St Marys Orthodox Church, Nerul  (2011 Onwards)

Tel.  Land Line:  022:27600124                      Mob. 9768109388


Present Positions holding: Administrator, St Mary’s JNP School                      

Position Held: Vice President, MGOCSM, Bombay Diocese

Achievements: Best outgoing student of STOTS Nagpur (2003-2008 batch) 


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