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NEW DIRECTOR FOR OSSAE-OKR

11760103_835752323169352_712087207062638002_nThe Principal of St. Thomas Orthodox Theological Seminary, Nagpur Rev. Fr. Dr. Bijesh Philip has been appointed as the new Director of Orthodox Syrian Sunday School Association of the East – Outside Kerala Region (OSSAE-OKR). St. Thomas Orthodox Theological Seminary, Nagpur is the central office of the Outside Kerala Region Sunday School activities in India.
Email :- directorokr@gmail.com
Phone:- 09823740567

PAUL’S ORTHODOX CHURCH, POWAI

St. Paul’s Orthodox Church, Powai has become a full fledged parish in the year 1993 and is an organ of “The Malankara Orthodox Church” of India.

Initially we have started a prayer group of 10 to 15 members under St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, Dadar. The very first service was conducted by Rev. Fr. Paul Adai, on 10th March, 1985, at the I.I.T. Community Hall, Powai, and it was continued till the year 1990.

On 25th December 1990, the worship place was shifted to Ray Construction compound. Rev. Fr. Koshy Alex conducted the first Holy Qurbana there. Later this prayer group had been upgraded under the leadership of Rev. Fr. K.P. Lazarus.

In October 1992, a Charitable trust was formed namely “St. Paul’s Charitable & Educational Trust”. On the 1st of April, 1993, by the grace of Almighty God, our Valiyathirumeni (Late Lamented) H.G. Dr. Philipose Mar Theophilus and H.G. Geevarghese Mar Coorilos declared this small congregation as a full fledged parish.

The prayers of the people of Powai was answered by Almighty by showing us a prominent place in the zenith of Powai Hills and we got a permanent place of worship.  Under the dynamic and enthusiastic leadership of our then Vicar Rev. Fr. Scaria Varghese (Santhosh Achen), and the prayers of all the parishioners, we achieved our long cherished desire to have our own place of worship, in the year 1998.

On 14-02-1999, the foundation stone for the proposed Church was laid by H.G. Geevarghese Mar Coorilos, the Diocesan Metropolitan of Bombay. The construction of the Church building was completed within a short span of just 3 months. It was temporarily consecrated by Very Rev. K.I. Philip Ramban and the Palm Sunday Service was conducted on that day. i.e.28-03-1999 in the new Church.

After completion of the entire interior works of the Madbaha & the Church, the newly completed Church was consecrated on 1st& 2nd of October, 1999.The chief celebrant of the consecration was (Late Lamented) H.G. Dr.Geevarghese Mar Osthatheos and ably assisted by (Late Lamented) H. G. Philipose Mar Eusebius and H.G. Geevarghese Mar Coorilos.

The cherished aspiration of our members for a new Parsonage near our Church was fulfilled by procuring a Parsonage in Mansarovar C.H.S., in the year 2002.

A newly constructed Cross Vault was consecrated on 2nd October 2008, by (Late Lamented) H.G. Geevarghes Mar Ivanios (Chief Celebrant), & H.G. Geevarghese Mar Coorilose.

The former Vicars of our parish were Rev. Fr. Thomas Panickar (1993-95), Very Rev. P.J.James Cor episcopa (1995-96), Rev. Fr. Benjamin Stephen (1996-97), Rev. Fr.Scaria Varghese (1997-2001), Very Rev. Thomas Kurian Cor episcopa (2001-05), Very Rev. Yaunan Mulamoottil Cor episcopa (2005-08), Very Rev. P.J.James Cor episcopa (2008-11), Rev. Fr. M.B. George (2011-14). Very Rev. Yaunan Mulamoottil Cor episcopa is a member of this parish.

At present Rev. Fr. Thomas K Chacko is serving as the Vicar since 1st June, 2014.

Today the Church is having a strength of over 128 families and having all spiritual organizations like Sunday School, M.G.O.C.S.M., Youth Movement, Martha Mariam Vanitha Samajam, “Akhila Malankara Orthodox Sushrushaka Sangam (AMOSS), Prayer Groups, Divyabodhanam etc..All these spiritual organizations are working fruitfully and instrumental in all the Spiritual Activities & Charity works. Our Sunday school is one of the best Sunday schools of our Diocese. Our member Mrs. Alice Koshy is serving as the Secretary of Martha Mariam Vanitha Samajam Bombay Diocese.

We have a Charitable Dispensary running smoothly for serving the poor and downtrodden. The needy are getting free consultation & medicines from the Dispensary. Our parish also provides educational, medical and financial helps to the economically weaker section through various endowment funds.

 

Congratulations to Rev Fr.Varghese Yohanan Vattamparampil on his Silver Jubilee of Priesthood.

 

On 29th June, 2016, Rev Fr Varghese Yohanan Vattaparampil, the Vicar of St Marys Indian Orthodox Churc, Bahrain completed 25 years of his Holy Priest hood.

Achen celebrated 2055 Holy Qurbana of which 184 in Bahrain (including Con-Celebrations,Trimass,English-Hindi Qurbana), Conducted 89 Baptism (including Adults) & 33 Marriages + other spiritual activities.

Born as the eldest son of late E V Yohannan (Vattaparampil Chengannur, member of Bethel Aramana Church,Chengannur. Orign-Thalavady, Tiruvalla) & late Ammini John (Peedikeyil ,Cherianad, Chengannur), Brother of Saramma Kurian (Kandivli,Mumbai) and John Cherian (Staten Island,New York,USA), Husband of Beena Varghese (Kattumattathil, Mukuttuthara,Erumely,11062249_842369262509518_8555158884764624085_nKottayam),Father of Ben John Varghese (Bahrain) & Bency Racheal Varghese (Mumbai).

Sponsored for the Diocese of Bombay to OTS Kottayam in August 1986 by LL H G Dr Philipos Mar Theophilus Metropolitan of Bombay Diocese.

Ordained as Altar Boy by LL H G Dr Philipos Mar Theophilus Metropolitan on Sunday September 07,1986 at Aluva Thrikkunnath Seminary Chapel along with V J Thomas (left MOSC) & Prisquilos Peter (Seminary Classmate from August 18,1986 to April 15,1990).Sub Deacon H G Paulose Mar Milithios Metropolitan of Kunnamkulam Diocese (Catholicos Baselios Paulose II) on Sunday October 08,1989 at Bethel Aramana Church,Chengannur.Deacon by LL H G Geevarghese Mar Ivanios Metropolitan of Kottayam Diocese on Saturday June 23,1990 at Vallikattu Dayara Chapel,Kottayam and as Priest by H G Thomas Mar Athanasios Metropolitan of Chengannur Diocese on Friday June 29,1990 at St Marys OSC, Dadar,Mumbai (mother parish from childhood).

Since then served as Vicar in different Parishes of Bombay Diocese (Vasai (1990-92),Nashik-Devalali-Ojhar-Bhusaval (1992-95) , Vapi-Valsad-Silvasa-Tarapur-Dahanu (1995-96),Thane (1996-98),Dadar (Asst Vicar: 1998-2001)-Kalamboli (2000-01),Borivali (2 terms:2001-04 & 2010-13), Chembur (2004-07),Dombivli (2007-10),Kalyan (2010-11) & currently in Bahrain since June 01,2013.

On behalf of H.G.Geevarghese Mar Coorilos Metropolitan, Priests and faithful of Diocese of Bombay we congratulating dear Achen on this special occasion.

 

 

Name of the Vicars and respective Parishes of Diocese of Bombay after the transfer in June 2015

Here is the final list of Vicars and Parishes after the transfer in June 2016. Name of the newly appointed priests given in bold letters.

 

 

Sr. No.

 

Name of the Vicar

 

Parish

1.  

Rev. Fr. Abraham Joseph

Ph: 022 27656751/9833176567

 

Khopoli

Mar Gregorios

2  

Rev. Fr. Benjamin Stephen

M: 9619736937

 

Thane

St. Stephan’s

3.  

Rev. Fr Benjamin Philip

00974-55892771

Doha

Malan Orthodox Church

4  

Rev. Fr. K.P. Varghese (Bijumon)

M. 09426770298/02632299591

 

Valsad

St. Gregorios

5  

Rev. Fr. Sam Oommen

Ph: 08764344194

 

 

Roha

St. Peter’s & St. Paul’s

Pen
Chiplun
6  

Rev. Fr. Joshy P. Jacob

Ph: 07118 271696

 

Dhulia St Gregorios

7.  

Rev. Fr. Daniel T.A.

M. 9422385193

 

 

Airoli

St. Gregorios

8.  

Rev. Fr. Geevarghese Abraham

M. 9969994460

 

Mira Road

St. Gregorios

9  

Rev. Fr. Geevarghese M S

Mob 9757396161

 

 

Mulund

St. George

10  

V. Rev. NS Geevarghese Cor-Episcopo

M. 9819225351

Ph: 022 27800837

 

Panvel

St. Gregorios

11 Rev. Fr. George Abraham

M. 9819813535

Dombivli

St. Mary’s

12 Rev. Fr. Varghese Thomas (Joemon)

Mob.: 9923428654

Kalina

Mar Baselius

13 Rev. Fr. Jacob Thomas

M: 9869045747, ph: 21641969

Andheri

St, John’s

14 Rev. Fr. Jacob Koshy

Mob. 9892129033/25207251

Chembur

Mar Gregorios

15  

Rev. Fr. Jiji. K. Thomas

9967023532 (relieved from Kalyan St Thomas Valiapally) 

 

Khadki

St. Thomas Valiapally

16 Rev. Fr. Joseph M.E

09594243358 (Relieved from Doha Malankara Orthodox Church)

Ulhas Nagar

St. Mary’s

17  

Rev. Fr. Jose Issac

8806245538

Vasai Road

St. Thomas

18 Rev. Fr. Thomaskutty

(appointed on Deputation)

Aurangabad

St. Mary’s

19 Rev. Fr. Joshua Abraham

Ph. 09405375402, 02027670129

Dehu Road

St. Gregorios

20  

Rev. Fr. K. Yohannan

Ph: 07118 271696

 

Ahmednagar

St. Mary’s

 

21

 

Rev. Fr. Koshy Alex

M. 9324090598

 

Vashi

St. Thomas

22 Rev. Fr. Koshy George

M. 9970093259/0251 2688880

Ambernath St. Gregorios
24 Rev. Fr. Kurian Baby

M: 9322425653

Colaba

St. Peter’s

25 Rev. Fr. Kurien M P

Mob: 09422861317

Chinchwad

St. George

26. Rev. Fr. Mathew Thannimoottil

Mob : 9869147050

 

Malad

St. Thomas (Asst. Vicar)

Rasayani

St. Mary’s  (Vicar)

 

27

 

Rev Fr. Presquilas Peter

M. 7738545988

(Relieved from Ullas Nagar St Marys)

 

CBD Belapur

St. Mary’s

28 Rev. Fr. Paul Mathew

M: 9920207749

(Relieved from Nallosapara St Gregorios)

 

Nasik

St. George

29. Rev. Fr. Thomas Myalil.

Mob: 7709867706

Dadar

St. Mary’s

30 Rev Fr Vineet

9820106517

(Rejoined Diocese after leave)

Nalossapara

St Gregorios

31. Rev. Fr. Skaria Varghese (Assistant Vicar)

(Relieved from CBD Belapur St Marys)

 

Doha

Malankara Orthodox Church

 

 

32  

Rev. Fr. Sherin Thomas

M: 08421654833/08605616827

 

Pimpri St. Mary’s
Bhosari

St. Gregorios

33. Rev Fr. Scaria Thomas (Siby)

09637512436

Karad OC
34 Rev. Fr. Shaji P. John

Ph: 07118271696

Deolali

St. Mary’s

35.  

Rev. Fr. Shaji Chacko

M. 9967023532

M. 9004519433

(Relieved from Sakinaka St George)

Kalyan

St. Thomas Valiapally

36  

Rev. Fr. Thomas K. Chacko

M. 9823343880/ Ph: 25774169

Powai

St. Paul’s

37. Rev. Fr. Thomas Varghese

M: 9820851959

Malad

St. Thomas

38. Rev. Fr. Thomas Mathai (Manish)

Ph. 27600124/9768109388

Nerul

St. Mary’s

39 Rev Fr. Bitty

(Appointed on deputation)

Dighi

St. Gregorios

40 Rev. Fr. Thomas Philipose

7506968230/7875092230

(Relieved from Nashik St George)

Sakinaka

St. George

41  

Rev. Fr. Thomaskutty P N

Mob: 9594738944

 

 

Kalyan (E) St. George

Kalamboli

St. George

42  

Rev. Fr. T U Thomas

M: 07383810983

 

Vapi

St. Mary’s

43  

Rev. Fr. Varghese Yohannan

0097317252980

Bahrain

St. Mary’s

44  

The. Very Rev. Fr. Yaunan Mulammoottil Cor-Episcopa

M. 9869191693,Ph: 25700760

Borivli

St. George

 

45  

The Very Rev Zachariah Cor-Episcopa

M 09324514491

Pune

St. Mary’s

46  

Rev. Fr. Thomas Chacko (Rejo)

9819391904

 

 

Surat

St. Baselios

 

47.  

Rev. Fr. Sajeev K. Varghese

Mob: 09979911504

Silvassa

St. Gregorios

48. Rev. Fr. George M.B

0097317252980

Bahrain

St. Mary’s

(Asst. Vicar)

Spiritual Revival Programme 2015-16

The activities of Spiritual Revival Ministry has to be rejuvenated at various levels with the support of our Revered Clergy and the involvement of the dedicated laity. We all understand that there are many lay people across our diocese who are talented and dedicated for the work of God. We now need to go ahead with proper coordination and team work, pooling the talents and efforts for the glory of God. As you may know, the Family Conference, Clergy Retreat, The Couples’ Meets and the Retreats for the Kids Teens and Youth, that was named ‘Friends in Christ’, the 33 Hr Chain Prayer Fellowship prior to the Pentecost etc.. have been heart-touching and inspiring many in at various dimensions. Many people are looking forward to have more of such events. God Almighty has been inspiring many to come to spiritual leadership even. Now the time is OURS!

we have 3-4 members from each parish as ‘Parish Coordinators of Spi Re Ministry’. A meeting of such parish Coordinators will be held separately for Pune and Mumbai Regions as per schedule below, which will be presided over by His Grace Geevarghese Mar Coorilos Metropolitan.

Pune: Monday, the 13th July 2015 from 6 PM to 8 PM at St. Thomas Orthodox Valiyapally, Khadki.

Mumbai: Sunday, the 19th July 2015 from 3 pm to 6 pm at St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral Dadar.

Kindly send the representatives from your parish to this meeting, and your esteemed presence and support would be deeply appreciated. (The list of parish coordinators so far received is given below. Pls check the names from your parish and inform changes whatsoever.)

Thank you. with warm regards…

By order

Fr.Jacob Koshy

 

 

SPIRITUAL REVIVAL MINISTRY  

                    DIOCESE OF BOMBAY

 

 

Parish Coordinators – 2015

 

Sr. No.  Name of the Vicar  Parish  Names of Members Already Given
1. Rev. Fr. Abraham Joseph

Ph: 022 27656751/9833176567

Khopoli

Mar Gregorios

Philip CE 07588714501
2 Rev. Fr. Benjamin Stephen

M: 9619736937

Thane

St. Stephan’s

3. Rev. Fr Benjamin Philip

00974-55892771

DohaMalan Orthodox Church
4 Rev. Fr. K.P. Varghese (Bijumon)

M. 09426770298/02632299591

Valsad

St. Gregorios

Betty Raju Benjamin  09099860865
5 Rev. Fr. Sam Oommen

Ph: 08764344194

 

 

RohaSt. Peter’s & St. Paul’s
Pen
Chiplun
6 Rev. Fr. Joshy P. Jacob

Ph: 07118 271696

Dhulia St Gregorios
7. Rev. Fr. Daniel T.A.

M. 9422385193

 

Airoli

St. Gregorios

8. Rev. Fr. Geevarghese Abraham

M. 9969994460

Mira Road

St. Gregorios

TC Chandy 9820599077

John Varghese 9892398379

 

9 Rev. Fr. Geevarghese M S

Mob 9757396161

 

Mulund

St. George

Mathai PK 9892404549

John P Cherian 9833696920

10 V. Rev. NS Geevarghese Cor-Episcopo

M. 9819225351

Ph: 022 27800837

Panvel

St. Gregorios

11 Rev. Fr. George AbrahamM. 9819813535 DombivliSt. Mary’s
12 Rev. Fr. Varghese Thomas (Joemon)Mob.: 9923428654 KalinaMar Baselius KC GeevargheseVO Abraham
13 Rev. Fr. Jacob ThomasM: 9869045747, ph: 21641969 AndheriSt, John’s  
14 Rev. Fr. Jacob KoshyMob. 9892129033/25207251 ChemburMar Gregorios John Jesudasan 9869279569Leegi Alexander 9819617132
15 Rev. Fr. Jiji. K. Thomas

9967023532

 

Khadki

St. Thomas

CV Cherian            9922488047Mathewkutty PD     9970507182

Jolly Mammen        8805095978

Mariakutty Thomas 9403134443?

KM Chacko            9822558896

Jacob George         9823207560

16 Rev. Fr. Joseph M.E09594243358 Ulhas NagarSt. Mary’s
17 Rev. Fr. Jose Issac

8806245538

Vasai RoadSt. Thomas Varghese KE 9423365069Leelamma Mathew 9892715902
18 Rev. Fr. Thomaskutty AurangabadSt. Mary’s
NallasoparaSt. Gregorios ET Mathew  8600177031
19 Rev. Fr. Joshua AbrahamPh. 09405375402, 02027670129 Dehu RoadSt. Gregorios
20 Rev. Fr. K. Yohannan

Ph: 07118 271696

Ahmednagar

St. Mary’s

21 Rev. Fr. Koshy Alex

M. 9324090598

Vashi

St. Thomas

Annie Saju  8652086165,27843107

Saji

22 Rev. Fr. Koshy GeorgeM. 9970093259/0251 2688880 Ambernath St. Gregorios MS Thomas 9987328757
24 Rev. Fr. Kurian BabyM: 9322425653 ColabaSt. Peter’s George J Paniker 9820453970
25 Rev. Fr. Kurien M PMob: 09422861317 ChinchwadSt. George K T ChackoShirley Varghese
26. Rev. Fr. Mathew ThannimoottilMob : 9869147050

 

MaladSt. Thomas (Asst. Vicar) Kuruvilla AV 28409723Abraham PT 9820916444
RasayaniSt. Mary’s  (Vicar)
27 Rev Fr. Presquilas Peter

M. 7738545988

CBD Belapur

St. Mary’s

Koshy Varghese 9664693223
28 Rev. Fr. Paul MathewM: 9920207749

 

NasikSt. George      Ulahannan
29. Rev. Fr. Thomas Myalil.Mob: 7709867706 DadarSt. Mary’s Thomas Jacob 9821372680Robin Raju 9820584867
30 Rev Fr Vineet9820106517
31. Rev. Fr. Skaria Varghese DohaMalankara Orthodox Church

 

 

32 Rev. Fr. Sherin Thomas

M: 08421654833/08605616827

 

Pimpri St. Mary’s
BhosariSt. Gregorios
33. Rev Fr. Scaria Thomas (Siby)09637512436 Karad OC
34 Rev. Fr. Shaji P. JohnPh: 07118271696 DeolaliSt. Mary’s
35. Rev. Fr. Shaji Chacko

M. 9967023532

M. 9004519433

KalyanSt. Thomas ManojRosamma George

Rosy George

Rojan

36 Rev. Fr. Thomas K. Chacko

M. 9823343880/ Ph: 25774169

PowaiSt. Paul’s George Abraham 9223204251

Joseph TJ 9819792666

 

37. Rev. Fr. Thomas VargheseM: 9820851959 MaladSt. Thomas Kuruvilla AV 28409723Abraham PT 9820916444
38. Rev. Fr. Thomas Mathai (Manish)Ph. 27600124/9768109388 NerulSt. Mary’s Thankachen George 9619488856
39 Rev Fr. BittyM: DighiSt. Gregorios Jacob Varghese P 09423014297
40 Rev. Fr. Thomas PhiliposeM. 9404000338/7875092230 SakinakaSt. George
41 Rev. Fr. Thomaskutty P N

Mob: 9594738944

 

Kalyan (E) St. George Thomas K George 9821243791

Reese P Sam 9702419640

KalamboliSt. George
42 Rev. Fr. T U Thomas

M: 07383810983

Vapi

St. Mary’s

P Thomas 09377734359

Philip Mathew 09427108443

43 Rev. Fr. Varghese Yohannan

0097317252980

BahrainSt. Mary’s  
44 The. Very Rev. Fr. Yaunan Mulammoottil Cor-Episcopa

M. 9869191693,Ph: 25700760

BorivliSt. George

 

Kuriakose VT 9322881083Saumini Alexander 8082191770
45 The Very Rev Zachariah Cor-Episcopa

M 09324514491

PuneSt. Mary’s
46 Rev. Fr. Thomas Chacko (Rejo)

9819391904

 

Surat

St. Baselios

 

Anil Varghese
47. Rev. Fr. Sajeev K. Varghese

Mob: 09979911504

SilvassaSt. Gregorios
48. Rev. Fr. George M.B0097317252980 BahrainSt. Mary’s

(Asst. Vicar)

 

 

Fr Jacob Koshy   

Diocesan Coordinator