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Rev.Fr.Joshy Pallattu Jacob

Address                                              : St.Thomas Orthodox Theological

Seminary, Kalmeshwar, Brahmani

Post,Nagpur, M.H.,441501.

 

Nationality                                         : Indian.

Date of Birth                                      : 29th June 1978.

Marital status                                    : Single.

Linguistic Skill                                    : Malayalam,English,Hindi,Syriac.

 

Permanent Address                          : S/o P.I. Jacob,

Pallattu, Puthuppally, Kottayam-11.

 

Contact details

Cell Nos                                               : +919746427701,+919702762767.

Email                                                    :frjoshypallattu@gmail.com

 

Home Parish                                       :St.GeorgeOthodoxChurch,Meenadom

Home Diocese                                    : Kottayam.

Diocese to which Ordained              : Bombay.

 

Date of Ordination : 12th May 2007.

 

Academic Qualifiaction

Sl.No. Degree/Diploma University College Year of Study

1 M.A. Syriac Mahatma Gandhi SEERI 2012-14 2. M.A. Administration IGNOU OPEN 2010- 12

  1. P.G Diploma Biblical Studies Dharmaram DADE 2011-12
  2. Bachelor of Divinity Serampore STOTS 2002-07
  3. GST MOSC STOTS 2002-07
  4. B.Com Mahatma Gandhi Baselius 1996-99

Counselling for HIV/AIDS Evangeline Booth Hospital,Ahmednager in 2005

Participated in the International Syriac Musical Festival “MAZMUR-2013”

 

 

Positions held.

 

VICAR.

St.Stephens Orthodox Church, Gandhidam. 2007-2008

St.Peters St.Pauls Orthodox Church,Roha. 2008-2012

St.Thomas Orthodox Church,Pen. 2008-2012

St.Gregorios Orthodox Church,Khopoli . 2008-2010

St.Marys Orthodox Church,Aurangabad 2009-2012

St.Marys Orthodox Church, Kattilapoovam. 2012-2014

St.Gregorious Orthodox Church, Dhule. 2014 cont.

 

Principal, Gregorian Public School, Roha 2008-2012.

Administrator,Gregorian Community Centre,Roha. 2008-2012.

Gregorian Public School,Roha. 2008-2012.

Gregorian Old Age Home 2008-2012.

 

Cuurent position:

Bursar and Teacher of St.Thomas Theological Seminary,Nagpur(Hymnology & Syriac)

Vicar: St.Gregorious Orthodox Church, Dhule. M.H.

 

 

Is there an Orthodox Bible?

Many people do not know that there is an essential difference between the Protestant Churches and the Orthodox Church concerning the Bible. This is not only seen in the attitude towards the Bible and the attitude towards the Bible and the way of interpreting individual texts of it, but also in the number of books contained in the Bible. The contents of the Bible are known as the Canon in its technical sense. As far as the Canon of the New Testament is concerned, all the Churches in the East and West follow the list prepared by St. Athanasius of Alexandra, the stalwart of the Council of Nicea in his Easter letter of AD 327. It put an end to the disputes between Eastern and Western Churches concerning the content of the New Testament and it was established that 27 books from St.Mathew to the Book of Revelation would from the New Testament.

The term Old Testament is coined by the Christians and it indicates the Bible of Jews. During the time of Jesus there were two types of Jews based on their cultural heritage. One group had its base in Palestine and they used the Hebrew Bible.  A  Council of Rabbis held in Jamnia completed the Canon of this Bible only in AD 100. This Bible had only 39 books which is the reason why the Bible used by the Protestants does not include the seven books mentioned above.

However, a great number of Jews lived in different parts of the Roman Empire outside Palestine. Alexandria was their cultural centre and they used Greek as their language for communication. It can be seen that the new generations of Malankara Orthodox Church who use English instead of Malayalam. The Bible of Jews was prepared in Greek language during the reign of King Ptolemy II (285-247 BCE). This was called the Septuagint, which means Seventy in Greek, because of the seventy people who were engaged in its formation.

The Septuagint was not merely a Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible; instead it had three changes in comparison with the Hebrew Bible:

  1. It contained seven additional books, namely, 1-2 Maccabees, Tobit, Judith, Baruch, Bara Sirach and Wisdom of Solomon.
  2. There were some additions and changes in the books like Esther and Daniel.
  3. The order of the books in the Septuagint was different from that of the Hebrew Bible. For example, II Chronicles was the last book of the Hebrew Bible. The numbering of Psalms was also different in the Septuagint.

Now the most important question is: what was the Bible used by Jesus and his disciples? None of the books of the New Testament    was written during the time of Jesus; the Bible, which he used, was that of the Jews. Once the new scriptures were written by the Early Christians, the Church reffered to it as the Old Testament rather than the Hebrew Bible of the Palestinian Jews. Since the Canon of the Hebrew Bible  was finalized only in AD 90 there is every reason to conclude that Septuagint was used during that time. Moreover, the modern researches have proved that the New Testament writers like St.Mathew and St. Paul quoted not from the Hebrew Bible but from the Septuagint.Since we want to follow the Old Testament of the Apostles and the Early Church, we consider the seven books mentioned above as scriptural texts.

Now the most important question is: what was the Bible used by Jesus and his disciples? None of the books of the New Testament    was written during the time of Jesus; the Bible, which he used, was that of the Jews. Once the new scriptures were written by the Early Christians, the Church reffered to it as the Old Testament rather than the Hebrew Bible of the Palestinian Jews. Since the Canon of the Hebrew Bible  was finalized only in AD 90 there is every reason to conclude that Septuagint was used during that time. Moreover, the modern researches have proved that the New Testament writers like St.Mathew and St. Paul quoted not from the Hebrew Bible but from the Septuagint.Since we want to follow the Old Testament of the Apostles and the Early Church, we consider the seven books mentioned above as scriptural texts.

The above are two most important reasons why the Deutrocanonical books could be considered as scriptural texts. The Orthodox Church of India considered the Syriac Peshitta version as its Bible. This was originated in the Aramaic speaking world of the Jews in the dawn of the modern of the modern age. The word Peshitta means “simple” and the version was more or less the same as Septuagint in content. That’s why we teach the 46 Old Testament books and include the seven books in our liturgical life.

 

prepared by Fr.Thomas Philipose

 

Fr.Joshy P Jacob appointed as the Syriac Faculty of STOTS, Nagpur

His Holiness Moran Mar Baselius Marthoma Paulos II, Catholicos of the East appointed, Rev.Fr.Joshy P Jacob as the Syriac faculty of STOTS Nagpur..

 

Rev. Fr. Joshy Pallattu Jacob, an alumnus of STOTS, Nagpur of the 2002-2007 Batch, joined the STOTS family as a faculty member early this year. He is also given the charge as the Asst.Warden of the Seminary. He hails from Meenadom, Kerala and a member of St. George Orthodox Syrian Church, Meenadom.He holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration & Syriac (SEERI). He also serves as the vicar of St. Gregorios Orthodox Syrian Church, Dhule under the Diocese of Bombay. After his seminary studies Fr Joshy served in the churches of Bombay diocese and served as the in charge of Gregorian Community, Roha. With the permission of H.G.Geevarghese Mar Coorilos Metropolitan, He successfully completed in MA in Syriac from SEERI, Kottayam.Congratulations Achen.

 

BOMBAY REGIONAL WINTER CAMP FOR OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL

BOMBAY REGIONAL WINTER CAMP FOR OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL CHILDREN WILL BE HELD FROM 28TH TO 30TH OF DECEMBER AT VASHI.

EMINENT PERSONALITIES FROM DIFFERENT FIELDS WILL LEAD THE CAMP.HG GEEVRGHESE MAR COORILOSE, FR JOMON (VICAR ST BASELIOS KALINA) AND MR BASIL KURIAKOSE BORIVILLI(SEMINARY STUDENT, USA) AND MR JOHN YESUDASAN WILL LEAD THE CAMP.
THE THEME OF THE CAMP IS “GROW AND GLOW”. CLASSES ON PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT, COUNSELING ETC ARE INCLUDED. “SONG SESSIONS, “CHRISTMAS CAROL SINGING, SKITS, CAMPFIRE, BIBLICAL GAMES, HINDI HOLY QURBANA, INTERACTION WITH HG MAR COORILOSE, DOCUMENTARY,MORNING-YOGA SESSIONS ETC ARE INCLUDED IN THE CAMP. LAST DATE OF REGISTRATION WILL BE 15th DECEMBER. FEE: Rs 400/ PER HEAD.
CHILDREN HAVE TO BRING THEIR PERSONAL BIBLE, NOTE BOOKS, WINTER CLOTHES, BED SHEETS, ETC.

Bombay diocese got a new Congregation at Rahuri

His Grace  Geevarghese Mar Coorilos, the Diocesan Metropolitan,visited Rahuri and celebrated Holy Qurbana on Sunday 7th December, 2014.

A gathering of around 150 faithful attended the Holy Qurbana. This is the first time, a Orthodox Metropolitan visiting this area. Orthodox Church is having around 22 families settled in Rahuri, Sreerampur, Shirdi, Coppergaon

. His Grace arrived around 6 PM at Syro Malabar Church, Rahuri, there the faithful gave a warm welcome to His Grace, under the leadership of Catholic priests working in that area. and Fr John, Vicar of Syro Malabar Church, presented a shawl to Hihs Grace as a token of love.

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A group of 30 people from Nashik Church also accompanied His Grace under the leadership of Fr.Thomas Philipose. After the Holy Qurbana, a small meeting convened. His Grace declared this as an official congregation of Orthodox Church under Bombay diocese. His Grace gave instruction to Fr.Thomas Philipose to conduct Holy Qurbana on every second Saturday morning, either in Rahuri or in sreerampur.

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Fr.Thomas Philipose visited Rahuri on 18th August 2013, and conducted Holy Qurbana, first time, in the history of Rahuri congregation.

FR. SCARIA VARGHESE

NAME: FR.SANTHOSH VARGHESE (SCARIA).

DATE OF BIRTH: 7th OCTOBER 1967.

DATE OF MARRIAGE: 30th OCTOBER 1995.

PARENTS NAME: MR.V.K.VARGHESE & MRS.ALEYAMMA VARGHESE.

NATIVE PLACE ADDRESS: VALLIATHU HOUSE, ENNAKKAD.P.O, CHENGANNUR, PIN 689624.

HOME PARISH: ST GEORGR.O.S.C PERINGILIPURAM, MAVELIKARA.

HOME DIOCESE: MAVELIKARA.

LOCAL PARISH: ST MARY’S CATHEDRAL, DADAR EAST, MUMBAI.

QUALIFICATION: BSc, BD, Bed, PGDCA.

SEMINARY AND PERIOD: OTS, KOTTAYAM; 1991-1995.

PRIESTHOOD ORDINATION: 18th DECEMBER 1995.

SUB DEACON: 13th MAY 1994.

NAME OF SPOUSE: MRS ANITA SANTHOSH.

NAME OF CHILDREN: ANNA, SHEBA, AYDEN, ALINA.

RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS: CHIMAN NIVAS, SION EAST, MUMBAI-22.

TEL NO: 022/ 24080556; MOB: 09869125758.

EMAIL ADDS: frscarivarghese@gmail.com/ fr.scariavarghese@yahoo.com

ACHIEVEMENTS: 1, BOUGHT A PIECE OF LAND AND CONSTRUCTED A NEW CHURCH OF POWAI ST PAUL’S PARISH IN 1998-99.

2, BOUGHT ¾ ACRE OF LAND FOR ST.GREGORIOS O S C PANVEL.

3, CONSTRUCTED A COMMUNITY HALL FOR ST BASELIOS O S C AT KALINA.

4, A NEW CHURCH FOR CBD-BELAPUR PARISH IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

Rev.Fr.Jacob Thomas Karakkal

Name                                                                                : Rev.Fr.Jacob Thomas Karakkal

Date of Birth                                                                    : 19th December, 1965

Date of Marriage                                                             : 10th June 1996

Family name                                                                     :  Manalady Kattuparampil

Parents Name                                                                   : Late Mr M.E.Thomas & Late Mrs Aleyamma Thomas

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

Home Diocese                                                                   : Niranam

Local Parish                                                                        : St Baselios O.S.C, Kalina

Qualification                                                                       : B.sc , B ED, M.D (Edu)

Seminary studied                                                             :  Orthodox Theological Seminary,Kottayam

Period                                                                                 : 1991-1996

Ordination details

Sub deacon :

Deacon: 21st December,1996 at St Pauls OSC,Kollad

Priest: 24TH December 1996 at St George OSC, Karakkal

Name of Spouse: Mrs Merin Preetha Jacob

Name of Children: Miss Achsah Elsa Jacob & Master Aaron Thomas Jacob

Residential Address:

Parishes served: Kalina, Sakkinakka, Borivilli, Chembur, Colaba, Vapi, Malad & Anderi

Mobile No                 :  9869045747

Email                          :frjacobthomask@gmail.com

Positions held:

Faculty of Pre-marital counseling

Vice president: YMCA Mumbai, MGOCSM Bombay, Divya bodhanam, School

Secretary: Vaideeka Sangam

 

 

Marth Mariam Samajam Arts Competitions 2014

Marth Mariam Samajam, Bombay Diocesan level Arts Competitions held at Vashi Aramana on 30th November, 2014.Congratulations to winners.

Winners List

Items Juniors Seniors Supper seniors
Solo song 1st Prize: Rincy Saji (Vapi)

 

2nd Prize: Sheba Kurian (Dadar)

 

1st Prize: Ruby Roy (Malad)

 

2nd Prize: Susan Babu (Kalyan)

 

1st prize:  Leegi Alexander (Vashi)

 

2nd prize: Susheela Varghese(Dadar)

 

Elocution 1st Prize: Rincy Saji (Vapi)

 

2nd Prize:Lissy George (Kalyan)

1st Prize:Lissy Sunny (Malad)

 

2nd Prize: Bini Job (Vashi)

1st prize:Gracy Mathews (Dadar)

 

2nd Prize: Mary Paulose (Nashik)

Quick Bible reading 1st Prize: Asha Ebin (Malad)

 

 

2nd Prize: Annie Saji (Kalyan)

1st Prize:Sindhu Achenkunju (Kalyan) & Annie Samkutty (Malad)

2nd Prize: Mercy Alex (Dadar)

1st Prize: Thankamma Raju (Kalyan)

 

 

2nd Prize: Aleyamma George (Malad)

 

Quiz Competition

1st Prize: Malad Zone

2nd Prize: Pune Zone & Vashi Zone

Group Song

1st Prize:  Suja T Thomas & Group, Malad

2nd Prize : Lissy Thomas & Group, Vapi

 

Rev.Fr. Varghese Yohannan Vattaparampil

11414700_10153461791532446_1644180475_nName :             Rev.Fr.Varghese Yohanan Vattaparampil             
        
Home Diocese:                                       Chengannur
Home Parish:                                          Bethel Aramana Chapel, Chengannur
Current Position:  Vicar , St Johns Orthodox Church, Andheri (Since 1st June,2016)
Seminary: The Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam (August 1986-April 1990)

Important Dates
Date of Birth:                                          March 30 1962

Ordination Dates
Deacon:                                                    June 23 1990
Priest:                                                       Jun 29 1990
Priestly Ordination by:H G Thomas Mar Athanasios Metropolitan of Chengannur Diocese as per request by H G Dr.Philipos Mar Theophilus Metropolitan of Bombay Diocese.

Personal Details
Marital Status :                                        Married

Education:                                                B.Sc,GST
Phone :                                                022 28259694  (Andheri Parsonage)
Mobile:                                                09969496900/9420606444
Email:                                                   vattaparampilachen@gmail.com
Permanent Address :                         Vattaparampil House, Yamuna Nagar, Chengannur, ,Kerala: 689121
Present Address:                                A-904,Bethel Home,Mercy Nagar,Ramdev Park,Mira Road East,Mumbai
Name of Wife:                                     Beena Varghese.Daughter of K M Andrews & Racheal            Andrews,Kattumattathil,Mukuttuthara,Erumely Kottayam.
Occupation of Wife:                          Home Maker
Children(s) Details:
Son: Ben John Varghese & Daughter :Bency Racheal Varghese.
Positions Held :Vicar of St.Johns Orthodox Church, Andheri,since June 2016.

Previous Parishes:

Vasai St Thomas (1990-92)

Nashik St George (1992-95)

Ojhar St Gregorios (1992-95)

Devalali St Marys (1992-95),

Tarapur St Gregorios (1995-96),

Thane St Stephens (1996-98),

Dadar St Marys (1998-2001) ,

Kalamboli St George (2000-01),

Borivilli St George (2001-04),

Chembur Mar Gregorios (2004-07),

Dombivilli St Marys (2007-10),

Kalyan St Thomas (2010-11),

Borivali St George (2010-13).

Baharin,St.Marys Indian Orthodox Cathedral (2013-16)

Rev.Fr.Jiji K Thomas

Name:                                                              Rev.Fr.Jiji K Thomas
Date of Birth:                                                   08/05/1967

Date of Marriage:                                            12/01/1992

Family Name:                                                  Kandathil house

Parents Name:                                                Late G.Thomas & Mrs. Sosamma Thomas

Native Place Address:                                     Kandathil, Karthikapally

Home Parish:                                                   St Thomas Orthodox Cathedral, Karthikapally

Home Diocese:                                                Mavelikara

Local Parish:                                                    St Thomas Orthodox Valiapally, Kalyan

Qualification:                                                    BA, BD

Seminary Period:                                            1987 to 1991

 

Ordination details

Sub Deacon:                                                  15th December,1990

Deacon:                                                          2nd February, 1993

Priest:                                                             7th February, 1993

 

Name of Spouse:                                           Sherly Jiji

Name of Children:                                          Sajan Jiji & Sajini Jiji

Residential Address:                                      B/R Swathi Appartments, Tanjewadi, Kalyan

Parishes Served:                                        

St George O.S.D,  Sakkinakka,

Gandhidam,

St George OSC, Nashik,

Doha,

Mar Gregorios OSC, Mira Road,

Dadar St Marys Cathedral

Kalyan St Thomas Orthodox Valiapally

 

Tel. Land Line: Mob. 9967023532

Tel. No. Kerala: 0479 2485985

e-mail:fr.jiji@yahoo.com

Other Positions presently hold: Vice President, OCYM, Bombay Diocese

Position Held: Publisher, Gate way

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