A WEEKEND TO REMEMBER ‘MARRIAGE – FAMILY GET TOGETHER’
A Spiritual Revival Initiative
The Diocese of Bombay organized a Family Conference for the First time as part of the Spiritual Revival Initiatives. The event was held from 28th to 30th November at the Indira Institute of Business Management, Sanpada, Navi Mumbai. His Grace Geevarghese Mar Coorilos, Dr. Jacob Varghese, Dr. Ginu Jacob, Mr. Samuel James, Mrs. Marykutty James and Mr. Manoj Mathew led the sessions.
Five threats to Christian Family Life, God’s Plan for Oneness, Purpose of Oneness, Husband-Wife Communication, and Resolving Conflicts were the major themes dealt with. Separate sessions for moms and dads also were held. 15 couples participated in the three day program and realized the profundity and depth of Christian Marriage. Every couple agreed that they could rediscover the power of love and oneness in the sacred marital bond. A candle light Dinner also was arranged which was really unique and special for the couples. HG Geevarghese Mar Coorilos celebrated Holy Qurbana and all the families received.
Mrs. Sujata Abraham, Mr. Jerin James, Mr. Mathew Cherian and Mrs. Nisha George conducted parallel sessions for the kids.
Fr Jacob Koshy (Gen. Convener), Fr Thomas K Chacko (Registration), Fr. Thomas Mathai (Food & Liturgy), Fr Kurian Baby (Chapel), Fr Joemon Thomas (Kids’ Sessions) and Mr. Jacob K. Varghese coordinated. Mr. RT Thomas (CEO of the IIBM) facilitated various arrangements.
Senior members of the Diocesan MGOCSM – Anup Alexander, Lloyd Joseph, Jijo Yohannan, Leslie Alex, Ashwin George, Jincy Valson, Megha Thomas, Linza and Divya Suseel rendered their sincere service as supporting team.
A Prayer Team was engaged in constant prayer in the premises during the event, coordinated by Mr. Thomas Varghese.
It was really a Weekend to Remember to one and all!
Fr Jacob Koshy
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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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Parish: St.Paul’s O.S.C, Powai
Home Diocese: Nilackal
Home Parish: St.Thomas Orthodox Valiya Palli, Mathappara
Current Position: Vicar
Seminary: St.Thomas Orthodox Theological Seminary, Nagpur
Date of Birth: Jul 27 1978
Deacon: May 24 2006
Priest: May 31 2006
Priestly Ordination by: H.G.Geevarghese Mar Coorilos
Marital Status: Married
Education: M.A (Sociology), G.S.T, B.C.S
Kunnamkuzhiyil House, Thekkumkal P.O
Kottathoor, Ayroor, Pathanamthitta, Kerala
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
Positions Held: Diocesan Secretary, Diocese of Bombay
Co.Vice- President: Marth Mariam Vanitha Samajam
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.
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.