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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
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,


St George OSC, Nashik,


Mar Gregorios OSC, Mira Road,

Dadar St Marys Cathedral

Kalyan St Thomas Orthodox Valiapally


Tel. Land Line: Mob. 9967023532

Tel. No. Kerala: 0479 2485985

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

Position Held: Publisher, Gate way

Annual conference of AMOS held at Vashi Aramana

Annual gathering of Akila Malankara  Orthodox Shrushaka Sangam(AMOS) of Bombay diocese held at Vashi Aramana on 30th November, 2014 from 2pm to 6 pm.
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His Grace Geevarghese Mar Coorilis, the Diocesan Metropolitan presided over the meeting. Rev.Fr.Dr.Geevarghese K, the New Testament professor of STOTS, Nagpur took the main session.
Rev.Fr.Shaji Chacko, the Vice President, AMOS, Bombay, Rev.Fr.Jacob Koshy (Chembur), Rev. Fr.Thomas Chacko (Powai), Mr.Thomas Jacob( Secretary, AMOS, Bombay) led the conference.
Around 100 Altar assistants from different Parishes of Bombay attended the annual conference.



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.10690238_752493444830763_4393083205919226281_n (1)

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

For more details of Spiritual Revival Initiatives in the Diocese, write to      


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.
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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.

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