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.
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.
IMPORTANT EVENTS AT A GLANCE DURING THE PERIOD OF 25 YEARS
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
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
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
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.