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 CHILDREN WILL BE HELD FROM 28TH TO 30TH OF DECEMBER AT VASHI.
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.
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.
Fr.Thomas Philipose visited Rahuri on 18th August 2013, and conducted Holy Qurbana, first time, in the history of Rahuri congregation.
Marth Mariam Samajam, Bombay Diocesan level Arts Competitions held at Vashi Aramana on 30th November, 2014.Congratulations to winners.
|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)
1st Prize: Malad Zone
2nd Prize: Pune Zone & Vashi Zone
1st Prize: Suja T Thomas & Group, Malad
2nd Prize : Lissy Thomas & Group, Vapi
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
For more details of Spiritual Revival Initiatives in the Diocese, write to email@example.com
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.