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
Members of Youth Movement of Nerul Parish visited an Ashram School at Chirner, Uran on 15th October, 2014, under the leadership of Vicar Fr.Thomas Mathai.
Ashram School is run by an NGO,who takes care of educating tribal Children in an around Raigad district. Youth members were happy to provide one time dinner to 250 Children studying in that School.
They were also given a kit consisting of daily needs to each and every student.The Principal Mr. More expressed his heart felt gratitude on behalf of the students as well as the staff for coming and spending valuable and constructive time with the students. He also mentioned that “this was the best Diwali gift that the children had received in the recent time”.
We are immensely delighted to present before all the faithful of our Diocese, the new venture under the banner of Spiritual Revival Programs, the First of its kind: ‘A Weekend to Remember’ – Family Revival Get Together.
It is all the more appropriate to introduce the same during the year 2014, which is dedicated as ‘Family Sanctification Year’. The Event will be held from Friday the 28th to Sunday the 30th of November 2014 at the Indira Institute of Business Management Plot No. 2, Sector 9, Sanpada, Navi Mumbai-400 705.
The theme for the Conference shall be “God’s Purpose & Plans to Oneness “
We therefore, urge all couples in our Diocese, up to the age of 45 to attend this Family Get Together and achieve spiritual and moral strength to confront the challenges of today’s Christian Married Life. There will be sessions led by eminent and skillful Marriage Seminar Experts.
The last date for Registration is 31st October 2014 and Registration Fee Rs. 1000/- per head and Rs. 300/= each for kids above the age of Four. As we have limited space for accommodation in the Campus, the registration shall be strictly on the First come First Basis.
For more details and Registration please contact Rev Fr Thomas K. Chacko (Powai) Cell No: 9892 899 596.
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 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 Orthodox Church of India considers the Syriac Peshitta version as its Bible. This was originated in the Aramaic speaking world of the Jews in the dawn of the modern age. The peshitta means ‘simple’ and the version was more or less the same as Septuagint in content. That is why we teach the 46 Old Testament books and include the seven books in our liturgical life
His Grace Geevarghese Mar Coorilos celebrated his 65th Birthday.
Congratulations to newly ordained priest of Bombay Diocese Rev. Fr Thomas Chacko (Rijo).