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Diocese of Bombay organizing a “Pilgrimage tour under the Spiritual Leadership of H.G.Geevarghese Mar Coorilos , the Diocesan Metropolitan to the Holy Land of Israel, Egypt and Ethiopia” from 11th to 29h September, 2017. This a 19 days program flying on Prestigious Ethiopian Airways.

The Pilgrims will get an opportunity to get an audience with  His Holiness Theodoros II the Pope of Alexandria,and His Holiness Mathias, the Patriarch of Ethiopia.  Also will get a blessed opportunity to attend the Celebration of Ethiopian Feast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross with His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Paulos II, the Catholicos of the East and His Holiness Mathais along with 10 lakhs of Ethiopian Orthodox Faithful.

The first part of the  Pilgrimage will start with the Journey to the Holy Land of Israel (Nazereth to Bethelhem). The main features and visiting places are given below

Holy Qurbana at St Mark (Last supper Room)-Mount Tabor, Galillee Boat Ride-Cana-Mary’s well-Mount Olives Ascension place-Mount Zion-via Dolorosa-Holy Sepulchre-Jordan River Ein Karem-Mount of Temptation-Dead Sea- Golgotha-Nativity Church & much more

Second Part is the Pilgrimage is at Egypt (Cairo-Alexandria)

Taba Border-Mount Sinai- St Catherine Monastery-Suez Canal, Coptic Cathedral, Egyptian Museum-Old Cairo Holy Family Church, Other churches & Synagogue-Pyramids-Light and Sound show, Monasteries – St Pauls- St Antony’s – ST- Macarius -ST Mine-Anba Beshoy-Baramus and Convents-St George and St Damania  and much more….

The Third part is at Ethiopia (Bahar Dar- Lalibela-Addis Ababa)

Boat ride in Lake Tana-Monasteries in Bahar Dar- Bahar Dar City Tour, Blue Nile Falls- Debre Libanos Manastery- Rock Hewn Churches-Addis Ababa City Tour and much more…..

His Grace Geevarghese Mar Coorilos will lead the Pilgrimage this 19 days. Hopefully Holiness Catholicos will join with the Pilgrims at Ethiopia. 

The total expense for this Rs 149500/- per person which include return airfare-visa-travel insurance-hotel- all meals-luxury AC vehicles-English speaking Guides-All Boarder Taxes-Tips and Government Taxes.

Those who are interested to join this pilgrimage kindly contact H.G. Mar Coorilos (Ph no. 9820333379) or Mr. Arosh Thomas (Ph.No.9820373437). Your passport and two photograph with advance should reach before 15th August, 2017.


H.G. Geevarghese Mar Coorilos appointed the CWC of MGOCSM, Bombay Diocese for the year 2017.

We are glad to inform that the Central Working Committee of MGOCSM Bombay Diocese for the year 2017 has been constituted and appointed with the following members:

Vice President – V. Rev. Thomas Kurian Cor-Episcopa
Joint Vice Presidents – Rev. Fr. Jacob Anish Varghese
– Rev. Fr. Joemon Thomas
Diocesan Secretary – Mr. Robin Varghese (Kalyan –East)
Diocesan Treasurer – Ms. Ann Vilayil (Malad)
Council Members
Ms. Jincy Anna Valson (Mulund)
Mr. Jeswin Jose (Kalamboli)
Mr. CibinKoshi (Dehuroad)
Ms. Jashin Marina Varghese (Silvassa)
Senior Members
Mrs. Litty Sam (Mulund)
Mr. John Jesudasan (Chembur)
Mr. Jobin George (Nerul)

We wish God’s abundant blessings upon the new CWC for their endeavor in the coming year.

Malankara Orthodox Church expresses its strong Protest against Mathurbhoomi Channel and the Bar Owner V Sunil Kumar,in connivance with some unscrupulous elements, who defamed His Holiness The Catholicose,Supreme Head of the Church in the Prime News Hour yesterday (08/06/2017)

The flocks of Malankara Orthodox Church expresses its strong Protest against Mathurbhoomi Channel and the Bar Owner V Sunil Kumar,in connivance with some unscrupulous elements, who defamed His Holiness The Catholicose,Supreme Head of the Church in the Prime News Hour yesterday (08/06/2017)


Adv.Biju Oommen, the Association Secretary of Malankara Orthodox Church, informed in press meet that, the Malankara Orthodox Church decided to file a suit in Court against the liquor baron V Sunil Kumar,who defamed His Holiness The Catholicose, in a discussion about Liquor policy of State Government of Kerala, at the Prime News Hour in Mathurbhoomi Channel yesterday, unless they tender sincere apology about the incident.

Mr.Sunil Kumar exhibited a morphed photograph of His Holiness The Catholicos, who was attending a reception at St Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral, Bahrain. Actually it was a reception conducted at Bahrain Parish, just after the washing of the feet ceremony,which is the custom and tradition of this ancient church, during the passion week 2012. But Sunil Kumar, in his defense about the liquor policy of state government, by exhibited the morphed photograph stating that His Holiness hosted a liquor party. Orthodox Christians all over the world felt that this a clear attempt of defaming the spiritual father,who is highly respected, as also the Holy Church. Through the Social Media many of the thousands of the church members expressed their grievances of this heinous act. They said that the Mathurbhoomi Channel, who invited Mr.Sunil kumar for the discussion is also equally responsible for this cause


St Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral, Bahrain one of the oldest  Parish in Gulf region, under Diocese of Bombay of Malankara Orthodox Church. In Bahrain it is a practice of inviting a Metropolitan (Bishop) for leading the passion week services, as per their seniority.It was on a Maundy Thursday evening at Bahrain Cathedral in 2012, after the washing of feet Service, where His Holiness had the symbolic supper with those whose feet was washed. Fresh and pure varieties of fruit juices and food are served to all the participants and people assembled during the occasion. 

During the ordination service in the Malankara Orthodox Church, the ordinand candidates are advised not to consume alcohol nor assemble in front of a wine shop or a bar,then how can a spiritual father consume alcohol that too in front of his flocks.This is absurd.The one tried to tarnish His Holiness has to repent and tender apology, as also the Channel who had aired the discussion.

The whole flock of the Malankara Orthodox Church won’t tolerate such immature acts and will arise to any extend to safeguard the sanctity of the Holy Church and its spiritual leaders.These are the real pictures , the picture Mr Sunil showed in the Mathrubhoomi ia morphed photograp of the original.


Rev.Fr.Geevarghese Kadavil went to Eternal Rest

Regret to inform the sad demise of Rev.Fr.Geevarghese Kadavil,Glorry Villa, Chennithala,  today morning.Achen was at home when he entered into eternal rest.Now the the body is shifted to Mortuary at Parumala Hospital. Further details will inform latter. Heratfelt Condolences. May the the departed soul of this priest rest in peace.

Respected Achen served in many Parishes of Outside Kerala Dioceses especially at Calcutta, Chennai and Bombay Dioseses. He had started many Congregations at Calcutta Diocese and established many Churches there. After had a severe stroke, 10 years ago, his health condition was not well. He was staying at Vashi Aramana, under the support of H.G.Mar Coorilis, and offering Holy liturgy at Parishes of the Bombay Diocese. Last month the clergy meeting of the Diocese gave him a fare well and Achen went back to Kerala.

മലങ്കര സഭയുടെ ബാഹ്യകേരള ഭദ്രസനങ്ങളിൽ സേവനം അനുഷ്ടിച്ചു കഴിഞ്ഞ മാസം നാട്ടിൽ വിശ്രമ ജീവിതത്തിനു പോയ ബഹുമാനപെട്ട വന്ദ്യ ഗീവർഗീസ് കടവിൽ അച്ചൻ ഇന്ന് രാവിലെ തന്റെ സ്വർഗീയ പിതാവിന്റെ ഭവനത്തിലേക്ക് ചേർക്കപ്പെട്ടു. കൽക്കട്ട, മദ്രാസ്, ബോംബെ ഭദ്രാസനങ്ങളിലാണ് അച്ചൻ കൂടുതൽ സമയവും സേവനം അനുഷിടിച്ചത്. കൽക്കട്ട ഭദ്രസനങ്ങളിൽ പല ദേവാലയങ്ങളും സ്ഥാപിക്കുകയും, പുതുക്കി പണിയുകയും ചെയ്തത് കടവിൽ അച്ചൻ ആണ്. പത്തു വർഷങ്ങൾക്ക് മുമ്പ് ഉണ്ടായ ഒരു സ്ട്രോക്കിനെ തുടന്നു ശാരീരിക ക്ഷീണം ബാധിച്ച അച്ചൻ അഭിവന്ദ്യ കൂറിലോസ് തിരുമേനിയുടെ പ്രത്യേക താല്പര്യത്തിലും സംരക്ഷണയിലും വാശി അരമനയിൽ താമസിച്ചു ബോംബെയിലെ വിവിധ ഇടവകകളിൽ വിശുദ്ധ കുർബാന അർപ്പിച്ചു വരികയായിരുന്നു. കഴിഞ്ഞ മാസം ആണ് ബോംബെ വൈദീക സംഘത്തിന്റെ പ്രത്യേക യാത്ര അയപ്പു സ്വീകരിച്ചു അച്ചൻ വിശ്രമ ജീവിതത്തിനായി നാട്ടിലേക്ക് പോയത്. വന്ദ്യ കടവിൽ അച്ചന് ആദരാഞ്ജലികൾ അർപ്പിക്കുന്നു.

Kalpana from H.G. Geevarghese Mar Coorilos

 Kalpana No 05/2017 and 06/2017


Mission Sunday 2017

Next Pre-marital preparation class scheduled to be held on 1st & 2nd April 2017


The next Pre-marital preparation class scheduled to be held on 24th   & 25th September 2016.  All those who are preparing to get married in the near future about in six months time should attend the course.  Attendance on both the days is compulsory for getting “Course Completed Certificate”. All those who desire to attend the course should confirm their attendance on or before 26th March 2017


VENUE: St. Baselius Orthodox Church, Kalina


Date                                                        Time

1st April 2017                      0900 am to 5.00 pm              

2nd April 2017                       1230 pm to 5.00 pm



  • Jacob Thomas –        9869045747
  • Thomas Verghese                    –        9820851959
  • Very Rev. Fr. N S Varghese Cor-Episcopa –        9819225351
  • Koshy Alex                    –        9324090598
  • Benjamine Stephen                    –        9765454117
  • Kurian Baby                              –        9322425653
  • Thomas Chacko                    –        9823343880



  1. Registration fees Rs. 1000/- per head to cover the course expense.
  2. Please bring 2 passport size photograph to be affixed on the certificate.
  3. Please bring along with you a bible and notebook. (Writing material)
  4. Course certificate is compulsory as per the order of H. H. Bava Thirumeni and the Diocesan Metropolitan
  5. Registration form is attached herewith. Please take necessary copies.


Annual conference of AMOSS held at St.Johns Orthodox Church, Andheri *******


Annual Conference of AMOSS was convened at St.Johns Orthodox Church, Andheri,   on 5th March 2017 from 2 pm to 5.30 pm.  93 members from different Parishes, attended the meeting.

The meeting started at 2 pm with  prayer. Mr.Koshy Baby of Andheri Parish welcomed the Priests and delegates on behalf of the Parish and official welcome was done by Fr.Varghese Yohannan after HG Geevarghese Mar Coorilos  joined the meeting at 4 pm.  Fr.Varghese Yohannan welcomed Thirumeni and Rev.Fr.Thomas Philipose, Fr.Paul Mathew, Fr.Joshy P Jacob from Nagpur and Fr.Thomas K Chacko,the newly elected Diocesan Secretary by giving bouquet.

Fr.Joshy P Jacob from Napgur Seminary led the class on various aspects which the Alter assistants need to  follow. Question and answer session was there and Fr.Joshi replied and explained  the questions raised by the members.Since the class  started before the arrival of Thirumeni, Thirumeni asked someone to narrate about the class in few minutes.  Mr.John Yesudasan presented the gist of the class led by Fr.Joshy.

Mr.P.G.Chako, Regional Secretary, presented the minutes  of meeting held at Dadar on     17-01-2016. 

Office bearers for the year 2017-22 were  elected in the conference

HG Geevarghese Mar Coorilos , the diocesan Metropolitan nominated Fr.Thomas Philipose as Vice President of AMOSS.

The followings members were unanimously elected as office bearers.

Diocesan Secretary: Mr.P.G.Chacko from Kalyan, proposed by Mr.Oommen Jose, Chembur and seconded by Mr.A.S.Thomas.

Joint Secretary: Mr.Cecil Philip from Malad, proposed by Mr.A.S.Thomas and seconded by Mr.Jacob.

Treasurer:Mr.A.S.Thomas from Malad proposecd by Mr.Sam and seconded by Mr.M.E.Thomas.

Central Committee Member: Mr.Cecil Philip, Jt.Secretary

 Zonal Secretaries

Western Zone: Mr.Koshy Baby, Andheri

Central Zone: Mr.P.John from Sakinaka

Vashi Zone: Mr.Ninan Mathew, Nerul

Kalyan Zone: Mr.Shibu Cherian, Kalyan


Fr.Thomas Philipose, the Vice President, expressed vote of thanks to all especially to the Vicar and managing committee of St.Johns Church, Andheri, for conducting the meeting and providing lunch and snacks. 






ബോംബെ ഭദ്രാസന യുവജന പ്രസ്ഥാന വാർഷിക സമ്മേളനം 19 ന് താനെ സെന്റ് സ്റ്റീഫൻസ് പള്ളിയിൽ

ഓർത്തഡോൿസ് യുവജനപ്രസ്ഥാനത്തിന്റെ ബോംബെ ഭദ്രാസന തല വാർഷിക സമ്മേളനം 2017 ഫെബ്രുവരി 19 -)o തിയതി ഞായാറായ്ച്ച താനെ സെന്റ് സ്റ്റിഫൻസ് ഓർത്തഡോക്സ്‌ പള്ളിയിൽവെച്ചു നടത്തുന്നതിന് തിരുമാനിച്ചരിക്കുന്നു.

അന്നേദിവസം രാവിലെ 7 .30 ന് പ്രഭാതനമസ്കാരവും 8 .30 ന് വി. കുർബാനയും തുടർന്ന് 11 മണിക്ക് പതാക ഉയർത്തലും പിന്നീട് ആരംഭിക്കുന്ന പ്രോഗ്രാമുകൾക്ക് ബോംബെ ഭദ്രാസന മെത്രാപോലീത്ത അഭിവന്ദ്യ ഗീവർഗീസ് മാർ കൂറിലോസ് തിരുമേനിയും യുവജന പ്രസ്ഥാനം സെക്രട്ടറിയായ ബഹുമാനപെട്ട അജി കെ .തോമസ് കത്തനാരും നേതൃത്വം നൽകുന്നതാണ്. “തീർത്ഥാടക വീഥികൾ” (ഉൽപ്പ :12 :1 , വി . മത്തായി : 2 :2 ) എന്നുള്ളതാണ് ഈ സമ്മേളനത്തിന്റെ മുഖ്യ ചിന്താവിഷയം രെജിസ്ട്രേഷൻ ഫീസ് 150 രുപയാണ് . വിശദവിവരങ്ങൾ അടങ്ങുന്ന നോട്ടീസുകളും ബാനറുകളും എല്ലാപള്ളികൾക്കും അയച്ചു കൊടുത്തിട്ടുണ്ട് .

ഈ സമ്മേളനത്തിന് കഴിവതും എല്ലാ വികാരിമാരും യുവജന പ്രസ്ഥാന പ്രവർത്തകരും താല്പര്യമുള്ള എല്ലാ വിശ്വാസികളും കൃത്യസമയത്തുതന്നെ എത്തി ചേർന്ന് സമ്മേളനം വിജയപ്രദമാക്കണമെന്ന് അഭിവന്ദ്യ ഗീവർഗീസ് മാർ കൂറിലോസ് തിരുമേനി അറിയിച്ചു .

Rev.Fr.Thomas K Chacko- New Secretary of the Diocese of Bombay

The meeting of the General Assembly of the Diocese of Bombay- held today (on 4th, Saturday, February, 2017)  at  Vashi Aramana under the President ship of the Diocesan Metropolitan, elected Rev.Fr.Thomas K Chacko as the new Diocesan Secretary.

Following persons elected as the Diocesan Council members

1. Rev.Fr.George Abraham(Dombivili)
2. Rev.Fr.Bijumon K.P.(Nerul)
3. Bin K Kuriakose (Andheri)
4. Philip  Vaidyan (Pune)
5. Sajeev P Rajan (Vasai)
6. Zachariah M Zachariah (Mira Road)

Newly nominated Malankara Association Managing Committee Members from Diocese of Bombay  


As per the Kalpana No.291/2016 of H.H.Baselius Mar Thoma Paulose II the Catholicose and the Malankara Metropolitan, the meeting of the legally elected representatives from the Diocese of Bombay to the Malankara Syrian Christian Association for the term 2017-2022 and the existing Managing Committee Members (to nominate two priests and 4 lay men to be elected as the Managing Committee  from the Diocese of Bombay, held today at 10.30am,  under the Presidentship of H.G Geevarghese Mar Coorilos  and nominated following Persons:-


Priest Members

  1. Fr.Jiji K Thomas (Pune)
  2. Fr.M.S.Geevarghese (Panvel)


Lay Members

  1. Alex Baby, Baharin
  2. Cherian George (Lal), Powai
  3. M.C.Sunny (Vashi)
  4. Jacob Oommen (Vashi)
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