Welcome

Welcome to the St. Mary’s Orthodox Church of India, Bronx, New York website. We hope that you are blessed with the various links and informational pages that outline our Church.

The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church was established in A.D. 52 by St. Thomas, one of the disciples of our Lord. Our parish falls under the jurisdiction of our mother Church in India and has the foundation of the faith and traditions from the Holy Scriptures and the teachings of the Holy Fathers. The head of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church is the Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan, His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Mar Thoma Paulose II, the 91th Successor to the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas. The Holy Episcopal Synod (which consists of all the Bishops of the Church) has appointed His Grace Zachariah Mar Nicholovos as the Metropolitan of the North-East American Diocese.

The Holy Qurbana (Eucharist) is celebrated every Sunday and on all obligatory days in our Church. Our Church was established 41 years ago on the Feast of St. Gregorios of Parumala (one of the Canonized Saints of the Church) and given the name St. Mary’s Orthodox Church to honor the memory and ask for the intercessions of St. Mary, the Mother of our Lord.

Our spiritual organizations are the backbone of the parish. These organizations, along with a few of their responsibilities and accomplishments are:

Martha Mariam Samajam (St. Mary’s Ladies Movement)

  • Leading the annual Eight Day Lent celebrations
  • Piggy Bank collection for Mission work
  • Receiving and honoring all dignitaries

M.G.O.C.S.M. (Christian Student Movement)

  • Creating and maintaining the church website
  • Organizing annual Family Night
  • Purchased a new sound system for the Church
  • Charity work (Aid/ Relief for the Less Fortunate and Basketball Tournament)
  • Summer Conferences and Retreats

 Sunday School 

  • Orthodox Vacation Bible School
  • District/Diocesan Level Competitions
  • Share and Care Project

Prayer Groups (5)

  • Regular Area Meetings
  • Christmas Caroling

Golden Club  

  • Spiritual Organization for the golden members (male and females) of our church
  • Compiled and Published the Church Directory (February 7, 2010)

We continue our close ties with our mother church in India with a number of charity projects, helping our Theological Seminaries, and through our continued prayers. Our church currently consists of 148 families and 15 individual members.

Young Adults/Couples- FOCUS

  • Forum for Young Adults/Couples to learn about the tradition and faith of our Church
  • Opportunity to unite in fellowship through charitable works
  • Forum for questions/discussions on day to day living and family life

Our best hope and prayer is that this website will be informative and a blessing to all those who visit it.

May God Bless You All

 

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