St. Thomas Missions, Bhilai

 

Address:
St. Thomas Ashram, P.O.
Box No- 24, Bhilai- 490 001
Phone: (0788) 356309

St. Thomas Mission (Bhilai Mission) of North Indian region was founded  by Fr. K.K. Punnose (Dr. Stephanos Mar Thevodosios).on 6 July 1972. By 1979 the activities of St. Thomas Mission became extensive. The Bhilai Mission Centre, which is 2 Kms away from Bhilai Steel Plant, is situated on a 35 acre land. An ashram, a Chapel, the Diocesan Head Office, Bhalabhavan, Printing Press, Storehouse, Convent, Dairy Farm and St. Thomas Theological Seminary are functioning under the Center.
St. Thomas Mission (Bhilai Mission) activities have spread out in Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Bihar, West Bengal, Assam and Nagaland. 
The Bhilai St. Thomas College in Madhya Pardesh, M.G.M.senior Secondary School, Bagdoha ashram, Macodia Mission, Intarsi Balagram and Bhopal Orthodox center are all part of the St. Thomas activities.

Fr. Raju Thomas.is the present Superior.

 

Brahmavar Mission

 

Address:
St. May's orthodox Church,
Brahmavar, Uduppi,
D.K.Jilla, Karnataka- 576 213

Alvarez Mar Julius started the Bahmavar Mission in Karnataka in 1888. This mission was started in order to give spiritual leadership and help in the spiritual growth of those people who left the Roman Catholic Church and joined the Orthodox Church.The service here is conducted in Malayalam, Konkani and Kannada.
There is one degree college, One Junior College, two U.P School, One English Medium Schools functioning here. 
Ramban N.J. Thomas (Vicar General) holds the main charge of the mission.

 

St. George Mission Centre, Kozhuvallur

 

Address:
St. George Mission Center,
Kozhuvallur P.O
Chengannur:Kerala.

St. George Mission was found in 1956 with the objective of bringing about the all round progress of the Dalit community in the Kozuvallur regionIn. Several people received the Orthodox faith and became members of the Church. St. George English medium School (CBSE) runs under the Center.

Putencaavu Parampil George Varghese Cor Episcopa(1956 to 1994) served as the Manager.
Since february 1994, Fr. Sam George of Mar Kuriakose Ashram in Mylapra is serving as the manager as well as the Vicar.

 

St. George Mission Centre Haripad

 

Address:
St. Thomas Orthodox Mission
Centre, haripad 690 514
Phone: (0479) 412764

 St. Thomas Mission Center was founded by His Holiness Baselios Mar Thoma Mathews I catholicose,in 1979 with the Co-operation of 13 churches of the western region of the Niranam Diocese. 
The Balabhavan was started in 1986. The magazine 'Snehalokham' is being published from here.In 1991 His Holiness Baselios Mar Thoma Mathews II Catholicose consecrated the Chapel.
Office bearers:
Dr. Geevarghese Mar Osthathios (President), Fr. M.K. Mathew (Vice President), K.P.Chacko (Secretary), Koshy Alexander (Treasurer) and Fr. T. C Jon (Director)

 

Karunya Guidance Centre, Ulloor

 

Address:
St. Thomas Karunya
Guidance Centre, Ulloor,
Medical College, P.O.
Thiruvananthapuram. 695 011
Phone: (0471) 445543

Metropolitan Dr. Geevarghese Mar Osthathios started the Karunya Guidance Center near the Medical College, Trivandrum in 1989. .
Office bearers:
Dr. Geevarghese Mar Osthathios (President), Geevarghese Mar Dioscorus (Joint President), K.T Chandy (Director), Dr. Yohanon Ramban (Co-ordinator), Fr. T. J Alexander (Treasurer), Fr. P. M. Abraham (Office Secretary).

 

Makodiya Mission, Bhillai, Madhya Pradesh

 

Address:
Makodiya Mission
Bhilai, MP
Makodiya Mission

The Makodiya Mission of the Malankara Orthodox Church was founded by H.G. Stephanos Mar Theodosius, the Metropolitan of the Calcutta Diocese, in 1986. Makodiya is a village located in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. English missionaries started the Macodia Mission some 100 years ago for the uplift of the adivasis. In 1986 the Bhilai Mission bought Macodia Mission Centre and 6 acres of land

This is the only Adivasi village mission of this kind in North India operated by the Orthodox Church of India. The Mission is operating a primary school, a Balavadi, a Tailoring School, A typewriting Institute, and an Old Age Hospital.
Since 1994 Deacon Jose Mathew is the Manager.

 

St. Thomas Mission Center, Neyyattinkara

 

Address:
St. Thomas Mission Centre
Vadazhathoor,
Neyyattinkara P.O
Pin: 695 603
Phone: 224603

 Dr. Geevarghese Mar Osthathios Metropolitan started the St. Thomas Mission Center in Neyyattinkara in 1986. On 21 February 1993 the Chapel here was consecrated.
Fr. Stanle Johns is in charge now.

 

Parumala Mar Gregorios Guidance Centre, Chovayur

 

Address:
Parumala Mar Gregorios
Orthodox Guidence Centre,
Chovayur P.O
Kozhikode - 673 017
Phone: 357148

Parumala Mar Gregorios Guidance Center in Chovayur was started by the Catholicose- designate Metropolitan Thomas Mar Timotheos. The Center is situated in the Chovayur Junction on Kozhikode Medical College route.
Fr. Geevarghese Paunnakombil is the convener.

 

 Mar Pakkomios Charitable Society

 

Address:
Mar Pakkomios Charitable Society,
Mar Pakkomios Mount
Mebara P.O., 682 302

Dr.Mathews Mar Sevarios Metropolitan founded this society in 1994 with the objectives of setting  up orphanage, rehabilitation centers for the handicapped and the mentally retarded, Old Age Home and to render aid for marriage, education, house building and life saving activities.
'Pratheeksha"- Joseph Mar Pakkomios Memorial Home for Disabled is running under Mar Pakkomios Charitable Society.
Office bearers:
Dr. Mathews Mar Sevarios Metropolitan (President), Fr. C.M. Kuriakose (Secretary), P. George varghese Vannilam (Treasurer).

 

Karnya Vishranthi Bhavan, Sreekariyam

 

Address:
Karunya Vishranthi Bhavan,
Kattela, Sreekariyam P.o
Thiruvananthapuram- 17

Metropolitan Dr. Geevarghese Mar Osthathios started the Karunya Bhavan in Kattela, Sreekariyam Trivandrum  on 11 December 1993. This is a center that takes care of poor patients who have fatal diseases like cancer.50 room building is being constructed for the Vishranthi Bhavan.

Office bearers:
Dr. Geevarghese Mar Osthathios (President), Geevarghese Mar Theoscorus (Joint President), K. T Chandy (Director), Dr. Yuhanon Ramban (Co- ordinator), Fr. T. J. Alexander (Treasurer). Fr. P.M. Abraham (Office secretary)

St.Pauls Brotherhood

A great philanthropist Rev.Ezhakadavil Georgekutty who later became Geevarghese Mar Osthatheous Metropolitan initiated the St.Pauls brotherhood in the Indian Orthodox Church by rallying a group of dynamic young men to preach the "god's word" to the most suppressed, oppressed and the depressed.The brotherhood's moto is "Love thy neighbour as thyself"

St.Paul's Brotherhood is involved in several activities in  Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Orissa. Under the guidance of  Very Rev.Thomas Ramban ,Very Rev.Philipose Ramban and Very Rev.Yoohanon Ramban the brotherhood is thriving offering humanitatary services to the needy and helpless.

Following are the various projects  run by St.Paul's Brotherhood :

  • St.Paul's Mission Training Centre, Mavelikara, Kerala, PIN 690 103.
  • St.Paul's Ashram and Balabhavan, Puthupadi P.O..,Calicut, Kerala, PIN 673 586.
  • St.Paul's Convent And Balikagram, Puthupadi P.O.,Calicut, Kerala, PIN 673 586.
  • St.Gregorios Balagram,Yacharam P.O., Ranga Reddy Dist., Andhra Pradesh, PIN 501 509.
  • St.George Balikagram, Dehu Road Cantt.P.O., Pune, Maharashtra, PIN 412 101.
  • St.Paul's Balagram, P.O.Box No.45, Itarsi, Madhya Pradesh, PIN 461 111.
  • Kalahandi Development Projects, Uditnarayanpur P.O., (VIA)Bhavanipatan, Kalahandi Dist.,Orissa, PIN 766 001.
  • M.G.D.M. Ashram and Balabhavan, Karukachal, Kerala.

St.Paul's Balagram, Itarsi

Address:
St.Paul's Balagram
P.B.No.45, Itarsi
M.P., India. PIN - 461 111.
Phone:00 91 7572 52540

St.Paul's Balagram is an institution for the children affected with  leprosy It is situated on an eight and half acre land in the village of Raispur on the Bhopal-Nagpur sector.It originally started in 1995 operating from a rented building and in 1996 the office was shifted to its own building.. The new Balagram building which can accomodate 50 children was consecrated on 11th December 1999.
In March 1996, the first batch of 5 children were admitted. The children of leprosy patients who have not been affected by leprosy are admitted to the Balagram, irrespective of caste, creed or religion. At present there are 17 children( all from Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh).The children attend the M.G.M.School(Itarsi) run under the auspices of the Calcutta Diocese.

Rev.Fr.Paul Mathew serves as its Manager at present.

St.George Balikagram , Dehu Road

Address:
St.Ggeorge Balikagram
St.Thomas Nagar,Mamurdi,
Dehu Road Cantt.P.O.,Pune,
Maharashtra,INDIA, PIN - 412 101.
Phone: 00 91 212 881066


Balikagram is located at Dehu Road on the Pune-Mumbai Highway 28 kilometers from Pune. on a two acre plot donated by Mr.Thomas George, a member of the St.Gregorious Dehu Road Parish of the Orthodox Syrian Church of India. On the 10th of March 1993 H.G.Geevarghese Mar Osthathios Metropolitan, The President of Child Welfare Board of Orthodox Syrian Church of India consecrated this piece of land and performed the groundbreaking ceremony.
A modern well equipped building has now been constructed to house the Balikagram. A primary school has also been started in the campus.Over 23 healthy female children live in the Balikagram.

Very Rev.K.I.Philip Ramban serves as the Director and Very Rev. Fr. George Modiyil as the Manager. Rev.Sr.Monica of St.Paul's Convent ,Puthupadi serves as the Warden, assisted by Rev.Sr.Sophia and Rev.Sr.Elizabeth.

Kalahandi Devolopement Projects

Address:
B.M.P.Hospital
Uditnarayanpur P.O.
(Via) Bhavanipatan
Dist. Kalahandi
ORISSA, INDIA.
PIN - 766 001.
Phone - 0091 6670 31099.

Kalahandi  a hilly forest tract, with largely tribal. populace. Here death stalks the land. Draughts and epidemics are frequent. Starvation deaths particularly those of children are a common occurrence. Malnutrition and absence of basic elementary medical facilities aggravate the plight of the populace. It is obvious that the task ahead in Kalahandi cannot be the sole responsibility of governmental agencies alone and a concerted effort has to be made by voluntary agencies along with the Government.
Orthodox Syrian Church of India  made a humble beginning in Kalahandi by establishing the Kalahandi Development Projects.

Rev.Fr. C.J.Joshua is the present Manager of the project.
The activities of K.D.P :

  • A hospital to serve as the focus of the project. The hospital is named Baselios Mathews Pradhaman Hospital.
  • A mobile Dispensary to carry medical services to rural villages.
  • A home for destitute children.
  • A vocational training centre.
  • A model agricultural farm and a dairy farm.
       
 

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