Page 2 of 13Sunday School
ORTHODOX SYRIAN SUNDAY SCHOOL ASSOCIATION OF THE EAST
This is a spiritual organization functioning in all the parishes of the Orthodox Church throughout the world. It takes care of the spiritual nurturing of the children, by bringing them up in the knowledge and fellowship of Jesus Christ and His Church.The Orthodox Church from the very beginning took utmost care in educating the Children the Values of Christian life, the contents of the Bible and the Church history.
The "Koonenkurish Sathyam" in 1653 was a turning point. It emphasized the need for Catechism and Scriptural studies. During the 1765-1808 period, the study of sacraments and prayers were also included in the lessons. This was the beginning of the Sunday school in the Church. The Sunday School Samajam started functioning in 1931 with the appointment of Puthencavu Geevarghese Mar Philexinos as its President and Fr.K.David as the General Secretary. On 15 October 1964 it got its present form as "Orthodox Sunday School Association of the East" (OSSAE). The classes are conducted in Malayalam for the children in Kerala and for others in English. It has a separate wing for the outer Kerala region.
The classes range from Pre-primary classes to the 12th class. As in secular schools, class ten concludes the secondary level and a certificate is awarded â€“Sunday School final Certificate (SSFC) to the successful candidates. Higher Secondary course is for another two years. We follow a curriculum, jointly prepared and published by the Oriental Orthodox Churches which is revised from time to time.
The vacation Bible School conducted during the mid summer holidays (OVBS) is a very vibrant wing of the O.S.S.A.E. we publish separate text books, devotional materials, song books and cassettes for the OVBS every year.
His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Didymus 1st Catholicos of the East
H. G. Dr Yacob Mar Iraneus.fRev. Fr. Dr. O. Thomas , Ph: 0479 2472339
Rev. Fr. K.V.Thomas.
Sri. Santhosh Baby A. K.
The headquarters of O.S.S.A.E is located in the complex of the Devalokom Catholicate Aramana, Kottayam.
O.S.S.A.E CENTRAL OFFICE,
Devalokam P.O Kottayam 38. South India.
PHONE 0481 2572890
visit us at http://www.ossae.org
Office Manager Mr Cherian Mathew
Mr. Chady Samuel. (Babu) Accountant
Mr .Sunil P Korah
Mr. Benny M C
Mr. Thomas C V
Mr. Reghukumar M P
Mrs. Marykutty Joseph