Lenten Retreat 2018
Special Lenten retreat for the CSI Madhya Kerala Diocese clergies was held on 5th March, 2018 at Manganam Christavashram from 09:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The session was led by Very Rev. T O Oommen.
On this special day, the 7th year anniversary of Bishop consecration of our Moderator and Bishop Most. Rev. Thomas K Oommen was celebrated. Bishop and Kochamma were honored with shawl and bouquet by Very Rev. T M John and Rev. Susheel Simon.
Youth in protest against Social Injustice
CSI Madhya Kerala Diocesan Youth movement conducted a protest rally from CSI Diocese office to Gandhi Square, Kottayam in protest against the brutal mob lynching of the tribal youth Madhu in Attappadi. Rev. Shibu P.L. (Youth movement General Secretary), Rev. Samuel Oommen, Rev. Joby Varghese Joy and Mr. Siljo Stephen (Working president) spoke. Many Clergy, Church workers and Youths across the diocese attended the same.
Dedicated Church, Mission Center and Chapel in Odisha mission
The C.S.I Odisha mission Center, St. James chapel and newly built Church of the Odisha mission field of CSI Madhya Kerala diocese was dedicated on 14th February, 2018 by CSI Moderator and our Bishop Most. Rev. Thomas. K. Oommen in the presence of clergy and laity.
The site for the mission center along with an old building was donated by Mr. George Ittyerah of Chengannur, which was renovated as the mission house and chapel in Satighat with the help of donations from the CSI Madhya Kerala Diocese Almaya fellowship and many believers across the diocese.
With the financial help from the CSI Holy Trinity Malayalam Congregation Chennai, our first village church in Odisha mission was built in Kumbhipada and was dedicated in the presence of a great crowd of villagers. Holy Communion service was conducted in Malayalam, Hindi and Odiya languages and over 500 believers from different villages in Odisha attended the service.
Released the CSI’s voice and opinion ‘Nilapadukal Nerkazhvhakal’
The CSI Madhya Kerala Diocese media cell committee has released the historic book “Nilapadukal Nerkazhchakal” which gives information on the main events and incidents in the church in the form of news published in various newspapers from May 2012. This book is edited by the Media cell convenor Adv. Anoop Varghese. It was released by Most Rev. Thomas K. Oommen, CSI moderator & Bishop in Madhya Kerala Diocese to the Kottayam Press Club during the Diocesan Day meeting on the last day of 52nd Diocesan convention 2018. This book evinces the strong voice and opinion raised by the church on various issues of the society and media’s role in conveying this message to the public.
Nilackal Ecumenical Trust – Unity Meeting
Nilackal Ecumenical Trust has Organised a “Unity Meeting” which was held at 30th Januvary 2018 at CSI Retreat Center Kottayam. The theme for this gathering was “Sabhayum, Niyama Nirmanavum Vyakyanavum”. 8 bishops from different Christian denominations and clergies attended the meeting. Justice J. B. Koshy delivered the message.
Diocesan Convention: Day-8, 28-01-2018 Sunday
Worship: Holy communion service was held at the Convention Panthal at 10:30 a.m. Most Rev. Thomas K. Oommen and Rt. Rev. Daniel S. Thyagaraja led the worship service. More than 5000 believers attended the worship service. Rev. Valsan Thampu delivered the word of God. Lunch was provided.
Diocesan Day was conducted at Panthal from 2:30 p.m. onwards. Most Rev. Thomas K. Oommen thirumeni spoke the word of God during the meeting. Awards distributed during the meeting.
Evening Public Meeting Public meeting started at 5:30 p.m. and the message was given by Rev. Dr. Jacob Thomas.
Diocesan Convention: Day-7, 27-01-2018 Saturday
Bible study was conducted from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Baker chapel by Rev. Dr. Valsan Thampu.
MKDTA Meeting for the management school teachers meeting was held at the Convention Panthal at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Thomas Paikkad ,(Diocesan Treasurer) delivered the message.
Ecumenical Meeting was conducted at Panthal from 2:30 p.m. onwards. Fr. Joseph Puthenpurackal delivered the word of God
Evening Public Meeting started at 6:00 p.m. and the message was given by Rt. Rev. Daniel S. Thyagaraja.
Diocesan Convention: Day-6, 26-01-2018 Friday
Bible Study was conducted from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Baker chapel by by Rev. Dr. Valsan Thampu.
Sunday School Teachers & Children’s meeting was held at Convention Panthal at 10:30 a.m. CSSM staffs led the session for the students and Rev.Aby K.Thomas led the session for the teachers at Baker chapel.
Youth meeting was conducted at Panthal from 2:30 p.m. onwards. Rev. Dr. David Joy delivered the word of God.
Evening Public Meeting Public meeting started at 6:00 p.m. and the message was given by Rev. Dr. Valsan Thampu.