31st CSI North American Family and Youth Conference
31st CSI North American family and youth conference inaugurated by the Most Rev. Thomas K Oommen, the Moderator of CSI, with the auspicious presence of Most Rev. Joseph Marthoma, the Mar Thomas Metropolitan, Rt. Rev. Jenny Anderson, the Anglican Bishop, Most Rev. Jose Kalluvelil, Catholic Bishop and several distinguished Guest and clergies.
Separate sessions for Men, Women, Children and Youth
Clergy and their families with Thirumeni and Kochamma
A new spring sprouts forth out of Malayora mission, a concern of CSI Madhya Kerala diocese, has been active in its tenure in evangelising the ‘Malayoram’ (means Hilly) areas of Kerala state. Its mission had been progressing at Kanamala, a shore line of river Pamba, for the past three years. As a result of our endeavor, a congregation of around fifteen families is serving our Lord till date. By the grace of God and with the help of many well-wishers from and abroad India, a mission centre for the All Saints CSI congregation at Kanamala was built at Erathuapuzha near Erumeli. The dedication of Kanamala mission centre was conducted on 25 th of June 2017 by the CSI Moderator and Bishop of CSI Madhya Kerala diocese, Most. Rev. Thomas K. Oommen. Kanamala Mission Centre, with its unique construction, can be considered as the first of its kind as a multipurpose church. While its interior suits for a church, the alfresco and doorway is designed for effecting the societal purpose of the church which includes spoken English classes, moral classes, computer training and tailoring training for the general public.
A long cherished dream of the Coimbatore CSI Malayalam Congregation members has come true. Most Rev Thomas K Oommen the Moderator of Church of South India and the Bishop in the Madhya Kerala Diocese dedicated the renovated church in the presence of Rt Rev Timothy Ravinder Bishop of Coimbatore Diocese along with the Diocesan Officials, Clergy, the guest and the Congregation members on Sunday 18th June’2017. Bishop’s Chaplain Rev Joby Joy, Rev Alex P Oommen, Rev John Samuel, Rev Prince Calvin, Rev James William, Vicar Rev Levin Koshy Mallasseril and other dignitaries were present for the dedication service.
St John the Baptist CSI church Vembuthanam celebrated the Centenary year of the church on Sunday 25th June 30, 2017. On this occasion they gave a hearty welcome to our Moderator Most Rev Thomas K Oommen As a remembrance of this centenary celebration Moderator laid corner stone for the foundation of the proposed church.
The Holy Communion service in the morning at 9:00am was led under the leadership of our Moderator Most Rev. Thomas K. Oommen. A public meeting was followed by the Holy Communion service. Dr N Jayaraj, MLA of Kanjirappally delivered the key note address during the public meeting. Vicar and Bishop’s Office Administrator Very Rev Daniel George, Diocesan Treasurer Rev Sabu K Cherian, Rev Dr Kuruvilla George, Very Rev T V Samkutty, Bishop’s Chaplain Rev Joby Joy, Catechist Mr Joseph Varghese, Mr Sunil Sam Mathew, Mr George Thomas participated in this celebrations.
Nilackal Ecumenikkal Trust decided to renovate the historical Nilackal St. Thomas Ecumenical Church. The Trust committee was gathered on 20 th June 2017 at Thellakom Chaithanya Pastoral Center. H.H. Moran Baselious Mar Thoma Paulose II Catholicos presided the meeting. The committee also decided to call up a meeting for all the Christian managements in the education field to discuss about the serious crisis and problems they are facing with the Chief Minister of Kerala. Nilackal Ecumenical Trust secretary & The Moderator of C.S.I Most Rev. Thomas K. Oommen, Most Rev. Dr. Joseph Marthoma, Most Rev. Kuriakose Mar Severious, H.G. Mar Mathew Moolakkadu, H.G. Dr. Josua Mar Ignathios, H.G. Silvister Ponnumuthan, H.G. Mar Mathew Arackal, H.G. Dr. Geevarghese Mar Athanasios, The Treasurer Sri. M.D. Joseph Manniparambil were participated in the meeting.