NEW DELHI: Today Indirapuram literally turned to be the center of the globe for the women of the Malankara Orthodox Church. The chief guest Smt. Meira Kumar Hon’ble Speaker, Lok Sabha inaugurated the long awaiting MMS Global meet by lighting the lamb today at St. Thomas School, Indirapuram, U.P., one of the best educational institutions of the Church. Metropolitan Paulos Mar Milithios the Catholicos elect, presided over the function. Rev. Sr. Jessy Kurien Member, NCMEI, New Delhi was the Guest of Honor of the function. Metropolitan of Delhi Job Mar Philexinos, Dr. Zachariah Mar Theophilos, President of Marth Mariam Vanitha Samajam and Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius, Metropolitan, Diocese of Calcutta and Asst. Metropolitan, Diocese of Delhi spoke on the occasion.
The theme of the three day conference is “Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things” Col. 3:2
On Sunday September 27 after the Holy Qurbana classes on different topics will be led by Jiji Thomson, lAS, Fr. Dr. O. Thomas, Dr. Jaya Lal and Rev. Dr. Valson Thampu.
On Monday September 28 Fr. John Sankarathil, Metropolitan Dr. Zachariah Mar Theophilos, Fr. Dr. O. Thomas and Metropolitan Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius will lead the classes.
On Tuesday September 29, 2009 Delhi Darshan program will take place. Thereafter a Musical Concert followed by a Cultural Show will be the culmination of the three day event.
The Akhila Malankara Marth Mariam Samajam Conference is held once in two years bringing together active women leaders from different parts of the world. It is a great opportunity to come together and share experiences of good work happening in the Church, share time in prayer.
This global meet is hosted by St. Thomas Orthodox Church, Ghaziabad, a parish under the diocese of Delhi.
The leaders of the conference are Paulos Mar Milithios, the Catholicose elect, Dr. Zachariah Mar Theophilos, President of Marth Mariam Vanitha Samajam, Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius, Metropolitan, Diocese of Calcutta & Asst. Metropolitan, Diocese of Delhi, Fr. Dr. O. Thomas, Professor of Counseling, Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam, Jiji Thomson lAS, Ministry of Agriculture,GOVI. of India, Rev. Dr. ValsonThampu, Principal, St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, Dr. Jaya Lal, Consultant, World Health Organization, Fr. John Sankarathil, Vice President, Marth Mariam VanithaSamajam and Mrs. Accamma Paul, General Secretary, Marth Mariam Vanitha samajam.