BALTIMORE, MARYLAND: The North American Council of the Mar Gregorios Orthodox Christian Student’s Movement (MGOCSM) met for its annual planning meeting over the Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend at Baltimore, Maryland.
Metropolitan Zechariah Mar Nicholovos of the Diocese of North East America presided over the meeting. The meeting was with blessing from the Senior Metropolitan Mathews Mar Barnabas and with consent from Metropolitan of the Diocese of South West America Alexios Mar Eusebius.
With the recently elected as well as the out going office bearers from across the nation, the Council is set about to guide the spiritual organization of youth of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church in USA and Canada for years 2011 and 2012.
Dn. Vijay Thomas, the General Secretary, and Teji Abraham, Seminarian and General Treasurer, set the tone for the meeting by reminding the new leaders that their task was not merely to be administrators but to extending the ministry of Lord Jesus Christ to the youth of North America.
“The previous Council was able to foster tremendous revival among the Church’s youth over their two year term. Thus, the new Council has set to continue this growth and to capture that momentum in this year’s theme “Going Beyond Borders” to motivate the Church’s outreach into the local and national community”, said Dn. Vijay Thomas.