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St.Mary's Indian Orthodox Cathedral


"Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it."1 Corinthians 12:27

The Holy Church (in Greek 'kyriakon') is the sanctuary where the Lord dwells. It is the one place we can turn to when we are faced with tribulations; the one place we can seek refuge. The Orthodox faith is the 'One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic' faith. The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, also known as the Indian Orthodox Church, was founded by St. Thomas, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ, in the first century (A.D. 52). The Church has today grown to over 3.5 million faithful.

Beginning in the early 1970s, several Keralites migrated to Australia in search of better lives for themselves and their families. With the growing number of Orthodox families, the need was felt to establish a Church following Indian Orthodox tradition. The St. Mary's Indian Orthodox Church (SMIOC) was established on 30th August 1980 at East Coburg, Victoria.


118 - 122 Nicholson St,
Coburg East, VIC 3058.

Service Time
First Saturday
Morning Prayer - 8:00 AM
Holy Qurbana - 9:00 AM
Evening Prayer: 6:30 PM
Morning Prayer - 8:00 AM
Holy Qurbana - 9:00 AM

St.Gregorios Chapel

The Church has grown immensely over the years. Starting with five families, it has today grown to over 200 families. With a vision for the growth of Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Church in Australia (Melbourne) a Chapel as per the request of the GB, approved by H.G. Dr. Yuhanon Mar Diascoros (Diocesan Metropolitan) was started in south-east of Melbourne, Victoria. The first Holy Qurbana at St. Gregorios Indian Orthodox Chapel was celebrated by Vicar Rev. Fr. K Y Chacko on 3rd January 2010, at Greek Orthodox Church of St. Pantelimon, Dandenong. Holy Qurbana at Chapel was regularly celebrated in the evening of 1st Sunday of every month by Rev. Fr. K Y Chacko at the Anglican Parish of St. Michael & St. Luke, Dandenong. His Grace appointed Rev. Fr. Charles Mon Philipose as Assistant Vicar who arrived in Melbourne on 28th October 2010. With the arrival of Assistant Vicar, from the month of January 2011 Holy Qurbana in St. Gregorios Chapel continues to be celebrated by Vicar or Assistant Vicar on every Sunday morning, at St. Mary’s Community centre, New Street, Dandenong.

Chapel now facilitates many Indian Orthodox faithful to regularly participate in Holy Qurbana. Sunday school & Marthamariam Samajam meetings are actively conducted.

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