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St.Mary's Indian Orthodox Cathedral

Welcome

"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.

Cathedral

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

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

Chapel

Address
576-578 Heatherton Road,
Clayton South, VIC 3169.

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

Samajam

ABOUT MARTHA MARIAM SAMAJAM IN OUR CATHEDRAL

Martha Mariam Vanitha Samajam / Malankara Orthodox Martha Mariam Samajam-MOMS/ St Mary's Orthodox women's League of India, is the Women's wing of the Malankara Orthodox Church of India. It is one of the major spiritual organizations of the church combining all the female members. It has been named as Martha Mariam Samajam after the Blessed Virgin Mary who is accepted as its Interceding Saint and model.

The organization was founded in 1920 aimed at the spiritual progress of women. Our motto is to PRAYER – ACT - SHINE (Prarthikkuka-Praverthikkua-Prakashikkuka).

The Martha Mariam Samjam of our Cathedral meets on every 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month and Chapel meets on every 1st and 3rdSundays, after the Holy Eucharist under the leadership of Vicar/Assistant Vicar with the aim to develop the spiritual growth of its members and families as well as cathedral. The main focus during the Samajam meeting is prayer, Bible reading, Bible and Holy Qurbana study/speech and sharing messages.

Martha Mariam Samajam organizes the following activities in our church:--

  • Family Gatherings (Outdoor)
  • Food sale for fundraising.
  • Charity box collection during lent.
  • Preparation for MOMS annual examination.
  • Accessibility of “vanitha deepthi “to our members.
  • Lent meditation for the women’s.
  • Organizes Bible Quiz.
  • Learning/ discussion session once a year on common topics.

The Martha Mariam Samajam actively participates in all the spiritual activities undertaken by the Church in addition to the Christmas Program, Easter & Harvest Festival.


MOMS Office Bearers for 2018-2019

General Secretary: Mrs.Anu Mathew

Cathedral
Chapel
Secretary-
Mrs. Shini Jiju
Mrs. Geena Sabu
Joint Secretary-
Mrs. Manju Thomas
Mrs. Shimi George
Treasurer-
Mrs. Mini Jacob
Mrs. Sheena Shoby

Upcoming Event

15

Jun

Episcopal Visit

H. G. Dr. Yuhanon Mar Diascoros will be visiting Melbourne from 15th June to 17th June.

Cathedral Map

Chapel Map