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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

Sunday School

Office Bearers: Principal: Mrs. Sheela Philip

Secretary: Mr. Mathew Simon

Sunday school is a training ground; a platform for young Christians where opportunities for personal applications of scriptures based on their age level; opportunity to talk and share; provides fellowship and a sense of belonging for each member of the class. Sunday school also provides a platform for people to serve Lord through teaching and administration.

Under the leadership of Vicar Rev. Fr. Pradeep Ponnachan, Assistant Vicar Rev. Fr. Saju Unnoonni, Mrs. Sheela Philip as Sunday School Principal,Mr. Mathew Simon as Sunday School Secretary, Sunday school is functioning on every Sunday after Holy Qurbana, providing basic systematic study of scriptures, way of worship,devotional songs, Orthodox faith, Holy sacraments, and Church history at the level of understanding based on students of different age group.


Hymns and Prayers 2019

Class 1 Mid Year 2019 Class 2 Mid Year 2019 Class 3 Mid Year 2019
Class 4 Mid Year 2019 Class 5 Mid Year 2019 Class 6 Mid Year 2019
Class 7 Mid Year 2019 Class 8 Mid Year 2019 Class 9 Mid Year 2019
2019 Lesson Plan Prep Mid Year 2019

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