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As you said, this 'St. Pauls Mission of India' is "run" by a laity (I don't want
to give the name here), and he keeps Philoxinos Thirumeni as its patron, to show
others that it is an 'official' missionary wing of Jacobite Church. However, as
far as I understand, the official missionary wing of Jacobite Church is "St.
Paul's Mission", with its H.Q. in Muvattupuzha. The 'director' of this 'St.
Paul's Mission of India' was once active in the official missionary wing, but
left it and started his own 'missionary field work', reasons which I am not
fully aware. He is using his own 'missionary' work to generate funds, all of
which is controlled by him only. He is having TV evangelism as well. When you
ask the forum members for contribution to his works, it is better to investigate
his 'mission works' first and the transperency of funds utilization, and then
suggest to donate or not. I am not criticizing him in full, as he is doing some
missionary work in tribal areas, but want to stress that it is NOT the official
missionary works of 'Jacobite Church'. The entire assets are in his name and the
show is run by him, with assistance of some priests as well. This is only to
warn our members who want to donate anything to 'missionary works', to
investigate the concerned association and then do at your own will.
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--- In SOCM-FORUM@yahoogroups.com, BIBU PHILIP MATTHEW wrote:
> Dear All
> Recently in India I came to know about an organisation called
St.Pauls Mission of India promoted by Jacobite Syriac Church
laymen,this organisation is doing good work among tribals and under
previledged including charity & gospel work which our church of
Antioch did earlier and stopped doing.This promotes our ideal
concept of believing in God more than church standing within the
holy apostolic church of Antioch.
> website : http://www.stpaulsmission.org/
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Matrimonial; Code # 071/06
Jacobite parents from Kottayam now settled in Bangalore invite
proposals for their daughter, fair,27 yrs, 165 Cm, S/W Engineer
pursuing PhD in UK (Fully funded) from Parents of well educated and
professionally settled boys from middleclass godfearing
Jacobite/Orthodox or Marthomite families. Girl visiting India in
December 2006. Please contact with biodata and recent photo.
Matrimonial; Code # 071/06
Well settled NRI orthodox Parents from Central Travancore invite
proposals for their daughter 26/162, God-fearing, beautiful, PG
Engineer with good academic records and employed in UAE (arriving
Kerala on leave by end of October) from Parents of God-fearing PG
Engineers/Doctors, Engineers with MBA, C.A., Management
Professionals with good Christian family background and well
employed preferably abroad. Respond to e-mail:
Matrimonial; Code # 070/06
Mumbai based Marthoma parents invited proposal for their daughter,
25 years, 158 cm, B Pham, working in MNC – Insurance Co, Mumbai as
a Underwriter. Father working in Govt. service. Proposal invited
from God fearing and well employed boys from India / abroad.
Interest parents may contact: - papa_ofa@...
Matrimonial; Code # 067/06
Parents from jaccobit family, Ernakulam ,invites proposal for
their daughter , who is M.A.Bed(lts) working in reputed English
meaduim school, kolencherry. she 27yrs, very fair, 5ft.2inch tall &
she has one sister married to a doctor setteled in Ireland. Plz
contact 0974 5546501 Qatar, or 0914842760328 Ernakulam. mail
Matrimonial; Code # 066/06
Jacobite parents invited proposal for their daughter , 22 years,
164cm, slim and fair , doing M.com final, seeking proposal from
Interested parents of well employed boys may contact
Matrimonial; Code # 065/06
Invite proposals for a Jacobite B.Tech girl 25years 170cms height
working as a software engineer in a reputed firm in Trivandrum. Girl
is smart and good looking and brought up in very religious priestly
family. Contact on 093429-71427 or sasi-47@...
Matrimonial; Code # 064/06
Jacobite parents invite proposal for their daughter. She is 29 years
old 5'5" tall slim and fair.She is Working in her field after
finishing M.Sc in Enginnering. We settled in Canada.
Please contact with photo and details.E-mail thomekurian@...
Matrimonial; Code # 061/06
A middle class Kottayam District Jacobite syrian parents seeking
alliance for their beautiful daughter 25yrs, height 5.4'', Fair /
Wheatish, B'Pharm. currently working in a Pharmaceutical company in
Brought up outside Kerala. Fluent in Malayalam (speak /read).Parents
currently working in Calcutta. She is God-fearing, Religious, Fun-
loving, Easy going, honest, sincere, simple and down to earth girl
having a blend of modern & traditional outlook towards life.
The boy should be God fearing educated & employed. Please respond
if interested with full details johnmancha_kolkata@... OR
contact 033 - 2329 9197 (7.00 p.m. –10.00 a.m.)
Matrimonial; Code # 060/06
Jacobite parents from Pathanamthitta Dist presently living in USA
invite suitable marriage proposals for their daughter, 23 years,
fair, 165 cm, Engineer (Electrical & Telecommunication) presently
doing her Masters Degree course in USA, green card holder born and
brought up in Kuwait graduated from India.
Proposals are invited from God fearing, family oriented boys having
similiar or equal educational background who would like to migrate
or continue his studies in USA. Interested parties may contact with
full details on email gjacobjohn@...
Matrimonial; Code # 059/06
Proposals invited for a Jacobite Christian girl from Ernakulam
district, 24 years/155cms/Wheatish colour/Msc and currently doing
BEd,financially sound from professionals preferably of Ernakulam
district.Father a retired teacher,Mother a Housewife,only sister
married and well settled. If interested please do contact
Matrimonial; Code # 051/06
Jacobite Christian girl from Ernakulam District, 27 yrs,Diploma
in Nursing (GNM), very spiritual and employed as staff nurse in
UK. White complexion,157cm. Looking for qualified, God fearing boy
(Professional degree holders/ Nurses/preferred). Father expired,
mom house wife ,one brother working as a Software consultant and
younger brother in Kerala. Please respond if interested with full
details and recent photographs to propose_2006@... or
contact on 0485 3297772/ 91 9840119568
Matrimonial; Code # 049/06
Suitable alliance invited for a Jacobite girl MS (Dual certification
in Education), 25 years, 5.4", fair, slim, simple and beautiful.
She is the eldest of the two children of her parents and her brother
is in college. Born in India, she is raised in Middle-east and US.
She hails from a well respected Orthodox family settled in US. She
is a Sunday School Teacher and family is actively involved in
Church and public life. Father is in business and mother is a RN.
Interested parties may please contact at bharanimol@...
preferably with detailed bio-data and the picture of the boy
Matrimonial; Code # 048/06
Orthodox parents from Ernakulam dist invite proposals for their
daughter, widow 39 yrs.5'3", Home Science diploma,fair, very Home
loving and God fearing, from Orthodox/Jacobite Widowers of 40 to 45
age group, well settled in life in India or abroad, with clean
habits, positive attitude towards life and home loving. Please
respond to anupal23@...
Matrimonial; Code # 045/06
Proposals invited for a god fearing girl 28years 28/163 cm
preparing for MFDS and working in Chennai, from a middle class
Jacobite family from Perumbavoor. Her parents working in Kuwait.
Sister, BDS and doing internship & brother final year ECE student.
Proposals are invited from god fearing, well placed professionals
from India/abroad, with good moral values and clean habits.
Interested parties may please respond to sheelagk@... with
full details and recent full size photograph of the boy.
Matrimonial; Code # 044/06
Orthodox parents living in US for 32 years invite marriage
proposals for their daughter,31 Years old,5'6'' fair, beautiful,
intelligent, very family oriented & God fearing. Born and brought
up in US with traditional Indian cultures & Christian values. She
is doing her Family Medicine Residency in New York. All her
siblings are in the
Medical profession. We are looking for professionals preferably
Doctors, Engineers, Lawyers, CPAs from any Christian denomination.
Please respond with bio-data and a returnable photograph to
vjacob02@... or call 201-921-7815
Matrimonial; Code # 043/06
Proposals invited for a god fearing girl 23years 5-4" BDS and doing
intern, from a nationally reputed dental college - completing June
2006 , slim, fair and beautiful, from a middle class orthodox
family. Her father (late) was an Advocate and Mother working in
Govt. service (Associate Professor). Only brother studying for
Proposals are invited from god fearing, well placed professionals
from India/abroad, with good moral values and clean habits.
Interested parties may please respond to mathewabru@... /
cvjacob@... or davischerian@...
Matrimonial; Code # 041/06
Jacobite Christian girl, 29 yrs old, 5'3", very fair, USA citizen,
registered nurse, divorced after 6 months of marriage. No issues.
Looking for qualified boys with clean habits. e-mail address
Matrimonial; Code # 040/06
Proposals invited for a 25year old Jacobite girl presently working
as a software engineer in Bangalore. Parents retired teachers
presently settled in Perumbavoor.Only brother married and working
as an engineer in Citibank Singapore. If interested please contact
0484-2523269 or kurianyeldho@...
Matrimonial; Code # 038/06
Suitable alliance invited for a God-fearing Jacobite girl 28years,
Height : 181cms, Complexsion : Fair, BTech in EEE Working with an
indian MNC in Bangalore.
Parish : Simhasana Church, Kottayam Father : Advocate, practising
Mother : Retired Professor. Siblings : Two. The proposed girl has
two elder broters, both married and settled. our prefferance for
goom - should well qualified and employed, have good moral values.
If interested please respond with your son's details with recent
photo to roni.simon@...
Matrimonial; Code # 037/06
Orthodox parents residing in USA invite proposals for their
daughter who is 31 Years old; green card holder from professionally
qualified boys from any Christian denomination who would like to
immigrate to USA. She is born & brought up in Kerala, very pretty,
goodlooking, 5'7" tall & slightly disabled. Interested parties
please respond with your details & a recent photograph to this
Matrimonial; Code # 036/06
Proposals invited for orthodox girl,24yrs,164 cms, MBBS. Father
working abroad, but legally separated since 8 yrs. Mother working
in Govt service. Only brother studying for BTech. Proposals invited
from doctors only. If interested contact at ashbluelark05@...
Matrimonial; Code # 035/06
Suitable alliance invited for a God-fearing orthodox girl 26years,
Height : 153, Complexsion : Fair, M B A in HR & Marketing (dual
specialization) Languages Known: Malayalam, Hindi& English. Working
in a stock & share broking company.
Parish : St. Mary's Orthodox Church (Kottayam Cheriyapally) Father:
Mr. Bose Punnathra, Business man Mother : Ms. Susan Bose, Rtd.
Deputy DEMO. Siblings : Two
The proposed girl is the one among twins the elder one married and
working as a teacher in a CBSE school Kottayam and younger sister
is persuing engineering in Calicut government college. our
prefferance for goom - should well qualified and employed, have
good moral values. If interested please respond with your son's
details with recent photo to bosepunnathra@...
Matrimonial; Code # 027/05
Jacobite parents invite remarriage proposals for their
daughter /white&fair/ 28/ 152cm /M.com, DCA. Recordical proof only
existed for the first marriage and the court declared the same as
null and void. Please contact by e-mail with details at at
Matrimonial; Code # 026/05
Suitable alliance invited for a God fearing Jacobite Girl, Working
in UK, as staff nurse she is in25, 5.4?, 59 KG, will be coming by
middle of April. Her father is a retired teacher; an active member
of church, Mother is housewife and one brother, working in Delhi.
The boy should be God fearing, fair, caring, having good manners and
preferably from the medical background (BPT or any other).
Interested parents may please contact at basilpaul@...;
basilpaulk@... , 9818730557 04842678110 (K. K Paulose)
Matrimonial; Code # 023/05
Suitable alliance invited for a Jacobite Girl, 22 years,
164cm,slim, M.com final. Parents in Saudi Arabia. Family belongs to
Angamally Diocese. Interested parents may contact
Matrimonial; Code # 021/05
Looking for a good boy computer professional/engineer from a middle
class family from Kerala preferably cochin orthodox/Jacobite aged
over 28 for our second daughter aged 27 MCA slim good looking.
interested persons may wish to contact at george_kunju@...
giving the details.
Matrimonial; Code # 020/05
Jacobite Christian parents settled in Canada invite proposals for
their daughter, 28 years old, fair, slim 5;5''tall with very high
moral value. she is working after finishing masters in chemical
engineering. Proposals are invited from parents of well educated
boys from any Christian denomination in North America. Please e-mail
thomekurian@... giving the details with code # MP-020/04.
Matrimonial; Code # 019/05
Jacobite parents seeking alliance for their beautiful daughter
31yrs, height 5.6'' postgraduate teacher in a public school. Born
and brought up outside Kerala. Parents settled in Angamally. The
boy should be God fearing educated & employed. Preferance will be
given to boys working outside Kerala. Please contact on
mcsm53@... giving the details.
Matrimonial; Code # 013/05
Jacobite parents from Ernakulam Dt. invites proposals to her
daughter, who is presently working at Bangalore. Educated and
employed Jacobite youths working at Bangalore are preferred. The
proposals to be made from middle class family. The boy should be
God fearing. The girl is 25 yrs of old, 5.3". She had Completed
B.Sc. Maths and have GNIIT, (3 yr computer diploma) course
Certificate) please respond to eldhoshimmy@...
Matrimonial; Code # 069/06
Jacobite Parents from Kottayam Diocese invites proposals for their
son aged 30yrs, 173 cm height, white, working as Network Engineer in
leading private Hospital in UAE. Father Late Retired Teacher Mother
housewife .One elder brother and syster, married and settled in
kottayam. Interested parties Please respond to email:kfcktm@...
Matrimonial; Code # 063/06
Orthodox Christian boy from Kottayam District, 28 yrs, Polytechnic
Diploma (Automobiles), very spiritual with clean habits and employed
as Technical Consultant in Dubai based company with family status.
White complexion, 181 cm. looking for qualified, God fearing
girl (Nurses/ Graduates preferred) from middle class families.
Father expired, mom house wife, sister working in RML New Delhi.
Please respond if interested with full details and recent
photographs to bjkuriakose@... or contact on 0481-2462502
(KTM) / 050-3538208 (DXB) or 04-2224051 between 5.30 to 10.30 pm.
Matrimonial; Code # 058/06
Middle Class Jacobite parents from Kothamangalam seeking proposals
from Jacobite families only for their son, MCA graduate, 25 years
(DOB-19/10/81, Height: 161 cm) working as a software engineer in an
MNC (Satyam Computer Services). Parents are retired teachers and the
only sister is married and settled. Girls must be God fearing,
loyalty towards the Church and who are graduates or doing above
degree 2nd year. Interested parties may contact Mr. Abin George
Kuriakose on 0091-9949496760 or e-mail: usocsecure@...
Matrimonial; Code # 057/06
Jacobite Parents from Kottayam Diocese invites proposals for their
son aged 30yrs, 173 cm height, white, working as Spares-in-charge in
leading private Firm in Kottayam. Father Pharmacist. Mother house
wife . One younger brother working as System Administrator
(Computer). Interested parties Please respond to email:
philiperuthical@... or by phone : 0481 – 2371822 (R)".
Matrimonial; Code # 056/06
Proposals invited for a god fearing Boy 26yrs/186 cm , from a middle
class Jacobite family from Muvattupuzha. He is a B-Tech graduate in
Computer Science and Engg. Now working as GM in a US based company
at Infopark, Kochi. His parents were in Bhilai and now settled in
Muvattupuzha. Sister, BSc Nurse married and settled in Florida (US).
Proposals are invited from god fearing, well placed professionals
preferrably from US, with god fearing girls with similar backgrounds
(nurses please excuse). Interested parties may please respond to
seemasijin@... with full details and recent full size
photograph of the Girl
Matrimonial; Code # 055/06
Jacobite parents from Mumbai invite proposals for their son 40,
medium complexion, divorcee, B.Sc. working in an MNC Pharmaceutical
company. Interested parties may please reply to rcmemts@...
Matrimonial; Code # 054/06
Mumbai based Jacobite parents invite proposals for their son, 35 yrs,
165 cms, B.Com., Inter CA, working in Mumbai as Project Manager for
USA/UK based MNC, from parents of BSc Nurses working in USA/UK or
CGFNS passed nurses working in India/Gulf. Interested parties may
please reply to rcmemts@...
Matrimonial; Code # 052/06
Religious Jacobite Syrian Orthodox parents hailing from Kothamangalam
[Angamally Diocese] invite marriage proposals for their son, 29
Years, Height: 180 Inches, Wheatish complexion, handsome and God
fearing[Serve the Holy Altar] with clean habits. He has his PG
Diploma in Business Mgmt and works for a leading International Denim
Casual Apparel Brand,handling its Retail Operations in Bangalore. He
has one younger brother who has just completed his Graduation in
We are looking for a God-fearing, caring, family oriented, pleasant
girl from a good Jacobite family with high moral and ethical values,
preferably working. Those interested, you may please contact
joyvalethu@... or paul.live@... Res:0485-2571060
Matrimonial; Code # 050/06
Jacobite Christian boy from Ernakulam District, 30 yrs, M. Tech(
Software Systems ) , very spiritual with clean habits and employed
as Techcnical Consultant having a gross salary of 10.5 lakhs per
annum . Medium complexion,160cm.Looking for qualified, God fearing
girl (Nurses/Software professionals preferred) from middle class
families. Father expired, mom house wife ,one sister working in
UK and younger brother in Kerala. Please respond if interested with
full details and recent photographs to rajesh_s_george@...
or contact on 0485 3297772/ 91 9840119568
Matrimonial; Code # 046/06
NRI Syrian Orthodox parents from a reputed family invite proposal
for a Smart, Very Loving & Caring Son, 27, 179cm, athletic,
healthy, broad-minded, medium complexion, Hotel Management Degree,
Immigrated to Canada and decently employed.
Need a Very Loving and Fair girl of any denominations, above 165
cm, has interest in Nature & Pets and has Professional
Qualifications - preferably Medical/Teaching field- and caliber to
adjust to life in Canada. Tel: 0481-2582025//2518569/ 2517056/+9663-
5331674 pulickaparamb@... / pulickaparamb@...
Matrimonial; Code # 042/06
Jacobite Christian boy 29 yrs, MCA ( Master of Computer
Application) ,very spiritual with clean habits and employed in
Kuwait as Product Manager for Microsoft products.Fair,170cm.Looking
for qualified, God fearing girls from middle class families. Parents
in Qatar with one sister married and settled in Bangalore. Please
respond if interested with full details and recent photographs to
jacobp@... or parayiljacob@... or contact on +974
4326859 or +974 5412443
Matrimonial; Code # 030/06
Suitable alliance invited for a God-fearing Jacobite boy from
Chelad Kothamangalam], working with a leading Fashion brand,
managing Retail Operations in Mumbai. Age:28y Complexion: Wheatish
Height:180cms or 5ft 11inches Weight:73kgs Family: Moderate. His
father is working as a Dy. Manager with a MNC in Cochin. Mother, a
house-wife. Younger brother pursuing his graduation from Mor
Athanasius College, Kothamangalam. Interested parents may contact
Matrimonial; Code # 029/05
Proposals invited for a well settled Jacobite boy belonging to an
ancient family. The proposed boy is a Mechanical Engineer working
in a leading Multinational trading company. The boy is
27years,175cms, fair, God- fearing and with clean habits.
We are looking for a fair, good looking, homely God-fearing girl
from a good Jacobite family. If interested please contact : email :
Matrimonial; Code # 017/05
Suitable alliance is invited for a Jacobite deacon, age 31, 5ft
5inch B.A.,B.Ed.,B.D., M.Th., at present doing research work in
university of Toronto, Canada) teaching in the seminary. family
background: father, senior Corepiscopa in the church. mother house
wife. one elder sister, lecturer, got married and one younger
brother advocate. for more information, mail to me
Matrimonial; Code # 014/05
Retired PWD Contractor's family (Jacobite, Middle Class, Ernakulam
District) invites suitable proposal from middle class Jacobite
parents of God fearing girls under 28, 5'1', 48 Kg, employed or
qualified to be employed (prefer teachers or lecturers) in or
around Ernakulam Dist. She has to look after home affairs as the
brother and sister of the boy to be working overseas.
Their son (32, 5'3" 55 Kg) is a Vet. surgeon in Kerala Government
Service, posted within few kilometers from home, fair, clean
habits, soft spoken, thin built and God fearing. His has an elder
brother and younger sister, both married. Genuine enquiries may be
posted to varkod@...
Matrimonial; code # 012/04
Proposals invited from parents of god fearing BSc nurses for a
handsome Jacobite boy, hailing from Kolencherry, 29/168 Graduate,
only son, working as Marketing Executive for a reputed Co. in
Kuwait, active in church matters and having family visa status. He
has two sisters and both of them are well settled. The girl will
have good job prospects in Kuwait. Interested please respond to:
"In the Church God has placed apostles, prophets, teachers, and every other
working of the Spirit, of whom none of those are sharers who do not conform to
the Church, but who defraud themselves of life by an evil mind and even worse
way of acting. Where the Church is, there is the Spirit of God; where the
Spirit of God is, there is the Church and all grace."
"Come now, and let us reason together, Says the Lord, Though your sins are like
scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They
shall be as wool." Isaiah 1:18
Blessing to our spiritual son Thomas Daniel Reji, Moderators and members of
It is with great joy that I came to know our S.O.C.M. Forum is celebrating the
6th birthday. I would like to congratulate the moderators and members of the
forum. The whole church is proud of your appreciable service. Some people are
trying to mislead the history of Holy Church. S.O.C.M Forum helps to have good
discussions about both spiritual and historical heritage of our church. This
helps to give a good direction to the younger generation, to realize the real
value of our faith. Even though the church is facing many problems from the
other faction, we are in the path of growth not only by worldly but also
spiritually. Our Bishops of the church is working hard for the developments of
the dioceses. Everybody should pray for the Holy church.
Once again I would like to congratulate you all.
May God Bless You.
Baselious Thomas I Catholicose.
We are happy to note that the SOCM Forum is completing six years of age and
entering the 7th year on November 15, 2006. In this era of electronics, this
internet Forum has been rendering wonderful service in disseminating true
information about our Holy Syrian Orthodox Church as well as news and views of
other relevant matters. We congratulate all of you for your sincere dedication
and untiring efforts to make this Forum a success.
We wish the SOCM Forum continued progress and success.
May God bless you all.
Metropolitan Athanasios Geevargis
Patriarchal Vicar for Indian Affairs,
Syrian Orthodox Patriarchate,
Bab Touma, P. O. Box 22260
shlom lekh bthoolto maryam.
mbarakhto at bneshey wambarakhoo feero dabkarsekh yeshu`,
o qadeeshto maryam
saloy hlofain hatoyeh hosho wabsho'ath mawtan.
Dear Patrons, Members, Readers and Well-wishers
Barakmore / Shlomo
By the extreme Grace of God; Malankara Jacobite's Discussion Forum SOCM-FORUM)
is 6 years old today, November 15th. We place our heart-felt thanks at HIS Feet
and convey our thanks and appreciation to you for all your tremendous support
shown to SOCM during these years.
"A long journey starts with a single step." This phrase is apt in the evolution
of SOCM-FORUM as you see it today.
On 15th November 2000, started this internet discussion forum, to glorify God
Almighty as well as to disseminate the truth to the world. The initial handful
members and their hard work paved way for the forum to be grown to the present
membership of 3500+ and becoming premier in all such forums available in the
electronic media. Now it is managed by seven dedicated moderators from all parts
of the world. The success of this forum was due to your full support and by the
grace of God Almighty, and all praises are for HIM only.
From its humble start up, in 2004 the forum got the strength and support to
start other ventures to spread the gospel. The e-magazine `Shroro'
(http://socdigest.org) was the first among them. This e-magazine is dedicated to
the Syrian Orthodox Christians all over the world and carries various inspiring
articles from scholars of all walks of life.
The success of this e-magazine gave us courage to go for the next venture. The
starting of the SOCM PRAYER CELL http://groups.yahoo.com/group/socmprayercell),
a 24-hour chain prayer group, on the 5th birthday, is another milestone to our
history. Praying for others is taken as a commandment from God by many of you.
The membership we received from all parts of the world for this prayer group
shows its success as well. The regular free matrimonial advertisements given in
the forum was beneficial for many youngsters to find their life partners.
As a blessed tradition and the accepted practice of our Holy Church, from time
immemorial, we request the parish priest to remember the name(s) of persons who
celebrate Birthday, Wedding Anniversary etc or for the blessings or as thanks
giving or the name of a sick person or someone who is in troubles or the
departed dear and near ones; at the Holy Altar during the Holy Qurbono. But, due
to emigrational dispersals, now we reach and live in many corners of the globe,
where many of us do not have enough co- believers to start a parish or we cannot
do it due to the local regulations and so we have no chance to take part in a
Holy Qurbono - nor can we ask a church or a priest to remember a name on a
particular day/date. Taking into consideration of this un-fortunate
circumstances, SOCM come forwarded with a helping hand to such people who are
living in a place where they cannot have access to Holy Qurbono. We named the
new endeavor as "DUKHRONO" (commemoration). Such a person and if in case want
to place/remember a name or names on occasions like Birthdays, Anniversaries,
for blessings for a sick person,Memorials (Aaneedhe) or for any other special
occasions, they can send us an e-mail (dukhrono@... or
dukhrono@...) at least two days prior to the date of need; we do arrange
to place the name(s) on the Holy Altar during Holy Qurbono. Right now Holy
Qurbono is available on Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday. Many of our Bishops
and Priests in the Forum have offered this service voluntarily.
All SOCM activities are now grouped together in an umbrella site known as
This site is envisaged as a platform for all the activities of SOCM, such as the
Discussion Forum 'SOCM-FORUM, E-magazine 'Shroro', 24 hrs chain prayer service
'SOCM-Prayercell', Remembrance in Holy Qurbano service 'Dukhrono' and
additionally a 'Resource', 'FAQ' and 'News' sections are also added here. Any
visitor to the http://www.socmnet.org can get access to the respective sites and
make use of it. More activities and useful information will be added to this
platform in coming days.
"SOCMNet" and "Mor Adai Study Center" is now jointly working on publishing the
English translation and detailed commentary of "MADOPADESHASARAANGAL" (The faith
and creed of Malankara Nazranis) from its original text. This was composed in
Malayalam by the great Syriac scholar of the 20th century of the united
Malankara Church, Vattasseril Geevarghese Malpan (later Vattasseril Geevarghese
Mor Divannasios) from the works of the Maphryono Mor Gregorios Bar `Ebroyo such
as Mnorath Qudshe, Zalge, and the Hudayo Canon and works of other Syriac
Fathers.Our aim on this publication is to bring the true faith of our Malankara
church, upholded by the forefathers, to the general public, especially to the
second generation English speaking malayalees of our Church and what was aimed
by this book at the time of its original publication and was the intention of
the author then.
The translation task was undertaken by Prof. O.M Mathew Oruvattithara, M.A.;
LL.B; M.A.(R.Sc.), Retired Professor of Baselios College, Kottayam, and a
well-known scholar. The book will be officially released on 26 December 2006 as
our 6th birthday project, is another milestone to our history.
The tremendous support we receives from you all for these ventures make us
humble in front of God Almighty, and once again request your prayer support for
us to carry out our duty impartially and without fail.
On this 6th birthday of the forum, moderators, along with you all, humbly submit
ourselves to HIM and rededicate ourselves to work for the glory of God Almighty
and for HIS Church in this world.
It is our vision that the Forum will eventually become an integral tool for
dispersing Syrian Orthodox Church's true faith and will contribute to the spread
of the Gospel among unheard. It is also our ambition to promote an e-learning
course in Bible Study, Church history and Orthodox faith, starting from an
authenticated source, which will lead the participants to obtain a
diploma/degree, upon its completion. We request each and everyone's prayer
support to achieve our goals.
Let HIS name be glorified through all these collective efforts, let us now
re-submit and re-dedicate ourselves at HIS Feet.
Again, we thank you for your continued co-operation, patronage, support and
Please remember and keep all of us in your prayers
Be with us and be part of us
In Our Lord's Love
For & on behalf of Moderators
Thomas Daniel (Reji)
Church appeals by Indian Orthodox Church in Supreme Court Of India has been
adjourned for six weeks from 21st November to which date it was posted.
The members of the IOC who challenged Didimos Catholicos mentioned for an
adjournment. Their lawyer said that Appeal is pending in High Court against
decision of District Court approving consecration of Didimos as Catholicos.
They actually wanted adjournment till their appeal in High Court is decided. The
lawyer of Indian Orthodox Church did not seriously oppose the request for
SOCM News Bureau - New Delhi
"Wherefore, as children of light and truth, flee from division and wicked
doctrines; but where the shepherd is, there do ye as sheep follow. For there are
many wolves that appear worthy of credit, who, by means of a pernicious
pleasure, carry captives those that are running towards God; but in your unity
they shall have no place."
St. Ignatius of Antioch.
"This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came
into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief." 1 Timothy 1:15
For the past six years SOCM Forum has rendered priceless services to our Church.
The discussions in the forum have given an opportunity for many to express their
feelings and ideas. I congratulate all the moderators of the forum especially
Mr. Thomas Daniel who’s selfless and sincere services will be remembered always.
I pray for all.
Thambu George Thkulan,
We members of the Editorial board of Viswasa Samrakshakan is proud to
congratulate the moderators and members of the SOCM Forum. The discussions in
the Forum helps our youngsters to be active participants in the Church
activities .It helps to keep up our faith intact .It helps know about our faith
and heritage. The Forum was the main inspiration for starting Viswasa
Samrakshakan, the internet magazine. Now Viswasa Samrakshakan is in printed
Thank you very much for the cooperation and support given to us.
We remember all of you in our prayers. Once again we share our love and
Bibby Abraham Kadavumbhagom,
Congratulations for the sincere and dedicated work for the last six years.
May God help you to carry this wonderful mission with abundant blessings from
With prayer and blessing
Metropolitan Theophilose Kuriakose
Metropolitan of the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Theological Seminary & Europe
Malankara Syrian Orthodox Theological Seminary,
Kerala-682 314, INDIA.
Dear Moderators & members
One of the important missionary activities of the church is to teach Christian
faith. This didactic mission is indispensable for preserving and safeguarding
SOCM forum has succeeded tremendously in this regard by making use of
communication technology. The church can not ignore the scientific developments.
In fact science and religion are two hands of God. The forum was able to
transmit our faith to the people all over the world through various news,
discussions and writing relevant articles pertaining to our church. This forum
is highly useful for those people who are in Diaspora.
I am a regular reader of the Forum, and I found many of the items in the forum
are especially educational.
My hearty congratulations and prayers to the Moderator and members of SOCM Forum
on the occasion of celebrating the 6th anniversary of its inception.
Aphrem Mathews Metropolitan
Auxiliary Bishop of Angamaly- High range region
Patriarch Ignatius Centre,
Puthencruz P.O, Ernakulam Dist.-682 308.
This is to wish SOCM Forum all the very best, as it enters the 7th year of
serive to our Church and the faithful on November 15. The Forum has indeed
rendered great service to the members of the Syrian Orthodox Church all over the
world in the past six years. The hard work that has been put in by the
moderators, particularly Mr. Thomas Daniel (Reji) has to be appreciated.
May God continue to use them for the glory of our Church and the extension of
God's Reign through this forum.
My prayers are always with you.
Coorilos Geevarghese Metropolitan
Auxiliary Bishop of Niranam Diocese
St. Mary's Jacobite Syrian Church,
I WISH SOCM FORUM A HAPPY BIRTH DAY
“You will succeed in whatever you choose to do,
and lightwill shine on the road ahead of you.” Job 22:28
Dear Reji and moderators,
It is a tremendous blessing that the SOCM Forum and other related segments are
stable, successful and heading in the right direction on to the 7th year, by the
abundant mercy of God. Your significant efforts indeed promote the Holy Syrian
Orthodox Church and her goodwill among the Christian communities of the world.
May the Good Lord bless you in all your future endeavors.
With Prayers and Regards
Fr. Mathai Varkey Puthukkunnathu
Secretary: Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox in of North America.
Vicar: St. Ignatius Elias III Syrian Orthodox Church, Atlanta, Georgia
Really happy to see our internet discussion forum reaches its 6th
We are with you moderators....
May god bless you people for this great job
Dear Moderators & the members of SOCM Group,
On the occasion of the 6th birthday of this group, I would like to extend my
heartfelt wishes to all the members and the moderators who struggle hard behind
the screen to publish this everyday in time with valuable contributions. May Our
Lord pour abundant blessings to all of them.
Good luck and best wishes.
Chev. Daniel K. J
"Keep yourselves from those evil plants which Jesus Christ does not tend,
because they are not the planting of the Father. Not that I have found any
division among you, but exceeding purity. For as many as are of God and of Jesus
Christ are also with the bishop. And as many as shall, in the exercise of
repentance, return into the unity of the Church, these, too, shall belong to
God, that they may live according to Jesus Christ. Do not err, my brethren. If
any man follows him that makes a schism in the Church, he shall not inherit the
kingdom of God. If any one walks according to a strange opinion, he agrees not
with the passion [of Christ.]"
St. Ignatius of Antioch.
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever
believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16
Regardless of Make or Year or Tithe Amount, all units known as "human beings"
are being recalled by the Manufacturer. This is due to a malfunction in the
original prototype units code named "Adam" and "Eve," resulting in the
reproduction of the same defect in all subsequent units. This defect is
technically termed "Serious Internal Non-morality," but more commonly known as
Symptoms of the SIN defect include, but are not limited to:
A) Loss of direction
B) Lack of peace and joy
D) Foul vocal emissions
The Manufacturer is providing factory authorized repair service FREE of charge
to correct the SIN defect. The Repair Technician, Jesus Christ, has most
generously offered to bear the entire burden of the staggering cost of these
To repeat... There is no fee required.
The number to call for repair in all areas is P-R-A-Y-E-R
Once connected, please upload the burden of SIN through the REPENTANCE
procedure. Next, download ATONEMENT from the Repair Technician, Christ, into
the SOUL component of the human unit. No matter how big or small the SIN
defect is, Christ will replace it with:
J) Everything He Has Is Yours
Please see the Operating Manual, HOLY BIBLE, for further details on the use of
these fixes. As an added upgrade, the Manufacturer has made available to all
repaired units a facility enabling direct monitoring assistance from the
resident Maintenance Technician, THE HOLY SPIRIT.
Repaired units need only make Him welcome and accept his Word and He will take
up residence on the premises.
The strength of Christian faith is nothing but the fruitful discussions
(Critique) that which enabled the Church to journey in lovely, dark and deep
woods. Here, SOCM Forum served and serves as an official Medium to bring the
concerns not only from the Prelates and Scholars but also give due importance to
that which highlighted through common people. "Church lives in Common People" is
a very encouraging sign for the 21st Century Jacobite Syrian Orthodox faith.
What you have done and doing will always remember with gratitude. On this
blessed occassion of the 6th Birthday of SOCM Forum, I along with the St. Marys
Syrain Orthodox Church, Switzerland wishing you all Marvellous and Wonderful
days ahead in the journey of proclaiming Orthodoxy and Orthopraxy.
Fr. Jomy Joseph
St. Marys Syrain Orthodox Church
May the Lord Bless You and Keep You.
Amongst our busy and hectic schedule, our moderators have sacrificed themselves
for His service. Let us all keep them in our prayers while also asking for
God's continued guidance in the future.
A few points:
1) It's inspiring to hear from others whom I'd never think subscribe to SOCM
Forum. Though they don't write, they find this forum a great resource.
2) It's unfortunate that sometimes faith questions are ignored while questions
related to other less important matters are focused upon. Again, let us look
towards the future, not the past (though we must learn from our past, too).
3) As we look towards the future, let our messages on this forum also do the
same: What is Orthodoxy? How do we reach out to our youngsters?
4) As a continuation of the #3, I hope each of us can spread the word about this
forum to our youth. Mention it in Sunday school meetings, youth conferences,
5) I pray that more of our younger members will write on this forum. They have
questions about our faith but are hesitant to write.
And with this, let us be encouraging in our responses.
6) What a great idea! An "e-learning course in Bible Study, Church history and
Orthodox faith". I pray that it will bear fruit.
Let's always keep in mind:
"The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest,
therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field" (Luke 10:2)
Happy Birthday to H.G.Pathrose Mar Osthatheos Thirumeni. H.G.Pathrose Mor
Osthatheos Metropolitan is the Auxiliary Metropolitan of New Delhi Region.
Well done SOCM... for the six years of glorious service to the Church...for
being the arena of ideas, thoughts and discussions.... ofcourse with a JACOBITE
touch(i.e. with strong faith and submission to His Holiness, the living Saint
Peter of Antioch and all the East)
Thank you SOCM.... for providing us this battle field...where our young and
brave warriors brandish their mighty swords of faith against the infidels.
On behalf of SUNDAY VISION, let me congratulate the knights of faith who work
sincerly for keeping this forum live and worthy.
Chief Organizer (U.S.A.)
"Take ye heed, then, to have but one Eucharist. For there is one flesh of our
Lord Jesus Christ, and one cup to [show forth] the unity of His blood; one
altar; as there is one bishop, along with the presbytery and deacons, my
fellow-servants: that so, whatsoever ye do, ye may do it according to [the will
St. Ignatius of Antioch.
"The fear of the Lord is the crown of wisdom, making peace and perfect health to
flourish." Sirach 1:18
Wish you all the best for the sincere and dedicated work for the last six years.
You all will get blessings from above for your sincere intention behind this
forum work. I am sure that through your people's work we, the new generation
youngs will get lot off idea about our church stands.
Once again i wish you all the best with prayers...
Anoop K Baby
Member ID # 1003
St:Johns Church, Nellikkunnel,Mannathoor
I agree with Mr.Sunny in this regard.This missionary organisation is not working
with the principles and spiritual practises as practised by Syrian Orthodox
church.The group is against Saints and faithful departed.The people of this
group are insulting the holy relics of our saints at different places including
Manarcad Church where they referred the Holy Soonoro as 'pazham thuni'(old
cloth).This is truly disgrace to our Church and in my personal opinion I urge
the forum members not to co-operate with them.
They are running a Bible college. What is the use of such a college,if we
already have a Seminary and several dayros?
The people of this group distributed pamphlets in our church at
Thiruvananthapuram questioning the prayers of Hasho(Passion week) with stupid
arguments. These people may be doing work in tribal areas,but they are more
active inside the church. Missionary work is to be done for those who havent
heard about Christ. Not to those who are Christians.These people are focusing
more on questioning our tradition and practises.Encouraging such organisations
will detrimentally affect our Holy Church.We should refrain from co-operating
and praying with them.
Please visit: http://www.socmnet.org/ChevDrCANinan.htm
Ypdkno Dr.Paul Samuel
Dear Reji and Moderators of the SOCM- Forum
It is indeed the Grace of God that we have finished six years of selfless
service. During the last 6 years you have extented a meritorious service to the
Church by handing over so much valuable information and knowledge. Meanwhile the
Forum has become a recognized and trustworthy medium of our church. The number
of Bishops who read it regularly and who has written the birthday greetings
prove this fact. May God make it still bigger, may it contribute more and more
to the mother church through His help. And Reji, the immense and selfless work
done by you and the other moderators is pleasant to God. The growth of the Forum
is just an evidence to that.
With Love and Prayers
Vicar, St.Mary's Syrian Orthodox Parish, Vienna,
Just address an email to SOCM-FORUM@yahoogroups.com
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