As part of the reorganization process of the students organization of Jacobite Syrian Church, a meeting was held at MSOT seminary Mulanthuruthy, Vettickal on 28/05/09. H.G Dr. Kuriakose Mor Theophilose, Fr. Elias Kappungudiyil, Dn. Bobby John, MBSC representatives and members from different churches participated.
A meeting is planned to be conducted at MSOT seminary, Vettikal, Mulanthuruthy on June 14th 2009 from 2.00 PM to discuss further functioning of MGJSM (Mor Gregorious Jacobite Students Movement).
We request all students of Jacobite Syrian Church, all those who are working close to educational field (Retd. also) and those who are interested to be part of the functioning of MGJSM to come and participate in the meeting to be held on 14th June.
For More Details Contact:
Fr. Elias Kappungudiyil: +91 9847401061
Dn. Bobby John: +91 9447876239
Mr. Prosobh: +91 9020023941
Dr. Bidhun: +91 9788580225
Sarun Maani: +91 973997140
Shibin Paul: +91 9916043073
The Students organization of the Jacobite Syrian Church prior to 1958 period was known as 'Mar Gregorios Syrian Vidhyarthi Sangam' or the 'Mar Gregorios Syrian Students Association' (MGSSA) This was the first students organization in the whole world that was named after St. Gregorios Chathuruthy- Parumala Thirumeni.
Though the students movement started in the Malankara Church as early as 1907 by the name 'Syrian Students Conference', the subsequent split and troublesome period in the church following the violent parting away of the rival Malankara orthodox group resulted in a stagnation in the functioning of the Students movement. Later in 1922 the students movement of the Church was reorganized by our late Valiya Thirumeni (Saint Athanasius Paulose, the Malankara Metropolitan) at a specially convened session held at Cheruthottukunnel St. George Church of Angamaly diocese. It was Valiya Thirumeni who proposed the name of the organization after his guru, St. Gregorios Geevarghese of Parumala. Thus the students wing of the Jacobite Syrian Church came to be known as 'Mar Gregorios Syrian Students Association' (MGSSA)
Meanwhile the break away group of Malankara, the Methran Kakshi also organized a parallel students movement which was named as 'St. Thomas Syrian Students Movement'. This situation continued until 1959 when both the students movements merged to form as a single unit and was thereupon came to be called MGOCSM.
Here is enclosed a notice published in 'SabhaMasika' of 1935 announcing about the annual conference of 'Mar Gregorios Syrian Students Association' (MGSSA), to be held at the Thrikkunnath Seminary, the then Angamali diocesean headquarters of the Jacobite Syrian Church.
13th Annual Meeting Notice published on 1935