MMVS Oman-Yemen Zonal conference “SUBORO 2013” of Ahmedabad Diocese

Ahmedabad: Muscat Mar Gregorios Orthodox Maha Edavaka conducted the first-ever Oman-Yemen Zonal conference of Ahmedabad Diocese Marth Mariam Vanitha Samajam (MMVS) on 2013 November 15, 16, Friday and Saturday at St Thomas Church, Ruwi (Sultanate of Oman) as per Diocesan Metropolitan, H. G. Dr. Geevarghese Mar Yulios, Kalpana No. 83/13 dated 16.10.2013.
The conference titled as “SUBORO 2013? was based on the theme  of “Try to be at peace with everyone, and try to live a holy life, because no one will see the Lord without it” (Hebrews 12:14).
Noted theologian, counselor and senior Professor of Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam,  Rev. Fr. Dr O Thomas, Director, OSSAE and Mrs. Jaya Koshy Mattackal, Secretary, MMVS, Ahmedabad Diocese, were the main leaders of the two-day conference.
A warm welcome and flag hosting ceremony were arranged and  in the inaugural function  Mrs. Laly George welcomed the gatherings. MGOME Vicar, Rev. Fr. Joji George Koickalethu tendered presidential address and Rev. Fr. Dr. O Thomas inaugurated the Conference.  Felicitation addresses were by MGOME Associate Vicar Rev. Fr. Binu John Thomas,  Rev. Fr.  Ninan Thomas of Jacobite Church, Rev. Sunil Daniel of Marthoma Church, Mrs. Jaya Koshy, Shri T. J. Joseph, Shri P. K. Koshy, and Shri Mammen George.
The Classes were conducted by Rev. Fr. O. Thomas on Theme of the conference,  MMVS Diocesan Secretary, Mrs. Jaya Koshy Mattackal on Empowerment of Women,  Rev. Abraham Thomas, Vicar,  Marthoma Church, Ruwi. on Organ Donations and Bible Class by Rev. Fr. Varghese Thomas (Sohar).  Besides the classes there were Quiz competition, On Spot Questions Game, Vegetables Carving, Talent Night, Group Discussions,  Talk Show “SITCOM” on the subject to Merits & Demerits of Women’s position in our Church and Society. In business session Office bearers were selected for that Region.  There was the talk Show program which is covered by Jeevan TV channel.
About 150 MMVS members from Orthodox Churches in Muscat, Sohar, Salalah, were attended in the conference. Diocesan Metropolitan H. G.  Pulikkottil Dr. Geevarghese Mar Yulios, not only given wonderful leadership for a blessed conference, and also extended his appreciation and blessing to all including choir for the excellent arrangements and participations and to conduct a meaningful conference, under the supervision of Maha Edavaka President/Vicar Fr Joji George Koickalethu and Associate Vicar, Rev. Fr. Binu John Thomas. Sohar Vicar Rev. Fr. Varghese Thomas and Rev. Fr. Varghese George were also participated  in the conference.  Mrs.  Annamma Joseph extended vote of thanks.  Mrs. Laly George and Mr. Manoj were general Conveners of the conference.

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