By the Grace and abundant blessing of God Almighty The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church (The Indian Orthodox Church), Diocese of Ahmedabad, Marth Mariam Vanitha Samajam, celebrated the Sabha Vanitha Dinam and conducted its 4th Annual conference on Sunday, the 01 December, 2013. Mar Gregorios Orthodox Valiyapally, Baroda (Gujarat) hosted the One Day Annual Conference as per Diocesan Metropolitan Kalpana No. 81/13 dated 30.09.2013. Photo Gallery
The Theme of the conference was “Women are to be praised” based on Proverbs 31:30. Rev. Fr. Dr. Shaji P. John, the Vice-Principal of St. Thomas Orthodox Theological Seminary, Nagpur, was the main speaker and resource person of the conference. Adv. Mathai Mampallil, Sabha Managing Committee member, was also the speaker of the conference.
The conference began after Holy Qurbana under the presidentship of MMVS, Ahmedabad Diocese, Vice President, Rev. Fr. Manu Varghese Jacob in the presence of Diocese Senior most Priest Very Rev. P. M. Mathews CorEpiscoda, Diocesan Secretary, Rev. Fr. Jacob Mathew, Conference host Church Vicar and MMVS, Ahmedabad Diocese, Ex.Vice President, Rev. Fr. P. O. Mathai, Basil School Principal and Vicar of St. Thomas Church, Anand, Rev. Fr. V. Daniel.
In the inaugural function, after lighting of lamps, Rev. Fr. P. O. Mathai welcomed the gatherings and Rev. Fr. Manu Varghese Jacob tendered presidential address. Felicitation addresses were by Very Rev. P.M Mathews CorEpiscopa and Rev. Fr. Jacob Mathew.
Rev. Fr. Shaji P. John presented very meaningful and valuable classes based on Proverbs chapter 31 – Theme of the Conference and the importance of Vanitha Dinam in morning and after noon sessions. The class of Adv. Mathai Mampallil was based on Theme and christian family life. Rev. Fr. V. Daniel gave the windup message. Ahmedabad Diocese, MMVS Secretary, Mrs. Jaya Koshy Mattackal and Treasurer, Mrs. Soshamma Chacko presented the Report and Accounts for the year 2012-2013 respectively.
There was Bible Quiz based on Proverbs for all participants, entertainment program of Margam Kali of host church members and Choir also extended good assistance for the success of the conference. In business session Regional and Zonal secretaries were selected for Gujarat and M. P. & Rajasthan Region. The conference also appreciated to all participants of MOMS Exam. 2012 as well as patronages of all activities of MMVS and prizes were distributed to top scorers in Diocese level.
More than 400 MMVS members from all parishes in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, were attended in the conference. Diocesan Metropolitan H. G. Pulikkottil Dr. Geevarghese Mar Yulios, not only given dynamic leadership for a blessed conference, and also extended his appreciation and blessings to all participants, and helps, assistance extended to MMVS and to conduct a successful annual conference. Mrs. Soshamma chacko tendered vote of thanks. Mrs. Beena Kuriakose was general convener and in assistance of Mrs. Sini Sabu, Unit Secretary, Mrs. Annamma Philip, Unit Treasurer.