The Indian Orthodox Church is also known as Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, a Church founded by St. Thomas, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ, who came to India in A.D. 52. St. Gregorios Church London is the first parish church of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church in the United Kingdom. and it is the mother church of all other parishes and congregations in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. Our mission is to the people of Indian origin in the British Isles, and though we are completely Orthodox in our faith and practice, we remain Indian in our ethos and in our appreciation of the Orthodox heritage. The Malanakara Orthodox Church, as part of the Oriental Orthodox family of Churches, is in communion with the Coptic Orthodox Church, the Armenian Apostolic Church, the Syrian Orthodox Church, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, the Eritrean Orthodox Church.But we also warmly welcome all who wish to worship and learn with us, whatever their culture.
- Saturday 07 December:
Choir Practice 10:00 - 12:00
Church History Lessons for Senior Sunday School Students- 01:30 - 03:30
Area Carol - St Thomas Fellowship ( Croydon, Sutton Area)
Venue: Benny Abraham and Deepthi's residence, Carshalton
- There will be regular sunday services at both St.Andrew-By-The-Wardrobe church, Blackfriars and St.Gregorios church, Brockley on Sunday 08 Dec 13
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Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ !!!
One of the photos in the news papers was that of a black man hugs a white man and crying. This photo defines Mandela's life. He lived for uniting humans. Everyone in this world loved and respected him. That causes the whole world lamenting genuinely over his parting. The best expression about his life could be " I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." ( II Timothy 4:7) Let us hope as St Paul affirms, finally the crown of righteousness will be given to him by The Lord . We have witnessed how faith, dedication, determination for re establishing human dignity and concern for fellow beings transformed the world ! A single human could do great things, if there is a genuine longing for liberty and equal opportunity for everyone . We haven't seen Moses, we couldn't walk with Jesus, we were too late to live with Gandhiji, but we had the blessing to live in Madiba's time !!! We would tell this to our grand and great grand children with pride and dignity ! There will be special prayer and paying of tribute tomorrow after the Qurbana. There will be offering of flowers. Those who wish could also join. There will be a condolence register kept at the entrance. All could write their feeling for this great man this century has seen !
Beloved Madiba ! We bid you farewell in tears ! Go in peace ! Pearly gates are open for you !!!
Today we have the area Carol of St. thomas Fellowship ( Croydon - Sutton Area) at Benny Abraham & Deepthi's Residence (A101) at 5:30 pm.
All the members of this area, please participate.
Next Saturday, we will have the area carol of St. Mary's fellowship (Dartford- Bromley - Kent) at Joy Varghese & Beena's Residence( V107)
Sunday School Exam
Tomorrow we will have the Sunday school Examination for all the classes except 10. All students are requested to come prepared for the exam.
There will be choir practice today and tomorrow. Please join for the practice as we have only one more week left for the Carol Service.
God Bless You all
-07.12.2013 Rev. Fr. Thomas P John