- 2016 Annual Clergy Conference and Diocesan Assembly Report
- 2016 Diocesan Assembly and Clergy confernece - April 21-23, 2016 at Atlanta
- Dallas Region Sunday School Competitions held on April 16th at St. Thomas Orthodox, Dallas
- St. Thomas Orthodox Church Chicago - IL purchased new property
- Northwest Regional Family Conference to be held from 7th-10th, July 2016 at Vancouver.
- Feet washing service pictures from Chicago St. Gregorios Cathedral
- Rev.Fr. Dr. Johns Konat Abraham, Chief celebrant for the feast of Annunciation to St.Mary at St. Paul's Orthodox Church , Dallas
- Palm Sunday Pictures and from St.Gregorios Cathedral , Chicago
- Diocesan Metropolitan to lead Holy Week services at St.Gregorios Cathedral , Chicago
- Picture recap: 3rd Dallas Area Orthodox Convention held at St. Thomas Orthodox Church, Dallas
- Rev Fr. Dr. Johns Abraham Konat to lead Holy week service at Dallas St. Marys Valiyapally
- Holy Church to celebrate Catholicate Day on Sunday March 13
- 3rd Dallas Area Orthodox Convention to be hosted at St. Thomas Orthodox Church, Dallas
- Register online for Clergy Conference & Diocesan Assembly 2016
- Diocesan Center Chapel Construction Status & Fundraising Raffle Updates
Passages & Sermons
- Devotional Thoughts for the 10th Sunday after Pentecost - 2nd Aug 2015
- Devotional Thoughts for the Sunday of Lepers (2nd Sunday of Great Lent)
- MGOCSM Devotionals : God’s Triumphant Love -Romans 8: 31-39
- MGOCSM Devotionals : Living By The Spirit -(Galatians 5:16-26)
- MGOCSM Devotionals : Faith in God Hebrews 11:3-6
2016 Annual Clergy Conference and Diocesan Assembly Report
Northwest Regional Family Conference to be held from 7th-10th, July 2016 at Vancouver.
St. Thomas Orthodox Church Chicago - IL purchased new property
Diocesan Metropolitan to lead Holy Week services at St.Gregorios Cathedral , Chicago
Palm Sunday Pictures and from St.Gregorios Cathedral , Chicago
Feet washing service pictures from Chicago St. Gregorios Cathedral
Picture recap: 3rd Dallas Area Orthodox Convention
Proposed Urshlem Aramana Chapel Elevations
3rd Dallas Area Orthodox Convention to be hosted at St. Thomas Orthodox Church, Dallas
Holy Church to celebrate Catholicate Day on Sunday March 13
2016 Urshlem Men's Summer Camp to be held from July 10 - July 17
South Region Family & Youth Conference 2016 - June 29 - July 2
Mar Barnabas Educational Award - Winners of 2015
Divya Bodhanam DOCE graduation- St Gregorios Orthodox Church , Elmhurst
Mar Theodosius and Mar Barnabas Episcopa from Marthoma Church visited the Diocesan Center in Beasley.
Oriental Orthodox Churches of Atlanta celebrated its 4th annual common Divine Liturgy in Atlanta
Diocesan Metropolitan and Clergies participated in the prayer service led by Pope Tawadrous II
Please pray for Chennai : Metropolitan Mar Eusebius
Diocese to observe the 3rd Dukhrono of His Grace Mathews Mar Barnabas
40th Memorial of Mar Baselius Augen Catholicos to be celebrated at Devalokam
Christmas Message from Diocesan Metropolitan His Grace Alexios Mar Eusebius
Pictures from temporary Consecration and Divine Liturgy at St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Kansas
Dallas area Clergies and lay leaders met H.H. Pope Tawadrous II
Diocesan Metropolitan to lay the foundation stone for St. Thomas Orthodox Community Center
Metropolitan Mar Eusebius to meet Egypt’s Pope Tawadros II.
Dn.Saju Varghese will assist Ministry of Liturgical Resource Development (LRD).
Pictures from St. Thomas Orthodox Church Phoenix Consecration held on Sep 18, 2015
MGOCSM News - Dallas Area Team Christ Camp
OVBS 2015 news and pictures from St. Gregorios Orthodox Church San Francisco
Pictures from St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, Oak Lawn retreat 2015
MGOCSM Regional Youth Conference held at St. Mary's Orthodox Parish, Calgary.
MGOCSM News - Houston Area Back to School Retreat
Dallas St. Mary’s COI wins the 2015 Dallas Regional MMVS Talent Competition
St. Mary's Orthodox Church, St. Louis Silver Jubilee Celebrations held on August 29th
MGOCSM Southeast Regional Retreat held at Camp Kulaqua in High Springs, Florida
Chicago, Detroit, and Cleveland Regional MGOCSM Conference held at Goshen College Indiana
Pictures from 2015 Diocesan Family & Youth Conference
Mar Yulios to lead 2015 Calgary Orthodox Convention and Regional MGOCSM Conference.
Picture Recap from Summer Camp held at Urshlem Aramana
2015 Bai'tho Family Parish Conference pictures from St. Gregorios, Elmhurst Chicago
MMVS West Regional Conference and talent competition held on June 6th
MGOCSM Chicago Winter One-Day Retreat
St. Gregorios Orthodox Church of Kansas City Purchased New Property
The Sacrament of Holy Matrimony (English)
Picture Recap: Diocesan Metropolitan’s visit to St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Spokane.
Diocesan MMVS 6th Annual Conference held at Houston St. Thomas Cathedral.
St. Gregorios Malankara Orthodox Church, Cleveland Ohio purchased new property
LoveIndeed - A Charity Project of Diocese of South-West America
Draft copy of the proposed liturgical book submitted to Holy Synod
Dallas/Oklahoma Area Acolyte Training / Women's Ministry August 24th, 2013
Guidelines for Acolytes
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Diocesan Prayer Ministry - English Prayer ‘SLOOTHO ’ - Every Tue 9.05 PM -9.35 PM (CST)
April 20, 2016
"Urshlem" Diocesan Center- Beasley, Texas
As we complete the 7th anniversary of the inception of our Diocese, it is important that we remind ourselves to look back and reflect upon our past. It is by understanding how we have grown over the last seven years that we can move forward and make improvements to better glorify God and serve the faithful. While the South-West American Diocese is young, we cannot forget the foundation laid by our elders, priests and bishops who immigrated to the US and Canada and established church communities. We are able to stand firm today because of their hard work and now, we are responsible to continue the mission of strengthening the faith passed unto us through the Malankara Orthodox Church amongst not only the faithful, but the world. We must work to spread the beauty of our rich church tradition to this land.
During this season of the Resurrection we must ask ourselves, “What can I do to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and build up His Church?” First and foremost, we need to listen to Him and heed His call. We must move the focus away from ourselves and remind ourselves to serve God and His will in our lives. When we look to the Scriptures, there are two great examples for us to use as reflection. In the Old Testament, we see Abraham being told by God to leave his father’s house to a land God would show him (Genesis 12). In faith, Abraham listened to God and acted accordingly.
Before Holy Qurbana
■Leviticus 25: 1 - 13 ■Joshua 1: 5-9 ■Isaiah 44: 23-28
■Acts 21 : 7 - 9 ■I Corinthians 7:1-2,25-34, ■I Corinthians 9: 1- 10 ■St. John 17: 13 -26