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"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."
- Matthew 7:7-8

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By the immense grace of God, the Second Diocesan Convention 2019 was held on 17th to 24th February, 2019. It was a multi-lingual and multi-denominational convention which was inaugurated by the General Secretary CSI & Hon. Secretary CSITA, Rev. Dr. D. Rathnakara Sadananda and was graced by H.G. Zachariah Mar Anthonios Metropolitan - Malankara Orthodox Church, Kollam Diocese.


Our Guest Speakers were Rt. Rev. Dr. Euyakim Mar Coorilos Episcopa - Kottarakkara- Punalur Diocese, Marthoma Church, Rev. Nelson Chacko – C.S.I. Madhya Kerala Diocese, Dr. Jayasingh – D.S. Group, Chennai, Rt. Rev. Dr. K. Reuben Mark - Bishop, C.S.I.,  Karimnagar Diocese, Bro. George Koshy – Bangalore.


Different activities and Spiritual enlightenment programmes were also organized every morning during these days.

  1. Youth Mission Fest was headed by Rev. Thomas Cheriyan (Chattisgarh Mission)
  2. Pastors, Catechists, Missionaries and Women Workers Spiritual meet by Prof. Dr. M. T. Cheriyan
  3. Women’s Fellowship Anniversary meet by Mrs. Aleyamma Oommen Chandy
  4. Athmaya Fellowship by Rev. Justin Jose, C.S.I. S.K.D.
  5. Children’s Ministry by CEF Director – Mr. Reji Thomas Chacko, Rev. A.R. Susheel and Magic Achan, Rev. Dr. Saju Mathew
  6. Public Meeting by Minister – Mrs. Mercykutty Amma, M.P. – Mr. N. K. Premachandran, M.L.A – Mr. M. Noushad and Mayor – Mr. V. Rajendrababu

The Diocesan choir graced our convention with its blessed songs elevating our soul and spirit to a heavenly experience.


VBS Training Programme Cochin

Thrissur: CSI Diocese of Cochin has conducted two days VBS training programme at Thrissur Bathel Asham on 8th and 9th March 2019. The training programme was inaugurated by the Rev. John Joseph (Clergy Secretary,. CSI DC) and the Rev. Mathew George (Sunday School General Secretary) welcomes all. In this programme 30 participants from the diocese were attended and trained. Rev. Kurian Perter has lead the classesabout qualities of a VS Leader and the theme devotion. Mr. Subin Sunderraj discussed about Teacher's Devotion. Rev. Dn. Aneesh Mathew has taken the clases aout visual aids and Mrs Ashalatha has taken class about "How to lead a child to Christ". Mr. Sebi N P (Sundayschool Worker demonstrate different games and the action songs). Mr. Shimil P John and Ms. Liya were taught the VBS Songs and its action. The programme end with the dedication service led by Rev. Mathew George. M


Pre- Lenten Retreat of the Presbyters of the CSI Malabar Diocese Held Malabar

Pre- Lenten Retreat for the Presbyters of the Malabar Diocese of the Church of South India was held at the AELI Hills in Alwaye, in Kerala. Rt. Rev. Dr. Royce Manoj Victor, the Bishop in the Malabar Diocese of the Church of South India (CSI), Rev. N. K. Sunny; the Clergy Secretary of the Diocese, Rev. Sunil Raj Philip; Director of CSI Synod Communications, and Rev. Dr. Mothy Varkey (Marthoma Church) led the retreat. 


CMS Biennale 2019 Madhya Kerala

The English Department of the CMS College, Kottayam, which is the first college in South India, organises an art exhibition. The Exhibition was inaugurated by Rev. Jacob George, the Bursar of the College, on the 28th February 2019. The Biennale lasted till the 2nd of March.


New Anglican Communion Bishops, including Rt. Rev. Dr. Oommen George, receive induction in Canterbury Kollam Kottarakkara

Archbishop Justin Welby will today welcome 29 new Anglican bishops from around the world to his official residence Lambeth Palace.

Rt. Rev. Dr. Oommen George, the Bishop in Kollam- Kottarakkara Diocese of the Church of South India (CSI), is also invited.

The Bishops took part in an annual 10-day course run by Canterbury Cathedral – the Mother Church of the Anglican Communion – to teach them about the role of a bishop and the Anglican Communion. This year’s cohort comes from Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, Japan, Kenya, Madagascar, Melanesia, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Scotland, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, the US, and Zimbabwe.

The annual event, affectionately nicknamed “the baby bishops course” by those who have taken part in previous years, includes a programme of talks, presentations and workshops and a chance to build networks and relationships with other new bishops across cultural and geographical divides.