Bhilai: The glowing memories of ‘ Bada Baba’ -as Metropolitan Dr. Stephanos Mar Theodosius of Blessed Memeory were fondly called by the villagers- was re-lived on the occasion of the 11th Annual Feast of the first Metropolitan of the Dioceses of Madras and Calcutta from 28h October to 5th November, 2018 at St. Thomas Chapel, Kailash Nagar, Bhilai. In a solemn ceremony at 12pm at St. Thomas Ashram, Kailash Nagar, H.H. Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulose II hoisted the flag marking the opening of the 8th Memorial Feast of Mar Theodosius .
- G. Dr. Mathews Mar Thimothios, Metropolitan of Diocese of U.K.- Europe was the chief celebrant. On 4th November, Holy Qurbana was celebrated by H. G. Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius Metropolitan of Calcutta Diocese . Hundreds prayerfully participated in the prayer and Rassa from MGO Cathedral, Bhilai to the Tomb of Mar Theodosius situated at St. Thomas Chapel on 4th Evening.
The 46th Annual Meeting of St. Thomas Mission was held at 8pm on 4th November at St. Thomas Mission Centre, Bhilai under the chairmanship of by H. G. Dr Joseph Mar Dionysius Metropolitan. H. G. Dr. Mathews Mar Thimothios was the Chief Guest for the Anniversary. The 3rd Biennial Mat Theodosius Award was presented to Padma Shri Dharmpal Sainiji. The veteran Gandhian was honoured for his devoted and passionate work in Bastar region for the promotion of education among the tribals. Merit holders from MGM Group of Schools were also honoured in the meeting. The cultural events presented by Sunday School students and Liturgical & Devotional Musical event by Jeny Thomas ( MGOSC, Kolar, Bhopal added colour to the programme. Documentary of the Mission projects run by Bhilai Mission was also presented. Very Rev. Geevarghese Ramban, Vice President, welcomed the gathering and Fr. Jose K Varghese, Secretary proposed vote of thanks. Mrs. Sapna Joshi and Mr. Joel Jose conducted the programme.
On 5th of November, Holy Qurbana was celebratecd by H. G. Dr. Mathews Mar Thimothios. The Memorial Feast concluded with love feast followed by ceremonial lowering of Perunal flag at 5 pm by the Diocesan Metropolitan H. G. Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius .
H.G. Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius Metropolitan distributed wheel chairs to the needy at Ashadeep Leprosy Colony, Shardapara, Bhilai. V. Rev. Thomas Ramban, Diocesan Secretary, and Sr, Sarah ( Project –in charge ) were also present. Ashakiran project by St. Thomas Mission Bhilai is being run at Ashadeep from 2nd October, 2014. Under this project Computer training for the youth and Tailoring training for the women folk of the colony are being imparted.
Two days workshop for Pre- Primary teachers was organised by MGM Group of Schools at CCET ( Christian College of Engineering and Technology) Bhilai. About 100 teachers from 18 schools attended the workshop led by Mrs. T. Raja Rajeswari , an eminent educationist and mentor. The sessions aimed at empowering the teachers with various education modules and strategies for effectively moulding the Pre Primary kids. The interactive sessions empowered the teachers to identify multiple intelligence, behavioural problems, learning readiness,interests and skills of the kids.
The participants who were from from MGM sr. Sec. School Bhilai, Mar Baselios Vidhya Bhavan Bhilai, MGM Public School Bhilai, MGM School Rajnandgaon, MGM HSS Raipur, MGM HSS Bilaspur, MGM HSS Korba, MGM School Kamilini, MGM HSS Jagdalpur, MGM School Ashoka Garden Bhopal, MGM HSS Bhopal, MGM HSS Itarsi, MGM HSS Dawakalan, MGM HSS Sarni, MGM HSS Dhanpuri MGM English School Rourkela, MGM School Chend and St. Mary’s Ranchi expressed much appreciation for the enriching sessions.
Fr. Jose K Varghese, Fr. Kurian John, Fr. M.J. Mathew, Fr. Joshi Varghese and Fr. Aju K Varghese gave leadership for the programme.
H. G. Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius consecrated and blessed the newly built school at Gopalpur Road, Dhanpuri, Shahdol (dist.) on 18/03/2017. It was the long cherished dream of late lamented H.G. Dr. Stephanos Mar Theodosius to start another school at the small town of Shahdol district. Mar Dionysius, president of MGM Group of Schools took the initiative to fulfil the dream of his predecessor. His Grace lit the lamp and cut the ribbon, in his opening speech he prayed that the light of knowledge will spread all over the area through this temple of knowledge.
In the public meeting organised after the consecration ceremony Fr Giju George (Vice-president) welcomed all the distinguish guest and thanked all the invitees for their presence. He thanked all the Priests who contributed in the past for the development of the project. He also thanked the parish members and the school managing committee members for their contribution in different stages.
Mar Dionysius in his public speech highlighted the achievements of the mission schools established under the umbrella of St Thomas Mission, Bhilai. This Thirty fourth school of the Mission society will give the best education to the children of the society. He thanked vice- president and managing committee members for their contribution. In his speech Mar Dionysius applauded the teachers of MGM SCHOOL DHANPURI for their contribution to the development of the school. Fr Aju K Varghese (Treasurer, St Thomas Mission), Fr Varghese P Joshua (Bilaspur) Fr Robin Varghese (Marthoma church) along with parish members graced the occasion.
Early morning His Grace celebrated Holy Qurbana at Mar Gregorious Orthodox Church, Dhanpuri. It was the historic day for the Calcutta diocese and St Thomas Mission.
His Grace Dr.Joseph Mar Dionysius, the Archbishop of Calcutta diocese under the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church will be visiting Nagaland from 10th March to 13th.The Diocese of Calcutta is spread over ten states from Nagpur (Maharastra) to Nagaland. Under his able leadership there are more than 22 Higher Secondary schools, an engineering college, Christian College of Engineering and Technology(CCET, Bhilai) , ST. Thomas College (which offers graduation to Ph.D), St.Thomas B.Ed college and more than a dozen mission projects for the upliftment of the down trodden.
FR.P.S.VARGHESE RECEIVING BISHOP H.G.DR.JOSEPH MAR DIONYSIUS AT DIMAPUR AIRPORT
In a press release by Fr.P.S.Varghese, Vicar and Principal of MGM Hr.Sec.School, informed that on 11th morning 10.30, St.Thomas mission society Governing Body meeting at MGM College followed by inauguration of Mar Theodosius memorial auditorium at MGM Hr Sec School. Evening at 4.30 Consecration of newly built shrine in front of MGOS Church. On 12th morning 7.30 Morning Prayer followed by Holy Communion and consecration of renovated Shrine at Midland junction at 11.30.
Arch Bishop Mar Dionysius consecrated new shrine In front of the MGOS Church, Midland on Saturday evening after evening prayer. The new shrine was blessed and dedicated in the name of Mother Mary. Bishop congratulated all who have labored behind the construction.
Arch Bishop Mar Dionysius consecrated renovated cross tower at Midland junction on 12th Sunday. MGOS Church Midland originally constructed and dedicated the cross tower in1988, by Bishop Mar Coorilos. Renovation work started in August 2016 and completed by January 2017.During Bishop visit on today it was consecrated and dedicated for the people.
Dimapur: H.G.Dr.Joseph Mar Dionysius, Manager Bishop of MGM group of institutions blessed and inaugurated new auditorium at MGMHSS on 11th morning after the Governing Body meeting of newly built MGM College. The new auditorium has been named as MAR THEODOSIUS MEMORIAL AUDITORIM, who was the founder Bishop of MGOS Church and MGM Hr Sec School.