Obituary – Lata Shaji Zachariah

With profound grief and the hope of the Resurrection, we inform you of the passing of Lata Shaji Zachariah (57 years), sister-in-law of our Shibu Zachariah. Please pray for the newly departed and the grieving family including Lata’s husband, Shaji Zachariah. May her memory be eternal.


Lata Shaji Zachariah(57)
W/o. Shaji Zackariah Vilanilathu

Vilanilathu House, Vattakavu, Konni

Funeral service will be held at St.George Orthodox Maha Edavaka, Konni

31-05-2023, Wednesday| 8:00 AM IST Onwards

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MGOCSM Summer Programs

Please see the Kalpana below from our Diocesan Metropolitan, and related flyers. Kindly use the following registration links with the associated camp/trip:

High School Camp:

Talmeedo Men’s Ministry:

College & Post Grad Camp:

NEAD MGOCSM Missions Domestic Trip:

NEAD MGOCSM Missions International Trip:

Dearly beloved,
We offer thanksgiving to God, the MGOCSM of our Diocese continues to strengthen its various ministries. This is only thanks to the dedication of the MGOCSM Council, spiritual advisors, and all the youth leaders who work for the youth ministry of our Diocese.

The MGOCSM leadership is working to cultivate a life of holiness in the lives of all our youth through meaningful and life changing programs. We pray that our Vicars, Assistant Vicars, and parents will ensure our youth will register and participate in these upcoming wonderful programs:

High School Camp – July 19 to July 22, 2023 at Holy Transfiguration Retreat Center
Talmeedo Men’s Camp – July 26 to July 29, 2023 at Holy Transfiguration Retreat Center
College & Post-Grad Camp – August 15 to August 18, 2023 at Holy Transfiguration Retreat Center

We also take this opportunity to also announce about the upcoming MGOCSM Missions Trips: Domestic Trip – June 25 to July 1 in Mayfield, Kentucky
International Trip – December 27, 2023 to January 12, 2024 in Pampady, Kerala, India

Further details can be found in the flyers attached to this Kalpana. We solicit your continued prayers and support as our MGOCSM seeks to engage the youth of our Diocese. For more information on these ministries, or if you would like to know how to further support the MGOCSM, please contact our MGOCSM Vice President, Reverend Father Daniel Mathai, or our MGOCSM General Secretary, Reverend Deacon Shojil Abraham or our MGOCSM General Treasurer, Mr. Noah Mathews.
May the blessings and mercies of God Almighty be showered upon us.

Yours in our Lord,
Metropolitan Zachariah Mar Nicholovos

Sunday School Corner – May 24

Dear Children,

Important Dates:
May 28- No Sunday School for Pentecost
June 4- final exam review then Bible Quiz Qualifying Exam. Spiderman Movie in theater!
June 11- Final exams/ projects due and ice cream party

Do you have a talent that you would like to share ? Do you sing, dance or act? Please mark your calendars for October 28th for our NEAD talent show to be held at St Thomas in Philadelphia. See attachment for details.

We will also be creating a group of 15 or fewer children interested in performing in a group song on October 28th. If you are interested, please message Elsa Thomas.

Seminarian Sanjay Mathew has started teaching a Bible Study Series on the Acts of the Apostles

Please see attached flyer for the schedule and Zoom information (join by scanning the QR code or using the meeting ID/password).

The qualifying quiz for children interested in being part of the Bible Quiz Team, will take on June 4th after Sunday School. This will be a paper exam. The top 3 students will be the core team plus 1 alternate. The competition will be held Oct 7, 2023.

We are arranging a group trip to see the “Spider-Man Across the Spiderverse” on June 4th at 1:30 at the local Regal Theater in South Plainfield.

Anyone interested in attending, please use the link below to purchase your seats in advance.

If you have any questions, please contact Mathew Alias.

Register for GROW Conference

Ladies of G.R.O.W. Ministry-are you wondering what’s happening on June 17th at our Annual One-Day Conference?

We will focus on life group workshops to unpack the true meaning of Koinonia. Enjoy deep conversations with peers, opportunities to learn from women leaders of the diocese, and not to mention tons of laughter and fellowship! 🙂

We look forward to seeing each of you at SBGOC, 9 Mercer Ave, North Plainfield, NJ. Register for our annual conference today at:

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