St. Thomas

St. Thomas

Our Patron Saint

St. Thomas disciple of Jesus Christ arrived in India in AD 52. He preached the gospel, established 7 churches...

Message from the Metropolitan

Blessings to all our Chor-Episcopoi, Priests, Deacons, Managing Committee members, and all the faithful of the Orthodox Diocese of Bangalore.

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Thirumeni Easter message


Third Monday of Fifty days Lent Bible Readings Genesis 18:20-33; Judges 6:11-21; Acts 28:1-10; Or Revelations 2:1-7; I Timothy 6:1-12; St. Mark 2:13-22

Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church
Bangalore Diocese

Dioceses in the history of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, were formed for the first time in 1876 consequent to the Mulanthuruthy Synod. H.H.Patriarch Mar Peter III divided the Malankara Church into seven Dioceses. In 1938, Diocese for outside Kerala (Bahya Kerala Bhadrasanam) was formed and in 1976 the outside Kerala Diocese was divided into three, namely Bombay, Madras and Delhi dioceses.

The present Calcutta Diocese was included in Madras Diocese and late lamented Dr. Stephanos Mar Theodosius was the first Diocesan Metropolitan. In 1979, Calcutta was further detached and formed as a separate diocese and the present Bangalore Diocese remained part of the Madras Diocese till 2009.

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Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church

The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, also known as the Indian Orthodox Church, is an autocephalous and autonomous Church and a part of the Oriental Orthodox Church. It is centered at Devalokam, Kottayam in the Indian state of Kerala.

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Daily Prayers

May i be enlightened, O Lord,for You are the day for those who love You. Enlighten the eyes of my mind that i may see Your compassion.The journey of the world is a net and is full of stumbling blocks.Since You are the light, he who walks in You does not stumble. (Monday First Watch--Bovooso of Mar Jacob)

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When Moses tried to draw to the burning bush he was forbidden to approach until he had loosed his sandals from his feet. If then, you wish to behold and commune with Him who is beyond sense-perception and beyond concept, you must free yourself from every impassioned thought.(Evagrios-On Prayer)Philokalia

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