Hyderabad Zone Sunday school camp was initiated by the Diocese Metropolitan H. G. Dr. Abraham Mar Seraphim in 2015 under the leadership of then Vice-President Fr. Koshy Thomas. This year it was christened as Hoobo (Love) by the present Vice-President Fr. Thomas Oommen. The participants of the camp came from all five churches of the zone viz. St. Gregorios Cathedral, St. Andrews Valiyappy, St. George Church, St. Mary’s Church and St. Stephen’s Church of Vizag. The three day camp started on Friday at 6:30 pm with inauguration and prayer followed by talent show. Children of all five Sunday schools participated in it.
The camp saw the presence of eminent spiritual leaders and speakers making it a great and honourable event. The speakers were H. G. Dr. Abraham Mar Seraphim the current President of OSSAE-OKR, Fr. Dr. Bijesh Philip, the Director of OSSAE-OKR and Principal of STOTS, Mr. Kuruvilla Varghese, the Bangalore Diocesan Director of Sunday schools and a young journalist Mr. Abraham Thomas from Delhi. On Saturday there were many classes for children which also included two light sessions on photography by Kuruvilla sir and painting by Mrs. Mary Varghese an international award winner in painting. In the evening there were games conducted by Mr. Abraham Thomas and later thirumeni and priests conducted the confession.
On Sunday thirumeni led the Holy Qurbana after which there were teachers’ meeting and separate session for boys conducted by Abraham Thomas and girls by Mrs. Jessy Philip of St. Mary’s Church. Post lunch Mr. John Thomas of St. Andrews Valiyapally took a class on Drug Abuse. With felicitations and vote of thanks the camp ended at 3:30 pm on Sunday.