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May 2021

 Dearly beloved in Christ,


Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!


Let us thank God for the blessings showered up on us even all these COVID situations. Let us submit ourselves faithfully follow the paths which God show to us.

Even though many of our people received COVID vaccine, we still have to observe the COVID protocol for Holy Qurbana services in the church according to the CDC guidelines. Now our capacity is 125. Those who cannot come to the church can participate the service through live streaming. All other regular meetings of the organizations and Area prayer meetings are conducting through zoom conference facility according to the schedule

On May 13th Church observes feat of the Ascension of Our Lord (Suloko). This feast comes on the 40th day after Easter. This is the completion of the earthly life and redemptive work of Christ in this world. There was no more physical presence of Jesus after this day, but the promise given that He will send the Holy Spirit to be with us forever. This day commemorates Christís return to the glory and presence of God the Father and thus opened the way of haven and prepared the way for us.

Church celebrates the feast of Pentecost on May 23rd. This feast comes on the 50th day after Easter and this feast commemorates the sending of Holy Spirit on the disciple, the church and its believers. Holy Spirit is the promise of Christ, presence of God which is be with us all the time. This Spirit is who makes perfect and fulfills all that is and that has been.To be filled with the Spirit means we have surrendered our lives to Him, acknowledging that He owns us and has the right to lead us. When we are fully yielded and walking in obedience to His will, then He has full control and fills us with Himself.

Many places of the world are going through a difficult time because of the attack of the second wave of the Corona virus. As a faith community we have to show solidarity with them by praying and helping them. Thus we can express the love of God and the presence of Holy Spirit we experience.


May God help us to experience His presence through

our active participation in worship and fellowship.




May God help us to experience His presence through our worship and fellowship.††††††††††


With prayers and love,
Saju Achen.



Rev. Saju C. Pappachen (Vicar)

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Vicars of the Past Quarter Century
(including Vicars of the Mar Thoma Congregation of Greater New York)

Mar Thoma Congregation of Greater New York

Rev. Oommen Koruthu

(Student Achen later elevated as 
Bishop Zacharias Mar Theophilus)

May 1975 Aug. 1975

Rev. K. S. Mathew

(Student Achen)

Sept. 1975 Sept. 1977

Rev. Thomas P. George

(Student Achen)

Sept. 1977 Aug. 1979

(Late) Rev. M. V. Benjamin

Sept. 1979 May 1981

St. Thomas Mar Thoma Church, New York

(Late) Rev. M. V. Benjamin

Co-Chairman Ad-hoc Committee Church in formation

Oct. 1980 - Jan. 1981


Jan. 1981 - May 1981

(Late) Rev. K. J. Philip

Co-Chairman Ad-hoc Committee Church in formation

Oct. 1980 - Jan. 1981

Associate Vicar

Jan. 1981 - Aug. 1981

Rev. N. M. Cherian

Vicar of all Mar Thoma Congregations in New York

May 1981 - June 1983

Rev. Dr. T. Jacob Thomas

(Student Achen)



Assistant Vicar

July 1981 - May 1983



June 1983 - Mar. 1985

Rev. Dr. G. Varghese

Mar. 1985 - April 1989

Rev. Johnson Varghese

June 1989 - May 1992

Rev. Dr. T. P. Abraham

June 1992 - May 1995

Rev. P. M. Thomas

May 1995 - April 1999

Rev. K. Y. Jacob

May 1999 - June 1999

Rev. Thomas P. Chandy

June 1999 - May 2002

Rev. Dr. K. A. Abraham

May 2002 - August 2004

Rev. Jojan Mathews John

May 2004 - April 2007

Rev. P. E. Mathew

May 2007 - April 2010

Rev. Joseph Johnny

May 2010 - April 2013

Rev. K. K. Samuel


May 2013 - April 2016

Rev. Jaisen A. Thomas


May 2016 - April 2019

Rev. Saju C. Pappachen


May 2019 - Present