Dearly beloved in Christ,
Greetings to you all in the precious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
In the midst of all our day-to-day busy schedules, we should always remember our responsibilities as a Christian. Lord God calls us to posses a deep commitment in Christ, self sacrifice in mind and experience the grace of this risen Christ in our day to day life.
I take this opportunity to congratulate all the youth fellowship members for a well organized basketball tournament. I praise God for them and their parents. As far as our church is concerned, the coming days are more activity oriented. The V.B.S., Family Conference, Junior-Senior Conferences etc. Let us uphold all the programs in our daily prayers.
In the Book of Jeremiah, we can see that the prophet would agree that it is sometimes impossible for people to change their conduct - but for a different reason. It is not that they cannot change; its because they do not want to change (Jer. 13:23-25). And because of that, God is completely just in His judgment. If we are enslaved to sinful practices or destructive habits, we can be delivered. Admit our sinfulness and helplessness to God. Accept His offer of complete forgiveness through Jesus, who died in your place. Rely on the Holy Spirit, who can enable us to resist temptations. God can transform our heart and enable us to change, making possible what seems impossible.
With God as our audience and Christ as our Companion, we can say and do anything we ought.
I pray and hope that our children will utilize their time in the holidays meaningfully and effectively.
May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
Rev. Dr. K. A. Abraham (Vicar)
Rev. Jojan Mathews John (Co-Vicar)
As a Parish we welcome Jojan Achen,
Kochamma - Susan Mathews John, Children - Vishakh John Mathews age 4 1/2 and
Vrindha Chinnu Mathews age 1 1/2 to our Parish. May God use Achen as an
instrument to help our church continue to grow closer to God and serve Him in
email Jojan Achen at
Mar Thoma Congregation of Greater New York
|Rev. Oommen Koruthu||(Student
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
|Co-Chairman Ad-hoc Committee Church in formation||Oct. 1980 - Jan. 1981|
|Vicar||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|
|Vicar||June 1983 - Mar. 1985|
|Rev. George 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 - Present|
|Rev. Jojan Mathews John||May 2004 - Present|