June 2007


“O’ Lord, you have always been in our home.  Before you created the hills or brought the world into being, you were eternally our God, and will be God forever.”  Psalms 90:1-2


Another month has passed by.  We are approaching the second half of this year.  The world is going through a difficult time, symptoms of His second coming is seen.  When He comes He will put the righteous people at his right and others at His left.  Mathew 25:33.


Here in this world we only have a temporary life.  Psalmist says “ As far as, our life is like grass, we grow and flourish like a wild flower; then the wind blows on it and it is gone—no one sees it again.”  Psalm 103:15.  Recently I was at a funeral service and listened to the eulogy.  The main point was that the individual was free and willing to give their life for the Kingdom of God,  which was also

established in their children according to their testimony.


What’s our goal and purpose of our life in this world?  Let us respond to the invitations “ come, you that are blessed…. And posess the Kingdom which has been prepared for you…..” Mathew 25:34.  May God give us the ability to experience His transforming power in our lives so that we can discern and fulfill God’s purpose daily.


May the Lord Almighty be with us in the days to come.


Yours in His Service.


Rev. P. E. Mathew

Rev. P. E. Mathew (Vicar)

We are blessed to be under the pastoral guidance and leadership of Rev. P. E. Mathew as Vicar of St. Thomas Mar Thoma Church NY. Achen's native place is Kallooppara and Laly Kochmma is from Varikkadu, Tiruvalla. They have one son, Eby, who is finishing his BSc in Mangalore.

Achen and family had been in the Karnataka Missions Field (Hoskote, Mundugod, Sirsi Sankeshwar, Kunta) for several years and then served in Kerala. The last parish they ministered at was in the Sultan Bathery and Nilambur area.


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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. 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 - August 2004

Rev. Jojan Mathews John


May 2004 - April 2007

Rev. P. E. Mathew   May 2007 - Present