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There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

Proverbs 14:12
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Blood Donation Camp

രക്തദാനം മഹാദാനം : ദുബായ് ലത്തീഫാ ആശുപത്രിയും  സെന്‍റ് തോമസ് ഓര്‍ത്തഡോക്സ് കത്തീഡ്രല്‍ യുവജനപ്രസ്ഥാനവും ചേര്‍ന്നു പുണ്യമാസത്തില്‍ നടത്തപ്പെടുന്ന രക്തദാന ക്യാമ്പ്  ഈ വരുന്ന വെള്ളിയാഴ്ച്ച (ജൂണ്‍ 23ാം തീയതി )വിശുദ്ധ കുര്‍ബ്ബാനയ്ക്കു ശേഷം യുവജനപ്രസ്ഥാനം ഹാളില്‍ നടത്തപ്പെടുന്നു. അന്നേദിവസം രക്തം ദാനം ചെയ്യാന്‍ ആഗ്രഹിക്കുന്നവര്‍  വിസാ പേജോടുകൂടിയ പാസ്പോര്‍ട്ട് കോപ്പി /എമിറേറ്റ്സ് എെഡി യോ കൈവശം കരുതേണ്ടതാണ് . ഏവരേയും പ്രാര്‍ത്ഥനാപൂര്‍വ്വം സ്വാഗതം ചെയ്യുന്നു


Venal Sibiram 2017

മാതാ പിതാ ഗുരു ദൈവം : ദുബായ് സെന്‍റ് തോമസ് ഓര്‍ത്തഡോക്സ് കത്തീഡ്രല്‍ യുവജനപ്രസ്ഥാനം നേത്യത്വം നല്‍കുന്ന വേനല്‍ ശിബിരം അതിന്‍െറ പതിമൂന്നാം വര്‍ഷത്തിലേക്ക്. ദൈവത്തില്‍ ശരണപ്പെട്ടുകൊണ്ട്  വേനല്‍ശിബിരം 2017 ന്‍െറ അനുബന്ധപ്രോഗ്രാം  ജൂണ്‍ മാസം 23ാം തീയതി വെള്ളിയാഴ്ച്ച വിശുദ്ധ കുര്‍ബ്ബാനയ്ക്കു ശേഷം ദേവാലയങ്കണത്തില്‍ വെച്ചു നടത്തപ്പെടുന്നു, ഈ സുവര്‍ണ്ണ നിമിഷത്തിലേക്ക് ഏവരേയും പ്രാര്‍ത്ഥനാപൂര്‍വ്വം സ്വാഗതം ചെയ്യുന്നു!!കൂട്ടുകാരേ..... മാതാ പിതാ ഗുരു ദൈവം .   ഈ വര്‍ഷത്തെ മുഖ്യചിന്താവിഷയം!

Malayalam Class

Malayalam Class resumed after Vacation- The class timings are 04:30 P.M to 06:30 P.M on every Saturday, For details please contact Dr.Jobinse on 0505153390

Orthodox Christian Youth Movement of India, the youth wing of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church , was started with the objectives of "worship, study, and service. In 1958 the Holy Synod recognized the Administrative Wing of the Youth Movement With President H.G Yuhanon Mar Polycarpus Metropolitan.

A group of young members of the St. Thomas Orthodox Cathedral, Dubai or St. Thomas church as it was then known felt that it was crucial to form a unit of the Orthodox Christian Youth Movement in our parish to promote fellowship and to devote themselves more to their spiritual development. Right from the very beginning, the new spiritual organization took an active part in all the activities organized by the parish including service oriented initiatives, retreats and church functions such as Good Friday, Christmas etc. As a unit, the Dubai OCYM unit has set in motion several path-breaking initiatives such as "Edify Care" to support needy students, "Venalshibhiram", a program to educate young children here on traditional and rural life in Kerala, awards to recognize social activism, art and cultural competitions and awards to encourage academic excellence in students .

All members in the Church between the age of 18 and 45 are expected to participate in the OCYM. Regular Meetings are held on every Friday after Holy Qurbana in the office complex. We are currently one of the biggest youth groups in the orthodox church and make every effort to meet on a regular weekly basis.

Each meeting starts with worship songs followed by the opening prayer and a speech or a class by a priest or an elder member. Bible quizzes, seminars and discussions on topics as wide ranging as drama, literature, energy conservation, history of the church and personal finance are held on a frequent basis. Audio visual aids are effectively used to highlight great personalities in the history of church through documentaries and clippings. We have regular competitions in music, fancy dress, poetry writing, colouring and photography to give members opportunities to develop their innate talents.

Venal Shibhiram, our effort to introduce our children to arts and traditional culture of Kerala that was first introduced in 2004 received such an enthusiastic response from parents and the children that we did a similar program in the Sharjah parish in 2010.

We introduced the Mar Thevodosios Memorial Award for those who have done their bit to make life better for their fellow beings in the gulf region. We have instituted merit awards for students who perform well in the Xth and XIIth Board exams. We organize blood donation camps on a regular basis. We have organized relief efforts in aid of natural disasters such as the earthquake in Haiti. With a view to enhancing the spiritual development of our members, divyabodhanam classes were started under the guidance of our parish priests in 2008. Our prayer meetings and activities in Sonapur and Jebel Ali camp areas have helped to make members who stay in these areas to have a greater sense of belonging and to contribute more to church activities. Our art wing “Dhwani" is highly active and in the past years staged three dramas entitled "Abrahaminte Bali", “PoyMughangal" and “Vicharana" that developed the latent acting skills of our members and entertained parish members on our parish day celebrations. Our job cell makes it a point to spread the word about news of possible openings to candidates who are seeking jobs. The library established and maintained by the youth league has a stock of over 2000 titles that provides information and entertainment to all its members.

Given the large number of families in our parish, we should be having a lot more members. There is a lot more that can and should be done. We need more helping hands to help us reach our full potential and to work together to make the Dubai OCYM unit one that will bring glory to our Almighty God and to our church and community. Here is to hoping that with the blessings of the Almighty, we will continue to grow from strength to strength in the coming years.

Office Bearers - 2017
Rev. Fr. Ninan Philip Panackamattam
President
058-2647826
vicar@stocdubai.com
JOBINSE P. JOHN
Vice President
+971-505153390
jobinsejohn@yahoo.co.in
BIJU GEORGE
Secretary
+971-505485925
bijudg@hotmail.com
BIBIN ABRAHAM
Joint Secretary
+971-556425789
bibin 69@yahoo.com
GEORGE JERRIN MATHEW
Treasurer

GINU GEORGE
Ex-Officio
+971-503526127
ginugeorge01@gmail.com
MR.RAJOY.M.RAJAN
Librarian
+971-52771402
rajoymrajan@gmail.com
SURESH YOHANNAN CHACKO
Asst.Librarian
+971-525974056
sureshbychacko@gmail.com
JIZ ANNE MATHEWS
Ladies Co-Ordinator

VIVEK G BIJU
Divyabodhanam Co-ordinator
+971-503539789
vivekgbijul@gmail.com
KOSHY VARGHESE G. PANICKER
Dhwani Co-ordinator
+971-569019789
koshyvp@ymail.com
BINNY MATHEW
Internal Auditor
+971-507759860
binnymathew@hotmail.com
MRS.GINU KOSHY
Ladies Joint Secretary
+971-501767067
jinu@akbargulf.com
RONEY KOSHY
Committee Member

JINO MANNITHOTTAM KURIAN
Committee Member
+971-506856531
jinomkurian@yahoo.co.in
JITTIN JOSEPH ABRAHAM
Committee Member
+971-551281176
jittin088@gmail.com
BINU PANICKER
Committee Member
+971-553393075
binutpanicker@yahoo.co.in
MANOJ THOMAS
Committee Member
+971-508829454
mano31sona@gmail.com
ALEXI IDICULLA
Committee Member
+971-566170214
alexiidiculla0@gmail.com
EBY ALEX
Committee Member
+971-509385982
ebyalex23@gmail.com