"To God be the Glory, great things He had done"
By the grace of God Almighty, the Bhaskiamma association affiliated to Malankara Orthodox Church was formed in Madras Diocese under the able and dynamic leadership of H.G. Dr. Yuhanon Mar Diascoros in 2010. The inaugural meeting of this association was conducted on 12th January, 2010 at St. Peter's and St. Paul's Orthodox Church, Koyambedu. Our beloved Thirumeni presided over the function. In Thirumeni's message, he reminded us to be faithful co-workers along with priests in their pastoral ministry.
The guest speaker was Rev. A.T. Zachariah, vicar of Marthoma Church. The key note address was taken from St. Matthew 20. The message was based on the parable of "work and wages in the kingdom of God". The speaker emphasised on the point that as Christians, we have to always work with the joy of serving God and our fellow men.
The second gathering was held at the residence of Rev. Fr. Varghese John. H.G. Dr. Yuhanon Mar Diascoros presided over the meeting. Mrs. Sophiamma George spoke on the topic "The role of priest's wife in the ministry of the church. This was followed by group discussion on the following topics: How can a priests family influence other family, church, community, workplace ? What are the roadblocks in doing God's work? Blessings we enjoy doing Gods' work. Our Achens and Kochammas actively participated in the programme and also gave their valuable feedback. This has definitely helped us to complete one important milestone in our journey together. Some fun activities were also conducted by our family members.
The third meeting was conducted at St. Mary's Orthodox Church, Injambakkam. Our Thirumeni highlighted the importance of such fellowships and its purpose. Rev. Fr. Philipose P. gave a message on the role of 'Parish Priests'.