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Welcome to feel the love and Grace of our God Almighty at St. Mary’s Indian Orthodox Church. The Indian Orthodox Church is one among the family of and in full communion with Oriental Orthodox Churches. The Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Church traces its Christian heritage as far back as A.D.52 when St. Thomas, the Apostles of Lord Jesus Christ who came to India and established Christianity.People of the Indian province were known as the St.Thomas Syrian Christians because of our liturgy (Holy Eucharist) and sacraments were in Syriac (Aramaic) language, from the early times.  The same language is believed to be spoken by Jesus Christ himself . We use the same (western) Syriac language in our holy sacraments and in prayers  even today.  We are delighted that you are in our midst to share the warmth of the Triune God, and especially the love of our Risen Jesus Christ, our Lord and our God.

      

      Holy Eucharist:  Sundays  @ 9:00 AM

      Sunday School: Sundays  @ 12:00 noon  

           (English services on alternative weeks)

                 

            

Observing the rich Traditions and  the Holy sacraments

Of

Indian Orthodox Syrian Church


          Spiritual organizations’ meetings after service


2020 Church Administration

President/Vicar:

Rev. Fr. Bijoy Zachariah

Trustee

 Mr.  Varghese Kunjumon

Secretary:

 Mr. George Varghese  

Managing Committee Members:  


 Mr.  Thomas Koshy Poovathoor

 Mr. Tito Zachariah

 Mr. Jebin Robson

 Mrs. Soosi Abraham

 Mrs. Tessy Kadavil

Auditor:

 Mr. Abraham Paulose      

 Mrs. Arun Abraham

PRO

 Mrs. Mini Varghese  

 Mr. Thomas K. Poovathoor

Malankara Orthodox Syrian Christian Association (MOSC) & SW American Diocesan Assembly Representatives:

       Mr. Thomas Koshy Poovathoor  

San Antonio St. Mary's Church - at a glance.

This Parish is under South-West America Diocese of Indian Orthodox Syrian Church.  Our parish was established in 2010 as a small chapel - with a humble begriming. Ever since the inception, we’re truly blessed and showered with abundant Grace of our Lord Almighty and protection with His invisible "hands" throughout our journey thus far.  

June 28, 2010:  First Holy Qurbana was celebrated by Rev. Fr. M.M Zachariah at the St. Mary’s Indian Orthodox Christian Chapel in the San Antonio Medical Center (north side).

December 9, 2010: Our small congregation was promised a Chapel status at the meeting when members were invited to attend the meeting at the aramana with Thirumeni and Council members.

December 26, 2010:  Rev Fr. Mathukutty Varghese conducted Holy Qurbana on the Feast of Exaltation of St. Mary, and read the Kalpana from the diocesan bishop recognized as St. Mary's Orthodox Chapel.  

January 22, 2011: Diocesan Bishop, HG Alexios Mar Eusebios,  made the first visit to our Chapel on  “St. Mary’s feast for the Seeds” and celebrated Holy Qurbana, the first by a metropolitan of Malankara Orthodox Church.

November 19, 2011: Through prayers and guidance of the Holy Spirit, H. G. Alexios Mar Eusebius, then the Diocesan Bishop elevated and declared the chapel as St. Mary's Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church of San Antonio (Order/Kalpana#: DSWA/CH/58/2011) - a full-fledged parish under SW Diocese of America.  And, appointed Rev. Fr. Dr. V C Varghese as the new vicar to the parish.

December 28, 2012: St. Mary's Church San Antonio purchased a newly renovated building at 4990 View Drive in San Antonio.  Diocesan Bishop HG Alexios Mar Eusebios himself signed the "Article of Deed" at the closing on behalf of Malankara Metropolitan as per the Church constitution (perhaps this is the first time ever the deed signed by the bishop in DSWA).

August 15, 2015: Diocesan Bishop HG Alexios Mar Eusebius Metropolitan, on the Feast of Assumption of the Theotokos - 2015, laid the foundation stone for the new church construction.  In the past years, many phases of the design and construction began.  

May 14, 2019: Church secured a neighboring property for the additional 40+ car parking, and the Fellowship hall construction is contracted  out for construction.

Sept 8th 2019: Foundation was poured for our dream church (in phase 1)

November 7th 2019: Full construction Permit was granted!


For Relocation assistance in San Antonio

 (210) 878-8482



2019 MOSC Calendar (Punchangam)  *   Church Calendar 2019


ST. MARY’S INDIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH    

4990 VIEW DRIVE, SAN ANTONIO TX 78228  

Ph: (210)573-8856

Great Lent Prayers songs

Sung by Fr. Jerry John M

Monday :  1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

TUESDAY : 1,2,3,4,5,6

WEDNESDAY : 1,2,3,4,5,6

THURSDAY  : 1,2,3,4,5,6

FRIDAY : 1,2,3,4,5,6

MOSC Bible readings - Lectionary            Lenten Prayer Songs


Happy and a Blessed New Year 2020!

 

We offer our prayers for the speedy recovery for our Holy Father H.H. Baseliose MarThoma Paulose II the Catholicose of the East and the Malakara Metropolitan. We are grateful to hear that His Holiness is responding appropriately to the medications.