Inaugural day of the 14th Annual Chennai Centre Marthoma Convention held at St.Paul's Mar Thoma Church, Adyar on 6th Jan 2012 at 6:30 PM.
The convention was presided over by Rt. Rev Dr. Isaac mar Philixinos Thirumeni
Guest Speaker: Rev Dr. P.P. Thomas of Bishop's College, Kolkata,
The Convention was attended by all Vicar's of the various Marthoma Churches in Chennai & members from all the Marthoma parishes across Chennai. The following is a list of Achens who attended :
Rev. Gigy Thomas (Vicar St Paul's MTC)
Rev. A. T. Zacharia
Rev. Josie Joseph
Rev. Thomas Mathew
Rev. Prakash K George
Rev. B Mathew
Rev. Sajesh Mathew
Rev. Y Alex
Rev. Joby Thomas Samuel
Brief Summary of Bishop's message:
Highlighted that in this New year we need to be faithfull to our Master, Jesus Christ & lead a life which is guided by the spirit of the Lord. We should keep away our worldly goals and set more humaine goals in your life. He also hopped this convention will help us to come more closer to our Lord.
Brief Summary of Guest speaker's message: TURN TO GOD
Based on the Biblical verse from Isaiah 5:2
He dug it and cleared it of stones, and planted it with choice vines; he built a watchtower in the midst of it, and hewed out a wine vat in it; and he looked for it to yield grapes, but it yielded wild grapes.
The Lord put us on this beautiful earth for a purpose. We must never forget the times when the Lord helped us tide over difficult times & now when he has blessed us abundantly, we must be thankful for his grace. However In the current times we are chasing worldly goals driven by pride and greed. Take this opportunity to TURN TO GOD! Let 2012 be a new beginning.
The message has enough small stories to keep the congregation engaged.
Friends please do attend the Youth meeting tomorrow at 4 PM and be blessed.