A Prayer Group of Orthodox members was started by Rev. Fr. M. V George (CurrentlyHis Grace Geevarghese Mar Osthathios) during his first visit to Bahrain and gave guidance and advices to the congregation to form a parish.
H.G. Dr. Geevarghese Mar Osthathios
The congregation regularly met at the late Mr. K. G Mathews flat in Lulu Avenue and the hall above the Fiat garage in Sh. Hamad Avenue.
A view of first prayer meeting over fifty years ago taken at the residence of late Mr. K.G. Mathew
The members constantly got in touch with the church authorities in Kerala and H. H. Moran Mar Baselios Geevarghese II, The Malankara Metropolitan and Catholicose of the East for forming a parish in Bahrain.
H.H. Moran Mar Baselios Geevarghese II
Bava Thirumenis Kalpana declaring the St. Marys Syrian Orthodox Parish and appointed Rev. Fr. George Kurien as the first Vicar of our Parish. The congregationmet weekly to celebrate Holy Qurbana at the St. Christophers Church in Manama by the help of Rev. Alex Morris, Vicar of that church.
The first parish priestFr. George Kurian arrives in a launch at Mina Manama.He was received byJohn Mathew,Dr. P.P. Mathew,Varghese Mathew &C.M. Mathunny.
The first Passion Week services were conductedat the St. Christophers Church. Hosannaattended by 51 members, Good Friday attendedby 105 members (offertory collected was Rs. 102.00)
First General Body meeting of the parish was held on 17th July