St.Thomas Orthodox Christian Youth Movement is the first unit in Arabian Gulf and is one of the active spiritual organizations of our Cathedral. The activities of this unit is as old as the age of our congregation.

The lifestyle of the youth in the Gulf may appear to be colorful, but in actuality they face a lot of difficulties and challenges. This unit is serving as a spiritual platform where all efforts will be made to share, care and thereby help in diminishing the pain of others and make aware of talents that the young bloods have.

We are actively involved in various spiritual, cultural and social activities of the church. Regular meetings are held on every Saturday at 8:30 pm after the Holy Qurbana. Devotional addresses, group discussions, Bible studies, quiz competition, christian anthakshari etc. are the main activities of the regular meetings. Special Retreats, seminars, symposiums, Debates, Study classes, Medical camps and Conferences are frequently arranged by inviting eminent personalities and resource persons.

In the year 2008, we have expanded our role in line with Holy Synod’s decision to include Women to regular meetings. This was a great achievement as it increased participation of young women in the church Forum and enable couples to attend the meeting as active members.

We have won the President’s “Best Unit Award” & “Best unit Secretary Award” for our outstanding activities during the year 2006 & 2010. We have hosted the 03rd Gulf Orthodox Youth Conference (GOYC) in Bahrain under the auspices of our Church in 2007.

Following are the major activities conducted by Youth Movement

  • Samarppana Susrusha
  • Gulf Orthodox Youth Conference
  • Youth Voice (Magazine)
  • X’mas Stall
  • Blood Donation
  • Education Aid
  • Retreat & Prayer Week
  • Smrithi Arts & Sports Festival (One Month)
  • Reception to Catholicose of the East
  • Pocket Calendar
  • Medical Aid
  • Marriage Aid
  • Pilgrimage to Holy land
  • Pilgrimage to Holy land
  • Family Meet
  • Hospital Visit
  • Housing Aid
  • Medical Camp

Youth Movement Executive Committee Members

Rev. Fr.  Shaji Chacko

(Mob: 39445358)

President

Rev. Fr.  Bijumon Philipose

(Mob: 39584020)

Vice President

Mr. Bibu M Chacko

Lay Vice President

 Geevarghese K J

Secretary

Mr. Suraj Joy Tharakan

Treasurer

Mr. Geevarughese K.J

Joint Secretary

Mrs. Liji Geevarughese

Joint Secretary

Jobi Kurian

Committee Member

Sam John

Committee Member

Saju Philip

Committee Member

Suraj Joy Tharakan

Ex Officio

Jacob John

Internal Auditor

Bony Mulappampallil

Youth Voice Chief Editor

Romy Mathew

Youth Voice Editor

Anish Baby

Youth Voice Editor