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എന്‍റെ മലയാളം’ എന്ന പേരില്‍ മലയാള പഠന പദ്ധതി ആരംഭിച്ചു

ദുബായ് സെന്‍റ് തോമസ് കത്തീഡ്രല്‍ ഓര്‍ത്തഡോക്സ് യുവജനപ്രസ്ഥാനം ‘എന്‍റെ മലയാളം’ എന്ന പേരില്‍ മലയാള പഠന പദ്ധതി ആരംഭിച്ചു. 2014 മാര്‍ച്ച് 14 ൹ വെള്ളിയാഴ്ച വി: കുര്‍‍ബ്ബാനാനന്തരം റവ. ഫാ. സാം വി. ഗബ്രിയേല്‍, പേരും ലോഗോയും പ്രകാശനം ചെയ്തു. തുടര്‍ന്ന് ശ്രീ അബി പൗലോസ് അദ്ധ്യക്ഷത വഹിച്ച യോഗത്തില്‍ പാഠപുസ്തകം പ്രകാശനം ചെയ്തുകൊണ്ട് ഇടവക വികാരി റവ. ഫാ. റ്റി. ജെ. ജോണ്‍സണ്‍ മലയാളം പഠന പദ്ധതിയുടെ ഉദ്ഘാടനം നിര്‍വ്വഹിച്ചു. യൂണിറ്റ് വൈസ് പ്രസിഡന്‍റ് ശ്രീ. ബിജു തങ്കച്ചന്‍ സ്വാഗതം പറഞ്ഞു. ശ്രീ ഷോബിൻ ഫിലിപ്പ് മലയാള പഠനത്തിന്‍റെ പ്രസക്തിയെക്കുറിച്ച് പ്രഭാഷണം നടത്തി. സഹവികാരി റവ. ഫാ. ലാനി ചാക്കോ, റവ. ഫാ. സി. കെ. തോമസ്, ഇടവക കൈക്കാരന്‍ ശ്രീ സുനില്‍ സി. ബേബി എന്നിവര്‍ ആശംസകളര്‍പ്പിച്ചു. യൂണിറ്റ് ട്രഷറര് ശ്രീ ജിനു ജോര്ജ്ജ് കൃതജ്ഞത പറഞ്ഞു.

2014 മാര്‍ച്ച് 15 ൹ ശനിയാഴ്ച 4:30 ന് റവ. ഫാ. റ്റി. ജെ. ജോണ്‍സണ്‍ ഭദ്രദീപം കൊളുത്തി ക്ലാസ് ആരംഭിച്ചു. റവ. ഫാ. സി. കെ. തോമസ്, ശ്രീ ഷോബിന്‍ ഫിലിപ്പ് എന്നിവര്‍ ക്ലാസ്സുകള്‍ നയിച്ചു. 80-ഓളം കുട്ടികള്‍ ക്ലാസ്സില്‍ സംബന്ധിച്ചു. എല്ലാ ശനിയാഴ്ചയും 4:30 മുതല്‍ 6:30 വരെയാണ് ക്ലാസുകള്‍ നടത്തുന്നത്. പ്രായഭേദമനുസരിച്ച് ‘തുമ്പ’, ‘തുളസി’, ‘ആമ്പല്‍’, ‘കണിക്കൊന്ന’ എന്നിങ്ങനെ നാലു വിഭാഗങ്ങളായാണ് കുട്ടികളുടെ ക്ലാസ്സുകള്‍ ക്രമീകരിച്ചിരിക്കുന്നത്, കൂടാതെ മുതിര്‍ന്നവര്‍ക്കായും ക്ലാസ്സുകള്‍ ക്രമീകരിച്ചിട്ടുണ്ട്.

St.Thomas Dubai OCYM Unit Registers Strong Protest at the attack on Thrikunnatth seminary.

In the meeting of the Dubai OCYM unit that was held on February 7, 2014, the unit registered its strong protest at the attack on the Thrikunnath seminary in Aluva. Mr. Manoj Thomas , former OCYM zonal secretary presided over the meeting. Mr. Jibu Kurian, GOYC secretary made the introductory speech giving an outline of the Thrikunnatth seminary issue. Former member of the Dubai OCYM unit and ardent sabha supporter, Mr. Thampy spoke at length on the history of the Thrikunnath seminary right from the day it was established to the present day. The floor was then opened to questions.

Mr. Anto Abraham, secretary of the Dubai unit proceeded to read a resolution condemning the attack. A candlelit pledge was then held in which all OCYM unit memebrs reiterated their commitment to the Malankara Syrian Orthodox and to the Catholicos. Discussions were then held about the arrangements for the upcoming Pethratha food fest and the meeting dispersed after prayer and benediction.

Eighth Memorial of HH Baselios Marthoma Mathews II

St. Thomas OCYM conducted the eighth memorial of HH Baselios Marthoma Mathews II on January 31st,2014. Mr.Babu Varghese presided over the meeting.

Mr. Jobinse.P.John, Mr.Binu Zachriah and Mr.Rony Karichal spoke briefly about his leadership qualities, contributions towards education and monastery. The cultural wing of St.Thomas OCYM (Dhwani), presented a documentary about the life history of Thirumeni. His life was a great witness to all individuals. The meeting concluded with prayer and benediction. The members who attended the meeting were enlightened.

Obituary

The Grand mother of Mr Shiju Thankachan (Joint Secretary O.C.Y.M Dubai) passed away on 24th Jan 2014.The funeral service will be held on 25th Jan 2014 at 12:30 P.M in Mar Yacob Burdhana Church Ampalathumkala, Kottarakara.
Dubai OCYM express Sincere Condolences to the family of Mr Shiju Thankachan.

Inauguration of OCYM Activities for 2014

January 19, Dubai – The inauguration of the St. Thomas Orthodox Christian Youth Movement’s activities of this year was held today with His Grace Dr. Yuhanon Mar Demetrios, Metropolitan of the Delhi Diocese lighting the inaugural lamp. The meeting began with a Bible reading by Mrs. Beryl Jinu and a prayer song by the Dhwani team. The Vice-President, Mr. Biju Thankachan welcomed the dignitaries and all youth movement members to the gathering.

In his presidential address, Fr. T.J. Johnson exhorted OCYM members to continue to lend their support to all parish and community activities. Secretary Mr. Anto Abraham presented the planned programme chart for the year 2014.

Rev. Fr. Lani Chacko, P.G. Mathew (Sabha Managing committee member), Mr.Thomas.K Monachan (church secretary),Mr.Sunil.C,Baby (Church Trustee) spoke at the function. Mr. Shiju Thankachan, the joint secretary offered the vote of thanks.Around 100 people participated in the function.

Condolence

Dubai OCYM express Sincere Condolences to the family of Mrs Jishi Binny. Click Here for details.

 

The 19th annual conference of the OCYM UAE Zone.

The renowned Malayali novelist Benyamin stated that spiritual organizations should be able to identify and alleviate the distress of those who are lonely even in a crowd. He was speaking at the 19th annual conference of Orthodox Christian Youth Movement UAE Zone which was held at the St. Thomas Orthodox Cathedral in Dubai. While inaugurating the function he added that organizations of non- resident Malayalees like the OCYM will help them regain their sense of cultural identity. The conference began with a cultural procession to mark the UAE national Day and the rich heritage of Kerala complete with chendamelam, thalapoli, muthukoda and traditional attire added a touch of colour to the festivities. Zonal president Fr. T.J. Johnson presided over the function. Fr. Saji Abraham. Mr. P.G. Mathew, Mr. Babuji George, Fr. Lany Chacko and Mr. Manoj Thomas were other dignitaries who spoke at the function. The main theme of the conference was “The Changing World and Spirituality Rooted in Materialism” and Fr. Mathai Edayanal Cor Episcopa made a masterful presentation on this theme in the morning session. This was followed by an interactive literary discussion led by Mr. Benyamin on the topic “Christianity through the ages and in literature”. He spoke at length on references to Christianity in both western and malayalam works of literature including his own novels “Goat Days” (Aadujeevitham),Abeesagin and the Second Book of Prophets (Pravachakanmarude Randam Pustakam). He was presented with a ponnada by the zonal president Fr. T.J. Johnson for his contributions to Malayalam literature.

The edition of the Zonal OCYM magazine “Yuvadarhanam” that was published to mark the occasion was launched by Dr. Tiju Thomas, the Consul (Economic) at the Indian consulate in Dubai. He also distributed the prizes to the winners of the zonal competitions in various categories. All the arrangements for the annual conference were coordinated under the able leadership of the general convenor Mr. Abey Paulose, Mr. John Padippuram and the OCYM unit secretary Mrs. Jishi Binny

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