MAR THOMA SUVISHESHA SEVIKA SANGHAM
The women in the Mar Thoma church also shared the spiritual power generated by the Reformation. The Mar Thoma Suvishesha Sevika Sangham, the women’s wing, was inaugurated during the Maramon Convention in the year 1919 under the leadership of Abraham Mar Thoma Suffragan Metropolitan, who gave the Sangham continued support and inspiration. Rt. Rev. Dr. Mathews Mar Makarios Episcopa is the present President of the Mar Thoma Suvishesha Sevika Sangham and Mrs. Litty Jose is General Secretary.
All women of the Mar Thoma Church above the age of 18 years are members of the Sevika Sangham. The Sevika Sangham has branches in all parishes of the Mar Thoma Church both in India and abroad. A few branches are grouped together to form a Centre and a few Centres together constitute a Diocese.
Mar Thoma Suvishesha Sevika Sangham in Diocesan level was constituted in the Delhi Diocese on March 10, 2010 under the chairmanship Rt. Rev. Gregorios Mar Stephanos Episcopa, who is the Diocesan Bishop.
The Diocesan Sevika Sangham organizes lot of activities for the benefit of its members at Parish level. A Bible Quiz is conducted every year and the winners were awarded with the prices. Last year it was conducted on 21st September 2014. A Conference is conducted for the Sevika Sangham members of the Diocese every year. Last year the Conference was held at Udaipur under the auspices of Rajasthan Centre Sevika sanghom and the next conference is proposed to be held in the month of August at New Delhi.
Sevika Sanghom organizes sale of books during the annual Diocesan Convention. The profit out of this activity is being contributed to the Diocese for its projects.
Diocesan Sevika Sangham also organizes one-day Conferences for ladies in the Mission Fields, and such a conference was held in Srikakulam Mission field for the benefit of the tribal women folk and to make them aware about the importance of Health and hygiene, education, family.
As a new endeavor a conference for the young women of 18-35 age group was also conducted. Rt. Rev. Gregorios Mar Stephanos Episcopa gave leadership and guidance.
The diocesan Sevika Snaghom also took part in Maramon convention activities as part of the Kendra sanghom.
Sevika Sanghom also take initiative and extend support in various diocesan activities and during the year it supported the Dharma Jyoti Vidhya peeth and mission activities through sizeable contributions.
The Diocesan Bishop Rt. Rev. Gregorios Mar Stephanos Episcopa is the guiding force and the President of the Diocesan Sevika Sanghom. Rev. Eapen Abraham , Vicar, St. Thomas Mar Thoma Church Karol Bagh serves as Clergy Vice President and Mrs. Thankamma Varghese, St. Thomas MTC Karol Bagh as Lady Vice-President. Mrs. Mini Varghese, St. Peters MTC, Bhopal as Diocesan Secretary and Mrs. Sherly Raju, St. Stephens MTC, Delhi as Treasurer.