Marth Mariam Samajam
About Our Marth Mariam Samajam
Martha Mariam Vanitha Samajam (St. Mary’s Women’s Association) is the women’s organization of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church of India.
History of MMS
Marth Mariam Vanitha Samajam (Women’s Wing of Orthodox Church of India)
Marth Mariam Vanitha Samajam is the Women’s wing of the Malankara Orthodox Church of India. It is one of the major spiritual organization of the church combining all the female members. It is spread throughout the world in all the 30 Dioceses and functioning in all parishes of the church.
The organization was founded in 1928 aimed at the spiritual progress of women. The founders named it “Marth Mariam Samajam”after the Blessed Virgin Mary whom they accepted as their interceding saint. It was started under the patronage of the Late Very Rev. M.C.Kuriakose Ramban and with the leadership of K.M. Annamma. and co-workers.
"She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue…"
The Vicar is the President of the group. A committee is selected annually. including the trustee, joint trustee, joint secretary and headed by the secretary who coordinates all the activities of the samajam.
motto is to PRAY – ACT – SHINE (Prathikukka – Praverthikukka – Prakashipikukka).
The Marth Mariam Samajam, the spiritual organization for the women of the Church has been a very active unit. Our main focus, during these meetings, is prayer, devotional songs, bible reading and sharing of messages.. The Marth Mariam Samajam organizes retreats, chain prayers for the sick and the activities of the Samajam in the chapel include the following:
• Monthly meetings and Bible study.
• Pray for the sick and visit those who are confined in the hospitals.
The primary goal of the Samajam is the spiritual development of the women in our church. The above activities are only a part of the process to reach spiritual fulfillment in our daily life. All women are welcome to participate in the life of the Samajam.