Mar Osthathios Vision


Mission Centers

St. George Mission Centre Haripad
St. Thomas Orthodox Mission
Centre, haripad 690 514
Phone: (0479) 412764
St. Thomas Mission Center was founded by His Holiness Baselios Mar Thoma Mathews I catholicose,in 1979 with the Co-operation of 13 churches of the western region of the Niranam Diocese. 
The Balabhavan was started in 1986. The magazine 'Snehalokham' is being published from here.In 1991 His Holiness Baselios Mar Thoma Mathews II Catholicose consecrated the Chapel.


Karunya Guidance Centre, Ulloor
St. Thomas Karunya
Guidance Centre, Ulloor,
Medical College, P.O.
Thiruvananthapuram. 695 011
Phone: (0471) 445543
Metropolitan Dr. Geevarghese Mar Osthathios started the Karunya Guidance Center near the Medical College, Trivandrum in 1989.


Makodiya Mission, Bhillai, Madhya Pradesh
The Manager
St. Thomas Mission
Makodiya, Hirankheda P.O.
Madhya Pradesh,
INDIA 461221
Phone: 07572- 73704

Makodiya Mission
The Makodiya Mission of the Malankara Orthodox Church was founded by H.G. Stephanos Mar Theodosius, the Metropolitan of the Calcutta Diocese, in 1986. Makodiya is a village located in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. English missionaries started the Macodia Mission some 100 years ago for the uplift of the adivasis. In 1986 the Bhilai Mission bought Macodia Mission Centre and 6 acres of land

This is the only Adivasi village mission of this kind in North India operated by the Orthodox Church of India. The Mission is operating a primary school, a Balavadi, a Tailoring School, A typewriting Institute, and an Old Age Hospital.


St. Thomas Mission Center, Neyyattinkara
St. Thomas Mission Centre
Neyyattinkara P.O
Pin: 695 603
Phone: 224603
 Dr. Geevarghese Mar Osthathios Metropolitan started the St. Thomas Mission Center in Neyyattinkara in 1986. On 21 February 1993 the Chapel here was consecrated.


Parumala Mar Gregorios Guidance Centre, Chovayur
Parumala Mar Gregorios
Orthodox Guidence Centre,
Chovayur P.O
Kozhikode - 673 017
Phone: 357148

Parumala Mar Gregorios Guidance Center in Chovayur was started by the Catholicose- designate Metropolitan Thomas Mar Timotheos. The Center is situated in the Chovayur Junction on Kozhikode Medical College route.


Karnya Vishranthi Bhavan, Sreekariyam
Karunya Vishranthi Bhavan,
Kattela, Sreekariyam P.o
Thiruvananthapuram- 17
Metropolitan Dr. Geevarghese Mar Osthathios started the Karunya Bhavan in Kattela, Sreekariyam Trivandrum on 11 December 1993. This is a center that takes care of poor patients who have fatal diseases like cancer.50 room building is being constructed for the Vishranthi Bhavan.


St.Pauls Brotherhood
A great philanthropist Rev.Ezhakadavil Georgekutty who later became Geevarghese Mar Osthatheous Metropolitan initiated the St.Pauls brotherhood in the Indian Orthodox Church by rallying a group of dynamic young men to preach the "god's word" to the most suppressed, oppressed and the depressed.The brotherhood's moto is "Love thy neighbour as thyself"

St.Paul's Brotherhood is involved in several activities in Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Orissa. Under the guidance of Very Rev.Thomas Ramban, Very Rev.Philipose Ramban and Very Rev.Yoohanon Ramban the brotherhood is thriving offering humanitatary services to the needy and helpless.

Following are the various projects run by St.Paul's Brotherhood :

  • St.Paul's Mission Training Centre, Mavelikara, Kerala, PIN 690 103.

  • St.Paul's Ashram and Balabhavan, Puthupadi P.O..,Calicut, Kerala, PIN 673 586.

  • St.Paul's Convent And Balikagram, Puthupadi P.O.,Calicut, Kerala, PIN 673 586.

  • St.Gregorios Balagram,Yacharam P.O., Ranga Reddy Dist., Andhra Pradesh, PIN 501 509.

  • St.George Balikagram, Dehu Road Cantt.P.O., Pune, Maharashtra, PIN 412 101.

  • St.Paul's Balagram, P.O.Box No.45, Itarsi, Madhya Pradesh, PIN 461 111.

  • Kalahandi Development Projects, Uditnarayanpur P.O., (VIA)Bhavanipatan, Kalahandi Dist.,Orissa, PIN 766 001.

  • M.G.D.M. Ashram and Balabhavan, Karukachal, Kerala.


St.Paul's Balagram, Itarsi
St.Paul's Balagram
P.B.No.45, Itarsi
M.P., India. PIN - 461 111.
Phone:00 91 7572 52540

St.Paul's Balagram is an institution for the children affected with leprosy It is situated on an eight and half acre land in the village of Raispur on the Bhopal-Nagpur sector.It originally started in 1995 operating from a rented building and in 1996 the office was shifted to its own building.. The new Balagram building which can accomodate 50 children was consecrated on 11th December 1999.
In March 1996, the first batch of 5 children were admitted. The children of leprosy patients who have not been affected by leprosy are admitted to the Balagram, irrespective of caste, creed or religion. At present there are 17 children( all from Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh).The children attend the M.G.M.School(Itarsi) run under the auspices of the Calcutta Diocese.


St.George Balikagram , Dehu Road
St.Ggeorge Balikagram
St.Thomas Nagar,Mamurdi,
Dehu Road Cantt.P.O.,Pune,
Maharashtra,INDIA, PIN - 412 101.
Phone: 00 91 212 881066

Balikagram is located at Dehu Road on the Pune-Mumbai Highway 28 kilometers from Pune. on a two acre plot donated by Mr.Thomas George, a member of the St.Gregorious Dehu Road Parish of the Orthodox Syrian Church of India. On the 10th of March 1993 H.G.Geevarghese Mar Osthathios Metropolitan, The President of Child Welfare Board of Orthodox Syrian Church of India consecrated this piece of land and performed the groundbreaking ceremony.
A modern well equipped building has now been constructed to house the Balikagram. A primary school has also been started in the campus.Over 23 healthy female children live in the Balikagram.



Kalahandi Devolopement Projects
Uditnarayanpur P.O.
(Via) Bhavanipatan
Dist. Kalahandi
PIN - 766 001.
Phone - 0091 6670 31099.

Kalahandi a hilly forest tract, with largely tribal. populace. Here death stalks the land. Draughts and epidemics are frequent. Starvation deaths particularly those of children are a common occurrence. Malnutrition and absence of basic elementary medical facilities aggravate the plight of the populace. It is obvious that the task ahead in Kalahandi cannot be the sole responsibility of governmental agencies alone and a concerted effort has to be made by voluntary agencies along with the Government.
Orthodox Syrian Church of India made a humble beginning in Kalahandi by establishing the Kalahandi Development Projects.

The activities of K.D.P :

  • A hospital to serve as the focus of the project. The hospital is named Baselios Mathews Pradhaman Hospital.

  • A mobile Dispensary to carry medical services to rural villages.

  • A home for destitute children.

  • A vocational training centre.

  • A model agricultural farm and a dairy farm.

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