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Our Faith Video Released

Have you ever wondered how Orthodox Christianity made its way to India? Let us introduce you to the Indian Orthodox Church!
"Our Faith" is an educational ministry project of the DS-WA Department of Inter-Church Relations. The DS-WA Department of Inter-Church Relations is dedicated to building friendly relationships between the Malankara Orthodox Church and other churches and world religions.

About Our Guest Priest for Holy Week

ABOUT OUR GUEST PRIEST: Fr. Saji Varghese (Thomas Varghese) Amayil has been lecturer at the Orthodox Theological Seminary since 2007. He began his theological education at the Orthodox Theological Seminary at Kottayam where he completed the Graduate in Sacred Theology (diploma) and Bachelor in Divinity degree. He earned his Masters in Theology from the Tamil Nadu Theological Seminary at Madhurai. His areas of teaching are Social Analysis, Christian Ethics, Theological Methodologies of the Margins, Justice Peace and Overcoming Violence, Women in Religion and Society, Creation, Ecology and Human Response Towards Inclusive Communities. Fr. Saji Amayil is also currently Secretary to the Orthodox Vaidika Sanghom and coordinator of Divyasandesham, the official organ of the Malankara orthodox church for media Evangelization. Fr. Amayil is also a member of the Parumala Seminary Council as well as the Managing Committee of the Malankara Orthodox Church.

Holy Week at SBGOC 2017

Holy Week is an amazing week in the life of the Church where the faithful journey with Christ to the Cross, the tomb, and to the Resurrection. It begins on Palm Sunday, April 9th. Check out our schedule and join us!

2017 Lenten Retreats

Great Lent is a time for repentance and growing closer to God. This year SBGOC was blessed with the visit of two spiritual fathers who each gave riveting and engaging messages that called all to heed the importance of the present moment.

Mrs. Rebeccamma Philip (Manalumbhagathu Malikayil, Kadamury, puthupally, Kottayam) - Abraham Phillips' Mother

Lalachen uncle's  mother  Mrs. Rebeccamma Philip (Manalumbhagathu Malikayil, Kadamury, puthupally, Kottayam) passed away at the age of 94 on Monday April 18th 2016.  Funeral service was  held at 3:30pm on Tuesday, April 19at St. George orthodox Valliapally, Puthupally, kottayam.

 We extend our heartfelt condolences to the breaving family and keeping ammachi in our prayers. With prayers,SecretarySanthosh Thomas

Obituary O.J.JOHN, VAVOLICKAL, KANGAZHA , Father of Mrs. Lila Aleyamma Phillips

Leilamma aunty's father Mr. O.J.JOHN, VAVOLICKAL, KANGAZHA passed away yesterday (Wednesday April 6). He was 89.  Funeral will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 9at St. Thomas Orthodox Church, Kangazha, Kottayam.

 We extend our heartfelt condolences to the breaving family. With prayers,Santhosh Thomas

2016 Schedule for Great Lent

2016 Schedule for Great Lent

Lenten Prayer and Retreats: 

 7pm to 9pm – Mid-Lent Service – Holy Qurbana 

Sunday Service Cancelled - January 24th, 2016

Because of the blizzard, we will be forced to cancel Sunday Services for this Sunday, January 24th, 2016. Please keep warm and safe.

Pictures from Perunal - Feast Day of St. Yeldo Mar Basilios

Check out photos from our Perunal Celebration for the Feast Day of St. Yeldo Mar Basilios with chief guest - Very Rev. K Mathai Cor Episcopos

Memory Eternal Mundukuzhy Kochamma

With great sorrow and trusting in the Risen Lord, I regret to inform you that our beloved Mundukuzhy Kochamma, Mrs. Achamma Thomas has passed away. She passed away at Albany Medical Center around midnight.Details of wake and funeral will be announced as they are finalized.

Thank you to our Sponsors

Thank you to all those who contributed to our 2015 Fundraising efforts. Our parish has been blessed by the help of many local businesses that have extended their support to our growing parish.

Febi's father has passed away

With deep sorrow would like to inform the sudden demise of my uncle Baby Cheeran(currently based at Kottayam, hailing from Kunnamkulam - Kerala, India). Brother of Ivys Cheeran and Rt Rev Dr Euyakim Mar Coorilos Episcopa..

We like to welcome our newest youngest member

Bincy-Alexander-Thomas
Dear Members of SBGOC

With joyful heart and thanksgiving to God I am happy to announce the birth of Alexa Anna Thomas, 
a daughter to Matushka Bincy Alexander Thomas and The Rev. Fr. Vijay A. Thomas [our Vijay achen] 
on Sunday July 5, 2015.

Welcome dear Alexa and congratulations to the proud parents, grand parents and all family members and SBGOC!

Fund Raising Program - Jayaram & Team Show 2015

Jayaram Show 2015

In association with: Sts. Basilios-Gregorios Orthodox Church 9 Mercer Ave, North Plainfield NJ 07060 | www.sbgoc.org | facebook.com/sbgoc Vicar: Rev. Fr. Mathew Chacko, Asst Vicar: Rev. Fr.

Badminton Tournament 2014 Champions

 

Men's Singles:
Winner: Osama Abid (NJ)

Runner Up: Joel Varghese (Central Islip, NY)

Women's Singles:
Winner: Michelle Ann Daniel (Stroudsburg PA)

Runner Up: Annet George (Belle Mead NJ)

Men's Doubles:
Winners: Joel Varghese (Central Islip, NY) & Bijesh Thomas (Deer Park, NY)

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