Axios Rev. Fr. Thomas & Rev. Fr. George!

Axios Fr. Thomas (Anoop) Thomas and Fr. George (Shinto) David! On behalf of the M.G.O.C.S.M. of North America we would like to extend our congratulations to both Achens and that God grant them many years in their ministry!


Fr. Thomas (Anoop) Thomas was ordained to the priesthood on September 20, 2014. Achen has previously served as the MGOCSM Council member of the Baltimore/Washington D.C./Virginia area in the past, along with various other ministerial initiatives of the MGOCSM in North America. 

Fr. Thomas (Anoop) Thomas, is a graduate of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, Scarsdale, New York, and a graduate of the liturgical studies program at Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam, Kerala, India.

 Fr. George (Shinto) David was ordained to the priesthood on September 6, 2014.
Achen completed his Master of Divinity from St.Tikhons Orthodox Theological Seminary, Pennsylvania and graduated the liturgical studies program from Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam. Fr. George (Shinto) David is married to Mrs. Julie Mathew (St Thomas Indian  Orthodox Cathedral, Houston) and is the son of Mr. Daniel David & Mrs. Alice David who are members of  St. Gregorios Malankara  Orthodox Church, Detroit.

 Information and Images taken from Northeast American Diocese Website and Diocese of Southwest America Website respectively 

Mar Gregorios Orthodox Christian Student Movement (MGOCSM) is the student wing of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church. The students and senior leaders of our church who were residing in Madras (Chennai), India in the early part of this century felt the need for an organization to bring together our students in various colleges and high schools with a view to deepening their spiritual life and to create in them a livelier sense of fellowship. So they founded the Syrian Student Conference in 1907 and first conference was convened on January 1st, 1908 at Tiruvalla, Kerala, India. Annual conferences have been a regular feature since that year. The Syrian student conference, the parent organization, assumed its present name MGOCSM in 1960. Ours is the oldest Christian student organization in India. Our motto is Worship – Service – Study.