Council Weekend 2011

The North American Council for the Mar Gregorios Orthodox Student Movement (MGOCSM) met for its annual planning meeting over the Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend in Baltimore, Maryland. With the recently elected as well as the out going office-bearers from across the nation, the Council set about to guide the youth spiritual organization for the Indian Orthodox Church in USA and Canada for 2011 and 2012.

The previous Council was able to foster tremendous revival among the Church’s youth over their two year term. Thus, the new Council has set to continue this growth and to capture that momentum in this year’s theme “Going Beyond Borders” to motivate the Church’s outreach into the local and national community. Rev. Dn. Vijay Thomas, the General Secretary, and Seminarian Teji Abraham, General Treasurer, set the tone for the meeting by reminding the new leaders that their task was not merely to be administrators but ministry to the youth of North America.

The meeting was presided by His Grace Zachariah Mar Nicholovos with the blessing of His Grace Mathews Mar Barnabas and consent of His Grace Alexios Mar Eusebius.