"Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say; I have no pleasure in them" (Ecclesiastes 12:1)

The Mar Gregorios Orthodox Christian Student Movement (MGOCSM) is the students’ wing of the Indian Orthodox Church. Its motto is "Worship, Study, and Service". The Mar Gregorios Orthodox Christian Student Movement (MGOCSM), named after the first Indian Orthodox saint Mar. Gregorios Geevarghese of Parumala, is a worldwide student spiritual organization originally established in Chennai, India.

Students from various disciplines are members of our unit. The Vicar of the parish is the President of the unit. A committee, selected annually, headed by the Secretary carries out the routine activities of the Unit.


The team meets on a monthly basis after the Holy Qurbana. The sessions comprise of prayer, bible reading, devotional songs, classes/speeches, quizzes, personality development programs, games, entertainment programs etc. Various other activities which do justice to the motto are also organized. Some of them are:

  • Classes on faith, liturgy and traditions of the church.
  • Educational orientation classes and personality development programs.
  • Awards for academic excellence.
  • Providing clothes, medicines and financial aid to the needy.
  • Arts and sports competitions for Sunday School students, during Summer Holidays.
  • Visiting various christian centres and other important places.
  • Quiz and Light Music competitions.
  • Blood Drives and Flushot Clinics.
  • Publishing Newsletters and Magazines (for circulation among members only).

These are some of the few to mention. MGOCSM helps students to review the sunday school topics, discuss their thoughts, and doubts they carry and enlighten them through seminars and conferences.


St. Gregorios MGOCSM Church Committee 

President:           Rev. P. M. Cheriyan

Vice President:   Anisha Chakkacheril

Secretary:           Rohit Cherian

Treasurer:           Charles Punnathara

Spiritual Chair:    Reniba Babu

Social Chair:       Jestin Raju

Charity Chair:     Sharon John

Historian:           Feba Korah

Houston/SA/Austin MGOCSM Council Committee 

Council Rep:   Bibin Mammen

Treasurer:      Josna Varughese

Secretary:      Jibin George (St. Thomas, Houston)

Current Events: 

A. Monthly phone prayer conferences are held the first Monday of every month at 9 pm. For dates, please contact MGOCSM officers.


MGOCSM is implementing a new project this year. We are kindly requesting each individual to donate MANDATORY minimum of $1 to this project. The proceedings will be donated to an orphanage in India at the end of the year. MGOCSM will be collecting “A Dollar to SAVE” money thrice. The first collection starts on January 12, 2014 and will end on FEBRUARY 2nd, 2014. The 2nd collection will be on June, 2014 and 3rd collection on December, 2014. After the Third collection, we will be sending the money to India! Please be part of this charity project and make it a great success. Without your help, this is not possible!

There are donation boxes located inside CHURCH and one in the AUDITORIUM. Don’t WAIT! IT’S TIME TO GIVE, so LET’S GIVE!

“Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Cor. 9:7

For more info contact: Anisha Chakkacheril OR Sharon John or you may email us to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


- February: 'Jesus loves me' Valentine Event. Date TBA

- March: Lenten Retreat. Dates TBA.


MGOCSM Banquet was held on Monday, December 23rd, 2013 at our church hall.