In the year 2004, a group of young enthusiastic members of the St. Thomas Indian Orthodox Church met in the name of the Lord to organize the OCYM (Orthodox Christian Youth Movement) unit for our parish. St. Thomas OCYM is the youth wing of our parish. The new spiritual organization was welcomed by the parish with great joy and support. Since then, OCYM has been a very active part of the parish organizing and conducting various activities and programs for the parish. Our mission is to work together to enrich our life as Christians through the three-fold path of Worship, Study and Service.
We organize faith study sessions, retreats, conventions, fund-raising activities, and many more… We plan to reach the world with the Word of God volunteering and helping those in spiritual and physical needs in and outside the parish. Our motto is Worship, Study and Service.
All members in the Church between the age of 18 and 45 can participate in the OCYM. Regular Meetings are held on alternate Sundays after Holy Qurbana in the committee room. We start with a prayer by Achen or an elder member, and continue with a worship session with spiritual songs, Bible reading and discussion, study classes, report of the previous meetings, and a business session.
OCYM unit will be coordinating and playing an active role in the following activities.
March 22, 2014 Annual Retreat
July 06, 2013 Church Perunnal
August 16, 2013 Parish Picnic
November/December 2013 Christmas Caroling
For each week, one of our member will select a topic, discuss it with Kochachen and present and moderate a discussion in our meeting. This will be in addition to our regular prayers and songs.