Marth Mariam Vanitha Samajam (MMVS)
Marth Mariam Vanitha Samajam is the women’s wing of the Malankara Orthodox Church of India. It is one of the major spiritual organisations of the Church aimed at the spiritual development of all the female members with the motto, “Pray, Act and Shine”. Instituted in 1928 under the leadership of late Rev M.C. Kuriakose Ramban, K.M. Annamma and many others, today, it functions throughout the 30 dioceses of the Church with a unit at each and every parish. The founders named it “Marth Mariam Samajam” after the Blessed Virgin Mary whom they accepted as their interceding saint. The Church has a central committee for this spiritual organisation that encourage various programs including conferences, retreats, seminars etc. at both diocesan and parish level for the spiritual growth of the women members.
Activities / Our Goals
The primary goal of the Martha Mariam Samajam is the spiritual development of the women in our church. The monthly prayer meetings, Bible and liturgical study held every month and praying for the sick are only a part of the process to reach spiritual fulfillment in our daily life. All women participation are solicited in the life of the MMVS. Samajam also co-ordinate various charitable activities, charity fund raising events, conferences, retreats, outings etc. to encourage best participation and fellowship among the women and their families. Recent projects included organizing charity fund raising events to support couple of UK charities and also assist marriage, education of teenage girls, widow pension etc. in Malabar through the Diocesan Charity Project. MMVS actively works to enhance spiritual practices observing lent, bringing up children with a commitment to Christ and other religious practices.
Marth Mariam Vanitha Samajam
Office Bearers 2023-24
Mrs. Valsamma Thomas
Mrs. Anu Jerin
Mrs. Gina S Koshy