ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN YOUTH MOVEMENT(O.C.Y.M.)

The Orthodox Christian Youth Movement (OCYM), the Youth-wing of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church with active leadership and Christian witness in the Church and society. It contributes to the goodness and progress of the Church and community in the three-fold path of"WORSHIP, STUDY & SERVICE”. It aims at moulding the minds and visions of the youth against the background of the contemporary issues.

Movement through the years:

Looking back, Youth Movement planted by the visionary leaders of the church during the latter half of the nineteeth century. A spiritual organisation with the name Yuvajana Sangam was working effectively in various places and parishes along with other organisations like Sunday school, suvishesha sangam etc. They helped a lot to anchor the mother church safely in the storm created by the renewal group.It was in the year 1933 that the attempts to bring together the local youth fellowships and to start a parish–centred ‘Syrian Yuvajana Sangam’(Youth League) was materialised with the active leadership of Joseph Mar Severios Valakuzhyil Episcopa (President) and Rev Fr TS Abraham (secretery).

The historic conference in 1936 held at Mavelikara broadened the vision of the Yuvajana Sangam and the Sangam was established as the official wing of the Church with Metropolitan Geevarghese Mar Philexinos (Puthenkavil Kochu Thirumeni) as president and Clery P E Daniel (Later Daniel Mar Philerinos) as general secretary.

The year 1958 was decisive for the youth in the sense that the annual conference held in Puthupally officially accepted the title ‘The Orthodox christian youth movement’ . The Movement continues its spiritual journey with broader visions and effective Christian youth leadership.

‘O.C.Y.M. Ghaziabad’ started its’ way back in 1997 when Rev Fr P.K. Thomas served as the vicar of St. Thomas Orthodox Church Ghaziabad with former members: C.V. Varughese, K.T Thomas, Thomas P.V.to name and then grown by the coming young generation from Kerala. Activities like House visting, Carol Signing, Tour Programmes, Lottery Sale, and many more were started in our parish by the initiative of this group.

The unit meets every Sundays after the Holy Qurbana with around 35 members. The sessions consist of prayer, bible reading, devotional songs, classes/speeches.

OFFICE BEARERS (2015-16):

President: Rev. Fr. Saji Yohannan
Vice President: Mr. Biju Varghese
Secretary: Mr. Shiju Daniel
Joint Secretary: Mr. Shirely Lovejeen
Trustee: Mr. Philip KV
Lady Cordinator: Mrs. Smitha Ann Chacko

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

Mr. Shibu B - Lajpat Nagar Area
Mr. Joji Abraham - Ghaziabad Area
Mr. Raju E Joy - Mariam Nagar Area
Mrs. Reena Varghese - Indirapuram Area
Mr. A.K George - Vasundara Area
Mr. PJ Thomas - Shalimar Garden Area

OCYM Representative to Church Committee: Mr. P.K Chacko