Training Schemes

St. Paul’s Mission Training Center, Mavelikara

St. Paul’s Mission Training Centre,
Mavelikara – 690 103
Phone: (0479) 2342709, 2302473

St. Paul’s Mission Training Center was started by Deacon M.V. George (Dr Geevarghese Mar Osthathios Metropolitan) on 15 August 1943. On 15 August 1979 the Holy Synod recognized this as the first Mission Training Center. It offers a three year diploma course in Mission studies. The Marriage Aid Fund, the Sick Aid Foundation, House Building Aid Fund, Widow Aid Fund and ” Sneha Sandesham” are functioning under the St. Paul’s Mission Center.

Divyabodhanam: Scheme for Training laymen

Orthodox Seminary,
Kottayam – 686 001
Phone: (0481) 2566526, 2568083, 2566650

The study Scheme for the spiritual growth of the laymen of the Orthodox Church was started in 1984. In 1984 a certificate course (P.O.C.E) (Proficiency in Orthodox Christian Education) in Religious studies was started. Those passing the certificate course are offered a two- year Diploma course (D.O.C.E) and those passing this are offered the G.O.C.E. Course. In 1990 a certificate course in Bible commentary was started. It was in 1997 that the degree course was started. A syllabus comprising twenty books has been prescribed for the course. Uutil 1997 more than 1000 men and women have completed the course. Currently 400 women and 641 men are undergoing training in Religious studies through various courses.

Office bearers:

Rev. Fr. Dr. K.M George (President)
Rev. Fr. Dr. Jacob Kurian (Vice-President)
Fr. T.J.Joshua (Director)
Rev. Fr. C C Cherian (Co-ordinator)
Rev. Fr. Dr. M John Panicker (Registrar)
Prof. Varghese Mathew (Central Organizer)
Mr. V I Abraham (Office Secretary)

Sruthi, School of Liturgical Music, Kottayam:

Orthodox Seminary,
Kottayam – 686 001.
Phone: (0481) 2585384.

In 1989 His Holiness Baselios Mar Thoma Mathews I Catholicose started the Sruthi School of Liturgical Music in Orthodox Theological seminary premises. Its objective is to teach music scientifically and also to encourage research in liturgical music. It gives short and long term courses in organ, violin, guitar, veena and other musical instruments and also offers training in liturgical music, Carnatic music, light and western music. It conducts leadership camps for the Malankara Orthodox Choir Association. It also trains a choir group of 60 members called “Sumoro” which serves as a model choir group in liturgical music. Dr. Paulose Mar Gregorios was the Principal of Sruthi from 1989-96.

Civil Service Academy, Thiruvananthapuram:

Civil Service Academy,
Orthodox Students Centre,
Gas House Junction,
Thiruvananthapuram- 695 001
Phone: (0471) 476329, 322050, and 33128

On 6 November 1991 His Holiness Baselios Mar Thoma Mathews II Catholicose started the civil service Academy adjacent to the Orthodox Students center in Thiruvanan- thapuram for training students for the I.A.S and I.P.S examinations conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. This institution has been successfully training students for the past five years. Five students who studied here have passed the final examinations so far. Of these 3 have been selected for central services, one for I.A.S and one for I.P.S. The course is conducted in two sections: Preliminary course (January – May) and Main Course (August- November.

Human Recourse Development and Catholicate Study Centre

Catholicate Study centre,
Kottayam – 1.
Phone: (0481) 2584787

In 1993 His Holiness Baselios Mar Thoma Mathews I Catholicose established the ‘Human Resource Center’ with the M.D. Seminary Kottayam as the headquarters. In 1997 it was expanded with the objective to work for human resourses development and also offer special coaching for the various examinations

Prathyasha Counselling Centre, Kottayam

Prathasha Counselling centre,
Orthodox Seminary, Kottayam – 686 001.
Phone: (0481) 2566650, 2566526

His Holiness Baselios Mar Thoma Mathews II Catholicose inaugurated the Center on 5 August 1995. Prathyasha Counselling offers courses for the priests and laymen of the Sabha. The teachers of the Orthodox Theological Seminary conduct the classes.

Office bearers:
Rev. Fr. Dr. K.M George (Chairman)
Rev. Fr. Dr. O Thomas (Chairman)

St Basil Bible School, Sasthamkotta

St Basil Bible School,
Kollam – 686 001.
Phone: (0476) 2831712

The Basil Bible School was started in 2000 to offer Counselling Courses for the laymen of the Sabha. His Holiness Baselios Mar Thoma Mathews II Catholicose inaugurated the Center.