Martha Mariam Vanitha Samajam (MMVS) is the Women’s Association of the Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Syrian Church. MMVS was founded in 1920 with the aim of the spiritual progress of women of the Malankara Orthodox Church. The founders named it “Martha Mariam Vanitha Samajam” after the Blessed Virgin Mary whom they accepted as their interceding saint. The motto of the organization is “Pray, Act, and Shine”.

MMVS is one of the major ministries of the church encompassing all the female members. It is spread throughout the world in all the 28 dioceses and functioning in all parishes of the church. The Church has a central committee for this spiritual organization that encourages Church wide and dioces-wide conferences, retreates, seminars, and other related programs for the spititual nourishment of the women of our Church. In the South-West American Diocese, this organization is spiritually being strengthened under the leadership of the diocesan metropolitan, H.G. Alexios Mar Eusebius.

The MMVS unit of our parish, under the leadership of our clergy, organizes monthly prayer meetings, bible study, and supports different parish and diocesan level charity projects. Following are some of the projects that MMVS support:

The Feast of Dormition of St. Mary, the Mother of God, and the patron of this ministry, is designated as Women’s day by our Church and is celebrated with special prayers and activities on August 15.

MMVS 2015 Meeting Schedule (Tentative)

Februray Monthly Meeting Saturday, Feb. 7th
Essay Competition Saturday, Feb. 28th
Fasting Prayer Saturday, Mar. 7th
Prayer Meeting Saturday, April 18th
Prayer Meeting, Talent Competion, & Mother's Day Celebration Saturday, May 2nd
Regional Competion Saturday, May 30th
Prayer Meeting Saturday, June 13th
15-Day Lent Aug. 1st through Aug. 15
Lenten Prayer Meeting Saturday, August 8th
8-Day Lent Sept. 1 through Sept.8
Prayer Meeting Saturday, October 3rd
Prayer Meeting & Thanksgiving Luch Saturday, November 14th
Prayer Meeting Saturday, December 12th

MMVS 2016 Officers

Connect - Diocesan Matrimonial Website

MMVS Bible Class:-

Weekly Bible class lead by Rev. Fr. Rajesh K. John and Rev. Fr. P.C. George - Every Thursday & Friday from 8:00 PM CST to 9:00 PM CST

The number to call is 1-218-632-0187 and the access code is 3703#. We encourage everyone to listen to these classes.