Martha Mariam Samajam
Marth Mariam Vanitha Samajam (Women’s Wing of Orthodox Church of India)
Marth Mariam Vanitha Samajam is the Women’s wing of the Malankara Orthodox Church of India. It is one of the major spiritual organization of the church combining all the female members. It is spread throughout the world in all the 30 Dioceses and functioning in all parishes of the church. The organization was founded in 1928 aimed at the spiritual progress of women. The founders named it “Marth Mariam Samajam”after the Blessed Virgin Mary whom they accepted as their interceding saint. It was started under the patronage of the Late Very Rev. M.C.Kuriakose Ramban and with the leadership of K.M. Annamma and co-workers.
St. Basil Orthodox Church, Martha Mariam Vanitha Samajam started in our church in 1990. It is a spiritual gathering for the Malankara orthodox church women, named after its patron saint, “The Blessed Mother Mary”.
"Pray, Act, Shine" is the association's concept, and it is a motto that the women in our church live by every day. This organization is open to all female members over the age of 13. We go to prayer groups, volunteer, and are active in our community. As orthodox Christians, we are asked to be "The Light of the World," and we exhibit our light to the world by our actions.