Indian Orthodox Parish in Muscat Invites Applications From Poor Homeless

LJ – Chief Editor- OCP News Service – 16/7/19

MUSCAT – Sultanate of Oman – Mar Gregorios Orthodox Maha Edavaka (MGOME) Muscat, has invited applications towards its ‘Home for the Homeless,’ the annual charity project of the parish.

Called ‘Thanal Sneha Veedu,’ or ‘Home of Love’ the project aims to aid the poor homeless and the financially backward members of the Indian (Malankara) Orthodox Syrian Church (MOSC) in the southern Indian state of Kerala.

The charity project launch for 2019-2020 was led by MGOME Vicar/President Fr Mathai Pallath along with Fr Bejoy Varghese, Associate Vicar, Fr Alin Joseph Alex, Gregorian Community, Mumbai Diocese, on June 14, 2019, after the holy liturgy.

The 47-year-old parish comes under Orthodox Diocese of Ahmedabad (ODA) of Metropolitan HG Dr. Geevarghese Mar Yulios.

Dr. Geevarghese Yohannan, senior MGOME parish member, and Malankara Sabha Managing Committee member made an initial contribution of Rs 6 lakhs towards building a house.

Dr. Yohannan is the founder and managing director of Muscat-based Nadan Trading LLC and chairman of MGM Group of institutions.

Among those present included John Thomas, Honorary Trustee, Sabu Chandy, Co-Trustee and Pradeep Varghese, Honorary Secretary.
Boban Mathew Thomas, Thanal Sneha Veedu Convenor and Ahmedabad Diocese Council Member, was also present.

The Vicar along with others officially launched the project by lighting the traditional lamp on the occasion. A video detailing the charity project was screened for the parish members.

The Maha Edavaka has over the years been involved with praiseworthy charity projects namely helping cancer, kidney patients, marrying poor girls and building homes for the poor.

Those willing to participate in the project can do by sponsoring a house by donating Riyal Omani (RO) 3,300 or sponsoring a part towards the materials for the house.

Sponsoring a part for the project involves a hall for RO 1,000, bedroom for RO 750 or kitchen and bathroom for RO 800.

Sponsoring building materials for a house towards the project involves door, windows for the house for RO 750, solid blocks for RO 500, cement for RO 400, electrical fittings for RO 300, the main door for RO 200, inside doors for RO 100 and windows for RO 50.

The Vicar has requested the members to contribute generously towards this noble cause to make it a success and also uphold the charity project in their daily prayers.

More details can be obtained from the Vicar, MGOME, P O Box 984, PC 100, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. E Telephone: +968-24702606, Fax: 968-24790811 or online

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