Message from Director

There is a different way to destroy our enemies. It is by ending hatred, and by destroying the root causes of enemity that we have to ‘destroy’ our enemies. Prayer for our so called enemies, initiative for restoring justice, forgiveness, sincere efforts to clarify misunderstandings through dialogue etc. will wipe out enemity and conflicts paving the way for peace and harmony. Let us walk in this light of Christ while wishing and praying that the terrorists and fanatics all over the world could also understand the life giving and rejuvenating positive way. May the Holy Spirit help us to experience Christ the Prince of Peace who taught us to be love and light in this world of violence, conflicts and injustice.

-          Bijesh Philip Achen


Orthodox Syrian Sunday school Association of the East- Outside Kerala Region (OSSAE-OKR) is a spiritual organization functioning in all the parishes of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church especially in the Outside Kerala Region dioceses namely Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bombay, Brahmavar Calcutta, Delhi and Madras. It takes care of the spiritual nurturing of the children, by bringing them up in the knowledge and fellowship of Jesus Christ. The classes are conducted and the Textbooks are prepared in English. The classes which range from Preparatory to 12th are divided into four main categories. 1. Bethlehem (Preparatory Classes), 2. Nazareth (Classes1-3), 3. Galilee (Classes 4-10), 4. Tabore (Classes 11 & 12). The Secondary level education concludes by 10th class and a certificate is awarded, Sunday School Final Certificate (SSFC) to the successful candidates. Higher Secondary course is for another two years. H. G. Dr. Geevarghese Mar Dionysius, the Metropolitan of the diocese of Calcutta is the current President of OSSAE-OKR and Rev. Fr. Dr. Bijesh Philip, the principal of St. Thomas Orthodox Theological Seminary, Nagpur is the current Director General of OSSAE-OKR.

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