St. Mary's Soonoro

Patriarchal Cathedral

church soonora
Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church
Patriarch of Antioch & all the East H.H Moran Mor Ignatius Zaka I Iwas

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Youth League

The wisest of the wise, King Solomon, reminds us in the Book of Ecclesiaistes, " Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say, "I find no pleasure in them"--". It is on the basis of this biblical verse that the St.Mary's Soonoro Youth Association has been set up with the view to guiding the spiritual growth of the church and the society. Functioning under the administrative auspices of the St.Mary's Jacobite Syrian Orthodox congregation (Reg. No. 663/91), the 'youth wing' of the congregation aims to nurture the secular and spiritual development of its members.


The Youth Association Members


Youth is undeniably the most enjoyable period of one's life. It is during this stage of life that man is able to enjoy the vigour, vitality and good health bestowed by God to its hilt. As the Apostle Peter reminds us, any deed done half heartedly is no deed at all. There is no contending the fact that unity amongst men can propel the community to dizzying heights. During moments of despair, the youth should find in them the strength to be the pillars and beacons of light to the ailing masses, showing them the right path. As the Holy Word reminds us, 'Every tree that does not bear good fruit be cut down and thrown into the fire'; therefore let us strive to be among the fruitful ones.


By the infinite grace of God and the able leadership of the vicar who has been serving at the helm of the association as its president, we have been able to carry out some commendable activities, among which we list a few.


>> Blood donation camps

>> Distribution of uniforms and educational kits

>> Recognition awards for toppers, consolation awards

>> Personality development programmes and seminars

>> Christmas Carol

>> Charity

>> Harvest Day

>> Onam Celebration

>> Family Prayers

>> Baptism stoups and kodimarams(flagstaff)