MGOCSM “Mar Gregorios Orthodox Christian Student Movement”

MGOCSM is the student wing of Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church. It was originated by the students and senior leader residing in Madras (Chennai) as they felt the need for an organization to bring together our students in various colleges and high school with a view to deepening their spiritual life and to create in them a livelier sense of fellowship. Hence the Syrian student conference was started in 1907 and the 1st conference was convened on Jan 1st 1908 at Tiruvella Kerala, India. Its name started of with the Syrian student conference later changed to the parent organization and finally named as MGOCSM in 1960. This is the oldest Christian student organization in India.


The Prime objective of MGOCSM:

  • To deepen the spiritual life of its orthodox members.
  • To prepare them to be responsible citizens in church and society.
  • To encourage them to commit themselves for sacrificial service in church and society.


The greatest contribution the Movement has made to the Church is that it has prepared and provided able and outstanding leaders for her service from time to time including late Metropolitan Dr. Philipose Mar Theophilos, Metropolitan Dr. Paulose Mar Gregorios (Theologian & Former President, WCC), the late Shri C.M. Stephen (Former Union Cabinet Minister), Alexander Joseph and Dr. P.C. Alexander M.P. (Former Governor of Maharastra and Tamilnadu). The blessed name of our Patron Saint Saint Gregorios (Parumala), the great vision of Saint Saint Dionysius (Vattasseril), the prayerful patronage of holy fathers of the Church and the encouragement of elders have enabled the Movement to serve the Church and the student community at large.

MGOCSM Activities at St. Stephen Orthodox Church:

  • Held blood donation camp with the church youth movement.
  • Visit to Orphanage at Vartak Nagar, Thane where we played games, spent time and interacted with children.
  • Conduct choir for Marriages.
  • Cleaning and decorating church during functions and festivals.
  • Attend leadership camp.
  • Attend conferences held at various churches which help to boost various facets of our personality.

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