More
    HomeNewsWorldMega Christian Convention Held in India

    Mega Christian Convention Held in India

    Published on

    spot_img

    Subscribe to our newsletter

    Stay up to date with what's happening in the Christian community

    Thousands of Christians gathered in India for Asia’s largest annual Christian congregation. The 1255th Maramon Convention is held in the small town of Maramon in Kerala, India which began on February 9th and ends on the 16th, reports The Hindu.

    Organized by the Mar Thoma Evangelistic Association (MTEA), the missionary wing of the Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church of Malabar, the convention is a week-long spiritual retreat, prayer, Bible classes, meditation and discourses by key speakers. Various parishes in and around Kozhencherry and Maramon cooperated to prepare the venue and the ‘pandal’, a temporary shed used for public gatherings.

    Churches have a responsibility to bring spirituality to the outside world and their mission is to fulfill God’s will, not to tire out. —Bishop Dharmaraj Rasalam, Church of South India moderator

    The Maramon Convention will have three sessions within a day from February 10-15. Men and women will have separate Bible classes at the venue. Participants will also have the opportunity to hear lectures of Archbishop Keimari Godsworthy from Australia, Bishop Dino Gabriel from South Africa, Rev. Monodeep Daniel from Delhi, and Rev. John Samuel from Chennai.

    Fr. George Abraham Kottanad, MTEA’s general secretary, said the Maramon Convention was the main reason for the creation of various institutes in India, including Mar Thoma Sunday School Samajom in 1905 and Mar Thoma Sevika Sanghom in 1919.

    During the inauguration of the convention, Church of South India (CSI) moderator Bishop Dharmaraj Rasalam said Churches are key to freeing society from unfavorable events.

    “Churches have a responsibility to bring spirituality to the outside world and their mission is to fulfill God’s will, not to tire out. Criticisms may arise, insults may come, and we should be able to move forward boldly with strong faith in God,” he said.

    Bishop Rasalam also advised the youth to turn to God in times of trials.

    Latest articles

    Hallow App Launches 2022 Advent Prayer Challenge

    Hallow, a Christian prayer app, launched this year's Advent challenge with cast members from the hit series The Chosen joining the program.

    Group Gives 10,000 Bibles to London’s Children

    The Trinitarian Bible Society announced that over 10,000 Bibles have been given to London schools within three years.

    Prayer, Faith Can Help Teens with Mental Health Issues

    A study on teens and young adults confirmed that those who pray and have a relationship with God were more likely to flourish in life more than their peers.

    Billy Graham Archive & Research Center is Now Open

    The new Billy Graham Archive and Research Center opened in Charlotte, North Carolina on November 7, the birthday of the late evangelist.

    More like this

    Group Gives 10,000 Bibles to London’s Children

    The Trinitarian Bible Society announced that over 10,000 Bibles have been given to London schools within three years.

    ‘Praise the Lord!’ Ukrainian Christians Cheer Kherson Liberation

    Ukrainian Christians celebrate the liberation of Kherson with cheers of praise and thanksgiving, seven months after Russia occupied the city.

    JESUS Film Makes History, Now Translated in 2,000 Languages

    The JESUS film makes history as it is now translated into its 2,000th language making it the most translated film of all time.