Ore Swaram – Ticket Sales Kicked off

The ticket sales for  ”Ore Swaram”, our fundraising show’s ticket sales was kicked off on May 19th, 2013 after Holy Qurbana.  His Grace Alexios Mar Eusebius, Our Diocesan Metropolitan presented the tickets to three mega sponsors of this event.  His Grace presented the tickets to Mr. Stephen Kuruvilla, Mr. N. G. Mathew and Mr. Oommen Varapadathu Sr.
During the presentation His Grace Eusebius mentioned to be able to hear the melodious voice of Chithra and M.G. Sreekumar for few hours is a blessing in itself.  Our trustee, Mr. Rojan Panicker asked for members prayers and full support to make this event a grand success for our church.

His Grace Alexios Mar Eusebius along with (L to R) Mr. N.G. Mathew, Mr. Oommen Varapadathu Sr. & Mr. Stephen Kuruvilla during the offical ticket sales kick off

Ore Swaram 2013


On August 9th, 2013, St. Thomas Orthodox Church of India, Warren, MI is presenting a musical show as a fundraising event. The show will be held at the Fitzgerald High school,Warren, MI  starting at 7:30 PM.
The show called “OreSwaram 2013” will be performed by M.G Sreekumar, Chithra, various other singers with Full Live Orechestra.
Ore Swaram Flyer Final
Ore Swaram – Message from Chitra and M.G. Sreekumar
Visit our show website: www.starshowdetroit.com
For tickets and more information contact:
Rev. Fr. Philip Jacob (586) 781-0648
Rev. Fr. James Cheriyan (586) 215-3952
Mr. Rojan Panicker (419) 819-7562
Mr. Sean Kuruvilla (248) 345-7713
Mr. Ajai Alex (248) 767-9451
Mr. Babu Kurian (586) 557-5374
Mrs. Jolly Daniel (248) 377-0097
Mr. Philip John (248) 828-1904
Mr. Benoy Elias (586) 786-9388
Mr. K.M. Raju (734) 261-8343
Mr. Sunil Ninan (519) 728-0074
Mrs. Shiny John (734) 354-0548
Ms. Lisa Lukose (586) 323-7094
Mr. Reuben Daniel (248) 377-0097
Mr. Anish John 586-808-2326
Mr. Geevar Varghese (586) 933-2111
Mr. Stephen Kuruvilla (248) 473-1134
Mr. Biju Joseph (586) 731-4054
Mrs. Omana Zachariah (248) 624-4937
Mr. Manoj Jaiji (248) 841-2010
Mr. Shiju Wilson (586) 232-4860
Mr. Lijo Kuriakose (586) 339-5056
Mr. Jiju Thomas (586) 932-6093

Annual Diocesan Clergy & Diocesan Assembly Meeting – 2013

The Annual meeting of Diocese of South-West America’s Clergy and Diocesan Assembly members will be held on May 16th to May 18th, 2013 at St. Thomas Orthodox Church of India, Detroit.  His Grace Alexios Mar Eusebius, Diocesan Metropolitan will be the preside over all the activities.
Host Committee composed of members from all 3 churches in the area is working hard to plan for all the delegates arrival.  Rev. Fr. Philip Jacob, Vicar of St. Thomas Detroit is the General Convenor and Dr. Mathew Varghese, St. Thomas Detroit is the Secretary of the host committee.  Mr. Rojan Panicker, St. Thomas is Tresurer of the commitee.

Committee Convenors
Reception Food
Rev. Fr. James Cherian Rev. Fr. Mathew T. Mathew
Mr. Benoy Elias Mr. K.M. Raju
Transportation Accomodation
Rev. Fr. Philips Sankarathil Rev. Fr. Sunoj Malayil
Mr. Robby Mathew Mr. Jason Varughese

Order of Events:
May 16th, 2013 6:00 PM  – May 17th, 2013 Noon – Clergy Conference
May 17th, 2013 4:00 PM – Diocesan Assembly Meeting
May 17th, 2013 6:00 PM – Evening Prayer
May 17th, 2013 7:00 PM – Diocesan Day Annual Meeting
May 18th, 2013 7:30 AM to 12:30PM – Diocesan Assembly Meeting
We ask for everyones prayer and assistance to make this one a memeroable event in this region and our Church.

New Office Bearers Elected for 2013

During the General Body Meeting held on 11/04/2012 and organizational meetings held on 12/2/2012, following members were elected as the office bearers for 2013.

2013 Office Bearers

STOCI Managing Committee

Trustee Mr. Rojan Panicker
Secretary Mr. Sean Kuruvilla
Managing Committee Members Mr. Anish John
Mr. Benoy Elias
Mr. Geevar Varghese
Mr. K.M. Raju
Ms. Lisa Lukose
Mr. Philip John
Mr. Reuben Daniel
Mrs. Shiny John
Mr. Sunil N. Mathew

Prayer Meeting Co-ordinators

Group A Mr. Chacko Abraham
Group B Mr. George Varughese

Marth Mariam Samajam

Secretary Mrs. Achamma Vaidyan
Joint Secretary Mrs. Sunu Kurian


Secretary Jake Chandy
Joint Secretary Reba John
Treasurer Dilan Varghese


Secretary Allan Jose
Treasurer Jason Thomas
Jerry Idiculla and Ticil Varghese to serve as Coordinators for both Youth and MGOCSM


Secretary Mrs. Jolly Daniel
Treasurer Mr. Biji Varghese

Obituary: Mr. Jaison Jacob (1981 – 2012)

Jaison Jacob a beloved member of St. Thomas Orthodox church was called to the eternal father on Monday December 10, 2012. He is survived by his Wife, Sony Father and Mother, Dr. P.O Jacob and Susamma, Sister and family, Jessy, Jobin,  Anjali, Xavier, and Liya.
Jaison was born in Michigan on March 24, 1981.  Jaison had many hobbies, fishing, home remolding, automotive and motorcycle repair, just to name a few. He loved to fish and just commune with nature. Jaison was a big fan of all Detroit Sports teams. Jaison’s love of electronics and his keen ability to repair things naturally moved him toward the IT world. Jaison worked at Corporate Electronic Stationary as the Ecommerce and IT Manager, where he excelled and was well loved by his co-workers. Jaison was a husband, son, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend, he will be truly missed by everyone. May God grant him peace.
12/10/2012 – 9:40 PM:
It is with heavy heart and deep regret, that we inform you about the demise of Mr. Jaison Jacob.  Jaison (31), passed away this afternoon at the hospital.  Please keep the bereaving family in your prayers and may God grant them strength and healing during this difficult time.
Once the family have finalized the funeral arrangements, we will communicate that out to everyone.
We will keep this page updated as more information are available.
– Rojan

12/11/2012- 11:30 AM:
Here are the details of the funeral arrangements for Jaison Jacob, who passed away yesterday.
6:00 PM – Prayer Meeting at the Residence of Dr. P.O. Jacob
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM – Viewing at St. Thomas Orthodox Church of India
7:00 AM – Morning Prayer
7:30 AM – Holy Qurbana
Followed by Funeral Services
Procession to White Chapel Cemetery
Burial Services at Cemetery
Luncheon at St. Thomas Orthodox Church of India
Address(s) to all the events:
Dr. P. O. Jacob
Grand Blanc, MI
St. Thomas Orthodox Church of India
2850 Parent Ave.
Warren, MI 48092
White Chapel Cemetery
621 West Long Lake Road
Troy, MI – 48098
We continue to ask you to keep the bereaving family in your prayers and may God grant them strength and healing during this difficult time.
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