Martha Mariam Samajam
Martha Mariam Samajam is the association of women in the Malankara Orthodox Church with Blessed Virgin Saint Mary as the patron Saint. ‘Martha’ is the feminine form of ‘Mar’ which means Saint in Syriac language. So Martha Mariam Samajam association named after St. Mary.
The Samajam mainly aims at spiritual growth of women. The Holy Mother, St. Mary showed us a good example of supporting the Christian Ministry. By reading the Bible, we can see that St. Mary followed Jesus throughout His ministry, even to His death at the cross. The motto of the Samajam is “Pray, Act and Shine.” Jesus taught us to pray, asked us to help the needy and called us to be the “light of the world”. As Samajam members try to follow that in their daily life.
Martha Mariam Samajam has an integral role in the growth of St. George Indian Orthodox Church. May the intercession of St. Mary be a stronghold for all of us. MMS at SGIOC Perth is a vibrant association of the women and mainly aims at spiritual growth of women. Currently, MMS meets quarterly under the leadership of Vicar. The main focus of MMS meeting is on Bible Reading/Study and Spiritual Message by Vicar. MMS also raises funds for Church by conducting food sales.
1 Corinthians 11:12 – "For as woman came from man, so also man is born of woman. But everything comes from God".
MMS Secretary: Mrs. Mary Philip