Martha Mariya Samajam

About Marth Mariam Samajam


Marth Mariam Vanitha Samajam (St Mary's Orthodox women's League) was founded in 1920 aimed at the spiritual progress of women of the Malankara Orthodox Church. The founders named it "Marth Mariam Vanitha Samajam"after the Blessed Virgin Mary whom they accepted as their interceding saint. It was started under the patronage of the Late Very Rev. M.C.Kuriakose Ramban and with the leadership of K.M Annamma. and co-workers.

Marth Mariam Vanitha Samajam is one of the major spiritual organizations of the church combining all the female members. It is spread throughout the world in all the 24 Dioceses and functioning in all parishes of the church. In the South West American Diocese, this organization is spiritually strengthening under the leadership of the Diocesan Metropolitan, H.G. Alexios Mar Eusebius.


    • Preparing women to have Theological and Biblical knowledge by attending various courses, training, and seminars
    • Encouraging women to participate in the church choir to improve the liturgical music in line with the Sruthi School of Liturgical Music, Kottayam, India
    • Training women to have awareness of social problems and help with right decision-making at every level.
    • Attempts to find out women's potentials to a greater extent to promote leadership qualities.
    • Training women to conduct prayer groups, Bible classes, fellowship meetings and preach the gospel.
    • Preparing to solve the problems of working women.
    • Seek solidarity with women's action groups on local, national and international levels.Encouraging more participation in ecumenical gatherings.
    • Enhance spirituality by observing canonical lents, engaging in charity work and practicing family prayers
    • Encourage women to actively participate in the OVBS / Sunday school Program of each parish in bringing up children in the Orthodox faith.
    • Encourage women to take an active role in the administration of the church and other committees at regional and diocesan level.


    Office Bearers

    Following individuals have been appointed by HG Alexios Mar Eusebius to serve in various positions of the Martha Mariyam Vanitha Samajam .

    2017 Diocesan MMVS Officials


    Rev. Fr. Binny M. Kuruvilla
    Vice President
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    Santhamma Mathew
    General Secretary



    Gigi K Simon



    Jolly Thomas





    MMVS Regional Secretaries

    Santha Varghese

    Midwest Region - Detroit
    Santha Varghese

    Mariamma Thomas

    Midwest Region -Chicago
    Mariamma Thomas

    Elizabeth George

    Southeast Region
    Elizabeth George

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    South: Dallas Region
    Divya Joykutty

    Smitha 2017

    South: Houston Region
    Smitha Saji

    Sanumol Varghese

    West Region
    Sanumol Varghese

    Annie Abraham

    Northwest Region
    Annie Abraham


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