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Delhi Orthodox Diocese – Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church
Delhi Orthodox Diocese – Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church
Delhi Orthodox Diocese – Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church

Orthodox Christian Youth Movement (OCYM)

The Orthodox Christian Youth Movement

The Orthodox Christian Youth Movement (OCYM), the Youth-wing of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Chruch is in its 83rd year of active leadership and Christian witness in the Church and society. It contributes to the goodness and progress of the Church and community in the three-fold path of worship, study and service. It aims at moulding the minds and visions of the youth against the background of the contemporary issues.

Movement through the years

Looking back, we see the seeds of the Youth Movement planted by the visionary leaders of the church during the latter half of the nineteenth century. A spiritual organisation with the name Yuvajana Sangam was working effectively in various places and parishes along with other organisations like Sunday school, suvishesha sangam etc. They helped a lot to anchor the mother church safely in the storm created by the renewal group.

It was in the year 1933 that the attempts to bring together the local youth fellowships and to start a Parish–Centred Syrian Yuvajana Sangam, (Youth league) was materialized with the active leadership of Joseph Mar Severios Valakuzhyil Episcopos (President) and Rev. Fr. T. S. Abraham (Secretary). 

The historic Conference in 1936 held at Mavelikara broadened the vision of the Yuvajana Sangam and it was established as the official wing of the Church with Metropolitan Geevarghese Mar Philoxenos (Puthenkavil Kochu Thirumeni) as its President and Clery P. E. Daniel (Later Daniel Mar Philoxenos) as general secretary.

The year 1958 was decisive for the youth in the sense that the annual conference held in Puthupally officially accepted the title ‘The Orthodox Christian Youth Movement’  and initiatives were taken to start a monthly publication with the title Orthodox Youth (now published with the title Orthodox Yuvajanam). The Movement continues its spiritual journey with broader visions and effective Christian youth leadership.


The Movement has ever been blessed with the visionary leaders who have nurtured and nourished the movement against the challenges of the time.

Patron : His Holiness Baselious MarThoma Mathews III (Catholicose of the East & Malankara Metropolitan)

President : His Grace Dr. Geevarghese Mar Yulios 

Vice President: Rev. Fr. Philip K Tharakan

General Secretary: Rev. Fr. Aji K. Thomas

Treasurer: Joji P. Thomas

Delhi Diocese OCYM

President: H. G. Dr. Youhanon Mar Demetrios, the Diocesan Metropolitan

Office Bearers for the period 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2025

Rev. Fr. Ninan P. Philip

Rev. Fr. Abin P. Jacob
Vice President


Mr. Shiju Daniel (Ghaziabad, St. Thomas)Secretary8368172327
Mr. Daniel Varghese (Janakpuri, Mar Gregorios)Treasurer9540800432
Mr. Ashwin Varkey (Dilshad Garden, St. Stephen’s)Joint Secretary9899125127
Mr. Rinu Raju (Sarita Vihar, St. Thomas)Joint Secretary8377947978
Ms. Jeni S. Jacob (Hauz Khas, St. Mary’s Cathedral)Joint Secretary9212288354
Ms. Raji Cherian George (Dilshad Garden, St. Stephen’s)Lady Coordinator9717750584
Central Assembly MembersMr. Shinil Baby Thomas (Hauz Khas, St. Mary’s Cathedral)

Mr. Korahson Philip (Dilshad Garden, St. Stephen’s)

Ms. Aishwarya Mariam Aji (Tughlakabad, St. Joseph’s)
Internal AuditorsMr. Aju Avirachen (Janakpuri, Mar Gregorios)

Mr. Jijo Varghese (Faridabad, St. Mary’s)
Ex-OfficioAdv. Robin Raju (Sarita Vihar, St. Thomas)
OCMF CoordinatorMr. Sinu John (Janakpuri, Mar Gregorios)
OCMF-CALISMA CoordinatorMs. Divya Sojan (Hauz Khas, St. Mary’s Cathedral)
Media & Promotions CoordinatorMr. Santosh George (Faridabad, St. Mary’s)

Ms. Jisha Babuji (Dubai, St. Thomas Cathedral)
Job CellMr. Jeemon Rajan (Mayur Vihar, St. John’s)

Mr. Jackson Raju (Rohini, St. Basil)
Yuva EditorsMr. Sanu K. Babu (Dwarka, St. George)

Ms. Anu Cherian (Mayur Vihar, St. John’s)

Diocesan Committee Members

Delhi (North) Ms. Lijamol Joy (Dilshad Garden, St. Stephen’s)
Delhi (South)Mr. Liju Varghese (Hauz Khas, St. Mary’s Cathedral)
Delhi (East)Mr. Joby Mathew (Mayur Vihar, St. James)
Delhi (West)Mr. Subin Jacob (Janakpuri, Mar Gregorios)
HaryanaMr. Mobin Koshy (Faridabad, St. Mary’s)
RajasthanAdv. Jerry Varghese (Jaipur, St. Thomas)
Madhya Pradesh To be coopted
Punjab To be coopted
Uttar Pradesh To be coopted
Gulf Region To be coopted

Group Organizers

Delhi (North) Mr. Sibi Rajan (Dilshad Garden, St. Stephen’s)
Delhi (South)Ms. Asha John (Tughlakabad, St. Joseph’s)
Delhi (East)Mr. Rijo Varghese (Mayur Vihar, St. John’s)
Delhi (West)Mr. Saju Mathew (Janakpuri, Mar Gregorios)
HaryanaMs. Sajini Bejoy (Faridabad, St. Mary’s)
RajasthanMr. Prince Jacob (Jaipur, St. Thomas)
Madhya PradeshTo be coopted
PunjabMr. Bovin Mathew John (Chandigarh, St. Mary’s)
Uttar PradeshMr. Shibu Johny (Agra, St. Thomas)
Gulf RegionMr. Bejoy Baby (Jebel Ali, St. Gregorios)


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