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Rt. Rev. Dr. M. Joseph
Bishop

Diocese of Madurai Ramnad - History

The Diocese of Madurai and Ramnad has been functioning for the Glory of God in the historically famous cities of Tamilnadu. Our Diocese has its strong footing in the committed service rendered by missionaries. Church Missionary Society (CMS), The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (SPG) and The American-Madura Mission were the three reputed organisations which stamped their service in our Diocese. Among the above said three Missionary Societies, the American-Madura Mission’s contribution is tremendous.



When the missionaries found the speedy and steady growth of these offspring of their hand work and labour, considered that the right time to handover the mission to the Diocesan people.


As a result, they founded Madurai Mission Sangam on 15th January 1934, and handed over the missionary projects and decided to back them up with their valuable guidance. This establishment had been functioning successfully for 1934 to 1947. On 27th September 1947, church of South India was formed and the Diocese of Madurai and Ramnad became a part of it, encompassing the two Districts Madurai and Ramnad. Now it holds 6 prominent districts – Madurai, Ramnad, Dindigul, Sivagangai, Virudhunagar and Theni.







The Logo of C. S. I. Madurai-Ramnad Diocese has got its approval in the diocesan council which was held on January 1961 at Shreeveliputhur. In the logo the plain cross which occupies much space and the centre symbolises Jesus Christ who died, resurrected and is living.

The J.H.S. which are engraved in the centre of the cross denotes the first three letters of the Latin phrase “Jesus Hominum Salvator” which means “Jesus the saviour of Humankind”. The ship which is sailing in the sea denotes the Church which is the body of Christ and the effort of taking the Gospel of Christ as good news till the farthest end of the Earth.

The fish that is seen in the sea is the sign that the early Christians were having who followed the Lord’s assurance “I will make you catchers of men”. The fish was a Christian symbol. In Greek the word ‘ixthus’ (Ixqus) means fish representing the acrostic “JESUS CHRIST GOD’S SON SAVIOUR”. We can say it is the affirmation of faith of the early Church. At the time of persecution, in order to identify each other, “whether he/she believes and professes Christ”, they used to draw the figure of fish with their toe on the earth. If the other person also drew the same figure, they would come to know that the other person were brothers and that they were having the same faith, and would talk freely. It encourage us to spread this belief of “Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and our Saviour”.

The Bible and the lamp that are seen in the emblem show the knowledge about Jesus Christ and that the Bible alone is the lamp for everyday Christian life. The Church seen in the symbol even though it is an Indian village Church it was made out of love for Jesus by missionary work, propagating the Christen faith and Church which holds the Bible as daily lamp; it symbolises that it should remain within the Church unity.

Local Councils

• North Local Council
• East Local Council
• West Local Council (North)
• West Local Council (South)
• South local Council
• Central local Council (North)
• Central Local Council (South)
• Satchiapuram Local Council (East)
• Satchiapuram Local Council (West)
• Ramnad Local Council
• Cathedral Council
• Madurai Local Council

Institutions

Schools
• AC Higher Sec. School - Tallakulam
• Capron Hall Hr. Sec. School - Madurai
• CMS Hr. Sec. School - Srivilliputhur
• CSI Girls Hr. Sec. School - Aruppukottai
• CSI Girls Hr. Sec. School - Pasumalai
• Dudley Hr. Sec. School - Dindigul
• L.P.N. Hr. Sec. School - K. Pudur
• OCPM Girls. Hr. Sec.School - Narimedu
• Pasumalai Hr. Sec. School - Pasumalai
• Schwartz Hr. Sec. School - Ramnad
• SCMS Girls. Hr. Sec. School - Satchiapuram
• St. Andrews Girls Hr. Sec. - Ramnad

Higher Secondary Schools
• CSI Boarding Mid. School - Aruppukottai
• CSI Boarding Mid. School - Dindigul
• CSI Middle School - Keelakarai
• CSI Middle School - Kottagudi
• UC Middle School - Kottaimedu
• DM&R Middle School - Madurai
• CSI Middle School - Packiapuram
• CSI Wakeman Mid. School - Palani
• CSI Middle School - Palayamkottai
• CMS Middle School - Satchiapuram
• CSI Middle School - Thummichampatti, Oddanchatram
• C.S.I. Town Middle School - Kodaikanal

Medical Institute
• CSI Jayaraj Annapackiam College of Nursing and Allied Sciences Madurai

BEd Colleges
• CSI College of Education - Pasumalai
• CSI College of Education - Ramnad

Diocesan Officers


Rev. Dr. A. Yakkobu

Deputy Chairman

CSI Diocese of Madurai-Ramnad
AVH Building First Floor
162, East Veli Street
Madurai – 625 001, Tamilnadu
Tel: 0452 – 2338222
Fax: 0452 – 2339888 
Email : csidmr@gmail.com


Rev. David Jebaraj

Clergy Secretary

Narimedu, 
Madurai,
Tamilnadu- 625 002.

94433 88224
adjdsr@gmail.com

Adv.C. Fernandas Rathina Raja

Lay Secretary

"Fortune Residency" 41/1, Alagusundaram Nagar Palanganatham, Madurai,
Tamilnadu - 625 003.m

94436 74969
fernandasrathinaraja@gmail.com


Er. T. John Mahendran

Treasurer

CSI Diocese of Madurai-Ramnad
AVH Building First Floor
162, East Veli Street
Madurai – 625 001, Tamilnadu
Tel: 0452 – 2338222
Fax: 0452 – 2339888 
Email : csidmr@gmail.com


Mr. J. P. Edwin Chelliah

Registrar

CSI Diocese of Madurai-Ramnad
AVH Building First Floor
162, East Veli Street
Madurai – 625 001, Tamilnadu
Tel: 0452 – 2338222
Fax: 0452 – 2339888
Email : csidmr@gmail.com
 

News & Events

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  • WED Celebrated at the CSI Girls School, Pasumalai
  • WED Celebrated at the CSI Girls School, Pasumalai
  • WED Celebrated at the CSI Girls School, Pasumalai
  • WED Celebrated at the CSI Girls School, Pasumalai
  • WED Celebrated at the CSI Girls School, Pasumalai
  • WED Celebrated at the CSI Girls School, Pasumalai
  • WED Celebrated at the CSI Girls School, Pasumalai
  • WED Celebrated at the CSI Girls School, Pasumalai
  • WED Celebrated at the CSI Girls School, Pasumalai
  • WED Celebrated at the CSI Girls School, Pasumalai

WED Celebrated at the CSI Girls School, Pasumalai

Church of South India Girls School Pasulamalai celebrated World Environment Day (WED). The theme this year is 'Beat Air Pollution'.
The children were given awareness that air pollution now kills more people globally than HIV and Malaria.

Photos: Moses Packiaraj

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  • Workshop on ‘World Day of Prayer’ 2019
  • Workshop on ‘World Day of Prayer’ 2019
  • Workshop on ‘World Day of Prayer’ 2019
  • Workshop on ‘World Day of Prayer’ 2019
  • Workshop on ‘World Day of Prayer’ 2019
  • Workshop on ‘World Day of Prayer’ 2019

Workshop on ‘World Day of Prayer’ 2019

A workshop on ‘World Day of Prayer’ was conducted in a grand manner on 02.03.19 at the chapel of OCPM Girls’ Higher Secondary School, which is our Diocesan School and also one of the reputed schools in Madurai. All the arrangements for the workshop had been properly and perfectly made by the Bishop Amma and the Officers of the Women’s Fellowship of Our Diocese. The Head Mistress, the staff and the Students of the school put forth great efforts for the success of the workshop.

About 200 women, including the Pastors’ wives, the secretaries of the various women fellowships of our Diocese, the teachers from the various schools of our Diocese and the Bible Women participated in the workshop and were immensely benefitted out of it.

The Opening prayer was made by Rev. A. David Jebaraj, the Clergy Secretary of our Diocese. This year, the Order of Service for the World Day of Prayer has been prepared by the Women of the country named Slovenia. Hence, when a piece of melodious background music was played, some students, followed by the Bishop Amma and the officers of the Women’s Fellowship of Our Diocese brought the food items of the people of Slovenia in bowls and trays in a procession. The food items like Barley, Wheat, Wheat Bread, Salad of Cucumber, Carrot and Tomato, Honey, Tea, Potato etc were displayed on a table with the scene setting of a house of Slovenia at the back.

The Head Mistress of the School Mrs. N. Mary, gave a PowerPoint Presentation, explaining in detail, the history of Slovenia, its geographical condition, its climatic condition and about their food, their education and the Churches. We were able to know about the status of women and their problems also which enabled us to pray earnestly for them. We all felt as if we had visited the country in person. Such an attractive presentation was it!

We enjoyed hearing the National Anthem of Slovenia. The students of the school presented a colourful dance performance depicting their tradition and it was a feast to our eyes. During the interval, the staple food of the Slovenians i.e., Loaves of Bread with honey and the delicious Mutton soup, were supplied to the participants.

Our Bishop gave a very brief introduction about the World Day of Prayer and the necessity of praying for the people of Slovenia as well as the people of our country.

The prayers found in the order of service were read by the Women’s work superintendents of the various councils of our Diocese and the teachers of our Diocesan school and the response was read by all the other participants. All the prayers were offered with burdened hearts.

Then, the Bishop Amma gave a message from the scripture portion of Luke 14: 15-24. She talked about the Feast, the preparation for the Feast and its blessings. She also talked about the various feasts found in the Bible. She pointed out four kinds of invitations for the feast and exhorted the participants to accept the invitation without giving lame excuses.

Then, the offering was taken. The workshop ended with the prayer and Benediction by Rev. Mrs. Mary David. Everybody left the place with the utmost satisfaction and the determination to observe the World Day of Prayer in the respective Churches and the schools in the way in which they had witnessed in the workshop.

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  • Er. John Mahendran, the First CSI Member to be Appointed as the Tamil Nadu State Minorities Commission Chairman

Er. John Mahendran, the First CSI Member to be Appointed as the Tamil Nadu State Minorities Commission Chairman

Er. John Mahendran, who is currently serving as the Treasurer of the Madurai Ramnadu Diocese of the Church of South India, has been appointed as the Chairman of the Tamil Nadu State Minorities Commission. This is the First time a member of the Church of South India is given this important portfolio. Hearty Congratulations!

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  • CSI Madurai Diocesan Pastors' Christmas Get Together
  • CSI Madurai Diocesan Pastors' Christmas Get Together
  • CSI Madurai Diocesan Pastors' Christmas Get Together
  • CSI Madurai Diocesan Pastors' Christmas Get Together
  • CSI Madurai Diocesan Pastors' Christmas Get Together
  • CSI Madurai Diocesan Pastors' Christmas Get Together
  • CSI Madurai Diocesan Pastors' Christmas Get Together
  • CSI Madurai Diocesan Pastors' Christmas Get Together
  • CSI Madurai Diocesan Pastors' Christmas Get Together
  • CSI Madurai Diocesan Pastors' Christmas Get Together
  • CSI Madurai Diocesan Pastors' Christmas Get Together
  • CSI Madurai Diocesan Pastors' Christmas Get Together
  • CSI Madurai Diocesan Pastors' Christmas Get Together
  • CSI Madurai Diocesan Pastors' Christmas Get Together
  • CSI Madurai Diocesan Pastors' Christmas Get Together
  • CSI Madurai Diocesan Pastors' Christmas Get Together

CSI Madurai Diocesan Pastors' Christmas Get Together

CSI Madurai Diocesan Pastors' Christmas Get Together

The pastors' Christmas Get Together of the Madurai Ramnadu Diocese of the Church of South India was held at OCPM chapel on 1st December 2018.  Rt Rev.Dr.D Chandrasekaran, the bishop in CSI Trichy Tanjore Diocese, was the Chief Guest.  Rt. Rev. Dr. M. Joseph, the bishop of the Madurai Diocese and the Diocesan officials gave leadership for the Get Together.

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  • HMS Sales 2018
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  • HMS Sales 2018
  • HMS Sales 2018
  • HMS Sales 2018

HMS Sales 2018

The Madurai Ramnad Diocese of Church of South India conducted an Art and Drawing (from waste) Competition as part of the mission festival on 3rd august at the OCPM School, Madurai

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