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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
 

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  • CSI School for the Mentally Retarded organises young athlete training programme
  • CSI School for the Mentally Retarded organises young athlete training programme
  • CSI School for the Mentally Retarded organises young athlete training programme
  • CSI School for the Mentally Retarded organises young athlete training programme
  • CSI School for the Mentally Retarded organises young athlete training programme
  • CSI School for the Mentally Retarded organises young athlete training programme
  • CSI School for the Mentally Retarded organises young athlete training programme
  • CSI School for the Mentally Retarded organises young athlete training programme
  • CSI School for the Mentally Retarded organises young athlete training programme
  • CSI School for the Mentally Retarded organises young athlete training programme
  • CSI School for the Mentally Retarded organises young athlete training programme
  • CSI School for the Mentally Retarded organises young athlete training programme
  • CSI School for the Mentally Retarded organises young athlete training programme
  • CSI School for the Mentally Retarded organises young athlete training programme

CSI School for the Mentally Retarded organises young athlete training programme

CSI School for the Mentally Retarded in the Madurai- Ramnadu Diocese organized a district level young athlete training programme on the 30th of June 2018.

Special training was conducted and training kits were given to the students to encourage them in athletics.

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  • Rt. Rev. Dr. M. Joseph's Sixth Consecration Day Thanksgiving Prayer Meeting Held in Madurai
  • Rt. Rev. Dr. M. Joseph's Sixth Consecration Day Thanksgiving Prayer Meeting Held in Madurai
  • Rt. Rev. Dr. M. Joseph's Sixth Consecration Day Thanksgiving Prayer Meeting Held in Madurai
  • Rt. Rev. Dr. M. Joseph's Sixth Consecration Day Thanksgiving Prayer Meeting Held in Madurai
  • Rt. Rev. Dr. M. Joseph's Sixth Consecration Day Thanksgiving Prayer Meeting Held in Madurai
  • Rt. Rev. Dr. M. Joseph's Sixth Consecration Day Thanksgiving Prayer Meeting Held in Madurai
  • Rt. Rev. Dr. M. Joseph's Sixth Consecration Day Thanksgiving Prayer Meeting Held in Madurai
  • Rt. Rev. Dr. M. Joseph's Sixth Consecration Day Thanksgiving Prayer Meeting Held in Madurai
  • Rt. Rev. Dr. M. Joseph's Sixth Consecration Day Thanksgiving Prayer Meeting Held in Madurai
  • Rt. Rev. Dr. M. Joseph's Sixth Consecration Day Thanksgiving Prayer Meeting Held in Madurai
  • Rt. Rev. Dr. M. Joseph's Sixth Consecration Day Thanksgiving Prayer Meeting Held in Madurai
  • Rt. Rev. Dr. M. Joseph's Sixth Consecration Day Thanksgiving Prayer Meeting Held in Madurai

Rt. Rev. Dr. M. Joseph's Sixth Consecration Day Thanksgiving Prayer Meeting Held in Madurai

Rt. Rev. Dr. M. Joseph's Sixth Consecration Day Thanksgiving Prayer Meeting held at CSI. Cathedral, Madurai on 28th June. Special Guest Bishop Emeritus Rt. Rev. Paul Vasantha Kumar, Trichy-Tanjore Diocese, delivered the word of God and Bishop Emeritus Rt. Rev. Dr. David Pothirajulu offered a special prayer to grace the function.

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  • Rt. Rev. Dr. M. Joseph dedicated the CSI Primary School Building
  • Rt. Rev. Dr. M. Joseph dedicated the CSI Primary School Building
  • Rt. Rev. Dr. M. Joseph dedicated the CSI Primary School Building
  • Rt. Rev. Dr. M. Joseph dedicated the CSI Primary School Building
  • Rt. Rev. Dr. M. Joseph dedicated the CSI Primary School Building
  • Rt. Rev. Dr. M. Joseph dedicated the CSI Primary School Building
  • Rt. Rev. Dr. M. Joseph dedicated the CSI Primary School Building
  • Rt. Rev. Dr. M. Joseph dedicated the CSI Primary School Building
  • Rt. Rev. Dr. M. Joseph dedicated the CSI Primary School Building
  • Rt. Rev. Dr. M. Joseph dedicated the CSI Primary School Building

Rt. Rev. Dr. M. Joseph dedicated the CSI Primary School Building

Rt. Rev. Dr. M. Joseph dedicated the CSI. Primary School Building, under the auspices of the  Pattakulam Pastorate, Srivilliputur, Madurai Ramnadu Diocese, on the 25th April 2018. 

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  • Annunciation Day Celebration 2018
  • Annunciation Day Celebration 2018
  • Annunciation Day Celebration 2018
  • Annunciation Day Celebration 2018
  • Annunciation Day Celebration 2018
  • Annunciation Day Celebration 2018
  • Annunciation Day Celebration 2018
  • Annunciation Day Celebration 2018
  • Annunciation Day Celebration 2018
  • Annunciation Day Celebration 2018

Annunciation Day Celebration 2018

‘The Annunciation Day’ was joyfully and enthusiastically celebrated by the womenfolk of the Madurai Ramnad Diocese on 24.3.18 (Saturday) at CSI Cathedral, Madurai. All the arrangements had been properly and perfectly made by the Bishop Ayyah, Bishop Amma and the Officers of the Diocese. About 6000 women attended that special meeting which was conducted from 9 AM to 4.30PM on that day. It was a feast to our eyes to see the women in their respective uniform sarees.

The Celebration started with the communion service conducted by the Bishop Ayyah, the Officers of the Diocese, the Cathedral Pastors and the Ordained Lady Pastors of Our Diocese. The Message of the Communion Service was delivered by the Bishop Ayyah. The text of the Message is Proverbs 31: 10. A virtuous woman is like the merchants’ ships. She is an expert in purchasing things and investing money in a profitable way. She is skilful in many kinds of trades and she works willingly with her hand. She understands the needs of others and she satisfies the needs of each and every member of the family. He concluded by saying that all the women should lead a life like that of this virtuous woman.

After the communion service was over, the Treasurer of the Women’s fellowship of our Diocese, Miss.Udayakumari welcomed the gathering. The Bishop Ayyah, the Officers of the Diocese, the Special Speaker, the organist and the choir in charge were honoured. Sewing machines were distributed freely to 3 poor women of the Diocese by the Bishop Ayyah.

The city pastors’ wives and the willing Pastors’wives of other pastorates, formed the Choir under the Leadership of Mrs.Lily Jeyachandran who is also a pastors’ wife. Melodious and meaningful songs were sung by the choir. The theme song of this year was composed by our Bishop Amma and tuned by our Choir in charge

Our Bishop Amma introduced the special speaker Mrs.Shoba Alexander to the audience. She gave an introductory address about the Annunciation Day pointing out the virtues of Mary like love, patience, humility etc.

Then we listened to the inspiring, encouraging and challenging message of the special speaker. The text of the message was Luke 1: 30,31. Mary who was only a teen ager accepted the will of God, not dreading about the consequences. She explained ‘the Magnificat’(song of Mary ) also.

The intercession prayer was led by Mrs.Regina Jacob, the Women’s work Superintendent of the East Local Council.

In the afternoon session, some women shared their testimonies how God was good enough to answer their prayers of Annunciation Day of the Last year. Those testimonies kindled the faith of those who heard them.

As the introductory talk of the afternoon session, Our Bishop Amma asked 5 questions to the audience and explained the anwers teaching five important truths.

1. Which is the sharpest  weapon in the world?

It is the tongue. We should keep it under our Control.

2. Which is the most distant thing?

It is the past to which we cannot go again so we should make use of our time carefully.

3. Which is the biggest one?

It is greediness and we should be beware about it.

4. Which is very, very, nearer to us?

It is Death and we should be ready to face it, earning many souls

5. Which is very simple?

It is Sharing God’s message to others, which we should not fail to do.

Then the Special Speaker who is a Bhramin convert shared her witness how she knew about Jesus and accepted Him as her Saviour. It was all possible only because of a life of witness of one of her colleagues, who was also a convert.  It was really a Chanllenging witness. All the women understood how we can bring others to Christ though our lives

Then Mrs.Jamila Soundrapandian the Secretary of the Women’s fellowship of Our Diocese led the ‘Roll Call’ session. As she had read the names of the pastorates, the women of  the respective pastorates stood up lifting up the placards with the names of the pastorates and singing songs. The vote of thanks was delivered by Mrs.Ruby Edwin. The Celebration ended with the closing prayer by Rev.Kirubai Kumari Aruldoss.

By the abundant grace of  God, we were able to celebrate this year’s Annunciation Day joyfully and meaningfully renewing our fellowship. All praise & glory be to God the Saviour!

 

 

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  • Christians Protest the Increasing Violence Against Them.
  • Christians Protest the Increasing Violence Against Them.
  • Christians Protest the Increasing Violence Against Them.
  • Christians Protest the Increasing Violence Against Them.

Christians Protest the Increasing Violence Against Them.

A massive crowd consisted of Christians from various denominations including the Church of South India gathered in Sahayamadha Roman Catholic Church ground at Koodal Nagar who raised voice and concern to stop the increasing violence against Christians on 20th March, Monday. Rt. Rev. M. Joseph, Bishop in CSI Madurai Ramnadu Diocese addressed the gathering. 

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