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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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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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  • Madurai Ramnadu Diocese Celebrates CSI Day 2018

Madurai Ramnadu Diocese Celebrates CSI Day 2018

The Madurai Ramnadu Diocese of the Church of South India (CSI) celebrated the 71st Formation Day Anniversary of the CSI on the 27th September 2018. Rt. Rev. Dr. M. Joseph, the Bishop in the Diocese, and the diocesan officers led the celebrations. 

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CSI Sunday Celebration Gathering in Madurai- Ramnadu Diocese.

Church of South India Formation Sunday was celebrated by the Madurai- Ramnadu Diocese on 23rd, the nearest Sunday to September 27th, the date the formation of CSI took place in 1947. The event was inaugurated by the Rt. Rev. Dr. M. Joseph, the Bishop in the Diocese. There were a procession, cultural programmes, and a public meeting as part of the celebration. The major role of this celebration was played by the Women's Fellowship, under the leadership of Mrs. Leela Manohari Joseph, the Vice- President of the CSI Synod Women's Fellowship. The programme was led by Rev. Dr. A. Yakkobu (Deputy Chairman), Rev. David Jebaraj (Clergy Secretary), Adv.C. Fernandas Rathina Raja (Lay Secretary), Er. T. John Mahendran (Treasurer), and Mr. J. P. Edwin Chelliah (Registrar)

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HMS Sales Festival 2018

HMS Sales Festival 2018 of the Madurai- Ramnadu Diocese of the Church of South India (CSI) was inaugurated by Rt. Rev. M. Joseph, the Bishop of the Diocese. The Keynote speaker and the Chief Guest was Rt. Rev. Dr. Prasana Kumar Samuel, the Bishop, Karnataka Central Diocese, who delivered the word of God in the inaugural function. The Madurai- Ramnadu Diocese extended a warm welcome to Prof. Dr. Esther Prasana, too. The programme was held at the OCPM Girls Higher Secondary School, Madurai. 

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Ordination Service was Held at CSI Cathedral; Twenty-three Theological Graduates Ordained

Twenty-three theological graduates of the Madurai Ramnadu Diocese of the Church of South India were ordained in an ordination service held on 5th  August 2018 at CSI Cathedral, Madurai. Rt. Rev. M. Joseph, the Bishop in Madurai, led the ordination service. Rt. Rev. Dr. Prasana Kumar Samuel, the Bishop in CSI Karnataka Central Diocese was the special guest and speaker in the ordination service. Prof. Dr. Esther Prasanna Kumar Samuel also attended the divine service. The Diocesan officers gave the leadership along with the bishop for the auspicious occasion. 

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