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Welcome to the St. Gregorios Orthodox Church of Austin Website! Our Church belongs to the South West Diocese of America under the Malankara Orthodox Church led by H.H. Baselios Marthoma Mathews III, the Catholicos of the East and the Malankara Metropolitan. Our present diocesian metropolitan is His Grace Dr. Zachariah Mar Aprem.

Project 'Back to School' @ St. Gregorios Austin

St. Gregorios Austin joins the local school district to support students in need by donating school supplies. The Sunday school and Mgocsm students packed school supplies at the church on 8/9/2015 after the Holy Qurbana as part of the volunteer activity for the month of August. Volunteers shopped the best deals and packed kits according to the Manor ISD school supplies list.

Pidi Ari project turns One!

It’s been a year since we launched the Pidi Ari project, a monthly food drive project to support the local foodbanks and pantries in their fight against hunger and homelessness.

A year, ago, after the completion on a Sunday school food drive, which took couple of months to reach its goal, a thought came to few volunteers: why can’t we do this every month and create a culture of sustained giving in the church.  

Learning from our traditions of our grandmothers: Our grandmothers had a rich tradition of sharing by taking a handful of rice every time they cooked rice and kept it in another container. At the end of the month, the altar boy from the church went door to door collecting this rice. This rice was distributed by the church to poor families who did not have enough for their daily meals. It was called Pidi Ari. (a handful of rice)

OVBS 2015

The St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Austin, TX OVBS 2015 was held from July 24-26th.

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Sunday School Area Level Competitions 2015: St. Gregorios Austin takes it home

St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Austin, TX takes home first place at the Sunday School Area Level Competitions 2015. Thank you Lord!

Care Packets for the Homeless

There was a sense of joy in the church as everyone’s hands were staying busy. The little children stood in line with open bags and wide smiles, as the older students quickly filled the emptiness.

On March 1st, St Gregorios Orthodox Church Sunday School and MGOCSM in Austin, Texas packaged 144 care packages for the homeless. Each pack contained various food and hygiene items.

The project was administered in partnership with Caritas of Austin, a nonprofit organization that provides financial and emotional support for numerous people in poverty within Travis County. Their community development coordinator, Grace Alrutz, worked hand in hand with the church to provide information and support behind the project.

St. Thomas Mission Attappady - The Tribal Mission

The Malankara Orthodox Church was never afraid in walking into unchartered territory and go into places that many had neglected. The tribal area of Attappady is one among them.  
 
H.H. Moran Mar Baselius Didymus I had the inner calling to be the blessing for the tribals of Attappady. H.H, a man of prayer and service served the backback diocese of Malabar for 4 decades. In 1994, H.H. sowed the seeds of the first Tribal mission in Kerala by starting Society of the Missionaries of St. Thomas to serve the underdeveloped tribal region of Attappady in Palakkad district in Kerala.

Giving Back Corner


Pidi Ari Project

Making a Difference, one can, at a time...

39580 lbs

of canned food donated since the start of the project. Thank you!

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