St.Mary’s Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church

Waterford Ireland

Vanitha Samajam

“Charm is deceptive and beauty disappear but a women who honors the Lord should be praised” – proverbs 31: 30.

The Marthamariyam Vanitha Samajam is an organization for the women of the Malankara Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church. St Mary, mother of our lord Jesus Christ is the leading spirit and the light of this organization. St Mary was a woman of grace, faith, obedience and blessings.

We started our Marthamariyam Vanitha Samajam in the year 2010 to enhance and enlighten the spiritual and social growth of women to promote Christian values, within our families, church and community.All women members of the church are considered as members of the Vanitha Samajam. Vice- President and Secretary are selected from the Vanitha Samajam members every year to coordinate the activities of Samajam.

We conduct meetings every 2nd and 4th Sunday after the Holy Qurbana, lead by our vicar. We come together in prayer, singing devotional songs, Bible reading, and Bible quiz and sharing of Bible messages. Our members are involved with many other activities including charity work and yearly retreat. Yearly chitty and homemade foods auction are providing a good support to the church, as well as the poor and needy people.