- CSI Malayalam Congregation of Greater New York
CSI Malayalam Congregation of Greater New York
- Established in 1982, the Church of South India Malayalam Congregation of Greater New York is the largest C.S.I. congregation in North America. The congregation’s origins can be traced to 1979, when C.S.I. members in the New York metropolitan area began worshiping at the St. James Chapel of the Union Theological Seminary and later in a church at the 57th Street in Manhattan. In February of 1982, a majority of this congregation moved to Woodhaven, Queens to form the Church of South India Malayalam Congregation of Greater New York.
- From 1985 onwards, the congregation has been blessed to receive the services of full-time Vicars, who are posted by the Madhya Kerala Diocese for 3-year terms. The full-time Vicar is also the President of the Board of Trustees of our congregation. Day to day administration of the church is handled by the Board of Trustees. The congregation is a pastorate of the Madhya Kerala Diocese of the Church of South India and affiliated with The Council of CSI Congregations in North America.
- In 2001, with the generous contributions of the members the congregation purchased own church in Seaford, Long Island and began worshiping at this location on December 22, 2001. The church was formally dedicated by the then Bishop, Rt Rev Thomas Samuel of the Madhya Kerala Diocese on July 14th, 2002.
- The second stage of our building project (to build a parsonage and hall) was completed in December of 2008. The project was funded by our members donations and from proceeds of the sale of our parsonage in Queens Village, NY.
- The congregation is constantly growing, with a present membership of over 100 families. Average attendance on Sundays is over 200 people. Almaya, Choir, Sunday School, Womens Fellowship and Youth Fellowship remain the mainstay of the congregation.
CSI Malayalam Congregation, Greater New York.
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