St. Paul’s Men’s Fellowship
Spiritual organization under the Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America. The Supreme Patron of the Fellowship is His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Supreme Head of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church and the President & Patron is His Eminence Archbishop Mor Titus Yeldho.
At the 2002 archdiocesan family conference, a meeting of members from various parishes across the United States & Canada acknowledged a vacuum existing in our spiritual growth and an immediate need for organizing a body of faithful to work together for the remedial cause. There “The St.Paul’s Fellowship” was born. The announcement was warmly welcomed by everyone that reflected the need for such an organization for men, a kind of parallel organization to the St. Mary’s Women’s League (Martha Mariam Samajam). Men also deserve spiritual nurturing rather than being onlookers of events. It is expected that the two organizations of men and women can plan joint activities that are often of common interest in the fields of family life, upbringing children in our church tradition, Gospel study, spiritual growth, and helping those who are in need of social & spiritual nurturing. The archdiocese expects that each member parish has a unit of St.Paul’s Fellowship and a unit secretary.
We’re blessed with an abundance of spiritual nourishment through our church in Austin with its sacraments and fellowship.To focus on men’s spiritual growth, St. Paul’s Fellowship was born, and it has been warmly welcomed by everyone.Parallel in scope is our ministry to women with the St. Mary’s Women’s League (Martha Mariam Samajam).
Bible Study Approach
St Paul’s Fellowship provides opportunities for men to grow spiritually through Bible study, prayer, reflection on Christian living, and service within their local community and through mission work around the world. The Fellowship hopes that its members will be able to share their gifts with others around them through service.