our founder

Mrs. Kandamma Varghese (1876 - 1964)

Main Events during the time of Kandamma Varghese

1876

  • Birth of Kandamma on June 30
  • Synod at Mulanthuruthy

1877

  • Mathews Mar Athanasius Metropolitan passes away
  • Thomas Mar Athanasius as Metropolitan

1880

  • Birth of Abraham Mar Thoma

1883

  • Birth of Sadhu Kochoonju Upadeshi

1888

  • Formation of Mar Thoma Evangelistic Association

1890

  • Launch of Manorama Newspaper

1892

  • Salvation Army starts work in Travancore

1893

  • Birth of Dr. Juhanon Mar Thoma Metropolitan
  • Thomas Mar Athanasious Metropolitan Passes away

1905

  • Formation of Mar Thoma Sunday School Samajam

1906

  • Varghese Master (Kandamma’s husband) passes away.

1909

  • First Mission field outside Kerala – Karwar Mission, Karnataka
  • Metropolitan Titus I Passes away.
  • Consecration of Titus II as Metropolitan

1910

  • First Mar Thoma Students Conference

1914

  • Beginning of First World War

1917

  • Kovoorachen – Ipe Thoma Kathanar- passes away

1918

  • Sadhu Sunder Singh visits Maramon Convention

1919

  • Formation of Sevika Sanghom (14th February)

1921

  • Establishment of Union Christian College in Alwaye

1923

  • Establishment of Salem Children’s Home, Tiruvalla

1924

  • Formation of Voluntary Evangelistic Association

1925

  • Inauguration of Vanitha Mandiram
  • Beginning of the Malayalam wing of the Christian Literature Society (CLS)

1926

  • Establishment of Mar Thoma Theological Seminary at Kottayam

1928

  • Establishment of T. A .M. Press

1929

  • Wall Street Crash. The beginning of the Great Depression

1930

  • Medical aid fund for sick clergy -Introduced in the Church by Titus II

1933

  • Formation of Yuvajana Sakhyam

1936

  • Centenary Celebrations of Reformation in Maramon Mar Thoma

1939

  • Beginning of Second World War

1940

  • Beginning of Ankola Mission.-North Karnataka

1944

  • Titus II Mar Thoma passes away. Abraham Mar Thoma becomes Metropolitian

1945

  • End of the Second World War

1947

  • Beginning of Hoskote Mission, near Bangalore Karnatak
  • Freedom for India
  • Abraham Mar Thoma Passes away

1964

  • Kandamma Passes away.


OFFICE BEARERS

Rt. Rev. Dr. Abraham Mar Paulos Episcopa

President

Mrs. Mini Joys Thomas

General Secretary

Mrs. Marykutty George

Vice President

Mrs. Mini T.Alex

Treasurer