Mar Gregorios Orthodox Syrian Church , Bhosari

Malankara Orthodox Syrian

Bhosari, Maharashtra, India


Holy Qurbana : 8.30 am Every Sunday
Mar Gregorios Orthodox Syrian Church , Bhosari

As the industrial township of Bhosari about 15 kms away from the city of Pune developed in size and stature, the then Orthodox Syrian Christian residents around Bhosari township who were being administered by the Kirkee parish felt the necessity to have a church of their own and with this intention they arranged to collect some funds and purchased a piece of land in the year 1988. It was the ardent desire of these believers that a church in the name of Parumala Thirumeni be constructed there. His Grace Dr. Philipose Mar Theophilus the then Diocesan Metropolitan visited the site and upon His Grace's directions the land was developed with land filling etc. His Grace Geevarghese Mar Coorilose took keen interest in the meantime and the members made several trips to Orthodox Church Centers, Vashi with the intention of constructing a church at Bhosari. With the continued guidance from Mar Coorilose and the assurance from Mar Theophilus, the members ventured to go ahead. Mar Coorilose laid the foundation stone of the Bhosari church on February 21st, 1997. A temporary shed was constructed thereafter and Rev. Fr. Joshua John conducted the first Holy Qurbana. The construction of the church building progressed with the dedicated work of the local members and timely help from the well wishers The consecration of the newly build church was held on 21st and 22nd of February, 1998 by H.H Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Mathews I, the then Catholicose of the East and Malankara Metropolitan in the presence of H.G Geevarghese Mar Osathatheos and Diocesean Metropolitan HG Geevarghese Mar Coorilose. About 45 famillies are members in this church dedicated in the name of Parumala Thirumeni and services are conducted on two sundays every month as of now Rev. Fr. G. John, Rev. Fr. Paul, Rev. Fr. Mathew Mathew, Rev. Fr. Benjamin.S.Philip, Rev. Fr. Jacob Koshy, Rev. Fr. Prisquilas Peter, Rev. Fr. C J Joshua, Rev. Fr. John Thomas, Rev. Fr. Philipose Thomas, Rev. Fr. Bitty Mathew and Rev. Fr. Sherin Thomas served this church from time to time. Rev. Fr. Baiju Thomas is the present vicar. In the year 2017, members of MGM Orthodox church bhosari, felt a need for Church Parsonage. Construction of Church Parsonage was started in Nov 2017 under the able guidance and leadership of Rev. Fr. Baiju Thomas, equally supported by the untiring efforts of the present committee members. Parsonage construction was completed within 4 months and kudasha for the same was conducted in Feb 2018. Parsonage comprises of 3BHK apartment constructed just adjacent to the church. (as updated by Achen)