Marth Mariam Vanitha Samajam (Women’s Wing of Orthodox Church of India)
Marth Mariam Vanitha Samajam is the Women’s wing of the Malankara Orthodox Church of India. It is one of the major spiritual organization of the church combining all the female members. It is spread throughout the world in all the 30 Dioceses and functioning in all parishes of the church.
The organization was founded in 1928 aimed at the spiritual progress of women. The founders named it “Marth Mariam Samajam”after the Blessed Virgin Mary whom they accepted as their interceding saint. It was started under the patronage of the Late Very Rev. M.C.Kuriakose Ramban and with the leadership of K.M. Annamma. and co-workers.
Prarthikkuka, Pravarthikkuka, Prakasikkuka.
There is a central committee with all the 30 Dioceses of the church. H.H. of the Patron. According to the constitution President, Vice President, General Secretary, Joint Secretary and Treasurer, The Secretaries from 30 Diocese & Diocese Representatives consist of the Central Committee. Central Committee is the deciding body of of Marth MariamVanitha Samajam. The Diocesan Metropolitan is the President of diocesan committee, Vice President is a priest from that Diocese and the vicars that of the branches. Each Diocesan Samajam has a secretary, elected from the committee members who in their turn represents the group or districts into which each diocese is subdivided. The Group secretaries encourage the branch samajams and make members ever more loyal to the faith and practices of the church. The diocesan and the organizing secretaries are expected to visit the branches at times.. Retreats, Bible Classes, Competitions etc are held on Parish, Group, Diocese & Akhila Malankara levels.
There is a Leadership Training Camp held annually for 2 days. Annual examinations are conducted based on prescribed text books of church faith, Bible portions and liturgical hymns. Examination is conducted inside & outside India in October.