"For nothing will be impossible with God" St.Luke 1:37
Welcome to St. Mary’s Indian Orthodox Church, Orlando. Come and join the holy celebrate the living Holy Eucharist in the tradition of Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church of India which is one of the Oriental Orthodox churches. We use the Syrian Orthodox Liturgy of the Oriental Orthodox Liturgical tradition.
St.Mary's Orthodox Church, Orlando, Florida is the result of the vision and hard work of some orthodox members living in Orlando city,and is one of the new growing parish in South West American Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church. As of August 14 2013, Rev Fr Johnson Punchakonam was appointed as the Vicar of the congregation by His Grace Alexios Mar Eusebius Metropolitan; a growing orthodox community since 2013, united by a mix of young hearted faithful orthodox Christians in Orlando area.
The year 2014 is a milestone year of the parish. By the Grace of God almighty,on On December 21st 2013, we purchased a new church property at 808 4th street Orlando, Florida. The Parish started worshiping service at this new church on the Christmas day of year 2013. The Consecration and dedication of the Church was conducted by the Catholicose of the East and Malankara Metropolitan His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulose II, the Supreme head of the church and the Diocesan Metropolitan His Grace Alexios Mar Eusebius on the days of September 24th and 25th 2014.
God Almighty has blessed us in so many ways and this church is a testament to the strength God has given us. Thanks to all those who made our dream come to fruition. We are excited by the prospects and opportunities this church brings and look forward to continue growing spiritually to serve God and the Church.
We thank you for visiting and we hope that you have a wonderful time on our website. Our faith is 2000 years old and traces its roots to the day St. Thomas the Apostle arrived at the shores of the state of Kerala, in the southwest corner of India. On this website, we have attempted to share useful information on the tremendous amount of history, tradition and activities that have developed over the past 20 centuries. Please take your time exploring each of our links and learn a little bit about us. We hope you enjoy the stay and we hope that we have provided you with some insight into who we are, what we believe and how we live our faith.