Mar Thoma Church of Oklahoma - Bethany, Oklahoma USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member vulture1957
N 35° 31.685 W 097° 37.997
14S E 623912 N 3932466
Quick Description: Mar Thoma Church of Oklahoma 5609 N. Mueller Ave. Bethany, OK 73008
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 11/21/2019 6:45:42 PM
Waymark Code: WM11NQ5
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Long Description:
Located in just east of Wiley Post Airport NW Oklahoma City, this small church is one of only a small number of churches worldwide of this denomination. The church does not front on Mueller Ave. It sits west of Mueller, down the driveway past a house (rectory?) where the signs are. It is the first I've heard about a Christian church founded and headquartered in India.

from the Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church international web site (visit link)

"Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church, otherwise called as Mar Thoma Church in a shorter form, which is a part of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church is one of the ancient Churches in the world. It is traditionally believed that St. Thomas (Mar Thoma in Syriac), the disciple of Jesus Christ came to India in AD 52 and established the Church in the Malabar coast. Kerala is known as Malankara in those times. Being rooted in the Bible, the Church maintains its Episcopal heritage and value oriented democratic form of administration.

The Church is at present blessed by the able leadership of twelve Bishops and is headed by Most Rev. Dr. Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan who is the 21st Malankara Metropolitan to occupy the Holy Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas. The Church is served by 1037 clergy through thirteen dioceses to 1.6 million people (approx). The headquarters is located at SCS Campus, Thiruvalla, Kerala, India and has over a million adherents spread worldwide."

from the Mar Thoma OKC web site

"Holy Communion services are celebrated every Sunday. Typically, the services on the first and the third Sundays of the month are in Malayalam and the ones on the second and the fourth Sundays of the month are in English. On third Sundays, an additional worship service is held from 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM (Arise Worship)."
Website: Place of Worship: [Web Link]

Time of Service: 10:00 am

5609 N. Mueller Ave.
Bethany, OK 73008

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