Thought for the day
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."
- Matthew 7:7-8
The newly elected officers of the Church of South India (CSI) Synod for the triennium 2020- 2023, Most Rev. A. Dharmaraj Rasalam; the newly elected Moderator of the Church of South India, Rt. Rev. Reuben Mark; the Deputy Moderator, Adv. C. Fernandas Rathina Raja; General Secretary, and Prof. Dr Vimal Sukumar; Hon. Treasurer assumed the office in a solemn occasion at the CSI Synod Centre in Chennai.
There was a worship service in the morning at the Synod Chapel commencing the assuming of office. The former Moderators Rt. Rev. Thomas K. Oommen, Rt. Rev. Devakadasham, and Rt. Rev. Dr Dyvasirvadam led the worship service. Rt. Rev. Devakadatcham delivered the message.
A public reception was arranged at the auditorium in honour of the new officers. Rt. Rev. Dr Daniel Thiagaraja, the Bishop in Jaffna, gave the message of blessings in the public reception. Former Moderators, Bishops, spouses of the bishops, Officers of various dioceses, laypeople, the staff of the synod secretariat and others attended the public reception.
Before assuming the offices the new officers lighted the traditional lamp placed in the middle of the flower arrangement and in front of the hoarding that carries the mission statement of the CSI.
The officers were taken to the concerned office rooms and with a prayer by the respective predecessors. The officers meeting was held in the afternoon, where discussions for the programmes and prospects of the triennium were taken place.Read Next...
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To help the CSI Synod to communicate the image of the Church, her mission, life and witness using effective means of communication and also to equip the congregations to communicate God's message and love relevant to our times.
To facilitate communication centres/cells in all the dioceses, share resources and expertise.
To help the CSI Synod in the documentation of events, projects and programmes and provide communication assistance to the CSI Synod in the publication of magazines, bulletins, diaries and calendars.
To organize programmes sensitizing the community on social and ecological issues using latest and relevant media.
To establish and facilitate media relations with the secular media.
To operate Church's main websites:
Seminars/conferences on information and communication technology, development communication, traditional and alternative communication.
Courses on communication for clergy and the laity for the effective proclamation of Gospel.
Workshops/Seminars for lyricists, musicians, artists, writers, and cartoonists.
Summer music courses in the Synod level and short music courses in the local levels.
Making and providing video documentaries on various issues pertaining to projects, development activities and life of the church.
CSI Life - The official magazine of the CSI.
Publication of the diary, calendar, and devotional study materials.