yuvajana sakhyam

An Overview

Worship, Learn, Witness and Service

Psalm 144:12 Then our sons in their youth will be like well-nurtured plants, and our daughters will be like pillars carved to adorn a palace.

MTCSV Yuvajana Sakhyam with its principles of “Worship, Study, Witness and Service” is organized with a view that all of the Church young people in the Church should accept Jesus Christ as their savior and Lord, and bear witness to Him.

Sakhyam meets monthly either at the church after service or at the residence of one of its members. We have bible study, personality development, quiz, songs, messages and intercessory prayer in our meetings.


There are five essentials components you will see in our youth group:

  • To help the youth of the church to grow in to the totality of Christ.
  • To train the youth of the Church in the worship and fellowship of Christian life.
  • To have participation of the youth in the mission of the Church.
  • To instill love and faith towards the Church and Christian values and to help the over all growth of the Church.
  • To organize and conduct meetings, discussions, and classes to improve the knowledge of the youth in the Holy Bible, church’s faith and practice, Ecumenism and in current social affairs

Diocese of North America & Europe Yuvajana Sakhyam

Mar Thoma Yuvajana Sakhyam in the Diocese of North America & Europe is actively engaged in various activities at Parish, Center, Region and Diocesan level. The main activities of the Yuvajana Sakhyam at the Diocesan level includes National Conference, Yuvadhara Publication, Mission Board, Kalamela etc. Every year, Yuvajana Varom is celebrated during one week of October by focusing on house visits, dhyana yogam and special prayers.

mar thoma yuvajana sakhyam

Mar Thoma Yuvajana Sakhyam (MTYS) is the youth department of the Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church. Established in 1933, MTYS functions as an approved body of the Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church.

It was formed with the view that youth of the Church should accept Jesus Christ as their saviour and Lord, and bear witness to His powers. A resolution of the Sabha Prathinidhi Mandalam in 1933 led to the formation of this group.

The first president of the Sakhyam was Rev. V.P Mammen and the Vice- Presidents were Rev. K E Oommen and Rev. C M John (later Juhanon Mar Thoma Metropolitan) and the first Secretary was Mr. V E Thomas (later Rev. V E Thomas, Singapore). Branches of the Sakhyam were set up in the Parishes with a four-fold programme of worship, study, witness and service.

Dr. M.M Thomas was appointed as Organising Secretary in 1945 and he was the full time worker of the Sakhyam. Under his dynamic leadership, the Sakhyam struck deep roots and spread its branches far and wide.

Most of the Parishes both inside and outside Kerala have branches of the Sakhyam. A group of such branches forms a Centre (Pradeshika Group). There are a number of such Centres under each Diocese. The Constitution of the Sakhyam prescribes that the President should be a Bishop of the Church.



President : Rev. Larry Varghese

Vice President: Prince Mathews
Secretary: Jerry Mannil
Treasurer: Benson Cherian
Regional Representative: Jojo John


If you like to be a Sakhyam member, please download, complete the fillable membership form and forward a print copy to the Sakhyam Secretary.

Membership Form


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