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Logo         We are Bethanians, the members of Bethany Ashram. Bethany Ashram, formally called the Order of the Imitation of Christ (OIC), is the first indigenous religious congregation started in the Malankara Church. Founded by the late Archbishop Servant of God Geevarghese Mar Ivanios on 15th August 1919 at Perunadu in Kerala, Bethany blends beautifully the spirit of both Oriental monastic tradition and Indian sanyasa.

        As the very name indicates, Bethany Ashram has been a ‘house of consolation’ for all those who entered its threshold. Bethany was instrumental in the spiritual revival of the Malankara church at a time when it was infested by tumultuous litigations and the in-fight for dominance inside the church. Later it became the ‘cradle of the Reunion Movement’ when Mar Ivanios and others embraced the unity of the true Catholic communion thus giving rise to the Malankara Catholic Church on 20th September 1930.   More..

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Frontier Mission Bethany and its Charism

         The Charism of the Community is following Jesus Christ in his life of prayer and action, realized in oriental monastic tradition in indigenous way with due consideration to time and place. The realization of the charism in Ethiopia is to imbibe and safeguard the inner spirit and life style of Ethiopian culture and spiritual tradition. The congregation undertakes any charitable service and apostolic endeavor revolve around the CharismMore..

         “The charism of the Order of the Imitation of Christ is following Jesus Christ in his life of prayer and action, realized in oriental monastic tradition and Indian sanyasa and aimed at the evangelization of India through the spiritual renewal of the Malankara church.” Bethany Ashram is modeled after Bethany in the Gospel, the house of Martha, Mary and Lazarus.More..

Upcomming Events
Dec 16, 2017 12:00 AM
Erection of the Eparchy of Marthandom (1996)

Dec 17, 2017 12:00 AM
Apparition of the Angel to St. Joseph, Quinto -7, Subaho- 2 Mar Rabula

Dec 18, 2017 12:00 AM
The Miraculous Cross of Mylapore Com: Fr. Michael Manjanamkuzhiyil OIC (1964/40)

Dec 24, 2017 12:00 AM
Sunday before Yaldo, Quinto 8, Menolam -2

Dec 25, 2017 12:00 AM
Yaldo (Christmas), Quinto -1, Feast of Frs. Christy John Karimarathinal OIC, Yesudas Kallampotta OIC , Eldo Baby Pallithazhath OIC, Prince Alex OIC & Christuraj Mathew OIC

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