St.Mary's Indian Orthodox Cathedral


"Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it."1 Corinthians 12:27

The Holy Church (in Greek 'kyriakon') is the sanctuary where the Lord dwells. It is the one place we can turn to when we are faced with tribulations; the one place we can seek refuge. The Orthodox faith is the 'One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic' faith. The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, also known as the Indian Orthodox Church, was founded by St. Thomas, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ, in the first century (A.D. 52). The Church has today grown to over 3.5 million faithful.

Beginning in the early 1970s, several Keralites migrated to Australia in search of better lives for themselves and their families. With the growing number of Orthodox families, the need was felt to establish a Church following Indian Orthodox tradition. The St. Mary's Indian Orthodox Church (SMIOC) was established on 30th August 1980 at East Coburg, Victoria.


118 - 122 Nicholson St,
Coburg East, VIC 3058.

Service Time
First Saturday
Morning Prayer - 8:00 AM
Holy Qurbana - 9:00 AM
Evening Prayer: 6:30 PM
Morning Prayer - 8:00 AM
Holy Qurbana - 9:00 AM

Vicar's Message

“Lenten Season”

Dearly beloved in the Lord,

We have entered the Great Lent and we are bestowed with another year to participate in the Passion and Resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. This is a time to do a self introspection with regards to our relationship with God. There would have been times when we would have treaded a different path from God and gone astray. This is the time to think on all these aspects and sincerely make an attempt to retreat to His Path. Let us all thank the Almighty for all the blessings showered upon us especially in enabling us to realise our long cherished dream of building a Temple of God at Clayton. This year we all need to stand together and pray with a united spirit for the growth of our Church, Parish, as well as our families. Lent is the greatest weapon against the evil and let us make use of this opportunity to fight the evil and become the inheritants of the Kingdom of Heaven.

Lenten Prayers                        

We will have Lenten prayers at the Cathedral throughout the Great Lent and the timings are as follows:

Morning Prayer: 7:30 am

Noon Prayer: 12 Noon

Evening Prayer: 7 pm.

All of you are earnestly requested to attend the office prayers as far as possible.

Have a blessed Lenten season.


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