6801 W. 96TH STREET, OAK LAWN, ILLINOIS 60453
ST. MARY'S MALANKARA ORTHODOX CHURCH, CHICAGO
Martha Mariam Vanitha Samajam (MMVS)
Martha Mariam Vanitha Samajam (St Mary's Orthodox women's League) was founded in 1920 aimed at the spiritual progress of women of the Malankara Orthodox Church. . The founders named it "Marth Mariam Vanitha Samajam"after the Blessed Virgin Mary whom they accepted as their interceding saint. It was started under the patronage of the Late Very Rev. M.C.Kuriakose Ramban and with the leadership of K.M Annamma. and co-workers.
Marth Mariam Vanitha Samajam is one of the major spiritual organizations of the church combining all the female members. It is spread throughout the world in all the 24 Dioceses and functioning in all parishes of the church. In the South West American Diocese, this organization is spiritually strengthening under the leader ship of the Diocesan Metropolitan, His Grace Thomas Mar Ivanios Metropolitan.