St. Thomas Malankara Syriac Orthodox Church (Jacobite) is a vibrant parish growing along with the dynamic city of Austin. We have the privilege of being the only Jacobite parish in central Texas. We worship in an exceptional sanctuary at a convenient location every Sunday morning. Our Sunday school, St. Mary’s Womens’ League, St. Paul’s Mens’ Fellowship, and other meetings take place here as well. Our members are dedicated, welcoming, and eager to share the love of Jesus Christ. Let us know if you plan to move to Austin from another parish or from abroad and we’ll be happy to assist.
As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Annunciation to St. Mary - Luke 1:26-38 As we enter the week of Thanksgiving here in the USA, and many prepare for festivities, let us consider the most remarkable apparition to St. Mary, the Mother of God. We celebrate the Annunciation, the event that heralded the birth of our Lord. A few points: Life has its bumps and bruises, […] Annunciation to Zachariah - This week’s theme shows how special and significant is the birth of John the Baptist — announced in the temple to the boy’s father, a priest. But it also has lessons for us as disciples. Zechariah certainly lives his life to follow the God he loved, but his faith falters. What can we learn from […] Dedication of the Church - Luke 19:47-20:8 Two leaders are contrasted in the passage. The first type, the Jewish chief priests, lawyers, scribes, etc, question by what authority Jesus can do the things He does. In life, those who don’t understand our God given mission will raise questions. Can we defend the actions we take based on our faith? Do […] Consecration of the Church - This is the new-year day of the Church’s Ecclesiastical calendar. The Church is preparing to receive her Lord by consecrating herself with purity and holiness. The consecration or purification of the Church does not mean the cleaning of the parish building, rather the purification and consecration of its members, the faithful people. We all are […] Spiritual Organizations meeting – 2014 - What a great time with our sister churches in the Southern Region! For the first time, the St. Mary’s Womens’ League and the St. Paul’s Mens’ League (Southern Region) conducted their semi-annual meeting in Austin! Please enjoy the pictures. Thanks to our committee, members, students, and all volunteers for creating a successful program. We received […] Welcoming our Patriarch His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II - As our beloved Archbishop, His Eminence Mor Theethose Yeldho, formally welcomes our new Patriarch His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II to our Archdiocese, we are blessed to formally launch our parish ministry blog! Thanks for visiting our internet home. Resources to nourish the Orthodox spirit will be posted regularly. We aim to post for […]