STOTS Initiatives


STOTS Outreach program

The STOTS Outreach program was started to spread the light of the Gospel through classes, songs and interactions by reaching out to the faithful members of our parishes of the Outside Kerala Region who live in a vast cultural and linguistic differences.

It gives a special focus to the growing next generation through the Orthodox Vacation Bible School- Outside Kerala Region (OVBS-OKR) 

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Parish Mission

Parish Mission is a distinguished and well acceptable program of the Seminary. The students are sent to different parishes of the Outside Kerala Region on Sundays for the Sunday Worship.


It helps the students to enhance their talents in oratory, music and other ministerial aptitude and the parishes, to improve the worship with the help of a seminarian.  

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Prerana Special School

 The ‘Prerana Multipurpose School’ was established in 2001, for the underprivileged ‘children with special needs’, under the auspices of St. Thomas Orthodox Seminary.

The primary objective of this mission project is to empower and motivate them through special education, economic rehabilitation approaches and advanced technologies. 

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Online Theological Program

Satya Jyothi, which means ‘the true light’, is the lay theological study program initiated by the Seminary.


It is an online study program which is a pioneering effort by the seminary and the first of its kind in the history of the Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Church. 

 The Church through the Seminary has started this venture out of its concern for the need to make its faith and spiritual heritage available to the common people through the widely used internet world.

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  A woman being the integral part of our society needs to be in the fore-front of the Church too.

  This thought made the Holy Episcopal Synod of the Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Church to permit the women folk of our Church to obtain theological education from STOTS, Nagpur.

  Through this revolutionary step for the empowerment of women, the Church has brought a change in the society by bringing them into the mainstream of the church activities.

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Upasana Centre is the most recently accomplished project of the Seminary to host and coordinate conferences and camps for the parishioners of the Outside Kerala Region of our Church. The seminary mainly aims at hosting programs like Orthodox Christian Youth Conference (OCYC - a conference for the diaspora youth organized by the Seminary) and other regional conferences of various spiritual organizations. 

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ODYM - Orthodox Diaspora Youth Meet

Orthodox Diaspora Youth Meet is conducted every year during the summer vacations by the Seminary.  It was instigated right from the beginning of the Seminary’s inception, mainly to have a better contact with the parishioners especially the Diaspora Youth. ODYM supports the diaspora youth who have difficulty with Malayalam language, to understand and follow the Orthodox heritage and liturgy.


This is an ongoing successful event by the Seminary which has attracted many diaspora youth to accept the divine call to be a part of our Lord’s vineyard.

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ORTHODOX STUDY BIBLE TO DEACONS STOTS, Nagpur:  This year again H.G. Dr. Geevarghese Mar Yulios, the faculty member of... Read more
MGOCSM-KERALA VISITS THE SEMINARY STOTS, Nagpur: The delegates of the 106th MGOCSM Global conference visited the seminary on... Read more
OSSAE-OKR Annual General Board Meeting – 2014   The OSSAE-OKR Annual General Board Meeting was conducted on 13th – 14th September 2014 at... Read more
Onam celebration at STOTS STOTS, Nagpur: Once again the Seminary celebrated Malayalees’ own festival “ONAM” in its real... Read more
A Reflection on the Role of the Laity : Satsang at STOTS A Satsang was held on 27 August at St. Thomas Orthodox Theological Seminary, Nagpur.   The... Read more
Kandhamal -Travesty of Justice and Incredible Witness A satsang was organised on 5th september at St Thomas Orthodox Theological Seminary,nagpur. The... Read more
Inauguration of Satsang 2014-15 The theological discussion forum “SATSANG” of St Thomas Orthodox Theological Seminary, Nagpur was... Read more
St. Thomas Orthodox Theological Seminary (STOTS) invites Applications for Seminary Admission St. Thomas Orthodox Theological Seminary invites applications for the new academic year.... Read more
Seminary Blessing The Blessing (house warming) of St.Thomas Orthodox Seminary was conducted on 21 July, 2014. It was... Read more
DHOOM MACHALE the Arts and Sports club for the year 2014-15 St. Thomas Orthodox Theological Seminary, Nagpur proudly presents DHOOM MACHALE the Arts and... Read more
BLOOD DONATION CAMP A blood donation camp was organized as the joint venture of stewardship committee of St. Thomas... Read more
Gratitude to all our Well Wishers. Prerana special school for the mentally challenged children under the auspices of St Thomas... Read more
  • July 1, 1995 - Decision of the Synod about a Seminary in North India
    September 14, 1995                 - Inception of the Seminary at Bhilai
    October 19, 1995                   - Inauguration of Bhilai Seminary
    July 1996                                    - Synod confers autonomous status to Bhilai Seminary
    December 10, 1997             - Laying of foundation stone at Nagpur
    July 7, 1999                            - Shift of Seminary from Bhilai to Nagpur Church
    December 7, 1999                - Inauguration of STOTS hostel at Kalmeshwar
    October 10, 2002                  - Visit of Serampore Commission
    October 29, 2002                 - Laying of foundation stone of Seminary Chapel 
    February 2003                       - Serampore Senate affiliates the Seminary
    February 18, 2004                 - First Convocation
    February 19, 2004              - Consecration of Seminary Chapel
    July 1, 2008 - First girl student joins the seminary
    October 7, 2009 - Second Convocation
    April 5, 2011 - Consecration of the family quarters
    November 9, 2012 - Foundation stone lying of Upasana Building
    September 18, 2013 - Consecration of the Upasana Centre
    September 18, 2013 - Third Convocation
    February 4, 2013 - Inauguration of ‘Online Theological Study’

    A candidate in order to be admitted to the G.S.T. and B.D. Degree courses at the Seminary should have the following qualifications:

    1.      The candidate should have taken at least a Bachelor's Degree in Arts, Science, Commerce or a professional degree from a recognized university.

    2.      The candidate should produce a certificate of commendation from his diocesan and sponsoring bishop along with his application for admission. He will have to produce a similar letter from his parish priest, as well as a certificate of good health from a competent physician.

    3.      The candidate shall appear, when so invited and at his own expense, for a written entrance examinationin Biblical Knowledge (Old Testament and New Testament), Church History, General knowledge and General English.

    4.      If selected for interview, the candidate shall appear at his own expense, for a personal interview and oral tests in aptitudes for preaching and teaching, for singing and chanting, and other personality and health tests prescribed by the Seminary.

    5.      The decision of the Seminary faculty, endorsed by the Catholicos is final in matters of admission.

    Brochure can be downloaded from here.

  • The Seminary boasts of a Library named after Rev. Fr. Dr. V.C. Samuel a renowned theologian, which caters to the needs of all the students and faculty.


    The Library is situated on the first floor of the main building which has a stack room and a reference hall. It houses over a 15000 books and subscribes to more than 80 journals from around the world.



    The Library is managed by a Chief Librarian assisted by a team of efficient staff.Back issues of important journals are made available in the reading room. There is also a well maintained Archive which stocks valuable Manuscripts.



    The Library uses the Dewey Decimal Classification System for the scientific classification of the documents and the cataloguing is based on the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules II. 


    Working hours of the Library

    On Weekdays: 8.00 AM – 12.30 & 2. 00 – 4.30PM

    On Saturdays: 8.00 AM - 12.30 PM

    Sundays closed

    For further details:

    Please contact: Narendra Bansal (Librarian)

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    As Orthodox Vacation Bible School 2013-14 has successfully completed three phases of its journey this year, the OVBS team would like to express heartfelt gratitude for the generous support and active participation of all the Parish Priests, Parishioners and all those who have laboured for making this OVBS season a grand success.

    This year’s OVBS theme was “Humble yourself and you will be exalted”, taken from St. Mathew 23:12. This year OVBS-OKR could publish four new work books for Beginner, Primary, Junior and Intermediate. The final phase of OVBS is scheduled for the Summer Holidays.


    New songs for next year OVBS are invited. Songs can be of any language. Self-written and tuned songs can be send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The theme for coming year is taken from Luke 6:36, “BE MERCIFUL, AS YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER IS MERCIFUL.





    " And thou I bestow all my good to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing "  
                                                                                  I Corinthians (ch. XIII, v. 3)


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