About Us

About OCYM UAE Zone

The Orthodox Christian Youth Movement, guided by the principles of worship, study, and service and serving as the dynamic driving force and central hub of the Malankara Sabha, commenced its activities in the early 1970s within the UAE, initially focusing on parishes in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Subsequently, with the establishment of congregations in Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, and Al Ain, the members actively arranged joint meetings.Around 300 individuals attended the conference on July 2, 1989. During the Eid holidays in 1990, the then President of OCYM, LL HG Geevarghese Mar Osthathios, spearheaded a one-day conference at Sharjah centered on the theme “Come Holy Spirit, Renew the creation.”

During that period, activists aimed to foster collaboration and cooperation among youth movement members at the regional level in the UAE. Consequently, on September 28, 1990, the vicars and OCYM office bearers from the Parishes of Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and Dubai gathered at Sharjah Parish and appointedRev Fr CM Kuriakoseas the first Zonal President of OCYM and MrBabu Kurian of the Dubai Unit as its first Zonal Secretary.

The Zonal Annual Conference has been held at one of the Orthodox Churches in the UAE, typically on or around December 2, the UAE National Day since the formation of the Zonal Committee.These gatherings, structured as family conferences, providing a forum for members of the youth movement to assemble as a cohesive family.

Initially, the UAE Zone fell under the jurisdiction of the Delhi diocese. However, with the restructuring of dioceses, the churches in the UAE have been divided into Delhi, Bangalore, and Brahmavar dioceses. Despite this division, the youth movement units work together as a cohesive UAE zone, promoting collaboration among themselves.After 33 years of growth and progression, the twenty-ninth annual conference, centered on the theme “Rise, Let us go” (Mark 14:42), is being led by the Zonal Committee, headed by Zonal President Rev Fr Eldho M Paul and Zonal Secretary Mr Shaiju Yohannan.

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Date

Venue

Theme

Keynote speaker

2 December 1991

Abu Dhabi

ManushyasheshiVikasanam
(Human Resources Development)

Rev Fr Joseph Samuel Karukayil

2 December 1994

Abu Dhabi

NaamEzhunettPaniyuka
(Let us rise up and build)

Rev Fr K J Gabriel

2 December 1995

Sharjah

God’s option for the poor

HG Geevarghese Mar Osthathios

1996 ‚Äď No conference as HH Baselios Marthoma Mathews I and

Diocesan Metropolitan HG Poulos Mar Gregorios entered their heavenly abode

2 December 1997

Abu Dhabi

SampoornaSowkhyam
(Holistic healing)

HG Geevarghese Mar Dioscoros

Rev Fr Varghese Varghese

2 December 1998

Sharjah

VishwasavumSakshyavumPuthiyaSahasrabdathil
(Human Resources Development)

Rev FrBijesh Philip

2 December 1999

Dubai

SantoshathodeYahovayeSevippin
(Human Resources Development)

HG Yuhannon Mar Melitus

HG Yajob Mar Iraeneous

25 October 2000

Abu Dhabi

SamoohathileAdharmikathayumKristheeyaPrathikaranavum

Rev Fr K I Philip Ramban

MrJiji Thomson IAS

2 December 2001

Sharjah

AanukalikaYadhardyhangalumDaivasannidhyavum

Rev Fr Dr. Sabu Kuriakose

2 December 2002

Dubai

SathyamNingaleSwathanthraraakkum

HG Dr. Zacharia Mar Nicolaus

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2 December 2003

Abu Dhabi

MarunnaLokathileKristhuvinteSaannidhyam

Rev Fr Dr. K M George

2004 – No conference as His Highness Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum,

 the Vice President of UAE was called to eternity

2 December 2005

Sharjah

SwathanthryathinteVazhitharakal

HG Geevarghese Mar Osthathios

Rev Fr Sam Kanjikkal

2 December 2006

Abu Dhabi

JanavalkaranathinteReethishastram

HG Yuhannon Mar Melitus

Rev Fr Varghese Varghese

Rev FrJoji K Joy

2 December 2007

Sharjah

AthijeevanathinteKazchappadukal

Rev Fr Dr. Mathew Baby

2 December 2008

Fujairah

KrooshinteSamskarikaBhavangal

Rev Fr Mathew Shankarathil

(2009) 1 January 2010

Ras Al Khaimah

AthirukalkkAppuratheAthirthikaludeKavalkkaran

HG Yuhannon Mar Polycarpos

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2 December 2010

Dubai

SamadahanthinteVairudhyaathmikatha

HG Dr. Yuhannon Mar Demetrius

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(2011) 27 January 2012

Abu Dhabi

MarthomanPaithrukapadanavumThiricharivintePadangalum

Rev Fr Dr. M O John

2 December 2012

Sharjah

MarthomaPaithrukavumSamoohikaPrathibadhathayum

HG Abraham Mar Epippanios

Mr Dr. Kurian M Thomas

30 November 2013

Dubai

MarunnaLokavumBhowtheekathayilAdhishthithamayaAadhyathmikathayum

HG Mathews Mar Theodosius

Rev Fr Mathai Idayanaal

Mr Benyamin

(2014) 1-2 January 2015

Ras Al Khaimah

SamoohikaPrathibadhathayudeHrudayaThaalam

HG Yuhannon Mar Polycarpos

HG Yuhannon Mar Melitus

HG Dr. Abraham Mar Seraphim

HG Dr. Geevarghese Mar Yulios

Rev Fr Y Jessen

2 December 2015

Al Ain

AvanoValaranam, NjanoKurayanam

HG Yuhannon Mar Polycarpos

HG Dr. Yuhannon Mar Demetrius

HG Dr. Thomas Mar Athanasios

Rev Fr Y Jessen

MrLeby Philip

2 December 2016

Abu Dhabi

MounathinteSoundaryam

HG Yakob Mar Elias

Mr Abdul SamadSamadani

2 December 2017

Sharjah

TheerthadanaVeedhikal

HG Dr. Yuhannon Mar Demetrius

Rev Fr Mathai IdayanaalCorepiscopa

Rev Fr Aji K Thomas

2 December 2018

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KristhuvilVeroonniValaruka

HG Yuhannon Mar Melitus

HG Dr. Abraham Mar Seraphim

2 December 2019

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YeshuvineNokkuka

HG Dr. Yuhannon Mar Chrisostomus

HG Dr. Abraham Mar Seraphim

Rev Fr Varghese T Varghese

Mr Alexander Jacob IPS

2 December 2020

(Online conference)

SELFIE 2020 SANCTIFY AND EXPERIENCE LORD FOR INNER ECASTACY

KristhuvineNingaludeHrudayathilKarthavayiVishudhikarippin

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2 December 2021

Ras Al Khaimah

Focus

KristhuvinteNukamEttuKonduAvanoduPadippin

HG Dr. Abraham Mar Seraphim

Prof Muthukad

Mr Raju Mathew

31 December 2022 ‚Äď 1 January 2023

Al Ain

Go out of the ark

H.G. DrGeevargese Mar Yulios

Rev .Fr BobyKattikadu,

Rev. Fr Aji K Thomas,

Grand Master Dr.G.S Pradeep

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Year

Place

President

Secretary

1991

Dubai

Rev FrC.M. Kuriakose

MrBabu Kurian

1992/93

Abu Dhabi

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Mr Benny T.Philip

1994

Abu Dhabi

Rev FrShaji Mathews

Mr Benny T.Philip

1995

Sharjah

Rev Fr Jacob Abraham

Mr P.S.Mathew

1996

Dubai

Rev Fr  M.C.Poulose

Mr Koshy Vallyazhathu

1997

Abu Dhabi

Rev Fr T.P.Kurian

Mr V.G.Shaji

1998

Sharjah

Rev Fr Sam P.George

Mr Alex Varghese

1999

Dubai

Rev Fr  M.C.Poulose

Mr Robinson Panicker

2000

Abu Dhabi

Rev Fr Sam V.Gabriel

Mr I.Thomas

2001

Sharjah

Rev Fr John Daniel

Mr John Philip

2002

Dubai

Rev Fr P.A.Philip/Rev Fr Shaji Mathews

MrAbiPoulose

2003

Abu Dhabi

Rev Fr M.S.Scariah

MrReji John

2004

Sharjah

Rev Fr Y.Thomas

Mr C.P.Mathew

2005

Dubai

Rev Fr P.K. Thomas

MrJobins P. John

2006

Abu Dhabi

Rev Fr Ninan K Philip

Mr Johnson Kattoor

2007

Sharjah

Rev Fr SajiYohannan

MrShobin Philip Koshy

2008

Fujairah

Rev Fr  Koshy Thomas

Mr Rubin John / MrNebu Jacob

2009

Ras Al Khaimah

Rev Fr  Joseph Malayil

Mr Roy Thomas

2010

Dubai

Rev Fr Aju Abraham

MrRinu Thomas

2011

Abu Dhabi

Rev Fr  Johnson Daniel /
Rev Fr V.C. Jose

Mr Thomas T. Mathew

2012

Sharjah

Rev Fr  Abraham John

MrJibu Kurian

2013

Dubai

Rev Fr  T.J. Johnson

MrManoj Thomas

2014

Ras Al Khaimah

Rev Fr Scaria Mathew

MrJerry John

2015

Al Ain

Rev Fr  John K.Samuel

MrShiju Thomas

2016

Abu Dhabi

Rev Fr Shajan Varghese

MrShiju Joy

2017

Sharjah

Rev Fr AjiK.Chacko /
Rev Fr  John K. Jacob

MrBijuThankachan

2018

Fujairah

Rev Fr Thomas Abraham

MrShaijuRajan

2019

Jebel Ali

Fr Jacob George /
Rev Fr Issac Mathew

Mr Jose Mathai

2020

Dubai

Rev Fr  Sibu Thomas

MrAnto Abraham

2021

Ras Al Khaimah

Rev Fr Joe Mathew

MrGeevarghese T. Sam

2022

Al Ain

Rev Fr Johnson Iype

Mr Benson Baby

2023

Abu Dhabi

Rev FrEldho M Paul

MrShyjuMelilaYohannan

Our Mission

  • To promote value of Christian fellowship.
  • To enable the youth to advocate the purpose of God’s unconditional love.
  • To prepare the youth to extend the love of Jesus Christ to the world.

Our Vision

Empowerment of the youth to follow traditional orthodox christian way of