Fulfilling Christ’s Mission in India
by CCSJ Admin
Catholic Congregation of St. John – India was established on December 17, 2017 under the guidance of The Most Rev. Loren Thomas Hines and registered with the Indian government as a religious organization (Diocese). The Archbishop consecrated the Rt. Rev. Dr. P. Thomas Jaison as the Presiding Bishop of CCSJ India on May 17, 2018 at Chennai, South India.
The Archbishop also blessed their seminary, Academy of St. John – India, which was established to educate, equip and empower Christian leaders for His great commission.
The Academy functions with three departments, namely, Theology, Christian Leadership and Church Management & Administration.
CCSJ India has ordained 18 priests with proper priesthood training, dedicated two churches, one in Chennai and another in Villupuram District, and has affiliated with five independent churches. The church is propagating the Catholic and Apostolic faith according to the Scripture by bringing back the mission of the early church.
“As a church, we are convergent, fully charismatic in worship, sacramental in practice and evangelical in life.” CCSJ India is taking sincere efforts to bring this to reality, mainly serving in the midst of independent churches and ministers; making them understand the word Catholic/Universal and the Holy Orders.
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