Wednesday, October 8, 2014


As we know, Basel Mission is one the foremost missionary organizations worked in South India and contributed significantly to the life of the Church and the Society in our country. Since 2015 is the bicentenary of the establishment of the Basel Mission in Basel, the CSI Synod has decided to have a yearlong celebration to thank God for the life and work of the missionaries from Basel Mission and their contributions to various spheres of our society. The Basel Mission 200 will be celebrated with the theme "Mission moves"

The celebration will begin with the inaugural function organized by the CSI Karnataka Northern Diocese at Dharwad on Sunday 12th October 2014. The festivities will begin with a Thanksgiving Service arranged at 8.30 a.m. at the CSI Hebich Memorial Church, Dharwad followed by a Seminar on the contributions of Basel Mission to the Society. The Moderator the Most Rev. Dr. G. Dyvasirvadam will inaugurate the celebration and preach the Word of God in the Thanksgiving Service, and the Deputy Moderator, the General Secretary, and Hon. Treasurer of the Synod and other dignitaries will also participate in the Service. There will also be a cultural show arranged in the evening of the same day.
An International Seminar will be organized in Mangalore during the month of February-March 2015 hosted by the Karnataka Southern Diocese. We will also arrange a mobile photo exhibition showcasing the mission and ministry of Basel Mission in our country which will tour the Dioceses of North Karnataka, South Karnataka, North Kerala and Coimbatore between February and September 2015. The Grand Finale of the Celebrations will be held in Calicut in October 2015 and hosted by the North Kerala Diocese. 

Rt. Rev. Timothy Ravinder, Bishop in Coimbatore Diocese will be then Convener and Rev. Dr. Royce Manoj Victor, CSI-EMS Liaison Officer will be the Co-ordinator of the year-long Celebration, Basel Mission 200.

You are cordially invited to attend the inaugural function at Dharwad and participate in the festivities.

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