“Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:29-31
Mor Gregorios Syriac Orthodox Students Association (MGSOSA, pronounced em-gee-sosa) is an organization of students of the Syriac Orthodox Church. It is named after Mor Gregorios of Malankara. MGSOSA’s mission is four-fold:
- promote, learn and pass over to the next generation, the heritage and traditions of the oldest church of the world, the Syriac Orthodox Church
- serve the society and spread the light of God in the world, by helping the poor and the needy
- inculcate fellowship among the youth in the church
- nurture the spiritual growth of youth, and thus helping them better face the 21st century world and be good role models to future generations.
Activities of MGSOSA Bay Area include lenten retreats, study of Church Fathers during their respective feasts, bible studies, service projects, and mentorship programs. We meet every fourth Sunday after the Holy Qurbono to encourage our fellowship.