By the great Grace of God, we are happy to announce that our Church Web Site is now on line. If God willing we plan for a live user demonstration after our Sunday Service shortly. We thank all involved with our efforts for your support, encouragement and blessings. As there are many private privileges for the registered members of our parish, viz. Facts and Figures, Member Search, Inter-Member EMail and many other upcoming modules, we request all members of St. Gregorios Church, Philadelphia, to send your EMail Address, Name and other details to
or through the Contact Us Page, or please contact any of the Web Team members after Sunday Worship Service. We will be registering the members only after confirmation of the Email Address from you. As this is a crucial time of the construction of the New Church building, we will try our level best to bring you the frequent progress status of the construction to your home through this Web Site. So please visit the Site quite often. We solicit your prayers, blessings and earnest cooperation for the success of this Website.
St. Gregorios Church Web Site: URL http://www.stgregoriosphila.org
Ciby Abraham is the pioneer for a Web Site for our Church. Accordingly a suitable available name was coined and registered the ID 'stgregoriosphila.org' as the official URL for the St. Gregorios Church, Philadelphia. Ciby had single-handedly designed and published a Site with many good modules like Google Calendar, Gateway Bible, Yahoo Road Map and a cute Photo Gallery. This Site was maintained from 2006.
During the beginning of 2008, Our Church General Body had decided to modify the Website to make it more interactive with the Parish Members. Accordingly a Web Team was entrusted for the design and development of the New Portal.
Web Team Members:
| || V. Rev. K. Mathai CorEpiscopa|| President|
| || Thomas Joseph|| |
| || Paul C. Mathai|| |
| || Raju M. Varghese|| |
| || George M. Mathew|| |
| || Varghese P. Issac|| |
| || Joseph Abraham|| |
| || Yohannan Mathai|| |
| || V.S. Mathew|| |
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| || Technical Team:|| |
| || Rajan Mathew|| Co-ordinator|
| || Thomas Chacko|| Asst. Co-ordinator|
| || Ciby Abraham|| |
| || Manoj Chacko|| |
| || Biju K. Mani|| |
| || Thomas Manoj Cherian|| |
| || Nibu Iype|| |
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| || Invitees:|| |
| || Paul Jomon Marete|| Sunday School|
| || Thomas Paul|| Ecumenical|
| || Mercy Varkey|| Women's Organization|
| || Ancy Thomas|| Proof Reading|
The Web Technical team had discussed and debated and unanimously decided to go for an Open Source Content Management Systems Design. Accordingly, Ciby and Manoj worked on it and brought out a very efficient prototype template, which acted as a skeleton over which we built our site. This is exclusively designed for Church requirement and it is totally database driven. Now it needs a special mention of Manoj Chacko of the team for his tremendous effort for a micro analysis of template design. Manoj had totally reworked the theme for a pleasant looking light color scheme, extended for screen full width fluid design, added many modules for Calendar, Multimedia, Gateway Bible reading etc. etc. and fully revamped the Portal as per the thought-of requirement of our Church Website. In short we say Manoj is the Architect of the current design of our Web Site.
By the blessings from God, with the guidance of Ciby Abraham and Manoj Chacko, we had published the skeleton portal in our Official Web URL in a hired Server on May 29, 2008. With the co-operation of all our Team Members, our Church Web Site is now fully installed.
Web Team - St. Gregorios Orthodox church, Philadelphia