Mount Horeb Ashramam, Sasthamcotta



Mount Horeb Ashramam, a monastic community of the Malankara Orthoodox Church, was started in 1991 with the aim of social and educational activities, ascetic life training, spiritual confederations etc. The vision of Rev. Dr. C. T. Eapen, Chavadiyil, Adoor, to form a brotherhood that would control the activities of ‘Dr. C. T. Eapen Trust’, initiated by himself, was materialised by H. H. Baselios Marthoma Mathews II. This Trust is spread in 65 acres of land in the banks of Sasthamcotta fresh water lake. In this land, a group of energetic, devoted, unmarried priests under the patronage of H. H. Baselios Mathews II, formed the Mount Horeb Ashramam. Here the ashramam community engaged in bible classes, retreats and spiritual guidance programmes. Presently, H. H. Baselios Marthoma Didymos I is the Managing Trustee. Mar Theodosius Memorial Hospital owned by the diocese of Kollam is just 2 km. from the ashramam.

At present, there are 7 members in the ashramam. Fr. V. M. James is the superior. The visiting Bishop is H. G. Zachariah Mar Anthonios (Metropolitan of Kochi Diocese), who is also the Manager of the educational institutions under the Trust. The community is involved in various spiritual activities of the Church as well as in the management of the institutions under the Trust.

Following are the institutions of the Trust, managed by the ashramam
Dr. C. T. Eapen Memorial Higher Secondary School
St. Thomas Home for Boys
St. Basil Bible School and Orientation Center
Zarephath Family Orientation Centre
Bishop M.M.C.S.P.M High School
Baselios Mathews II College of Engineering

Contact Details
Lake View, Muthupilakadu, Sasthamcotta, Kollam, Pin :- 690 520.
Ph: 0476 2830778, email :

Information source :

Tomb of the Catholicos (Mar Baselios Marthoma Mathews II) of the Indian Orthodox Church is here in the Ashramam.


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Mount Horeb Ashramam, Sasthamcotta

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