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TODAY'S WORDS OF BLESSING: April 17, 2019

என் சகோதரரே, ஒருவன் தனக்கு விசுவாசமுண்டென்று சொல்லியும், கிரியைகளில்லாதவனானால் அவனுக்குப் பிரயோஜனமென்ன? அந்த விசுவாசம் அவனை இரட்சிக்குமா?
யாக்கோபு 2 : 15

What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?

James 2 : 15


Introduction

The Tamil Evangelical Lutheran Church (TELC), a Protestant Lutheran Church of Tamil speaking people. The Church spread over FOUR STATES of India, caters to the spiritual and social needs of people who proclaim JESUS CHRIST as their personal Saviour. The Church has a membership nearly 2 lakh souls and more than hundreds of institutions managed through well designed administrative structure and in conformity with the laws of the country.
            With the history more than three centuries and administrative experience of 100 years, the church is dedicating all its energy and resources for spreading the love of Jesus Christ to the world through its multifaceted spiritual and social missions.

Historical Background

India is a home to the oldest Lutheran body outside Europe. One-third of all Asian Lutherans live in India. Thanks to the commitment, labour, and investment of Europeans. Lutheran Churches have put down deep roots all over India thrive today as a vibrant Christian communion. 1706-The Lutheran Missionary work began on July 9, 1706 by the first protestant German Missionaries Provost Barthollomaus Ziegenbalg and Provost Henrich Plutschau deputed by the Royal Danish King, the Fredrick IV, landed in the Danish colony Tranquebar, a coastal village in Tamilnadu. South India.

1707-The First Chapel “Jerusalem Church” was dedicated at Tranquebar.

1711 - The First Tamil Translation of the New Testament was done by Ziegenbalg.

1713 - The First Tamil New Testament was printed in Tranquebar.

1718 - The New Jerusalem Church was dedicated at Tranquebar,on October 11.

1841 - The Missionary work was taken up by the Leipzig Evangelical Lutheran Mission. (LELM)

1848 - The Swedish Missionaries joined with the LELM.
1887 - The First Synod of the Church was held in Thanjavur.
1915 - The CSM was entrusted with the entire Missionary work.
1919 - The joint venture of the Danish Halle Mission, the LELM and the Swedish Mission led to the formation of the Tamil Evangelical Lutheran Church. The TELC was constituted on January 14,1919 and registered under the Central Act of XXI of 1860.
1956 - Dr.R.B. Manickam, was consecrated as first national Lutheran Bishop in Asia.
1977 - The Evangelical Lutheran Mission (ELM) became the Mission Partner of T.E.L.C.
1987 - Synod centenary celebrated.
2006 - Tranquebar Mission Ter Centenary celebrated.

THE INFORMATION GIVEN BY:

J.Terry Cinthia Prescilla,

Website Programmer,

TELC Administrative Office,

Trichy-1.