The final day started with the Holy Communion Service led by the Moderator Most. Rev. Dr. G. Dyvasirvadam, at the historic CSI St. Thomas Church, Tholassery. The Rt. Rev. Timothy Ravinder, Chairperson of the Youth Department shared God’s word. He urged the youth to work on a healthy mind and not just on a healthy body. He emphasised that only a healthy mind can lead to thinking critically and provoke pragmatic action in making the tenets of reformation, education and transformation true to the lives of the youngsters.
For the Youth of CSI taking part in this worship service and coming to the Lord’s table was a historic and a meaningful exercise. Young people from Karimnagar in the north to Kanyakumari in the south part of CSI had this auspicious opportunity to gather round the Lord’s table seeming away their differences and committing their lives to the Church and God’s reign.
The participants of the Christa Yuva Jathrotsava were introduced to the reformation tradition and its 500th anniversary that is observed globally in October 2017. We in CSI representing the Evangelical Mission in Solidarity (EMS) family along with Evangelisches Missionswerk in Deutschland (EMW) and other partners have been preparing for a movement titled reformation-education- transformation (r>e>t) - from reformation through education toward transformation. The Synod Youth Department along with the CSI-SEVA will roll out a year-long r>e>t campaign until October 2017. The young people committed themselves to this campaign in the Eucharistic worship conducted on the third day of the CYJ.
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Rev. J. Solomon Paul,
CSI Synod Youth Department.