Carmel Institute of Education and Culture





Diocesan Clergy Family Conference

02-Oct-24 10:00 AM


Welcome To The Carmel Mar Thoma Center

Discover the Carmel Mar Thoma Center, a beacon of hope and growth nestled beneath the majestic Stone Mountain in Atlanta. Our sprawling Center spans 41.77 acres of serene woodlands. With over 112,000 sq. ft. of meticulously crafted building, our Center is a place of worship, fellowship, and learning, dedicated to preserving the spiritual heritage of the Mar Thoma Church for generations to come. Visit us and experience the tranquil atmosphere and vibrant community that define our haven in the heart of Atlanta.

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Our Leaders

His Grace The Most Rev. Dr. Theodosius Mar Thoma Metropolitan

His Grace, the Most Rev. Dr. Theodosius Mar Thoma Metropolitan, occupies the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas and is a source of pride for the Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church. Serving as the twenty-second Mar Thoma Metropolitan, he has brought forth a transformative era, combining his profound academic background in Science, Social Science, and Theology-from India and abroad- to shape a unique theological perspective.


Our Leaders

Rt. Rev. Dr. Abraham Mar Paulos Episcopa

Rt. Rev. Dr Abraham Mar Paulos Episcopa is the Diocesan Bishop of the North America Diocese of the Mar Thoma Church and the President of the Carmel Mar Thoma Center, Atlanta. His visionary leadership qualities as an outstanding orator and a scholar have ushered the Church into new realms of exploration and engagement. With a deep affinity for the youth and a nurturing spirit towards children, he envisions the Carmel Mar Thoma Center as a dynamic nexus for academic pursuits and athletic endeavors, fostering holistic growth and development.

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Sanctuary- The Meditative Room

When you enter the Sanctuary you receive a peace that flows through you enlightening your inner selves. The semi circle seating of the sanctuary gives a perfect view from all sides of the main stage. The sun enters this peaceful meditative room through stained glasses that also bring color into the minds of the audience. There are 900 parking spots and 34 handicapped parking spots that enable the guests to enjoy their experience in the sanctuary for any event taking place within its walls.




Banquet Hall-Divine Fellowship Room

The Divine Fellowship Room is a place to foster friendship, love and togetherness. With a capacity to comfortably accommodate up to 750 individuals, this hall stands as a space to create your memories through various events held here. It is a testament to our commitment to bringing people together and creating unforgettable experiences that will last a lifetime.



Wedding Chapel-Where Soul Mates Meet

The wedding chapel is a testament to a space where soul mates join forever. With its pew-style seating, our wedding chapel can hold up to 200 people, creating an intimate and loving atmosphere for your cherished celebration. Adjacent to the chapel, is the Bride Room, a private sanctuary where the bride can retreat, compose herself, and take those precious moments before stepping into the spotlight


Amphitheater-The Soulful Room

Welcome to our Amphitheatre where dreams and thoughts are shared. Nestled within lush surroundings, our amphitheater boasts comfortable green fabric seats, accommodating more than 100 people, making it an ideal venue for a variety of events. Whether hosting intimate meetings, enchanting recitals, soulful music nights, or captivating performances, this unique space sets the stage for unforgettable moments.



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Legacy Room - The Personality Room

With state-of-the-art amenities and a thoughtfully curated ambiance, the Legacy Room is more than just a space; it is a testament to where ideas flourish, collaborations thrive - a perfect setting for small meetings and interviews. These fully furnished office rooms are meticulously designed to cater to your business needs, ensuring a seamless and productive experience for all. The Legacy Room exudes an air of elegance, making a lasting impression on clients and colleagues alike. Step into this wonderful room where your personality can undergo a changeover.


Gymnasium - The Fitness Room

This versatile space sprawling about 10,000 sq. ft. offers a variety of opportunities for both team sports and individual workouts. At the center you will find a regulation-size basketball court, with the addition of markings for two-half courts, allowing multiple games to run concurrently.. The gymnasium is also marked to accommodate volleyball enthusiasts, presenting an excellent space for spirited matches and friendly competitions. Four badminton courts are intended to be added in the area soon, catering to players of all skill levels and adding another layer of dynamism to the already vibrant atmosphere.




Baseball field and pavilion- A Sportsman’s Dream Field

This wonderful athletic space is an all inclusive sportsman’s dream. The main attraction of the field is the regulation-size baseball diamond, maintained to professional standards, which also transforms into a soccer pitch and a cricket ground. To enhance the overall experience, floodlights illuminate the field, extending playtime and allowing for captivating night games, infusing the atmosphere with an electric energy that only nocturnal matches can deliver. The pavilion is capable of hosting 150 people at a time while nurturing a bond within the spectators and the players a like.


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