Logo of the Mar Thoma Church
The logo of the Mar Thoma Church consists of a shield emplazoned with a Christian Cross with representation of the Ashoka Chakra at its center.
It is flanked on the right and left bya a Lotus and a Hand Lamp repectively.
The Motto Lighted To Lighten is written in English above the cross. The official Colour of the Logo is Red.
The role of the church is to spread the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Every believer and member of the Church, Wherever they are, are given the light so that they can lighten others.
The cross placed in the center represents the centrality of Jesus Christ in the church and its mission. It is a proclamatiom that God himself came and atoned for all humankind and the redemption is freely available by faith in Jesus Christ without regard to any from of karma.
The Ashoka Chakra
The Ashoka Chakra is the symbol of India and represnts the Indian roots of the church. Traditionally the Chakra aspresented by the Emperor Ashoka, was a symbol in denoting the Wheel of Life and Cosmic Order (or Dharmachakra). By Placing the wheel at the heart of the Cross, it is a declaration that life finds its ultimate salvation in the atoning sacrifice of Jesus once and for all. It symbolises the completion and closing of the wheel of life for all those who follow the Bhakthi Marga (path of righteousness) in Jesus Christ.
The Hand Lamp
The hand lamp represents the lamp that is carried in all believers. It reminds all belivers to be the light of the world and act as a witness to give the light of salvation for others in their daily life. It also seeks to remind to pay diligent attention to the study of the word of God
The Lotus represents holy living and is traditionally part of the offering of sacrifices of praise and adorration in the Indian tradition to God. It reminds belivers to live holy desprite the circumstances around them and exude the fragrance of God