Canon Arthur Margoschis

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He came to Nazareth in 1876 as a youth missionary. He has started an orphanage for children. Rev. Margoschis rendered to not only god’s ministry but also medical services and social services. His period of ministry is called the golden era of Nazareth church. He extended the back portion of the church. He started the scheme “Future provides funds”. He completed twenty five years of service in 1901 and the silver jubilee was celebrated in 1903 according to the wishes of the congregation. In 1903 the government honored him with a medal “Saviour Hindu” for his services. The Bishop of Madras made him one of the honor canons of Madras Diocese praising his devotion and knowledge. People call him “the father of Nazareth for his services to the welfare of Nazareth congregation. According to the census taken in 1901 the members were 1482 in member. He believed that this world exceed 2000 soon. So he decided a new gig church. But that plan could not be fulfilled during his time and it was executed after 20 years. His tomb is in the church premises.