OUR VISION

"The Way of Life" in Greek ΟΔΟΣ ΖΩΣΑ is the motto proclaimed in the official monogram & seal of LTC. The Cross is nestled between the symbols of a Muslim architecture Arches on the top and it is rooted in the Hindu cultural & religious symbol of lotus at the bottom. This symbol means that the ministry of theological education is surrounded both at the top as well as bottom by the reality of religio-cultural plurality of India.

The most significant statement of our VISION is poetically expressed in the College Hymn - "Our Pentecost for India",
composed by one of our faculty Rev. Dr. C. Stanley Thoburn during the golden Jubilee celebrations in 1972.


THE COLLEGE HYMN - OUR PENTECOST FOR INDIA

Marbled halls of ancient kingdom, mighty empires passed away;
Baffled lore and mystic longing join the cry for life today.
Open is the door effectual, see the multitudes that yearn,
Reaching up from crushed existence, 'tis for life their hearts do burn..

Refrain:
" Show us Jesus" hear the cry of multitudes in thronging mart,
send us Lord, our Pentecost to bear the cross to India's heart."

Forth there goes the weary pilgrim seeking peace in lotus shrines,
Though the proffered ways are legion still the heart of India pines.
Christ the living way we offer, high we hold His cross of love.
Joyfully we join in service, build we beauty from above.

" E're abide in me," says Jesus , "Would ye fruits of spirit bear? "
Yea, abide in us, we pray Thee, grant us power to do and dare.
So we pledge Thee, who hast called us, in one fellowship sublime,
All we are in glad abundance, make us prophets of our time. AMEN