His Grace’s favourite books are ‘’People’s History of United States’(Howard Zinn), ‘Karunayude Kathal’ (HH Dalai Lama), ‘Ageless Body and Timeless Mind’ (Dr Deepak Chopra). Music, reading, traveling are his past times and lists Istanbul as a favourite holiday spot.
A comment from a faithful on Dr Milithios: “your blogs are full of life and create a renewable energy in understanding the Gospels and the Syrian Orthodox faith together. His sermons are a sea of realistic approach to the common man’s life and Christ as well; a must to join for the Holy Qurbana with His Grace.”
Nicholovos has posted 566 photos, 10 vidoes and used the TripAdvisor to good effect. He has pinned 83 cities in 15 countries mentioning the cities visited all over the globe except Africa and Australia.
He has found Raj Patel’s book on ‘The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy’ eye opening and Guy Debord’s ‘The Society of the Spectacle’ (originally written in the 60s) still relevant. “Very thought provoking work,” he comments about Debord’s work.
He has also used mobile uploads and mention must be made of the huge chandelier at the new aramana which drew many likes among friends.
Videos include educative ones like the Catholica Mangala Gaanem and one on the teaching by HG Job Mar Philoxenos and another on Houston Leadership camp — Where will you be when amazing happens.
In the recent past, email ids of HGs Mar Severios and Yuhanon Milithios were hacked during their visits abroad. Hackers posted emails to their friends from the directory stating that they were in deep trouble and had to be helped financially since they had lost all their valuables.
Facebook and Twitter can be effectively used by our dioceses to educate the younger generation. The Youth Movement can take the lead in this direction. These sites are being widely used by the youngsters to convey messages and to be in touch. A forum can be created to discuss problems of the youth and other pressing issues pertaining to the community. All new dioceses formed recently must connect themselves to the virtual world and have them linked to microblogging sites. In a fast paced world, being online helps and those responsible should take the lead.