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Meeting of a delegation of three R.C. Bishops and others with H.H The Catholicos of the East

Meeting of a delegation of three R.C. Bishops and others with H.H The Catholicos of the East Meeting of a delegation of three R.C. Bishops and others with H.H The Catholicos of the East At the Devalokam Palace, Kottayam, 16 October 1985. A BRIEF REPORT Fr. Antony Nirappel, a priest of the Syro-Malabar rite of the Roman Catholic Church came to Devalokam in early October 198S and

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church Greets Catholicos Baselios Marthoma Paulose II With his 70th Birthday

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church Greets Catholicos Baselios Marthoma Paulose II With his 70th Birthday His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of greetings to the Primate of Malankara Church Catholicos Baselios Marthoma Paulose II on the occasion of his 70th birthday. The text of the letter is given below. HIS HOLINESS BASELIOS MARTHOMA PAULOSE II CATHOLICOS OF THE EAST

Sapthathi Greetings to the Primate of the Malankara Church

Sapthathi Greetings to the Primate of the Malankara Church Kunnamkulam has given birth to four distinguished hierarchs in the Malankara Orthodox Church. Three of them are renowned as the Primates in its twenty century old history. The first of these Church leaders was Ittoop Ramban (later Joseph Mar Dionysius Pulikkottil I, who was a “Maharshi” in letter and spirit

Some Thoughts On the Icon of St. George, the Martyr

Some Thoughts On the Icon of St. George, the Martyr When we recall St. George, the most popular saint in Christianity, the first image that comes to mind is that of a brave young soldier riding a horse over a dragon (snake) and trying to thwart (kill) the dragon with a spear. The icon of St. George (picture) commonly seen

Mathopadesa Sarangal On Fasts

Mathopadesa Sarangal On Fasts Introduction Fast was the initial decree enjoined by the Lord, 1. On Adam. Ref: Gen. 2:17. But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil thou shalt not eat of it, for, in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. (K.J.V.) Comment Fasting is apparently

Become instruments of peace and healing in this broken world: Mar Nicholovos

Become instruments of peace and healing in this broken world: Mar Nicholovos It is “cliché” to talk about the themes of peace, love, and joy during this Holy Season. In the context of the American culture, it is probably the three themes emphasized during the months of November and December, and then forgotten the rest of the year. We speak in a

Eighty Years of Indo – Serbian Orthodox Relations and Saint Dositej Vasić of Zagreb

Eighty Years of Indo – Serbian Orthodox Relations and Saint Dositej Vasić of Zagreb Ecumenism was something novel in the Christian world a century ago. While every denomination was nesting in their doctrinal shell, Inter-Church relations were absurd. Politics, lack of communication and transport kept the Orthodox Churches away from interaction amid them. Perhaps except in the Holy city of Jerusalem, it was almost

St. Thomas belongs to the whole of India

St. Thomas belongs to the whole of India (Speech by Dr. P. C. Alexander, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of India at Sapthathi celebration public meeting in 1982 September 12 at Kottayam) Respected Rashtrapathiji, Your Holiness Marthoma Mathews I, Catholicos of the East. Your Holiness Catholicos- Patriarch Ilia, Archbishops, Representatives of the Christian Churches, Eminent Emissaries of

The Catholicate is so precious to us …..

The Catholicate is so precious to us ….. (The inaugural address delivered 70th Anniversary of the re-establishment Catholicate in India by His Holiness Baselius Marthoma Mathews I, the then Catholicos of the East in 1982 at Ernakulam). Your Holiness Patriarch Ilia, Your Eminences, Your Excellences’, Your Graces, Honorable Ministers, and our beloved people. Our heart is truly filled

A Food for thought on the Holy Week Services

A Food for thought on the Holy Week Services The holy Week is again the round the corner. The people around the world are getting ready for long liturgical services with great zeal and fasting. Why do we observe this ‘particular week’ with so much solemnity? We all know its significance is solely because of its connection with the
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