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Saint Peter in West Syriac Liturgical Tradition

Saint Peter in West Syriac Liturgical Tradition The idea of the Primacy of the Pope set forth in the decrees of the first Vatican Council of 1870 is perhaps the most crucial subject discussed in the dialogues between the Catholics and the eastern and the Oriental Orthodox Christians. [E.g.XIth session of the Plenary of the International mixed

The Vision for the Orthodox Church of India

The Vision for the Orthodox Church of India I consider it a great blessing to have this opportunity of participating in the 17th centenary celebrations of the martyrdom of St. George. I recall with great pleasure my visits to this church on several occasions in the past. However today’s is my first visit after the reconstruction of the

Fear Not – Be strong to do His Will!

Fear Not – Be strong to do His Will! Are you Ready to Face the Future, regardless of how dark things look? The days of 2012 were in many ways darkening ones – crime, immorality, corruption, and deadly violence by young and old. No informed person today will deny that the human race walks in darkness. We face dilemmas

Welcome 2013 with new resolutions!!

Welcome 2013 with new resolutions!! Very recently, precisely while we were caroling, one of our parishioners asked me pointing to my Accord, “Achen, did you buy a new car?” “Yes, I did, but it was precisely seven months back though”, I answered. After having received complements for the seven months old new car, I and

When Divinity meets Humanity…

When Divinity meets Humanity… We hear the Christmas story every year during the month of December. What we hear is the story of purely mundane things. We hear about a couple looking for a lodge in an emergency situation; the young woman was in her full term of pregnancy and was about to give

The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ

The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ “Today we celebrate the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ. There has been no event in the history of the world more amazing than the Nativity of Christ. The Lord God Pantocrator, who created the visible and invisible world and all that is therein with but a single word, that

The Catholicate Centenary Celebrations: Significance and importance.

The Catholicate Centenary Celebrations: Significance and importance. The Malankara Orthodox Church, established by St. Thomas, disciple of Lord Jesus Christ, Apostle and Patron Saint of India in AD 52 has sustained so far in its original charisma only because of God’s special care, abundant graces and blessings. Many Churches which came into existence in almost the same

The Catholicate of the Malankara orthodox Syrian Church

The Catholicate of the Malankara orthodox Syrian Church The word ‘Catholicos’ means ‘the general head’ or ‘general bishop’. It can be considered as equivalent to ‘universal Bishop’. This title and rank is much more ancient than the title Patriarch in the church. In the ministry of the early church there were only three ranks namely; Episcopos (Bishop), Priest

The Last Paschal Meal of Our Lord and God Jesus Christ

The Last Paschal Meal of Our Lord and God Jesus Christ For Orthodox Christians the last Paschal meal of our Lord is the most crucial act of Christ, which is inseparably intertwined with His very act of self-immolation on the cross as a sacrificial Paschal Lamb, and it is the most pivotal act on which rest all the mysteries of human

Reflections On The Church Day

Reflections On The Church Day On 25th March, 2012, our Holy Church celebrates both the Annunciation celebration and the Catholicate Day together. Our Holy Forefathers who were biblical scholars consider the Holy Mother as the representative of the Church. May Her intercession and blessings be our strongholds.
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