The Armenian, Coptic, Ethiopian, Eritrean, Syriac, and Indian Orthodox Churches collectively referred to as the Oriental Orthodox Churches-are heirs to some of the richest and most ancient traditions in the Christian world. Today we are estimated to have as many as ca. 50 million members worldwide, including significant diaspora populations.
Always in the Nazrani history, visual evidences are in shortage. Even among the available few, several are mistaken or misinterpreted. Here are two examples of it. First among them is a mural on the southern wall of the nave of the St. Mary’s Cheriyapally, Angamaly, Ernakulam District, Kerala, India. Prof.
The book CASTES AND TRIBES OF SOUTHERN INDIA written By Edgar Thurston, Superintendent, Madras Government Museum; assisted by K.Rangachari / VOLUME VI—P TO S / printed at GOVERNMENT PRESS, MADRAS in 1909. Article on Syrian Christians is taken from page No.408 – 458. The following note, containing a summary of
The Oriental Orthodox Churches’ Faith is defined in the ‘Nicene-Creed’; completely based on the Word of God and compiled by the Fathers of the Church inspired by The Holy Spirit in the first Two Holy Ecumenical Synods; reaffirmed, finalized and sealed in the Third One1 as the Creedal affirmation of
The liturgy of the Indian Orthodox church belongs to the Antiochean family of liturgies. The Byzantine, East Syrian (Persian), Armenian, Georgian, and the Maronite liturgies also belong to the same group. In the first half of the fifth century, the Antiochean Church adopted Saint James Liturgy as the official Anaphora
What do we believe? It is more important to ask: “In whom do we put our trust?’” “Believe” is a very vague word. Often it means simply holding an opinion without demonstrable evidence. But our faith is not an opinion, not one of many possible views. It is the affirmation
Introduction A definition to marriage given by R.K.Bower and G.L.Knapp reads, “A lifelong and exclusive state in which a man and a woman are wholly committed to live with each other in sexual relationship under conditions normally approved and witnessed to by their social group or society”. It is a
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
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
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