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Canons are not against the transfer of Diocesan Bishops: A Response to Dr. Mar Gregorios’ article in the Malankara Sabha Deepam.

Canons are not against the transfer of Diocesan Bishops:  A Response to Dr. Mar Gregorios’ article in the Malankara Sabha Deepam. I was very much impressed with the scholarly introduction of HG Dr. Gregorios’ justification against the idea of Metropolitan’s transfer. From the outset it looked like a researched article. However, further reading in to the article did not hold my interest. The presentation of some high sounding syllables and undocumented

Mission of the Asian Churches in the household of God — An Orthodox Perspective

Mission of the Asian Churches in the household of God — An Orthodox Perspective This Paper was presented by Dr. Yakob Mar Irenaios, Metropolitan of Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, India, at the THEOLOGICAL WORKSHOP ON THE THEME FOR THE CCA 14TH CONFERENCE IN 2015 held at Jakarta, Indonesia from 21 – 25 July 2014. “As you go, proclaim the good news; ‘the kingdom of

Pentecost – Demonstration of the Holy Trinity and Indwelling of and Cleansing by the Holy Spirit

Pentecost – Demonstration of the Holy Trinity and Indwelling of and Cleansing by the Holy Spirit On this day we recall that just 50 days after the Glorious Resurrection and 10 days after the Victorious Ascension of our Lord, the Holy Spirit came upon the Holy Apostles and all those gathered with. (Acts of the Apostles Chapter 2) Today we celebrate the bringing of the Holy

The Feast Of Resurrection – The Feast Of New Hopes

The Feast Of Resurrection – The Feast Of New Hopes The Feast of Resurrection is the feast of feasts for the Christian Church. The resurrection of Jesus marks a complete turnaround in history. History became ‘His Story’. This is the feast of the victory of Truth over falsehood. This is the day of reunion for the dispersed disciples on

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
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