Category: Devotional

Koodhosh Eetho (Sanctification) Feast Day: November 2

Koodhosh Eetho (Sanctification) Feast Day: November 2 Koodhosh Eetho (Sanctification)The Sunday that comes on of after October 30th is called Koodhosh Eetho (Sanctification of Church) Sunday. It is the beginning of the church calendar. First of all we need to know what the Church is and why it should be sanctified. Church, according to St. Paul, is

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

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 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

Week 4 of Great Fast

Week 4 of Great Fast This morning is the fourth Sunday of the Great Lent – the Sunday of the Canaanite woman. While we go about our daily affairs in the world on the outside, on the inside the Lenten Fast is leading us in retreat from the vain noise of the world and into

Week 3 of Great Fast

Week 3 of Great Fast The paralytic may have been earnestly praying and hoping that he might be cured one day. He may have heard of the carpenter-rabbi from Nazareth, of his teachings, and of his miracles, and he may have thought that this man was his best hope for healing. He may have gotten

Holy Nativity Greetings from His Holiness

Holy Nativity Greetings from His Holiness In the blessed name of the Tri-une God, Self-existent, Beginningless and Endless, Perfect in Being, (Glory be to Him) Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulose II Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan enthroned on the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas Blessings to our beloved Vicars of the parishes, Priests of

All Souls Day; Sunday Preceding the Beginning of the Holy Lent

All Souls Day; Sunday Preceding the Beginning of the Holy Lent St. Luke 12: 32-48 According to the lectionary of our Church February 27 marks ‘All Souls Day’ this year. This is the Sunday that just precedes the beginning of the Holy Lent as well. The holy gospel that we hear on this Sunday is taken from St. Luke 12: 32-48.

Devotional Thoughts on the Nineveh Fasting (3 Day Fasting)

Devotional Thoughts on the Nineveh Fasting (3 Day Fasting) By the grace of God, we have once again ended the 3 days fasting popularly known as `Nineveh Fasting’, the smallest of the canonical Lents of the holy Church. “Lent is not a collection of prohibitions but it is an option for what is positive”. Fasting is one of the
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