Category: Opinions

Screening Committee Curtails The Rights Of Malankara Association

Screening Committee Curtails The Rights Of Malankara Association Eight observations about the Screening Committee interestingly authored by Fr. K. M. George seems to be an agenda for discussion. I have mixed feelings about the whole idea of a Screening Committee. Screening Committee is a system within the system where objectivity can easily be compromised. The constitution of the

Catholicate Aramana – Maintenance Should Be Done

Catholicate Aramana – Maintenance Should Be Done In adherence to a custom proficient from childhood, at least once during every vacation- we’re accustomed to visiting the Catholicate Aramana to participate in the Holy Qurbana at the Catholicate Chapel. I recall during the days of H.H. Mathews I Bawa, the buildings were maintained in immaculate condition and the

Holy Qurbana Is Not A Drama Re-enacted

Holy Qurbana Is Not A Drama Re-enacted According to Christian theology, in the beginning of creation, the Spirit of God brooded over the waters and infused life into it. And as a crown of creation, God created man in his own image and likeness by blowing His life-breath into the nostrils of the first human being-Adam. He

IOC’s Transformation as ‘OIC’

IOC’s Transformation as ‘OIC’ By 2012, Indian Orthodox Church will be completing 1960 years of existence as a church and 100 years as a Catholicate. It must be the dream of Holy Church’s 1960th anniversary and Catholicate re-establishment’s Centenary

“He Rose According to the Scriptures” does the Indian Orthodox recite “He Rose According to His Will”?

“He Rose According to the Scriptures” does the Indian Orthodox recite “He Rose According to His Will”? Always bear in mind that when the Creed was formed in Greek, there were people who followed the Faith and who did not know Greek and so several translations needed to be made into other languages such as

Kaimuthu Issue – Much Ado About Nothing

Kaimuthu Issue – Much Ado About Nothing There has been much ado about nothing (kaimuthu to the Priest). Kaimuthu is the fee given to a Karmikan for the Karma (wedding, baptism, house warming etc.). I remember to have heard from late H.G. Thoma Mar Dionysus two things about this. Thirumeni said that if Karma has to be

An Identity Crisis – The Church From The East

An Identity Crisis – The Church From The East My wife and I visited a local clinic the other day. The nurse was interested to know about us, probably noticing our skin color (we are brown-skinned as are most of us from India) and our names (which are distinctly Christian sounding).

Catholicose Elect Reveals H.B’s Thoughts In The Mind.

Catholicose Elect Reveals H.B’s Thoughts In The Mind. H.B. Mar Milithios, Catholicose Elect and Metropolitan of Kunnamkulam Diocese said, until today HB had audience with God Almighty only. HB was not willing for an audience so far, as most of the audiences are not sincere. They are aimed for certain interests that might lead to controversies and unnecessary

A Life To Be Or Not To Be

A Life To Be Or Not To Be If a Scientist told you that he was “arresting the development of a blastocyst before implantation” or “transferring a nucleus from a human tissue cell to a enucleated human oocyte”, would you understand or question the ethical issues arising from the procedures he has described? However, if you were told

Dating And Its Implications In Society

Dating And Its Implications In Society Dating: To go out on usually social/romantic dates (taken from dictionary). It is a word that strikes terror (older generation) in some and excitement in others. It’s another question on which the Bible speaks not. Dating is a rather new phenomenon, and thus the Biblical writers had no concept of
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