When we look at the Church both in the days of the early Christian communities, and the Malankara Orthodox Church in its Diaspora, we find a common thread of unity in the faith and worship of those church communities. However, something that was missing in the Diaspora in the United
As lion share of the members of the Orthodox Parishes in UAE are youngsters, these Parishes could be called Youth Parishes and the youth could donate very valid and creative contributions than elders, with their unity and enthusiasm, said Fr. Dr. K.M George. He was presenting the main theme (the
Our Great Lent for the year 2006 started on Feb 27th, and Easter is fast approaching. Our Lord not only taught us the significance of Lent and fasting, but he also practiced it. His forty days of Lent were focused on receiving power in order to defeat Satan and his
The Theotokos had now reached an advanced age. Her fervent and unceasing desire was to leave the body and be with her beloved Son and God. The Mother of God did not fear death, nor did she seek to avoid it. She knew that death had already been overcome by
This is a body conscious world. Many products to clean up, paint up, and fix-up. Concern about physical shape is ever on the increase. Diets abound: low fat this, low fat that. Diet pills industry is on the boom. Exercise clubs, exercise machines, etc. There is a great investment on
The word 'Pilgrimage' here stands for leading a man's consciousness to new and fresh pastures. Sometimes it is a physical displacement. But basically it is a quest for newer concepts and understandings. Here let us concentrate on a 'Pilgrimage to Truth'.
Severus of Antioch was born in Sozopolis in Pisidia about 465. His family was well-to-do, and as a young man, not yet baptized, he was sent to Alexandria to study grammar and rhetoric. From Alexandria he moved to Beirut to study Roman law.
Anything new is fascinating to the human mind. But, alas! novelty created by man "will not endure" and man goes ahead discontent in search of something newer and fascinating. This is equally true of earthly and carnal pleasure-generating environments and stimulants.
Christmas is the most solemn feast of the Holy Church. We celebrate Christmas most piously chanting liturgical songs, reading the Word of God and sermons; aside the festive mood, carol singing, house visits, exchange of wishes, gifts, diners etc. Venerable fathers set for us to read the genealogy of Jesus
Much of the Christian world celebrates the Nativity of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ on the Civil or modified Gregorian calendar. However, there still remains a large contingent of Christians who continue to follow the Julian or Ecclesiastical calendar—sometimes referred to as the “Old Calendar”. Many of the