One of the recent conferences of the Orthodox priests who work in the Outside Kerala Region had a very relevant theme: “Share the glory and goodness of God”. It gave a call for the theosis or divinization of Christian ministers. This was taken from the introductory remarks of the Second
Christmas is fast approaching and people, churches, companies are all talking about parties and celebrations. Every city seems to have decked itself up for the Christmas season. The sad truth is that Christmas has become a Chistless festival.
The genuinely humble do not seek their own honor, but rather seek to honor God. But in the end, God honors them. A true servant does not seek his own reward, but rather serves because he has accepted the Lordship of Christ.
You cannot serve God And wealth (Mammon). Commanding us, not to be anxious for our food, drink, clothing or future, Christ asks us to trust God. The Gospel tells us that our lives are more than material things and that God cares for us.
The goals and purposes of the meeting were to review threats to peace that are posed by the growing political influence of extremist or “fundamentalist” religious viewpoints and groups, and to discuss or plan responses to these trends.
Each year on the fourteenth of September, the faithful come together in her churches for a unique celebration bound up in mystery and paradox. In this season the Cross, that most horrible of tools, is hallowed in the centre of the church.
I am really delighted to be in touch with you all through the lines of Young Herald. As we all know, we as a Church is preparing to enter the Great Lent. Lents could be compared to the refresher courses/periodical exercises of the Military personnel in all countries.
Are we surprised by what Jesus says? Then we think to ourself that the widow is a very giving person. Her two coins were a great sacrifice for her. We must realize that Jesus is trying to teach us something.
One of the great struggles we have today in the Indian Orthodox Church is preserving our children in the Orthodox Faith and keeping them motivated to participate in the Church. Too often they seem not to be interested. Can we somehow motivate our youths to be excited about being Orthodox
May I convey my belated Seasons Greetings? I know you all are in the thrill of the exciting celebrations. From your mails/letters/phone calls, it is understood that you all have celebrated the Christmas and the New Year in different ways with a variety of programs.