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The Significance of the holy Campfire(bonfire) in Christmas Service

The Significance of the holy Campfire(bonfire) in  Christmas Service The Orthodox liturgy on Christmas is usually conducted in the silence of night and is designed in such a way as to attract anyone to it. It often creates in the minds of the faithful an inexplicable experience of the coming down of heaven to earth. Prior to the Holy

Confession

Confession Perhaps the most misunderstood sacrament of the Christian Church is confession. How did it originate? What role does a priest play? Is there a special procedure for confession? The Scriptures hold answers to these questions. Concerning our sins, God’s Word gives a marvelous promise. “If we confess our sins, He

Encountering God In His Word

Encountering God In His Word Text for Meditation: 2 Timothy 3:14—4:5 Verse for the Day: 2 Timothy 3: 16,17 All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. Reflection: The Scriptures shapes

I Know My Redeemer Lives and I Will See God

I Know My Redeemer Lives and I Will See God Verse for the day: Job 19: 255, 26 For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at last he will stand upon the earth; and after my skin has been thus destroyed, then from my flesh I shall see God… Reflection: The book of Job starts, “There was a man

Hoodos Etho Sunday

Hoodos Etho Sunday An exposition on the gospel according to St. John 10:22-38, the reading meant for Nov 7. In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen+. As part of the cycle of seasons in the liturgical year, we have come to yet another ‘Hoodos

Koodosh Eetho Sunday

Koodosh Eetho Sunday According to our liturgical calendar, October 30th, 31st or the 1st Sunday of November marks the beginning of our liturgical year. We have a special name for this Sunday: Koodosh Eetho (qddosh Hebrew), which means ‘sanctification of the Church’. In this short message I would like to focus on the

Come to me, I will give you rest

Come to me, I will give you rest Meditation Text: St. Matthew 11: 25-12: 8 Verse for the day: St. Matthew 11: 28 – 30 “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart,

‘ I Need To Return To My Father’s House’

‘ I Need To Return To My Father’s House’ Verse for the day: I Corinthians 16: 13, 14 Be watchful, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love. Reflection: St Paul is reminding the church in Corinth to be on their guard spiritually. He wanted them to wake up,

“In Silence Our Hearts Become Attentive To The Voice Of God”

“In Silence Our Hearts Become Attentive To The Voice Of God” “Be still and know that I am God!” is the first part of Psalm 46:10. The command to “be still” comes from the stem of the verb (רפה) rapha (meaning to be weak, to let go, to release), which might better be translated as, “cause yourselves to let go” or

Parumala Seminary and Parumala Thirumeni

Parumala Seminary and Parumala Thirumeni Parumala Seminary 1877-95 Pulikkottil Mar Dionysius observed two conflicting situations facing him which weakened the Church as well as affected its future. One was that Mathews Mar Athanasius had strong support in the parishes south of Kottayam and that he encouraged the reform movement there. Secondly, the Old Seminary was
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