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Authority: Human & Divine, A Preamble

Authority: Human & Divine, A Preamble The word ‘authority’ in English means power, may it be shared or absolute, to see and make things happen, to decide, to establish, to govern, to manage etc. The Oxford Dictionary of English Language gives certain explanations to the word authority. Yet they, seem to me at least, need more

The Healing Ministry In Our Church

The Healing Ministry In Our Church Introduction “Israel, your head is already covered with wounds, and your heart and mind are sick. From head to foot there is not a healthy spot on your body. You are covered with bruises and sores and open wounds. Your wounds have not been cleaned or bandaged. No ointment has

Holy Communion Is A Mystery

Holy Communion Is A Mystery 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

Prayer For The Faithful Departed And The Invocation Of Saints

Prayer For The Faithful Departed And The Invocation Of Saints Prayer for the faithful departed and the invocation of saints have been long cherished beliefs and practices of the Christian Church. It was only by the 16th century or afterwards that any significant objection to these practices was raised. In fact, among the early Protestants, the ground of such objection

History Of Catholicate Re-establishment In Malankara

History Of Catholicate Re-establishment In Malankara Patriarch Abdul Messiah in Malankara 1912-13 News of the activities of Patriarch Mar Abdullah in Malankara had reached the deposed Patriarch Mar Abdul Messiah in Syria. Fr.P.T. Geevarghese, a close associate of Mar Dionysius, had communicated with the Patriarch in all the developments and also had requested the Patriarch to

The Holy Cross

The Holy Cross The holy cross has a tremendous value in Christian tradition. Although some see the holy cross now days as simply an ornament to put on around their neck or on their fingers, the Church sees it with much weight, as the instrument the Lord employed to pen the script of

St. Severus Of Antioch On Aims Of Incarnation

St. Severus Of Antioch On Aims Of Incarnation Severus: The celebrated Patriarch Without least hesitation, St. Severus, the Patriarch of Antioch (512-518), can be qualified as the theologian of Anti-Chalcedonian tradition and he enjoys there the greatest of all qualifications given to any Church Father. The Syrian Church extols him as the crown of Syrians, the eloquent mouth,

The Spirit Of Divinazation

The Spirit Of Divinazation Is Christianity an impossible deal? The answer is yes and no. Yes, for only those who do not take the indwelling Holy Spirit seriously. The apparently impossible teaching of our lord can be practiced if we cooperate with the guiding spirit. That is why Christian life is often defined as

Why Turn To East For Prayer?

Why Turn To East For Prayer? Jews who live anywhere outside the holy city of Jerusalem traditionally turn to the direction of Jerusalem in Palestine ( modern Israel) for prayer, Muslims anywhere in the world will turn to Ka'aba, the sacred black stone in Mecca, Saudi Arabia for the prescribed hours of prayer.

The Principles Of Orthodox Worship

The Principles Of Orthodox Worship Human mind is provided with conscious, sub conscious and unconscious layers. Worship is not only the transfiguration of the conscious mind. It transforms the whole being . St. Paul expresses this process as follows
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