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The Twelve

The Twelve Christians have often been called as “ordinary people with extraordinary claims”. And in many ways this appellation is true! The word of God says “But Jesus looked at them and said to them “with men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible”. Mt. 19:26, (Lk 1:37, Jer

The Ministry Of Episcopate

The Ministry Of Episcopate The word episkopos was used at first in Greek literature for one who kept a watch over a country or a people or even a treaty or an agreement. Later on it became the title for the official who was sent from Athens, the capital of Greek Empire, to its

Stem Cell Research: An Orthodox Response

Stem Cell Research: An Orthodox Response It is always presumed by the World that Christian Orthodoxy is a path that is old and outdated that it can not have any constructive and positive response to any problem from the modern world of epistemological advancement. Is this true? Stem Cell Research is a very modern field of

Man (Humanity) – In The Image Of God

Man (Humanity) – In The Image Of God What does the word sacrament signify? “It is the sacraments that constitute our life in Christ.” The sacraments are “windows into this unseen world.” But though we live in a dark world, there are windows into it. Let us remember the Greek term for sacrament — mysterion, mystery. A mystery,

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
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