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Scripture And Tradition

Scripture And Tradition Tradition constitutes the Christian faith. It can be devoted as the act, by which something, which is handed down from ancestors of posterity. The Orthodox churches hold the view that apart from the Holy Scripture, other sources of divine revelation manifested through the incarnating Jesus also form part what churches

Oriental And Eastern Orthodox Churches

Oriental And Eastern Orthodox Churches First, both Roman Catholics and Protestants are Western Christian groups. The Orthodox Church is not Western Christianity. Eastern in origin, it was from the beginning open to influences from all cultures. In the first century, Christianity was primarily an Asian-African religion.

Orthodox Spirituality

Orthodox Spirituality Spirituality may be defined as the life in and with the Holy Spirit.  It is an ascetic and pious struggle against sin through repentance, prayer, fasting and participation in the sacramental life of the Church.  St. Paul Says: “Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of

Fr. Dr. V. C. Samuel: A Theologian of Oriental Orthodoxy

Fr. Dr. V. C. Samuel: A Theologian of Oriental Orthodoxy Fr. Dr. V.C. Samuel is the most eminent historian in the Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Church. He acquired knowledge in Syriac language and theology at a younger age and became a Malpan (Teacher of Syriac and ecclesiastical studies) in the Church. As a priest in the Indian Orthodox Church he actively

The Rich Young Man And Jesus

The Rich Young Man And Jesus When we go through the Gospel narratives the encounter of Jesus with young people seems very attractive. Young people are fond of asking questions, because they want to find answers for all the issues of their day to day life. Jesus was patient enough to hear the problems of the

Holy Eucharist And Freedom

Holy Eucharist And Freedom As Christians and especially Orthodox, we have a rich tradition of the Holy Qurbana. How many of us realize the importance of participating in the Holy Mystery? Are we forced into Church every Sunday by our parents or by our community? It is a problem that many youngsters face today.

The Food Security Project Of Jesus

The Food Security Project Of Jesus The price of food materials is increasing everywhere in the world along with that of oil. Inflation is a regular phenomenon in countries like India and people are afraid of starvation. Economists and scientists suggest many ways to control inflation and to put an end to the rise of price

Teachers Of The Bible, Share The Glory And Goodness of God

Teachers Of The Bible, Share The Glory And Goodness of God 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

There Is No Feasting Without Fasting

There Is No Feasting Without Fasting 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.

Genuine Humility

Genuine Humility 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.
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