Category: We Believe

Look, The Cross Is Empty!

Look, The Cross Is Empty! In the Quolo of vespers for the Saturday of Holy Week after the Sedro, it is described the shout of David: “Death entered into sheol carrying the body of Messiah, who had succumbed to death. Seeing Him from far away, David shouted; “Doors, lift up your heads, Gates of ancient

Mid Lent: A Theological Glance Into Its Meanings

Mid Lent: A Theological Glance Into Its Meanings Mid lent is the 25th day of the Holy Lent and the Orthodox Tradition considers this day as a feast of extreme importance. What are the significances of Mid Lent? What shall we understand from the readings of Mid Lent? Does this have a bearing to the festival of Easter?

Let Us Be Reconciled With One Another – Shubqono

Let Us Be Reconciled With One Another – Shubqono The Church, on this very afternoon of the ‘Day of Forgiveness,’ has set her journey into penitence. And so, kneeling and prostrating, her people look ahead to Kymtho, the great feast of the Light. The service of reconciliation is conducted on Monday, the first day if the Great Lent, at

Apocryphal Books

Apocryphal Books Definition The Apocrypha and the Churches The Roman Catholic Church The Syrian Orthodox Church The Protestant Churches and Apocrypha The term’ Apocrypha’ The Church Fathers and Apocrypha The books in Apocrypha The predominant thoughts in Apocrypha Conclusion a. Definition The word comes from its counterpart in Greek which means ‘hidden’

Theophany – Denho Da’ Tlithoyutho

Theophany – Denho Da’ Tlithoyutho The Feast of Theophany is a celebration of an historic event, the Baptism of Christ, celebrated each year on January 6. The Feast commemorates the divine revelation of the Holy Trinity. At the Baptism of Christ, all three Persons of the Holy Trinity—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—were made manifest. Thus,

The Statues Of God And His Kingdom

The Statues Of God And His Kingdom The Statutes in the Old Testament The first books in the Old Testament are called ‘torah’. The term means; instruction, teachings, directions. ‘Torah’ is the code of laws that showed the right path to the people of Israel. In the New Testament the Greek term ‘nomos’ is used to mean

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

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
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