The Sacraments of Marriage and Ordination doubly bless the priest and his wife. From then on, they are bound together. It is really true that the priest's wife is "part of the priest's kuppayam - cassock (raso)" to paraphrase the Greek saying. From then on, the difficult spiritual journey begins.
The story of St.Thomas Orthodox Church, the first Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church in Chicago As a high school student this writer wanted to do his higher studies at Oxford University, because he had read about the learned men who were educated at Oxford and became scholars. When he was an
Impulsive and passionate about photography, the priest of the Syrian Church sets off with his backpack at the drop of a hat to destinations as far and rich in biodiversity as Nepal, Bharatpur, Tuticorin, Wayanad and the like to delight in the ‘camera moments’ that the nature offers to him.
The other day, I met a couple after the Sunday worship in the church premises and asked why they are not in a hurry to go back home as usual. They replied, “Our kids are staying back in Sunday school, we feel uneasy at home without them”. If this is
Some would say getting to see the pope was a once in a lifetime opportunity. Thousands of people got the chance to see Pope Francis. As others across the world, my experience was indescribable; literally made me cry. It was a feeling that is almost hard to describe of peace
There was, once a prodigal son Who vexed his father for his measure of wealth And fled his home for friends and fun To reckless ways of sinful mirth But soon he met his weary days Of hunger, thirst and fleeing friends It flashed to his mind the splendor and
“For many are called, but few are chosen” St Mathew 22:14. Rev Fr P K George was born in a village in Mylapra, Pathanamthitta, Kerala. He had his primary school education in Mylapra. After schooling he acquired Diploma in Civil Engineering and my mother, Late Mrs Annamma Oonnoony, was his
Through the resurrection, there is a way out of our personal tombs of pain and suffering, of cynicism and despair, if only we will open our eyes, sit up, and see how the stone has been rolled away by a power far beyond our control. As Jesus said in his
Many of you might have heard the news of a baby in Philippines, born with the stigmata of Jesus that became viral in the social media. While we want to know whether this is a hoax or not, we have seen a similar phenomenon earlier. St. Francis of Assisi was
Dear Friends, Please join me in Prayer for the Victims (150 plus innocent children of all ages and teachers and those many wounded) of the Deadly Terrorist Attack at the Military School, Peshawar, Pakistan Heavenly Father our Benevolent Lord, Creator and Sustainer of us all, hear us, Your children, at