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Isn’t it Strange!!!

Isn’t it Strange!!! Isn’t it strange how two hours seem so long when you’re at Church but same 2 hours seems so short when you’re watching a good movie. Isn’t it strange that you can’t find a word to say when you’re praying, but you have no trouble thinking of what to talk

The Most Deceptive Act Ever Took Place in Devalokam: Open Letter

The Most Deceptive Act Ever Took Place in Devalokam: Open Letter H. H Moran Mar Baselios Didimos 1st March 4, 2010 Catholicos and Malankara Metropolitan Catholicate Palace, Devalokam Kottayam 686038 May it please your Holiness, With due respect and humble submission we the undersigned, Ayroor Kuttikandathil Kudumbayogam president Fr. K.C. Mathews Corepiscoapa, the Vice President K M Mathew and the Secretary

Saint Dionysius of Vattasseril

Saint Dionysius of Vattasseril As long as sky and earth do exist, it will be impossible for the children of Malankara Orthodox Chuch to ever forget the sacred name of St. Dionysius, the Malankara Metropolitan. Saint Vattasseril Thirumeni was born on 31st October 1858 at Vattasseril family, Mallapally, near Kottayam, and died on 23rd

Episcopal Election 2010: Candidate’s Profiles

Episcopal Election 2010: Candidate’s Profiles Among all ancient Christian churches the Malankara Church is one with a strong democratic footing to elect her leaders. Malankara Syrian Christian Association consisting more than 4000 members representing the whole Malankara Church is her supreme legislative assembly. Historians, therefore, depict this assembly as the parliament of Malankara. Malankara Association

Episcopal Election : Norms Vulnerable to Manipulations

Episcopal Election : Norms Vulnerable to Manipulations Of course with good intention that the new rule and regulations and procedure were adopted by the church for the episcopal election. But when the process is seen, it seems to be manipulated by the people with vested interests to eliminate the deserving candidates on personal grudge. The church loving

How A Bishop Must Be Chosen – A Laymans Perspective

How A Bishop Must Be Chosen – A Laymans Perspective The answer to the question “Who chooses a new bishop?” is “The Holy Spirit.” Christ has not abandoned His church, and continues to guide and govern her through the Holy Spirit. However, the Holy Spirit uses human beings to accomplish this. The process consists of two parts: identifying priests with

Mission Of The Church Is A Tool Of Maintenance : His Holiness

Mission Of The Church Is A Tool Of Maintenance : His Holiness Our beloved brother Metropolitans, Rev. Fr. Dr. Johns Abraham Konattu, the Priest Trustee, Mr. M. G. George Muthoot, the Lay Trustee, Dr. George Joseph, Association Secretary, Reverend Priests, and dearly beloved in Christ! We are immensely delighted to associate ourselves with this glittering event titled “Beacon for the Future” involving

Value The Services Of Clergy, And Address Transfer

Value The Services Of Clergy, And Address Transfer We need to appreciate the sacrifices of priests. Consider a priest in a parish with 50 or more members. Think about the number of times a priest has to visit the houses and/or hospitals for the sick visits, births,

Pay Scale For Bishops To Be Implemented

Pay Scale For Bishops To Be Implemented A new pay commission is established to revise the priest salary, parish contribution, diocesan contribution, Catholicate day collection, etc., (all together let us call then church taxes) seems to be good idea. However, we need to include members from outside Kerala dioceses especially the two dioceses in North America in

Screening Committee Curtails The Rights Of Malankara Association

Screening Committee Curtails The Rights Of Malankara Association Eight observations about the Screening Committee interestingly authored by Fr. K. M. George seems to be an agenda for discussion. I have mixed feelings about the whole idea of a Screening Committee. Screening Committee is a system within the system where objectivity can easily be compromised. The constitution of the
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