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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

Catholicate Aramana – Maintenance Should Be Done

Catholicate Aramana – Maintenance Should Be Done In adherence to a custom proficient from childhood, at least once during every vacation- we’re accustomed to visiting the Catholicate Aramana to participate in the Holy Qurbana at the Catholicate Chapel. I recall during the days of H.H. Mathews I Bawa, the buildings were maintained in immaculate condition and the

Holy Qurbana Is Not A Drama Re-enacted

Holy Qurbana Is Not A Drama Re-enacted 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

IOC’s Transformation as ‘OIC’

IOC’s Transformation as ‘OIC’ By 2012, Indian Orthodox Church will be completing 1960 years of existence as a church and 100 years as a Catholicate. It must be the dream of Holy Church’s 1960th anniversary and Catholicate re-establishment’s Centenary

“He Rose According to the Scriptures” does the Indian Orthodox recite “He Rose According to His Will”?

“He Rose According to the Scriptures” does the Indian Orthodox recite “He Rose According to His Will”? Always bear in mind that when the Creed was formed in Greek, there were people who followed the Faith and who did not know Greek and so several translations needed to be made into other languages such as

Kaimuthu Issue – Much Ado About Nothing

Kaimuthu Issue – Much Ado About Nothing There has been much ado about nothing (kaimuthu to the Priest). Kaimuthu is the fee given to a Karmikan for the Karma (wedding, baptism, house warming etc.). I remember to have heard from late H.G. Thoma Mar Dionysus two things about this. Thirumeni said that if Karma has to be
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