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Dr Mar Irenios Calls On Orthodox Church To Take Ecumenical Roles Seriously

Dr Mar Irenios Calls On Orthodox Church To Take Ecumenical Roles Seriously Mission work among Orthodox churches is much more than ‘proselytisation’ and should equip ourselves for dialogue with other churches and other religions’ ‘National ecumenical bodies must initiate dialogue with Malankara and Jacobite factions to avoid conflicts and abide by court directives’ “Missionary is a rare commodity with our Church and

Fancy Dress at Thrikkunnath

Fancy Dress at Thrikkunnath Once again we the MOC faithful have been deceived by the very people who were supposed to play umpire at Thrikkunnath seminary. A 10-point charter of do’s and don’ts were drawn up by the district authorities of Ernakulam headed by the District Collector and signed by the representatives of

Malankara Church Should Take A New Political Stand By Using “ Right to Reject”

Malankara Church Should Take A New Political Stand By Using “ Right to Reject” This is the high time for the Malankara Church to change the political policy, because the Church is getting no Justice. Even though it is having the clear favourable verdict from the Supreme Court of India, and also a number of favourable verdicts from the local courts of Kerala. Both

The Challenge For Christian Communicators

The Challenge For Christian Communicators Communications: My role as I see it WHEN we speak about communication, what comes to my mind is the ‘community well’ where women in the olden days gathered to draw water. That was their favourite meeting place, where they shared, laughed, sympathized and grieved together. There was no print or

Mar Osthathios: The One and Only

Mar Osthathios: The One and Only It was not without tears that His Grace Dr. Geevarghese Mar Osthathios will be remembered. I am sure that volumes will be written about His Grace because His Grace’s life and work were gracefully voluminous. The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church’s history of humanitarian projects will be the biography of Mar

Seeking Your Mercy…

Seeking Your Mercy… This appeal is on behalf of Mrs. Indu A K, 36, who seeks your heartfelt prayers and a merciful helping hand. Both her kidneys show severe failure. Indu is diagnosed with IVth Stage IgA Nephropathy (Chronic Kidney Disease) four months back. After having gone through dialysis for 40 times her

Marthoma Heritage and Social Commitment

Marthoma Heritage and Social Commitment Preface It is easy for the social, political and religious thinkers to say ‘Social Commitment’ eloquently. But nobody has got time to think about its various shades of meaning or how far it can be translated into action in their own life. The very term ‘Social Commitment’ signifies bondage or

The Road to Redemption – New Year’s Retreat 2012

The Road to Redemption – New Year’s Retreat 2012 The MGOSCM youth of the DC-MD-VA area had conducted ‘The Road to Redemption Retreat-2012’ at St. Thomas Indian Orthodox Church, Greater Washington (Silver Spring, MD) on Friday, December 30, 2011 from 12:00PM – 4:30PM. This retreat was a truly enlightening experience that instilled a newly found sense of faith in

Antiochian Syriac Orthodox Primate writes to the Catholicose

Antiochian Syriac Orthodox Primate writes to the Catholicose Antiochian Syriac Orthodox Primate Mor Severius Moses writes to His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Paulose II, regding the recent decisions taken at their Holy Synod Read the full text

An Angelic Herald

An Angelic Herald Luke 2:10: And the Angel said unto them “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great Joy, which shall be to all people. Another Season of Christmas is fast approaching along with all the rigmaroles of the season: frenzied shopping, gift wrapping, guest listing and the anxiety
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