Category: Opinions

Byzantine Orthodox Ethos: A threat to Our Liturgical Theology? - Dn Philip Mathew

Byzantine Orthodox Ethos: A threat to Our Liturgical Theology?	- Dn Philip Mathew Deacon Shaun Mathew touches upon a matter which, though rather tangential to the topic of liturgical translation, is worth discussing, both for the theories proposed and for the resulting implications for liturgical scholarship and praxis, pastoral formation and ministry, and so on. He alleges that a “Byzantine ethos” has crept

Byzantine Orthodox Ethos: A threat to Our Liturgical Theology? – Fr. Mat Alexander

Byzantine Orthodox Ethos: A threat to Our Liturgical Theology? – Fr. Mat Alexander There are many reasons why I do not deserve to be a priest in God’s Holy Church, but ‘graduating from a Byzantine Seminary’ is not one of those reasons. I am really confused, it’s not just Fr. Shebaly (reference his editorial on Orthodox herald), but many others from India have

Byzantine Orthodox ethos – a threat to our Liturgical Theology? – Dn Shaun Mathew

Byzantine Orthodox ethos – a threat to our Liturgical Theology? – Dn Shaun Mathew In the current discussions involving Liturgical Translations, the influence of Byzantine Orthodox education given to our youngsters over the last 10 years set off an alarm in my mind. I have a doubt: Is it possible that the introduction / influence of a Byzantine ethos has already caused, or will

Peace at Malankara: The Faithful React

Peace at Malankara: The Faithful React At the opinion poll posted by IOH to determine the popular voice, precisely the trend among the laity on factional feud within the Orthodox faith, 57% of voters have preached that both the warring factions shall unite. 37% have opined to separate. 6% of voters have suggested not to doing

Do we need faith?

Do we need faith? “A man’s belief” says Dr. Albert Ellis, a well known psychologist, “determines both his conduct and character”. Based on this concept, there are two possibilities before each of us as we look at life: we can base our conclusions about the meaning of life on what philosophers, thinkers, poets and

Early Life of Jesus Christ

Early Life of Jesus Christ Saint Luke tells us about three important meetings in the temple in Jerusalem by the Child Jesus. The infant Jesus met Moses (Lk.2:20-24), Simeon (Lk.2:25-35), and Anna (Lk.2:36-38). How did Jesus meet Moses in the temple? Note that the word ‘law’ is used five times in Luke 2:20-40. Though He

I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people

I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people AHMEDABAD : Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios, Metropolitan of Ahmedabad, has extended his Christmas message to all the faithful of the church. “Christ must take birth in our hearts as well. Only then will Christ die and resurrect in us to realise the salvation of entire universe and become a reality

MGOCSM Yesturday -Today and Tomorow

MGOCSM Yesturday -Today and Tomorow Mar Gregorios Orthodox Christian Student Movement, popularly known as MGOCSM, was started by our spiritual leaders with a good intention for students at High School-College levels initially, if I am not mistaken. Later it was established in parish levels, especially in outside kerala regions, during the regime of late lamented

Gift of Baptism to the seekers of Christ is not Unorthodox: Mar Demetrios

Gift of Baptism to the seekers of Christ is not Unorthodox: Mar Demetrios St. Thomas Orthodox Theological Seminary, Nagpur, convened a one day meet for Orthodox lay evangelists. The meeting was held on 8th December 2010 and was divided into two sessions- the first one being a sharing of personal life experiences, and the second as an interactive group

Andhra Mission Eluru: A Formal Visit by Diocesan Metropolitan Dr. Abraham Mar Seraphim

Andhra Mission Eluru: A Formal Visit by Diocesan Metropolitan Dr. Abraham Mar Seraphim The Andhra Mission is one of the Charitable Trust initiated by Dr. Yakoob Mar Irenaeos, the then Metropolitan of Madras Diocese. After the bifurcation of Madras diocese this centre is coming under the Bangalore Diocese. The activities at Andhra Mission are mainly to shelter the physically and mentally challenged poor
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