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Women’s Reservation Bill And Its Implications

Women’s Reservation Bill And Its Implications After 14 years, the controversial yet historic Women’s Reservation Bill, ensuring 33% reservation for women in Parliament and state legislative bodies, was passed in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, 9th February 2010. The Catholicose and Malankara Metropolitan Baselious Marthoma Didimos I, welcomed this bill and described the measure as “momentous

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: Cartoonist Joy Kulanada

Episcopal Election 2010: Cartoonist Joy Kulanada The final Holy Elimination round at Sasthamkotta live. This cartoon is published in the latest issue of Malankara Sabha Deepam Post your captions at comments to release the tension of February 17, 2010 Also you can send your cartoons and jokes here

Episcopal Election 2010: The Venue – Mount Horeb Ashram

Episcopal Election 2010: The Venue – Mount Horeb Ashram The Malankara Association 2010 will meet at Mount Horeb Ashram, Sasthamkotta on February 17, 2010 at 1pm to elect 7 priests to the episcopate. Mount Horeb Ashram, a monastery of the Malankara Orthodox Church, was started in 1991 with the aim of social and educational activities, ascetic life training, spiritual

Prepare Ourselves For The Great Lent

Prepare Ourselves For The Great Lent There is a gap of 18 days from the end of 3 days Lent and the beginning of the 50 days Lent. In fact from the beginning of 3 days Lent, the Holy Church is in its earnest attempt of entering a great important spiritual exercise of 120 days at

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

The MGOCSM Of The 1970’s : A Memoir

The MGOCSM Of The 1970’s :  A Memoir It is with great joy that I reminisce over the story of the Mar Gregorios Orthodox Christian Student Movement of India during the decade of the 1970’s. With great humility and gratitude I look back over those years of the MGOCSM where I had the blessed opportunity to serve the

In The Light Of The Synod Of Diamper

In The Light Of The Synod Of Diamper If we examine the proceedings and the decisions of the Synod of Diamper (1599) convened by the Portuguese Bishop Menezis, we can understand many things that prevailed before, among the St. Thomas Christians. 1 In fact Menezis convened the synod exploiting the autonomous Church assemblies of each locality and the
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