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Catholicate Day Celebrations 2010 On March 21

Catholicate Day Celebrations 2010 On March 21 The Holy Malankara Orthodox Church celebrates the 36th day, the sixth Sunday, of the Holy great Lent as the day of the Holy Church (Sabha Dinam) with the affectionate name “Catholicate Day”. What is the significance of the day of the Holy Church? Now the Catholicate day celebrations are meant

Some Functional Perspectives On The Catholicate Day

Some Functional Perspectives On The Catholicate Day On the occasion of observance of Catholicate day, I consider it is beneficial to share some thoughts emanated from the heart. This is an assessment of a subservient layman rather than an authoritative article about this special day and I would like to address few distinctive reflections to be appraised

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
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