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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

The Koonen Cross Oath

The Koonen Cross Oath Mar Abatalla 1652 A.D The acts of Archbishop Menezes were undoubtedly high-handed, arbitrary and arrogant. The independence of the ancient Church of Malankara was crudely crushed. But in the long history of the Church, the Papal yoke was only momentary; for, the feelings of resentment and the desire to regain

Episcopal Election : Norms Vulnerable to Manipulations

Episcopal Election : Norms Vulnerable to Manipulations Of course with good intention that the new rule and regulations and procedure were adopted by the church for the episcopal election. But when the process is seen, it seems to be manipulated by the people with vested interests to eliminate the deserving candidates on personal grudge. The church loving

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
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