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Pay Scale For Bishops To Be Implemented

Pay Scale For Bishops To Be Implemented A new pay commission is established to revise the priest salary, parish contribution, diocesan contribution, Catholicate day collection, etc., (all together let us call then church taxes) seems to be good idea. However, we need to include members from outside Kerala dioceses especially the two dioceses in North America in

Screening Committee Curtails The Rights Of Malankara Association

Screening Committee Curtails The Rights Of Malankara Association Eight observations about the Screening Committee interestingly authored by Fr. K. M. George seems to be an agenda for discussion. I have mixed feelings about the whole idea of a Screening Committee. Screening Committee is a system within the system where objectivity can easily be compromised. The constitution of the

How God Uses A Cracked Pot?

How God Uses A Cracked Pot? A water bearer in China had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, while the other pot was perfect and always Delivered a full portion of water. At the end of

The Vision For The Orthodox Church Of India

The Vision For The Orthodox Church Of India I consider it a great blessing to have this opportunity of participating in the 17th centenary celebrations of the martyrdom of St. George. I recall with great pleasure my visits to this church on several occasions in the past. However today’s is my first visit after the reconstruction of the

Catholicate Aramana – Maintenance Should Be Done

Catholicate Aramana – Maintenance Should Be Done In adherence to a custom proficient from childhood, at least once during every vacation- we’re accustomed to visiting the Catholicate Aramana to participate in the Holy Qurbana at the Catholicate Chapel. I recall during the days of H.H. Mathews I Bawa, the buildings were maintained in immaculate condition and the

Are Religions For Peace, Justice And Dignity Of The Universe?

Are Religions For Peace, Justice And Dignity Of The Universe? Introduction: The soul of the universe must be confused over many centuries about religions! Religions are meant for keeping peace and prosperity all over the universe at one hand; but on the other, we know many times they, knowingly or unknowingly, become agents of communal violence and disharmony. On ground

Is It Lawful For Man To Divorce For Any Reason?

Is It Lawful For Man To Divorce For Any Reason? Divorce is a legal word meaning full and final separation so that each one is free to remarry or live alone at will. Ray E Baber defines divorce as, “Divorce is merely a process of un-marrying people who have been married. It is an official recognition that their marriage is

Holy Qurbana Is Not A Drama Re-enacted

Holy Qurbana Is Not A Drama Re-enacted According to Christian theology, in the beginning of creation, the Spirit of God brooded over the waters and infused life into it. And as a crown of creation, God created man in his own image and likeness by blowing His life-breath into the nostrils of the first human being-Adam. He

IOC’s Transformation as ‘OIC’

IOC’s Transformation as ‘OIC’ By 2012, Indian Orthodox Church will be completing 1960 years of existence as a church and 100 years as a Catholicate. It must be the dream of Holy Church’s 1960th anniversary and Catholicate re-establishment’s Centenary

“He Rose According to the Scriptures” does the Indian Orthodox recite “He Rose According to His Will”?

“He Rose According to the Scriptures” does the Indian Orthodox recite “He Rose According to His Will”? Always bear in mind that when the Creed was formed in Greek, there were people who followed the Faith and who did not know Greek and so several translations needed to be made into other languages such as
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