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The Earth Welcomes The Savior With Great Splendour

The Earth Welcomes The Savior With Great Splendour Dearly beloved in Christ, Once again we all are blessed with this joyful occasion of Christmas. Let us thank almighty God for giving us the chance to sing with the Angels the eternal hymn: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to those on whom His favor

Mission Of The Church Is A Tool Of Maintenance : His Holiness

Mission Of The Church Is A Tool Of Maintenance : His Holiness Our beloved brother Metropolitans, Rev. Fr. Dr. Johns Abraham Konattu, the Priest Trustee, Mr. M. G. George Muthoot, the Lay Trustee, Dr. George Joseph, Association Secretary, Reverend Priests, and dearly beloved in Christ! We are immensely delighted to associate ourselves with this glittering event titled “Beacon for the Future” involving

Healing and Holiness: Christian Perspectives on Stem Cell Research

Healing and Holiness: Christian Perspectives on Stem Cell Research The rapidly developing field of stem cell research mobilizes immense amounts of money in private and public grants. But it also raises deep ethical questions regarding health justice and the dignity of human life. Stem cells have the ability to evolve into a diverse range of specialized cell types. They

88th Successor on the Throne of Mar Thoma : Catholicose Baselios Marthoma Mathews I

88th Successor on the Throne of Mar Thoma : Catholicose Baselios Marthoma Mathews I “We will preserve the freedom of the Malankara Orthodox Church as the pupil of our eyes” he declared this in his first speech after the consecration as the Catholicose and did it till his end. Historians see his period as the ‘Golden age’ of Malankara Orthodox Church. On His Holiness’

Saint Gregorios of Parumala (1848-1902): Some Reflections

Saint Gregorios of Parumala (1848-1902): Some Reflections Parumala is once again busy with the celebration of the 107th death anniversary of the great saint of our Church. Year after year more and more people throng to the holy site of the resting place of the mortal remains of Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church’s first saint. It is truly

Value The Services Of Clergy, And Address Transfer

Value The Services Of Clergy, And Address Transfer We need to appreciate the sacrifices of priests. Consider a priest in a parish with 50 or more members. Think about the number of times a priest has to visit the houses and/or hospitals for the sick visits, births,

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
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