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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

Palestinian Christians Want A Peace Lamp In Every Church

Palestinian Christians Want A Peace Lamp In Every Church Its population may be dwindling, but the Palestinian village of Taybeh is striving to maintain normality in the midst of conflict, and hope in the midst of oppression. Taybeh, 14 kilometres north east of Ramallah, is one of the few predominantly Christian villages in Palestine. Like villages all over the

Kaimuthu Issue – Much Ado About Nothing

Kaimuthu Issue – Much Ado About Nothing There has been much ado about nothing (kaimuthu to the Priest). Kaimuthu is the fee given to a Karmikan for the Karma (wedding, baptism, house warming etc.). I remember to have heard from late H.G. Thoma Mar Dionysus two things about this. Thirumeni said that if Karma has to be

An Identity Crisis – The Church From The East

An Identity Crisis – The Church From The East My wife and I visited a local clinic the other day. The nurse was interested to know about us, probably noticing our skin color (we are brown-skinned as are most of us from India) and our names (which are distinctly Christian sounding).

You Must Be The Change You Wish To See In The World

You Must Be The Change You Wish To See In The World “You must be the change you wish to see in the world” – Mahatma Gandhi We are in the commencement of a fresh and a new period of time. Let us make use of the ending of the Old Year and the beginning of the New Year, to remind ourselves

Saint – A Life in Christ Through The Holy Spirit

Saint – A Life in Christ Through The Holy Spirit For the past few weeks Indian Orthodox Churches across the globe celebrated the feast and 103rd memorial of the first declared saint of Malankara – St Gregorios of Parumala. We as youngsters have a lot to learn from the life of the saint and we should never forget that we
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