Religion is supposed to be a complete science of perfect living whereby society can learn to live peacefully and fully. Religion is the science of self-purification; it is a means to an end. Religion, as is manifest from the derivation of the term re-ligare (re=back, ligare=to bind) is that which
The Metropolitan, Vattasseril Geevarghese Mar Dionysius was the beacon of Malankara Church. He had held up freedom as his birthright. His life story enrolls before us the saga of his sacrifices and long-standing devotion to Christianity. He has achieved immortality through the establishment of the Catholicos. Geevarghese was born on
Great Lent is the 50-day season of spiritual preparation that comes before the most important Feast of the Christian year, Holy Easter. This annual season of repentance is a spiritual journey with our Savior. Our goal is to meet the risen Lord Jesus, Who reunites us with God the Father.
Dating: To go out on usually social/romantic dates (taken from dictionary). It is a word that strikes terror (older generation) in some and excitement in others. It’s another question on which the Bible speaks not. Dating is a rather new phenomenon, and thus the Biblical writers had no concept of
Vattasseril Mar Dionysius discussed the Bethany Metropolitan’s flirting with the roman catholic Church in a meeting of the Episcopal Synod held at the seminary at Kundara in either late 1929 or early 1930.The invitees were Catholicos Baselius Mar Geevarghese II, Metropolitan Mar Gregorios Of Pampady, Mar Ivanios and Mar Theopilos,
It is very clear to us today that millions of God’s children will not have a happy New Year in the South-East Asian region. The devastating oceanic earthquake and subsequent tidal waves (Tsunamis) that destroyed life and property worth of billions of dollars in more than eight countries is blatant
It is heart warming that a new glorious light is overtaking and exterminating the dark clouds that were enveloping our beloved Church recently. The Supreme Court Verdict of 1995 made it clear that even if the Antiochean Patriarchs had made some claims of supremacy over the church, it had vanished
Number our Internet groups are echoing with this topic for some time. Don’t we realize yet that we are like the Apostles who had a sound sleep in the garden of Gethsemane after the Last Supper. Our last supper is a seven square meal of seven vices during this Apocalyptic
Years ago, while serving on the staff of the National Council of Churches in New Delhi, I made friends with the director of a research institute on Sikhism. Once I invited him to a public lecture in Delhi by Metropolitan Paulose Mar Gregorios on Science and Faith. My Punjabi Sikh
An elderly lady was well-known for her faith and for her boldness in talking about it. She would stand on her front porch and shout "PRAISE THE LORD!" Next door to her lived an atheist who would get so angry at her proclamations he would shout, "There ain't no Lord!!"