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A Life To Be Or Not To Be

A Life To Be Or Not To Be If a Scientist told you that he was “arresting the development of a blastocyst before implantation” or “transferring a nucleus from a human tissue cell to a enucleated human oocyte”, would you understand or question the ethical issues arising from the procedures he has described? However, if you were told

The Mission of Malankara Church in Western Context

The Mission of Malankara Church in Western Context Contextualization and Enculturation are very much present in western missiological thought. Western world realized their mistakes and failures of the old methods, which were used by missionaries in the past. Western imperialism accompanied western mission and contributed towards colonialism of much of the non-western world. Western missionaries went abroad assuming

Ecumenical Winter In Kerala: A Report

Ecumenical Winter In Kerala: A Report Cardinal Walter Kasper, the president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity in Rome, wrote to H. G. Philippose Mar Eusebius (dt. 18th June 2005), the president of the Commission for Inter Church Relations of the Orthodox Church: “the title of the Catholicos has not been given by the

Religion And Kingdom Of God

Religion And Kingdom Of God 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

Saint Vattasseril Mar Dionysius : 71st Memorial Festival

Saint Vattasseril Mar Dionysius : 71st Memorial Festival 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: A Lenten Reflection

Great Lent: A Lenten Reflection 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 And Its Implications In Society

Dating And Its Implications In Society 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

Kundara Seminary Synod And Origin Of Syro-Malankara Catholic Church

Kundara Seminary Synod And Origin Of Syro-Malankara Catholic Church 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,

Happy New Year?

Happy New Year? 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

H. B. Paulos Mar Miletheos : My Friend, My Teacher And The Newly Elected Supreme Head Of My Church

H. B. Paulos Mar Miletheos : My Friend, My Teacher And The Newly Elected Supreme Head Of My Church 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
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