Category: Columns

Kolenchery Issue – Why the state promots mobocracy? Is this not contempt of court?

Kolenchery Issue – Why  the state promots mobocracy? Is this not contempt of court? Why are the right wing politicians who rule the Kerala State today so blind to the deep commitment of Gandhiji to truth? Gandhi’s devotion to relative truth was an integral part of his dedication to the absolute truth. He wrote in My Experiments with Truth about this commitment in these

Biju John, a dialysis patient, needs help to lead normal life

Biju John, a dialysis patient, needs help to lead normal life PERISSERY, Chengannur : He is a young, hard worker and a true Orthodox Christian. But his disability is his being unable to live a normal life like any other individual since he is handicapped by birth. He is Biju K John from Perissery in Chengannur and a resident of Kattungal

Prophet Micah speaks to India

Prophet Micah speaks to India “Its rulers give judgment for a bribe, its priests teach for a price, Its prophets give oracle for money; Yet they lean upon the LORD and say, Surely the LORD is with us! No harm shall come upon us”. Micah 3:11 These are the words of a prophet of Ancient

Recent Kolenchery Church Verdict

Recent Kolenchery Church Verdict The judgment pronounced by the District Court Ernakulam on 16th August 2011 about the administration of the St. Peter’s and St. Paul’s Church, Kolenchery was the verdict on an Original Suit filed by the Patriarchal group in 2007 (OS 43/2007) for obtaining the following relief. 1. For obtaining a declaration

Church Split – a poem

Church Split – a poem Once One, the church now into two seeks to separate, Oh, how ironic, how ignominious this fate ! two parties, who once broke bread together, now bicker and argue over their rights, who did wrong to who, and what is their due together they could have been strong and many,

Major focus will be on developing local body audits in Kerala, says Dr Biju Jacob

Major focus will be on developing local body audits in Kerala, says Dr Biju Jacob Excerpts from the interview: Q) Congrats on your new post. How does it feel like to get back to your home state where you spent a major part of your study and grooming? A) I feel very happy to be back in Kerala. For about 10 years I was working

Pathetic state of Malankara Orthodox church in Chickmagalur, a blot on the community

Pathetic state of Malankara Orthodox church in Chickmagalur, a blot on the community CHICKMAGALUR, Karnataka : The pathetic state of the St George Orthodox Syrian Church, Karugundha, in Chickmagalur district is really a shame for the huge members of Malankara Orthodox Syrian Christian community. MOSC which boasts of many spectacular churches in Kerala and abroad should really witness to experience the sad state

To connect with his people in the diocese, Metropolitan uses iPad

To connect with his people in the diocese, Metropolitan uses iPad AHMEDABAD : Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios, Metropolitan head of Ahmedabad Diocese, has gone high tech. From being used to such tech gizmos, be it the laptop or notebook, the switch to Apple’s latest iPad will serve many purposes for the fast-paced Metropolitan. Fresh from his recent month-long US sojourn,

Mar Seraphim to address the Orthodox Prayer Group in Hitec City, Hyderabad

Mar Seraphim to address the Orthodox Prayer Group in Hitec City, Hyderabad Hitec City, Hyderabad is one of the premiere jobs hubs in the country. MNCs and Indian companies have their branches in Hitec City. Many members of the Church are working in various companies over here. HG Dr Abraham Mar Seraphim, Metropolitan of the Bangalore Diocese, has asked the priests and

The changing face of the church

The changing face of the church It’s a well-documented fact that people adopt aspects of other cultures around them. The churches in Andhra Pradesh are following this custom and Indianising some of practices. At St Andrew’s Orthodox Church, West Marredpally, a Dwaja Stambam has been erected. A common phenomenon in temples, and seen in the Kerala
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