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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

A Five Year Plan for the South-West diocese of America and Beyond

A Five Year Plan for the South-West diocese of America and Beyond All successful endeavors, military, economic, social, religious or political had strategic planning and visionary leaders behind them. A successful individual will devise his or her career path. What is planning? Let’s review couple of definitions. Planning is: a scheme, program, or method worked out beforehand for

Marubhumiyele Parumala to Celebrate the Centenary Year of Re-establishment of the Catholicate of the East in India

Marubhumiyele Parumala to Celebrate the Centenary Year of Re-establishment of the Catholicate of the East in India The Indian Orthodox Church founded by St. Thomas, the Disciple of Jesus Christ, is one of the most ancient Churches in the whole Christendom. The St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Sharjah, one among the old churches in the UAE established in the year 1978, named after the glorious Saint, The “St.

Catholicos calls for educating Orthodox community on church’s role in politics

Catholicos calls for educating Orthodox community on church’s role in politics Supreme head favours retirement age for bishops; deemed varsity status for old seminary soon MOSC to extend helping hand to Egyptian Orthodox Christians if needed Sees tiff with Patriarch faction as confrontation between justice and injustice, cannot accept foreign leadership in an Indian set up. MUSCAT: The Catholicos and Malankara

Nonviolent co-existence is a challenge to change the world : Fr Bijesh Philip

Nonviolent co-existence is a challenge to change the world : Fr Bijesh Philip Wolves and sheep will live together in peace, and leopards will lie down with young goats. Calves and lion cubs will feed together, and little children will take care of them Cows and bears will eat together, and their calves and cubs will lie down in peace. Lions will eat
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