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UDF bastion rocked in Central Travancore

UDF bastion rocked in Central Travancore The Central Travancore district of Pathanamthitta, hitherto considered to be a traditional United Democratic Front bastion, has been badly rocked by the Communist Party of India(Marxist)-led Left Democratic Front in the just-concluded Assembly polls. LDF has bagged three of the five Assembly seats in the district, giving a drubbing to

STOTS ‘Upasana’ centre to be a blessing for seminary, focal point for major events

STOTS ‘Upasana’ centre to be a blessing for seminary, focal point for major events KALMESHWAR, Nagpur: ‘Upasana’ in Sanskrit means ‘sitting near’. The term is used in Hinduism to denote a prescribed method for approaching a deity (God) or getting close to deity. That’s what Upasana, the proposed centre of the Nagpur-based St Thomas Orthodox Theological Seminary (STOTS) is all about. As STOTS enters

Decentralisation of Ministry is My Main Focus: Dr Mar Seraphim

Decentralisation of Ministry is My Main Focus: Dr Mar Seraphim Decentralisation of Ministry is My Main Focus: Dr Mar Seraphim ‘Spiritual revival to receive top most priority’ An Exclusive for IOH MUSCAT : Dr Abraham Mar Seraphim, the youngest Metropolitan of Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, has after taking over the reins of the nascent Bangalore Diocese, completed visits to all

Meeting point and Mission Model: Where do we find the Risen Jesus Today?

Meeting point and Mission Model: Where do we find the Risen Jesus Today? Contextual meeting points providing a mission model In today’s context where we are in the age of Face Book (FB), Twitter, Weblog etc, we have many forums as our meeting points without travelling or rather travelling into each other’s space. It is indeed amazing to see how we can get

Dr Mar Seraphim calls for revival of ‘family ties’ and ‘church fellowships’

Dr Mar Seraphim calls for revival of ‘family ties’ and ‘church fellowships’ Envisions Bangalore Diocese towards a new path of ‘direction and growth’ Moots pastoral counselling, setting up counselling centres for youths BANGALORE : Dr Abraham Mar Seraphim, Metropolitan Bangalore Diocese, has made a fervent call for improving relations between churches and various religions in his diocese. Calling upon the Orthodox church

Our Church Should Launch Joseph M Puthuserry as an Independent Candidate in Thiruvalla

Our Church Should Launch Joseph M Puthuserry as an Independent Candidate in Thiruvalla Our Church should launch Joseph M Puthuserry as an Independent Candidate in Thiruvalla Time to Reconstitute Orthodox Congress It is evident, UDF did injustice to our Church, the second largest Christian body of voters in Kerala, and it is visibly clear in denying Thiruvalla constituency seat to Joseph M Puthuserry,

His Holiness’ speech during the public reception in New Delhi

His Holiness’ speech during the public reception in New Delhi Blessed be the Name of the Triune God: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit! The first Prime Minister of our country, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, at the beginning of his magisterial work, The Discovery of India discusses the idea of this nation. He mentions early on that “there were

His Holiness’ Visit Celebrated by Malankara Orthodox Church in Delhi

His Holiness’ Visit Celebrated by Malankara Orthodox Church in Delhi His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Paulose II’s Visit Celebrated by Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church The Orthodox Church in the Third Millennium – public meeting held to welcome His Holiness Programme on women empowerment inaugurated NEW DELHI, March 13, 2011: The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, popularly known as the Indian Orthodox Church

Joji Varghese Seeks Your Helping Hand

Joji Varghese Seeks Your Helping Hand Joji Varghese (26) seeks your helping hand to find funds for treatment against cancer. Joji is admitted at the Regional Cancer Center, Thiruvananthapuram. Joji is an active member of Orthodox Christian Youth Movement and belongs to Mar Immanuel Orthodox Church, Nariyapuram of Thumpamon Diocese. Joy, father of Joji, used work

Christian Consumerism in a Contemporary American Society

Christian Consumerism in a Contemporary American Society Romans 8:35 “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?” Christian values and beliefs are constantly being tested and tried in the society we live, on a daily basis. The rapacious greed to amass wealth
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