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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

A Report of the Historic Events at Mumbai Diocese

A Report of the Historic Events at Mumbai Diocese Mumbai Diocese Accords an Astounding and Historic Welcome to the Supreme Head of The Indian Orthodox Church The Supreme Head of The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulos II, Catholicose of the East and Malankara Metropolitan was given an arousing and august reception at Mumbai

Ras Al Khaimah church consecration ceremony and felicitation to Bava Thirumeni

Ras Al Khaimah church consecration ceremony and felicitation to Bava Thirumeni 1. It was a matchless Church traditional function attended on 18th Feb, 2011 that the consecration ceremony of newly built St. Mary’s Orthodox Church at Ras Al Kaimah. I am very glad to see a new beautiful Orthodox Church and happy to congratulate the Vicar Fr. Manoj achen and all

Encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodox Christianity edited by John Anthony McGuckin

Encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodox Christianity edited by John Anthony McGuckin “This is a monumental Encyclopedia, in both breadth and depth. It is sure to become a standard reference work for generations to come.” — V. Rev. Dr. John Behr, Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary With a combination of essay-length and short entries written by a team of leading religious experts,

A New Dawn in the Land of Dawn Lit Mountains

A New Dawn in the Land of Dawn Lit Mountains 29th January,2011 will be marked as a Red-Lettered Day in the history of Christianity in the North –Eastern State of Arunachal Pradesh, the Land of Dawn Lit Mountains. On this day the first Orthodox Church in Arunachal Pradesh was consecrated at the heart of Itanagar, the capital city by Dr.Joseph

Power of faith

Power of faith The Syrian Christian community in the city today has five churches and a parish of over 1000 families When Jesus Christ set out to preach, he had 12 apostles who spread his word and Christianity along with it. It is believed that St Thomas, one of the apostles, came to

Byzantine Orthodox Ethos: A threat to Our Liturgical Theology? E.S.John, Australia

Byzantine Orthodox Ethos: A threat to Our Liturgical Theology? E.S.John, Australia “I believe that warning about unbridled freedom is implicit in our Lord’s reminder, “wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.” Man bereft of discipline is like an animal which is not tamed and disciplined. We have enough past experiences

An Appeal: St. Gregorios Orthodox Syrian Church, Dhule

An Appeal: St. Gregorios Orthodox Syrian Church, Dhule Short History St. Gregorios Orthodox Syrian Church, Dhule is the first Parish of Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church in the northern region of Maharastra. In the year 1984, our Late Lamented Metropolitan Dr.Philipose Mar Theophilus visited Dhule and established this Congregation. In the initial period the Priests from St.George Orthodox Church,

Byzantine Orthodox Ethos: A threat to Our Liturgical Theology? - Dn Philip Mathew

Byzantine Orthodox Ethos: A threat to Our Liturgical Theology?	- Dn Philip Mathew Deacon Shaun Mathew touches upon a matter which, though rather tangential to the topic of liturgical translation, is worth discussing, both for the theories proposed and for the resulting implications for liturgical scholarship and praxis, pastoral formation and ministry, and so on. He alleges that a “Byzantine ethos” has crept

Byzantine Orthodox Ethos: A threat to Our Liturgical Theology? – Fr. Mat Alexander

Byzantine Orthodox Ethos: A threat to Our Liturgical Theology? – Fr. Mat Alexander There are many reasons why I do not deserve to be a priest in God’s Holy Church, but ‘graduating from a Byzantine Seminary’ is not one of those reasons. I am really confused, it’s not just Fr. Shebaly (reference his editorial on Orthodox herald), but many others from India have
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