We write this editorial with great pain because of a recent decision our Episcopal Synod has reportedly taken regarding widower-priests, giving them the permission to remarry. This is totally unorthodox, and we think this will destroy the sanctity and integrity and historical character of our priesthood. Our priesthood is so
A few decades ago a western missionary visited Keralam and returned to his homeland. The members of his church inquired about his missionary travels in Keralam, and particularly about the ancient Church of Keralam, the Malankarese Orthodox Syrian Church. His first description about the Church of Malankara was this: “I
Since our last cybercast critically reviewing the so-called Catholicate of the Romo-Syrians in India we have received many reactions from our readers. We do not have the time to elaborately analyze them for responses. However, we attempt to address some of the concerns.
It is true that the Holy Synod had entrusted Bishop Ivanios with the task of negotiations with an ancient Church because St. Dionysius and the Synod were very much concerned about a defeat in the court of law. If the court decided against the Metropolitan of Malankara
During the past summer Metropolitan Barnabas officiated at a funeral in Chicago, which this writer had the opportunity to participate in. This funeral sermon was quite an exception. This writer keenly attended the contents of his oration which was specifically aimed at dispelling doubts of many Protestant participants at the
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The Orthodox Churches, both Eastern and Oriental, celebrate the feast of the Resurrection of Jesus this year on April 12. Unfortunately the Orthodox Church of Malankara and the Armenian Church in the Middle East are the only Churches that permit the observance of Easter according to the Gregorian calendar of
It was a shocking surprise to hear the report that a German national of Syrian Orthodox descent was ordained to the episcopate at Trichur in India by two bishops of the Orthodox Syrian Church of the East- Malankara a few weeks ago. The ordination was conducted by Metropolitan Meletios of
At six o’clock in the morning Priest Dr. George Pulikottil of St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Oak Park, Illinois, USA woke me up from my deep sleep to tell the sad news of the demise of our Holy Father Mor Thoma Basilios Matthews II, who had retired from the administration of
Indian Orthodox Herald welcomes the new dawn of the Church as she enters a new epoch in her history with the enthronement of her new Supreme Head, His Holiness Mor Thoma Baselios Didymos I. At this juncture of the church, when she faces insurmountable impediments to establish her own canonical