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Some Thoughts On the Icon of St. George, the Martyr

Some Thoughts On the Icon of St. George, the Martyr When we recall St. George, the most popular saint in Christianity, the first image that comes to mind is that of a brave young soldier riding a horse over a dragon (snake) and trying to thwart (kill) the dragon with a spear. The icon of St. George (picture) commonly seen

Bulgarian Orthodox Church: Besides the Orthodox Church ‘there are no other churches, only heresies and schisms’

Bulgarian Orthodox Church: Besides the Orthodox Church ‘there are no other churches, only heresies and schisms’ The Bulgarian Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod, the church’s governing body, has adopted hard-line policy positions ahead of the Pan-Orthodox Council to be held in Crete in June 2016 – stating, among other things, that besides the “Holy Orthodox Church there are no other churches, but only heresies and schisms, and

Catholicos bans fireworks display in Orthodox Church festivals

Catholicos bans fireworks display in Orthodox Church festivals Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church has banned pyrotechnic displays as part of church festivals.In a statement, supreme head of the church, Catholicos and Malankara Metropolitan Baselios Marthoma Paulose II called upon

Urgent help Needed; financial assistance for stem cell transplantation Rev.Fr Varghese George

Urgent help Needed; financial assistance for stem cell transplantation Rev.Fr Varghese George Rev.Fr Varghese George, a priest of Trivandrum diocese, is undergoing treatment for cancer at Vellore Medical College. The doctors recommended a life-saving high-dose chemotherapy and stem cell rescue transplantation ASAP. Its cost about 25 – 30 lakhs for surgery alone and pre-medication cost is1.5 lakhs per week for 4 weeks.

Fr. Pathrose; Reading hymns of nature with camera

Fr. Pathrose; Reading hymns of nature with camera KUNNAMKULAM: Sans cassock, Fr. Pathrose could be mistaken for a professional nature photographer. Impulsive and passionate about photography, the priest of the Syrian Church sets off with his backpack at the drop of a hat to destinations as far and rich in biodiversity as Nepal, Bharatpur, Tuticorin, Wayanad and the

90th Anniversary Celebrations of St Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral, Ernakulam inaugurated

90th Anniversary Celebrations of St Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral, Ernakulam inaugurated St Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral, Ernakulam, is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. The ‘Navathy Celebration’ was inaugurated by Catholicos of the East Moran Mar Baselios Mar Thoma Paulose-II at the Cathedral on Sunday April 3, 2016

Kerala High Court stays filling of Metran Kayal for tourism project

Kerala High Court stays filling of Metran Kayal for tourism project Methran Kayal, which was handed over to the Malankara Orthodox Church during the time of Pulikkottil Joseph Mar Dionysious-I by Sri Moolam Thirunal, was also called the ‘Seminary Kayal’.According to the Orthodox Church, the area was handed over to some farmers for cultivation during the time of Geevarghese Mar

Church Sponsors students for paramedical courses at C M C Vellore

Church Sponsors students for paramedical courses at C M C Vellore KOTTAYAM: Malankara Orthodox Church is sponsoring students for paramedical courses at C M C Vellore for the coming academic year. Those interested, please contact MGOCSM Student Centre, College Road, Kottayam-1. Please note: 1. Download your application forms 2. Enclose a Demand Draft in favour of ‘MGOCSM’ for Rs. 600/- as

Fr. Philip M. Samuel, celebrates Priesthood Pearl Jubilee

Fr. Philip M. Samuel, celebrates Priesthood Pearl Jubilee DELHI: Fr. Philip M. Samuel, Priest of the Delhi Diocese today completes 30 years of Priesthood. Fr. Philip M. Samuel, was ordained on February 23, 1986 at St. George Orthodox Valiyapally, Thumpamon Erom, Mathoor, Pathanamthitta by Late Lamented Dr. Paulose Mar Gregorios Metropolitan. Currently he is serving as the Vicar

Parents Left Behind?

Parents Left Behind? The other day, I met a couple after the Sunday worship in the church premises and asked why they are not in a hurry to go back home as usual. They replied, “Our kids are staying back in Sunday school, we feel uneasy at home without them”. If this is
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