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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

His Holiness Pope Francis – “Marks of a Spiritual Leader”

His Holiness Pope Francis – “Marks of a Spiritual Leader” Some would say getting to see the pope was a once in a lifetime opportunity. Thousands of people got the chance to see Pope Francis. As others across the world, my experience was indescribable; literally made me cry. It was a feeling that is almost hard to describe of peace

Living word of God is the media followed by Christians, says Mar Yulios

Living word of God is the media followed by Christians, says Mar Yulios The living word of God, the good news, should be the media which Christians must devotedly follow, the Metropolitan Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios said. The base of our media culture should be “Christ is our savior” the Metropolitan reminded, quoting from the Gospel St Luke 2-10:11. Mar

Become instruments of peace and healing in this broken world: Mar Nicholovos

Become instruments of peace and healing in this broken world: Mar Nicholovos It is “cliché” to talk about the themes of peace, love, and joy during this Holy Season. In the context of the American culture, it is probably the three themes emphasized during the months of November and December, and then forgotten the rest of the year. We speak in a

Christmas: Peace or Sword?.

Christmas: Peace or Sword?. The Orthodox Churches generally start their Nativity Fast about forty days before the celebration of the Nativity of the Lord, which is on December 25 or on January 7. However, we do realize that the Syrian churches have only 25 days of fast before the Feast of the Nativity for

Dr T. Pathrose Mathai passes away in Vellore

Dr T. Pathrose Mathai passes away in Vellore Chalukunnu Mazhavanchery Madatlnl Dr T. Pathrose Mathai (76), a well-known nephrologist, has passed away in Vellore. His body will be brought home at 8am tomorrow. After prayers at apm at home, his body will be buried at 3pm in Kottnyarn Puthan Palli under the leadership of the Catholicos, His Holiness

Catholicos declared bishop Alvares Mar Julius and Fr R Z Noronha as ‘Regional Saints’

Catholicos declared bishop Alvares Mar Julius and Fr R Z Noronha as ‘Regional Saints’ Catholicos Paulose II, who is on his maiden apostolic tour of St Mary's Orthodox Syrian Cathedral, Brahmavar and its chapels, on Sunday December 6, declared bishop Alvares Mar Julius and Fr R Z Noronha as ‘Regional Saints’ (Blessed) during the Sunday holy Eucharist offered at St Mary's Orthodox Syrian Cathedral,

Ahmedabad Diocese MMVS conference on Dec 12, 13 at Udaipur Valiyapally

Ahmedabad Diocese MMVS conference on Dec 12, 13 at Udaipur Valiyapally The Marth Mariam Vanitha Samajam (MMVS) unit of Ahmedabad Diocese is gearing up to host the 6th Diocesan Conference being scheduled for December 12, 13, 2015 at Mar Gregorios Valiya Pally, Udaipur

Church Should Introspect on its Mission: Jiji Thomson

Church Should Introspect on its Mission: Jiji Thomson Chief Secretary Jiji Thomson on Thursday called upon the Church to introspect on its mission. He was delivering the keynote address on the mission of the Church at the valedictory function of the bicentenary celebrations of the Kottayam Orthodox Theological Seminary (Old seminary) here.
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