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Fr. Pathrose; Reading hymns of nature with camera

Fr. Pathrose; Reading hymns of nature with camera 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 like to delight in the ‘camera moments’ that the nature offers to him.

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

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
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