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Catholicos Baselios Didymus I – A truly Grand Pontiff

Catholicos Baselios Didymus I – A truly Grand Pontiff His Grace Thomas Mar Thimothios Thirumeni was the Metropolitan of the Malabar Diocese in 1970. I assumed charge as the Resident Editor of Malayala Manorama, Calicut, on January 7, 1970, and the same evening I went to Chathamangalam, the headquarters of the Syrian Orthodox Church, Diocese of Malabar, to call

Patriarch Ignatius Ephraim II: A New bright star in the Eastern Horizon

Patriarch Ignatius Ephraim II: A New bright star in the Eastern Horizon It was in 2004. In the month of March I was invited to deliver a speech at the World Peace Conference in Turkey organized by the Inter-cultural Dialog Platform for the Advancement of World Peace with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Religion. As soon as I accepted

Thousands Pay Last Respects to Baselios Marthoma Didimos I

Thousands Pay Last Respects to Baselios Marthoma Didimos I Thousands of people from various walks of life on Tuesday paid their last respects to His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Didimos I, the Catholicos Emeritus of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church (MOSC), who passed away here on Monday.

Baselios Marthoma Didimos – I is No More

Baselios Marthoma Didimos – I is No More Baselios Marthoma Didimos I, the Catholicos emeritus of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church (MOSC), passed away due to age-related illness at the St Gregorios Medical Mission Hospital, Parumala, on Monday late evening. He was 94. According to hospital sources, he breathed his last at 7.30 pm.

HH Baselios Marthoma Didymus I Passes on to the Ranks of His Predecessor Catholicoi…

HH Baselios Marthoma Didymus I Passes on to the Ranks of His Predecessor Catholicoi… HH Baselios Marthoma Didymus I, affectionately known as Valiya Bava Thirumeni, passed on to the next episode of his sojourn towards the Kingdom of Heaven. The demise was at 7:35 PM today at St. Gregorios Hospital, Parumala.

Outside Kerala Leadership Training Program begins on May 25 at Kottayam

Outside Kerala Leadership Training Program begins on May 25 at Kottayam CAMP FOR ORTHODOX LEADERSHIP TRAINING', the annual program for outside Kerala youth, will be held at Sophia Centre Kottayam from May 25 to 31, 2014. Those Youth of outside Kerala Parishes, interested to fill up the application form and return it before the registration ends

Letter of congratulation to Patriarch Elect Mar Aphrem Karim Coorilos

Letter of congratulation to Patriarch Elect Mar  Aphrem  Karim Coorilos From Rev. Fr. Alexander J. Kurien, Senior Director of the Office of Strategic Planning, United States Department of State, United States Government, Washington D.C., United States of America Your Beatitude the Patriarch of Antioch and All East Mar Ignatius Aphrem II Karim, I extend my warm congratulations and wish you

Orthodox Clergy Global Conference in June at Parumala

Orthodox Clergy  Global Conference in June at Parumala The Triennial Global Conference of The St Thomas Orthodox clergy fellowship will be held at Parumala Seminary from June 3 to 5, 2014 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday). The conference will be inaugurated by HH Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulose II Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan.

Theology demands the priest to be the ruler of his people

Theology demands the priest to be the ruler of his people The thesis of this editorial is that our priests are not just Pujaris (the performers of religious rites) and that they are also administrators who lead their people and that they are also custodians not only of faith, but also of the temporalities of the Church. In order to prove

The Feast Of Resurrection – The Feast Of New Hopes

The Feast Of Resurrection – The Feast Of New Hopes The Feast of Resurrection is the feast of feasts for the Christian Church. The resurrection of Jesus marks a complete turnaround in history. History became ‘His Story’. This is the feast of the victory of Truth over falsehood. This is the day of reunion for the dispersed disciples on
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