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Jeet Thayil wins Rs 26.89 lakh prize

Jeet Thayil wins Rs 26.89 lakh prize Poet and novelist Jeet Thayil became the first Indian on Friday to win the DSC South Asian Literature prize, now on its third edition. Jeet’s “Narcopolis” was shortlisted from six names to bag the Rs 26.89 lakh ($50,000) DSC prize.

HH Patriarch Kirill meets with Primate of Georgian Orthodox Church

HH Patriarch Kirill meets with Primate of Georgian Orthodox Church On 21 January 2013, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch Iliya II of All Georgia and with the delegation of the Georgian Orthodox Church.

Congratulations to and prayers for Our President Barack Obama & Vice President Joe Biden!

Congratulations to and prayers for Our President Barack Obama & Vice President Joe Biden! Since inauguration day – January 20 – fell on a Sunday this year, Mr. Obama was officially sworn in at a very brief ceremony just before noon in the Blue Room of the White House, taking the oath from the Chief Justice John Roberts using a family bible, ahead of

4-pronged resolution for Nineveh Fast, the lent of repentance

4-pronged resolution for Nineveh Fast, the lent of repentance Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios, Metropolitan, Diocese of Ahmedabad, has come out with a four-pronged resolution for Nineveh Fast or the lent of Repentance which is being observed from January 21-23, 2013. Dr Mar Yulios has called upon all faithful members of Ahmedabad Diocese to observe the lent rigorously

OVBS in Muscat Maha Idavaka concluded

OVBS  in Muscat Maha Idavaka concluded Muscat Mar Gregorios Maha Edavaka conducted its 23rd session of Orthodox Vacation Bible School (OVBS) from December 26, 2012 to January 3, 2013. The classes were held under the guidance of Dn Anish Koickalethu Sam from Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam,

Jini Mathew Passed Away in Detroit

Jini Mathew Passed Away in Detroit Jini Mathew (58), mother of Fr. Mathew T. Mathew (Shaun) had passed away on Sunday January 13th at Detroit .The funeral was held on Wednesday, January 16th at Guardian Angel Cemetery, Rochester, MI after the Holy Qurbana and funeral services at St. Thomas Orthodox Church.

Fr. V.V. Bahanan as Cor-episcopos

Fr. V.V. Bahanan as Cor-episcopos Sabha Managing Committee Member Fr. V.V Behanan was elevated to the Cor - episcopate in a ceremony at St. George Orthodox Cathedral, Kunnakkurudy of Ankamaly Diocese. Diocesan Metropolitan Yuhanon Mar Polycarpose was the chief celebrant at the ceremony.

Sohar St George Church to hold a Harvest Festival on Feb 7

Sohar St George Church to hold a Harvest Festival on Feb 7 St George Church Orthodox, Sohar which holds the food and harvest festival on an annual basis has decided to hold it this year too. The 2013 Food and Harvest Festival will be held at the Sports Complex, Sohar on February 7, Thursday evening.

OCYM hosts elocution contest on Jan 24 in Muscat

OCYM hosts elocution contest on Jan 24 in Muscat ‘Prophet of Love’ Late Lamented Geevarghese Mar Osthathios (1918-2012) had placed Indian Orthodox community on the global stage due to his simple life and missionary zeal. To commemorate his memory and vision, Muscat Mar Gregorios Orthodox Christian Youth Movement (OCYM) is hosting the first-ever inter-church rolling trophy elocution competition

Dallas parishes jointly observed the 30th day of the demise of Mar Barnabas

Dallas parishes jointly observed the 30th day of the demise of Mar Barnabas The thirtieth day commemoration of LL Mathews Mar Barnabas was celebrated by all of the Orthodox churches in Dallas at St. Mary’s Orthodox valiyapalli, Farmers Branch on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. Kuriakose Mar Clemis, theMetropolitan of Thumpamon diocese, was the chief celebrant
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