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Byzantine Orthodox Ethos: A threat to Our Liturgical Theology? – Fr. Mat Alexander

Byzantine Orthodox Ethos: A threat to Our Liturgical Theology? – Fr. Mat Alexander There are many reasons why I do not deserve to be a priest in God’s Holy Church, but ‘graduating from a Byzantine Seminary’ is not one of those reasons. I am really confused, it’s not just Fr. Shebaly (reference his editorial on Orthodox herald), but many others from India have

Byzantine Orthodox ethos – a threat to our Liturgical Theology? – Dn Shaun Mathew

Byzantine Orthodox ethos – a threat to our Liturgical Theology? – Dn Shaun Mathew In the current discussions involving Liturgical Translations, the influence of Byzantine Orthodox education given to our youngsters over the last 10 years set off an alarm in my mind. I have a doubt: Is it possible that the introduction / influence of a Byzantine ethos has already caused, or will

Inauguration of Kottarakkara-Punalur Diocese and Installation of Metropolitan

Inauguration of Kottarakkara-Punalur Diocese and Installation of Metropolitan The Malankara Metropolitan and Catholicos of the East Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulose II will inaugurate the newly constituted Kottarakara-Punalur Diocese on Sunday, January 23, 2010. Installation (Sunthroniso) of the first Metropolitan of the diocese Dr. Yuhanon Mar Theodoros

Sunthroniso of Dr Mar Yulios and inauguration of Ahmedabad Diocese on March 5

Sunthroniso of Dr Mar Yulios and inauguration of Ahmedabad Diocese on March 5 The ‘Sunthroniso’ or ‘Enthronement’ of the nascent Ahmedabad Diocese will be held on March 5, 2011 at St Thomas Diocesan Chapel, Ahmedabad. His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Paulose II, Catholicose of the East and Malankara Metropolitan, will grace the occasion and conduct the Episcopal installation at the diocesan

Malankara Metropolitan Assumes Charge of NE American Diocese; Mar Nicholavos to Discharge Administrative Duties

Malankara Metropolitan Assumes Charge of NE American Diocese; Mar Nicholavos to Discharge Administrative Duties The Malankara Metropolitan has also decreed that on behalf of him Zacharia Mar Nicholovos, the current Assistant Metropolitan of the Diocese, will discharge the administrative responsibilities until further orders. “We exhort you all to obey the orders and directions of H. G. Zacharia Mar Nicholovos

Persecution against Coptic Orthodox Christians; Prayer Vigil at Florida on January 22

Persecution against Coptic Orthodox Christians;  Prayer Vigil at Florida on January 22 On Saturday January 22nd the Coptic Orthodox community from all over Florida will gather for a prayer vigil. Hundreds of people will gather in memory of the helpless victims to this terrorist attack on Christians. The Coptic Orthodox community around the world has rallied in protest

Artistic talents of MGOCYM Muscat to the fore

Artistic talents of MGOCYM Muscat to the fore Youth members of the Mar Gregorios Orthodox Church (MGOC) Muscat presented an excellent drama titled Vishwasatindhe Beli for its Christmas Eve program. The play revolves around God commanding Abraham to offer Isaac as a sacrifice on a mountain in the land of Moriah.

Ordination of Fr. Joshua (Binoy) George

Ordination of Fr.  Joshua (Binoy) George Dn. Joshua (Binoy) George was ordained to the order of Priesthood by the Metropolitan of South-west American Diocese, Alexios Mar Eusebius at St. Thomas Orthodox Church – Dallas, Texas on Saturday, January 8, 2011. Fr. Joshua George is a member of St. Thomas Church, Dallas, Texas.

Special Honor to Benyamin from the Ministry for Oversees Indian Affairs

Special Honor to Benyamin from the Ministry for Oversees Indian Affairs Benyamin, the Orthodox Diaspora novelist from Bahrain, who introduced the pain and struggle of people in the diaspora to the world through his powerful literary style, was honored at the nation’s capital. The Ministry for Oversees Indian Affairs paid special tributes to Benyamin for his outstanding

Permanent Peace is the Aim of Orthodox Church: Catholicos of the East

Permanent Peace is the Aim of Orthodox Church: Catholicos of the East For permanent peace within the Orthodox Church steps need to be taken in compliance with the 1934 Constitution as well as Supreme Court verdict of 1995”, said the Catholicos and Malankara Metropolitan Baselios Marthoma Paulose II. The Pontiff cleared that all moves by the Jacobite faction to establish any
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