Thirty three new students from 19 dioceses had joined Orthodox Theological Seminary at Kottayam this year.
On the backdrop of the alarming rate of family problems, divorces and remarriages, His Holiness Baselios Didymus I declared October, 2009 as “Family Welfare Month”. The aim of this observance is to equip people to counter the disintegration of the institution of marriage and family,
Holy oil Saith is being used in the sacraments of the church baptism and holy unction. It is believed that the oil carries God's grace both to renew the body and to cleanse the spirit. Unlike Holy Muron, Saith oil may be consecrated by Metropolitans for the use of a
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church started the first day of the Malayalam month of Karkkidakam with a similar exercise, reading from the Holy Bible and will continue till August 14, 2009.
The Diocesan Metropolitan Dr. Mathews Mar Thimotheos of UK, Europe and Africa declared the Orthodox congregation at South end - on –sea, England as a new parish of his diocese on 25th July 2009.
The farewell ceremony began with a melodious song by the Sunday School children who were also celebrating the final day of their annual OVBS. Parishioners representing the Sunday School, Youth, Altar Assistants, St. Mary's League and elderly spoke on the occasion.
The founding fathers of our constitution had inserted this clause making the homosexuality a crime was certainly based on the then prevalent moral customs and traditions. That means our moral concept has been strongly opposing the homosexuality
Alma College will unveil a figurative sculpture that represents the spiritual ideals of the late Bishop Thomas Makarios during a dedication ceremony at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 16 on McIntyre Mall.
In connection with the celebration, a procession and public meeting will be held at Kunnamakulam on Sunday 10th May 2009 . The procession will start from Parayil St.George Orthodox Church at 3 pm
The Indian Orthodox Choir led by Fr. M.P.George, gets first prize in the Seminary Choir category in the Xth International Festival of Orthodox Chants held at Minsk, Belarus from 29 April to 3 May 2009.