Articles by: B.J.Mathews

A Three Year Faith-Study-Action Plan for the Church : Catholicos

A Three Year Faith-Study-Action Plan for the Church : Catholicos The Church will implement a three year action plan to equip the faithful to overcome challenges that affect humanity like environmental issues, family disintegration, aberration in faith, and terrorism, said the Catholicos. He was talking to the multitude of faithful after inaugurating the

Metropolitan Elects: Profession of Ramban took place at Parumala

Metropolitan Elects: Profession of Ramban took place at Parumala The five priest Metropolitan Elects took the vow of monasticism at Parumala Seminary on Sunday, March 21, 2010. Fr. Dr. John Mathews, Fr. V.M. James, Fr. Dr. Sabu Kuriakose, Fr. Dr. George Pulikkottil and Fr. Dr. V.M. Abraham are the five priests, who professed as Rambans

Priest Metropolitan Elects: The Stage Set for Profession of Remban

Priest Metropolitan Elects: The Stage Set for Profession of Remban By 10 am local time tomorrow, the priest Metropolitan Elects will have their Profession of Rambans upon them. A full fledged ascetic is a ramban in the Orthodox Syrian tradition. From the third Century onwards, Orthodox Church consecrates only monks to the High-Priesthood and even today

Metropolitan Elects Proceed to Parumala Seminary on Friday

Metropolitan Elects Proceed to Parumala Seminary on Friday Having received blessings from retreat fathers Metropolitan Elects return tomorrow to Parumala Seminary from Mar Baselius Dayara, Njaliyakuzhi. Metropolitan Elects received the goodwill from their retreat fathers with commitment and assurance to uphold the tradition and heritage of the

Silver Jubilee of the Diocese of Kunnamkulam and its Shepherd

Silver Jubilee of the Diocese of Kunnamkulam and its Shepherd Silver jubilee of formation of the Kunnamkulam Diocese and silver jubilee of Episcopal Consecration of the Catholicos Elect Paulos Mar Milithios will be celebrated extensively with programs stretching for over a year. The Kunnamkulam Diocese was formed in 1985

Marthomma VI Award to Mar Osthathios

Marthomma VI Award to Mar Osthathios First Marthomma VI award will be conferred to the senior Metropolitan Dr. Geevarghese Mar Osthathios. This award was instituted by the St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral, Puthenkavu on the bicentennial of the death of Marthomma VI, who is other wise famed as Mar Dionesius the Great.

St. Thomas Philadelphia donates $15,000 towards Haiti Relief Fund

St. Thomas Philadelphia donates $15,000 towards Haiti Relief Fund St. Thomas Orthodox Church, Philadelphia donated $15,000 towards the Haiti Relief Fund. Ms. Donna Palmira, the Chief Operating Officer, Red Cross, Pennsylvania received the check from Vicar, Fr. M.K. Kuriakose, Secretary, Paul C. John and Trustee, Georgy John

Martha Mariam Samajam Regional Conference at Hollywood St. Thomas

Martha Mariam Samajam Regional Conference at Hollywood St. Thomas The annual regional conference of MM Samajam of the Southeast Region of the SW American Diocese will be held at St. Thomas Indian Orthodox Church, Hollywood, South Florida on Saturday, March 13, 2010.

Metropolitan-Elects: Consecration Pre-poned

Metropolitan-Elects: Consecration Pre-poned Consecration of Metropolitan-Elects is likely to be on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at Kottayam, Mar Elia Cathedral, IOH has learned from dependable sources. Fr. Dr. Nathanael Remban and Fr. Youhanon Remban are among the seven Metropolitan-Elects and the rest five priests, namely, Fr. Dr. John Mathews,

Second Commemorative Feast of Mar Makarios

Second Commemorative Feast of Mar Makarios Second remembrance of Metropolitan Dr. Thomas Mar Makarios was observed at the Catholicate Chapel, Devalokam, where the bishop was laid to eternal rest. The Catholicos Baselios Marthoma Didymos I was the chief celebrant. Youhanon Mar Polycarpos celebrated Holy Qurbana.
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