Articles by: Fr. Dr. Jacob Mathew

Gender Roles In A Biblical Perspective For The Orthodox Christians In The American Context

Gender Roles In A Biblical Perspective For The Orthodox Christians In The American Context Introduction Cultural Disparities: This is a difficult issue to put into a nutshell. Each culture in the history of the world has had difficult issues particular to their culture and their time. The present western culture is therefore that belongs to us now. For example, in Africa today, nobody is

Stretch Out a Helping Hand

Stretch Out a Helping Hand Indian Orthodox Herald launches a fundraiser to maintain IOH as a free online news paper for the Malankara Orthodox faithful, especially for those in the diaspora. IOH is the only news paper of its kind publishing from the United States of America that brings news at once in English and

Diocese of South-West America Elects The First Diocesan Council

Diocese  of South-West America  Elects The  First Diocesan Council The Diocese of South-West America elected Fr. Thampan Varghese (Dallas, TX) - as the Diocesan Secretary. Fr. Dr. Joy Pyngolil (Hollywood, FL), Fr. Raju M. Daniel (Dallas, TX) , George Panicker (Chicago, IL), Charly Varghese (Houston, TX),Johnson Varghese (Austin, TX)

Mar Eusebius to be Enthroned on May 22, 2010

Mar Eusebius to be Enthroned on May 22, 2010 Enthronement service of Alexios Mar Eusebius, Metropolitan of the Diocese of South West American will be on Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 at St. Thomas Orthodox Church, Houston. The Catholicos Elect Metropolitan Paulose Mar Milithios will lead the services. Dr. Mathews Mar Severios,

Mar Philoxenos: In The Fullness of Three Score and Ten

Mar Philoxenos: In The Fullness of Three Score and Ten Diocese of Delhi celebrated the 71st birthday of her shepherd Metropolitan Prof. Job Mar Philoxenos. Celebrations began with the Holy Qurbana in the evening of May 7th, 2010 at the Delhi Diocesan Center, Tuglaquabad, New Delhi. The Metropolitan himself was the chief celebrant. It was also an occasion

Fr. Dr. T.J. Joshua Retires from the Orthodox Theological Seminary

Fr. Dr. T.J. Joshua Retires from the Orthodox Theological Seminary Fr. Dr. T.J. Joshua, the great grand guru and the golden tongue of Malankara Church decides to retire from the Seminary. He had served the Seminary almost from the time of its revival at

Look, The Cross Is Empty!

Look, The Cross Is Empty! In the Quolo of vespers for the Saturday of Holy Week after the Sedro, it is described the shout of David: “Death entered into sheol carrying the body of Messiah, who had succumbed to death. Seeing Him from far away, David shouted; “Doors, lift up your heads, Gates of ancient

Mid Lent: A Theological Glance Into Its Meanings

Mid Lent: A Theological Glance Into Its Meanings Mid lent is the 25th day of the Holy Lent and the Orthodox Tradition considers this day as a feast of extreme importance. What are the significances of Mid Lent? What shall we understand from the readings of Mid Lent? Does this have a bearing to the festival of Easter?

Stem Cell Research: An Orthodox Response

Stem Cell Research: An Orthodox Response It is always presumed by the World that Christian Orthodoxy is a path that is old and outdated that it can not have any constructive and positive response to any problem from the modern world of epistemological advancement. Is this true? Stem Cell Research is a very modern field of

Authority: Human & Divine, A Preamble

Authority: Human & Divine, A Preamble The word ‘authority’ in English means power, may it be shared or absolute, to see and make things happen, to decide, to establish, to govern, to manage etc. The Oxford Dictionary of English Language gives certain explanations to the word authority. Yet they, seem to me at least, need more
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