Articles by: Fr. George T Ireland

Doubting Thomas

Doubting Thomas This author has often heard many a people, especially in the West, using the pejorative phrase ‘Doubting Thomas’ to address St. Thomas, one of the twelve Disciples of Christ. This sarcasm has often pained me for it refers to my forefather. The case in point is the outcome of the

Devotional Thoughts on the Nineveh Fasting (3 Day Fasting)

Devotional Thoughts on the Nineveh Fasting (3 Day Fasting) By the grace of God, we have once again ended the 3 days fasting popularly known as `Nineveh Fasting’, the smallest of the canonical Lents of the holy Church. “Lent is not a collection of prohibitions but it is an option for what is positive”. Fasting is one of the

The Significance of the holy Campfire(bonfire) in Christmas Service

The Significance of the holy Campfire(bonfire) in  Christmas Service The Orthodox liturgy on Christmas is usually conducted in the silence of night and is designed in such a way as to attract anyone to it. It often creates in the minds of the faithful an inexplicable experience of the coming down of heaven to earth. Prior to the Holy

Hoodos Etho Sunday

Hoodos Etho Sunday An exposition on the gospel according to St. John 10:22-38, the reading meant for Nov 7. In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen+. As part of the cycle of seasons in the liturgical year, we have come to yet another ‘Hoodos

A Message For Holy Week

A Message For Holy Week Lenten blessings be upon you! Nowadays many Christians prefer going for pilgrimage to the holy land and they find gratification by walking through the soil where our Lord Jesus walked on some 2000 years ago. But only the affluent people are afford to have such a pilgrimage though everyone is

Devotional Thought On Great Lent

Devotional Thought On Great Lent By the grace of God, we are once again entering into the 50 days lent popularly known as ‘Great Lent’ -the biggest of the 5 canonical Lents of the holy Church- which leads us to commemorate the climax episode of Christ’s incarnation and to be the contemporary of those events

The Healing Ministry In Our Church

The Healing Ministry In Our Church Introduction “Israel, your head is already covered with wounds, and your heart and mind are sick. From head to foot there is not a healthy spot on your body. You are covered with bruises and sores and open wounds. Your wounds have not been cleaned or bandaged. No ointment has

Holy Communion Is A Mystery

Holy Communion Is A Mystery According to Christian theology, in the beginning of creation, the Spirit of God brooded over the waters and infused life into it. And as a crown of creation, God created man in his own image and likeness by blowing His life-breath into the nostrils of the first human being-Adam. He

Holy Qurbana Is Not A Drama Re-enacted

Holy Qurbana Is Not A Drama Re-enacted According to Christian theology, in the beginning of creation, the Spirit of God brooded over the waters and infused life into it. And as a crown of creation, God created man in his own image and likeness by blowing His life-breath into the nostrils of the first human being-Adam. He
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