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Bulgarian Orthodox Church: Besides the Orthodox Church ‘there are no other churches, only heresies and schisms’

Bulgarian Orthodox Church: Besides the Orthodox Church ‘there are no other churches, only heresies and schisms’ The Bulgarian Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod, the church’s governing body, has adopted hard-line policy positions ahead of the Pan-Orthodox Council to be held in Crete in June 2016 – stating, among other things, that besides the “Holy Orthodox Church there are no other churches, but only heresies and schisms, and

Catholicos bans fireworks display in Orthodox Church festivals

Catholicos bans fireworks display in Orthodox Church festivals Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church has banned pyrotechnic displays as part of church festivals.In a statement, supreme head of the church, Catholicos and Malankara Metropolitan Baselios Marthoma Paulose II called upon

90th Anniversary Celebrations of St Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral, Ernakulam inaugurated

90th Anniversary Celebrations of St Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral, Ernakulam inaugurated St Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral, Ernakulam, is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. The ‘Navathy Celebration’ was inaugurated by Catholicos of the East Moran Mar Baselios Mar Thoma Paulose-II at the Cathedral on Sunday April 3, 2016

Kerala High Court stays filling of Metran Kayal for tourism project

Kerala High Court stays filling of Metran Kayal for tourism project Methran Kayal, which was handed over to the Malankara Orthodox Church during the time of Pulikkottil Joseph Mar Dionysious-I by Sri Moolam Thirunal, was also called the ‘Seminary Kayal’.According to the Orthodox Church, the area was handed over to some farmers for cultivation during the time of Geevarghese Mar

Church Sponsors students for paramedical courses at C M C Vellore

Church Sponsors students for paramedical courses at C M C Vellore KOTTAYAM: Malankara Orthodox Church is sponsoring students for paramedical courses at C M C Vellore for the coming academic year. Those interested, please contact MGOCSM Student Centre, College Road, Kottayam-1. Please note: 1. Download your application forms 2. Enclose a Demand Draft in favour of ‘MGOCSM’ for Rs. 600/- as

Former Managing Committee Member Joshua Philip passes away in Hyderabad

Former Managing Committee Member Joshua Philip passes away in Hyderabad HYDERABAD: Former member of Malankara Sabha Managing Committee and Retd. VST employee Joshua Philip (90) passed away on Feb. 29 at early hours/Hyderabad. His wife late Kujamma, Puthanpurayil Karipuza Mavelikkara and son Philip Jousha, Daughter Elizabeth (Kuwait). In-laws Annie Philip and Thomas. He was the son of Late Rev. Fr.

Fr. Philip M. Samuel, celebrates Priesthood Pearl Jubilee

Fr. Philip M. Samuel, celebrates Priesthood Pearl Jubilee DELHI: Fr. Philip M. Samuel, Priest of the Delhi Diocese today completes 30 years of Priesthood. Fr. Philip M. Samuel, was ordained on February 23, 1986 at St. George Orthodox Valiyapally, Thumpamon Erom, Mathoor, Pathanamthitta by Late Lamented Dr. Paulose Mar Gregorios Metropolitan. Currently he is serving as the Vicar

Living word of God is the media followed by Christians, says Mar Yulios

Living word of God is the media followed by Christians, says Mar Yulios The living word of God, the good news, should be the media which Christians must devotedly follow, the Metropolitan Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios said. The base of our media culture should be “Christ is our savior” the Metropolitan reminded, quoting from the Gospel St Luke 2-10:11. Mar

Dr T. Pathrose Mathai passes away in Vellore

Dr T. Pathrose Mathai passes away in Vellore Chalukunnu Mazhavanchery Madatlnl Dr T. Pathrose Mathai (76), a well-known nephrologist, has passed away in Vellore. His body will be brought home at 8am tomorrow. After prayers at apm at home, his body will be buried at 3pm in Kottnyarn Puthan Palli under the leadership of the Catholicos, His Holiness

St. George Malankara Orthodox Church Staten Island moved to new facility

St. George Malankara Orthodox Church Staten Island moved to new facility STATEN ISLAND, N.Y: Worshipers of St. George Malankara Orthodox Church of India finally have a new home. The church held a dedication ceremony and inaugural service on Saturday to christen its new facility on Sunset Avenue in Meiers Corners. Zachariah Mar Nicholovos, the diocesan Metropolitan was the chief-celebrant on the
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