Articles by: Tenny Thomas

Holy Eucharist And Freedom

Holy Eucharist And Freedom As Christians and especially Orthodox, we have a rich tradition of the Holy Qurbana. How many of us realize the importance of participating in the Holy Mystery? Are we forced into Church every Sunday by our parents or by our community? It is a problem that many youngsters face today.

You Must Be The Change You Wish To See In The World

You Must Be The Change You Wish To See In The World “You must be the change you wish to see in the world” – Mahatma Gandhi We are in the commencement of a fresh and a new period of time. Let us make use of the ending of the Old Year and the beginning of the New Year, to remind ourselves

There Is No Feasting Without Fasting

There Is No Feasting Without Fasting Christmas is fast approaching and people, churches, companies are all talking about parties and celebrations. Every city seems to have decked itself up for the Christmas season. The sad truth is that Christmas has become a Chistless festival.

Saint – A Life in Christ Through The Holy Spirit

Saint – A Life in Christ Through The Holy Spirit For the past few weeks Indian Orthodox Churches across the globe celebrated the feast and 103rd memorial of the first declared saint of Malankara – St Gregorios of Parumala. We as youngsters have a lot to learn from the life of the saint and we should never forget that we

Genuine Humility

Genuine Humility The genuinely humble do not seek their own honor, but rather seek to honor God. But in the end, God honors them. A true servant does not seek his own reward, but rather serves because he has accepted the Lordship of Christ.

Who Rules Our Lives Today – God Or Money?

Who Rules Our Lives Today – God Or Money? You cannot serve God And wealth (Mammon). Commanding us, not to be anxious for our food, drink, clothing or future, Christ asks us to trust God. The Gospel tells us that our lives are more than material things and that God cares for us.

My Peace I Give Unto You

My Peace I Give Unto You The goals and purposes of the meeting were to review threats to peace that are posed by the growing political influence of extremist or “fundamentalist” religious viewpoints and groups, and to discuss or plan responses to these trends.

The Cross And Its Meanings In Our Lives

The Cross And Its Meanings In Our Lives Each year on the fourteenth of September, the faithful come together in her churches for a unique celebration bound up in mystery and paradox. In this season the Cross, that most horrible of tools, is hallowed in the centre of the church.

God Expects Our Very Best

God Expects Our Very Best Are we surprised by what Jesus says? Then we think to ourself that the widow is a very giving person. Her two coins were a great sacrifice for her. We must realize that Jesus is trying to teach us something.

Youths – The Purpose Driven Life

Youths – The Purpose Driven Life One of the great struggles we have today in the Indian Orthodox Church is preserving our children in the Orthodox Faith and keeping them motivated to participate in the Church. Too often they seem not to be interested. Can we somehow motivate our youths to be excited about being Orthodox
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