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HH Mathews II: A Vibrant and Charismatic Leader

The most defining attribute of HH Mathews II Catholicose was his smile. People who met him, even if they forget his name will not forget his never fading smile. He was one of the most Charismatic leaders in Indian Christianity. But it was his prayer life, uncompromising ascetic, penance and fasting that raised a young

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The Jesus Prayer – Part 2

Part 1 – (Click here) Yesterday we learnt the introduction of the Jesus Prayer, as an ‘arrow prayer’ which is centered on the Holy Name of Jesus and when used specifically cab help us to just sit and look at God. There are two versions to the Jesus Prayer – Greek and Russian. Both versions

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The Jesus Prayer

Glory to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit, One True God. What is The Jesus Prayer? In the Gospel of St. Luke we read the apostles asking Jesus, “Lord, teach us to pray”. And the Lord at that time taught them The Lord’s Prayer. In our time today, we increasingly find ourselves

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‘Alvares Mar Yulios’ – an unsung hero of Malankara Orthodox Church

  Albert Einstein once said: “Generations to come, it may well be, will scarce believe that such a man as this one ever in flesh and blood walked upon this Earth.” Those words were expressed in astonishment by the great scientist after observing and evaluating Gandhiji’s unmatchable personality for years.  The above words shall be

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Alvares Mar Julius Thirumeni: A Patriot A Saint A Martyr (92nd Dukhrono)

“For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ” -Ephesians 4:12 A Martyr’s Journey  Alvares Thirumeni had a firm faith in the Orthodox Church. Leaving his fortune in the Catholic Church, he embraced the Orthodox Church. He was excommunicated and persecuted. He was falsely

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A satire by His Grace Geevarghese Mar Ivanios Thirumeni of blessed memory

A satire by His Grace Geevarghese Mar Ivanios Thirumeni of blessed memory: (Malayalam): “Ee dhoorthum vashallatharavum madhyapaanavum vishudhanmaarkku ishtapedumenkil avarude ormadinathil chayiyunnathu shariyaannu” (English translation): “If the saints like and approve of wasteful spending , ill-disciplined/unruly behaviour, drunkenness; then its okay to behave likewise on the day of their commemoration”. ***** The saints left everything

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A Tribute to ‘SabhaKavi C P Chandy Sir’ – The Heavenly Harp of Malankara

[A tribute to SabhaKavi C P Chandy on his 10th year of departure (May 4th)] – Ajoy Jacob George, Kuwait Every year in the first week of May, we are supposed to reminisce about a jewel of Malankara Orthodox Church whom most of younger generation and a few elders don’t have much idea about – SabhaKavi

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May 8th- Commemorating St John the Apostle (Beloved/Theologian/Evangelist)

The liturgical calendar of the Indian Orthodox Church commemorates the Apostle- St John the Evangelist (Beloved/Theologian),one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ on May 8th. Among all the Apostles, the title “Theologian” is only bestowed upon St John, which attests to the spiritual heights to which he attained, and the depth of the heavenly

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Gems from the holy fathers! (Feast of Resurrection)

With the onset of the Feast of Resurrection of our Lord, the liturgical calendar of the Indian Orthodox Church welcomed the new season- the joyous period from Kymtho till Feast of Pentecost. A word of caution (for this period) from the Late Lamented His Holiness Pope Shenouda III: “Not fasting during the fifty days from

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Prostration in Orthodox Worship – L.L H. G.Mathews Mar Barnabas

Prostration in Orthodox Christian Worship (L.L H.G Mathews Mar Barnabas Tirumeni) Prostration in Christian worship is to express our humility, repentance and dedication before God. In the kauma, in worship we say:  “Holy art Thou O God Holy art Thou Almighty Holy art Thou Immortal Crucified for us, Have mercy upon us”. Saying this we kneel down,

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