Varghese Mathai OCP Articles 22/3/13 St. Mathew Ch 4.1-11 There are times in our struggle with the adversities of mortality when we become weary, weakened, and susceptible to the temptations that seem to be placed in our pathways. A lesson for us lies in the account of the life of the Savior. The temptations of Christ are recorded by the ...

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Varghese Mathai OCP Articles 17/3/13 (St. Luke Ch.13.10-17) As we have crossed the Mid-Day of the Great Lent, the church had chosen a very thoughtful miracle for devotional thoughts and to straighten themselves through repentance and confession for their relief from sickness in respect of Body mind and soul. The miracle is one out of the six unique miracles ...

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Varghese Mathai OCP Articles 17/3/13 The Orthodox Church on Sixth Sunday of the Great Lenten, observe as the Sunday of the Blind Man to commemorate the miracle of Christ healing the man who was blind since birth. This miracle is recorded only in the Gospel of Saint John 9:1-41. Few meditations on this enlightening miracle - 1.Jesus healed the ...

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  Varghese Mathai OCP Articles 11/2/13 Is God always an angry God?  Does He wish that mankind to be subjected to His wrath or He is Merciful, Graceful and Forgive His children?  Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath. But because of His great love for us, God who is rich in mercy, made us alive with ...

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Varghese Mathai OCP Articles 30/1/2013 Bartholomew was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus and is usually identified with Nathaniel, who is mentioned in the St. John 1. He was introduced to Christ by Philip, another of the twelve apostles as per (John 1:43-51), where the name Nathaniel first appears. The theologian considers the presence of Nathaniel of ...

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Varghese Mathai Contributing Editor 24/1/13 The three day let originated in Syriac Orthodox Christian tradition and then spread to other oriental orthodox traditions including the Coptic and Armenian Churches. The Origin of this feast was to commemorate a miraculous cessation of plague which broke out in the region of Beth-Gammae. When stuck with disaster, the faithful of the ...

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Varghese Mathai 21/1/13 Is Jonah and Salvation of Nineveh a Historical event or a Parable? Jonah (782 BC) was an actual figure in history. The of authenticity being an Historical man can be verified by II Kings 14.25 "He [Jeroboam II] was the one who re-conquered all the territory that had belonged to Israel from Hamath Pass in ...

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Edited and Compiled by Ajesh T Philip 20/1/13 O sinner, be not discouraged, but have recourse to Mary in all you necessities. Call her to your assistance, for such is the divine Will that she should help in every kind of necessity - Saint Basil the Great "If anyone does not believe that Holy Mary is the ...

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E S John 29/6/2012 Part- 6 Role of Judas We are no way different from Judas who obscured and defied the Lord's commandments and warnings which focusing on his hypocritical and suicidal crimes. All the disciples said, "Even if I must die with you, I will not deny you", mt.26: 35, including Judas while the head money of ...

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Prof E.S.John, Australia 16/5/2012 Role of Judas We are no way different from Judas who obscured and defied the Lord's commandments and warnings which focusing on his hypocritical and suicidal crimes. All the disciples said, "Even if I must die with you, I will not deny you", mt.26: 35, including Judas while the head money of his ...

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Some ruminations on God’s love (Part 1,2 3 & 4)

April 29, 2012 Articles

29/4/2012 Prof E.S.John, Australia Dear Faithful ones, Some ruminations on God’s Love ( a 12 -part series) Love, the magic word that apparently invokes spontaneous equality in our religious, secular, family, economic and social lives is the latest global currency that is, however, seldom minted in any of our visible venues. There are two brands […]

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What do Icons Mean?

January 25, 2012 Articles

Michael Goltz 25/1/2012 mgicons@gmail.com Visit the Website of Michael Goltz Iconography here The very meaning of the icon has as its foundation the incarnation of Our Lord Jesus Christ. “And the word was made flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14). Christ is “the icon of the invisible God” (Col.1:15), and the transfiguration on the […]

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Royal” Christian Presence in Israel during Crusader Period

November 21, 2011 Articles

“Travelujah – Holy Land Tours”: By Nicole Jansezian 20/11/2011 Archaeologists and researchers from Hebrew University have deciphered an inscription bearing the name of Frederick II written in Arabic, declaring him king of Jerusalem, right before he peacefully conquered the city through a treaty rather than a battle. The discovery is unique because it is the […]

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Afghanistan to Bosnia

November 10, 2011 Articles
Mourners attend a commemoration ceremony for Bosnian Serb soldiers and civilians killed in the Bosnian War of 1992-1995 at the Serbian cemetery on July 12, 2011 in Bratunac, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

November 2011 Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The conflicts in Bosnia and Kosovo would have done Harry Houdini proud. After all, around 8,000 Islamic terrorists travelled all the way to Bosnia and some would either stay or move to Kosovo or go back home. These Islamic jihadists were given …

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Do We Need a Priest?

October 28, 2011 Articles

28/10/2011 Jesus Cried out:”It is finished” I received the following questions from an Internet writer for my comments. I am sending it to you for posting in the site because it relates to the fundamental doctrine of our church. Quote.”Do we need a priest? But you are not like that, for you are a chosen […]

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MORE AND MORE PEOPLE IN CZECHIA AND SLOVAKIA ARE GIVING PREFERENCE TO THE ORTHODOX CHURCH

October 8, 2011 Articles
Metropolitan Christopher of the Czech lands and Slovakia

Christopher, Archbishop of Prague and Metropolitan of the Czech and Slovakian lands. Blessed Archbishop Christopher of Prague, Metropolitan of the Czech and Slovakian lands talks about the history and modern condition of the Orthodox Church in Czechia and Slovakia. The talk was recorded in June of 2011. —Your Beatitude, you chose the path of a […]

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