Catholicos Baselios Paulose II : Christ’s resurrection signifies big victory despite problems for mankind

Liju Cherian (OCP Delegate and Chief Correspondent) 4/4/15 MUSCAT: His Holiness Baselious Marthoma Paulose II, Catholicos of the East and Indian Orthodox (Malankara) Metropolitan, has in a Easter message called upon the faithful to face the problems and not be disappointed, since victory is at the end of every phase. The Supreme Head of the Indian Orthodox Church who ...

Catholicos Baselios Paulose II calls upon Orthodox faithful to be proud members of the community

Liju Cherian - March 2015 MUSCAT: HH Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulose II, Catholicos of the East, has called upon the faithful of Mar Gregorios Orthodox Maha Edavaka to instill in them the true spirit of Orthodox. HH the catholicos was exhorting this while attending the Catholicate day celebrations at the church on March 27 after the ...

Metropolitan Mar Yulios charity act for Nagpur seminary students during Lenten season

STOTS SEMINARY STUDENTS WITH BIBLE

Liju Cherian - March 2015 AHMEDABAD, India: HG Pullikkottil Dr Geevarghese Yulios, Indian Orthodox Metropolitan from the Diocese of Ahmedabad, practices what he preaches. The Bishop who had in a Lenten Kalpana # 04A/15 extorted the faithful to be participants of salvific suffering, death and resurrection of the Lord has went a step further of giving back ...

Orthodox & Evangelicals to engage in missionary dialogue as per Lausanne-Orthodox communique

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By Liju Cherian - 27/9/14 Website- www.loimission.net ST VLASH, TIRANA, Albania --- The second Lausanne-Orthodox Initiative (LOI) Consultation was held at the serene St Vlash monastery in the Albanian capital of Tirana from September 15 to 19, 2014. According to Revd Canon Mark Oxbrow, Facilitator, Lausanne Facilitator for Orthodox-Evangelical Relations, the final commnique issued states "that relationships between Evangelicals ...

Metropolitan Mar Yulios urges to pray for visionary leaders to lead the nation who can reduce growing disparity among people

Liju Cherian - March - April 2014 Indian Malankara Orthdox Church AHMEDABAD, India - As the battle for Lok Sabha begins, HG Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios, Ahmedabad Diocese Metropolitan, has called upon the faithful to take an active part in the democratic process to elect their own government. Keeping the church as 'apolitical,' the members, as ...

Indian Orthodox Vicar turns green conscious for Christmas, gifts saplings for senior citizens

Liju Cherian 22/12/13 BENGALURU, India ~ An Indian Orthodox parish priest from Bengaluru Diocese is committed to spread the message of green conscious and become an ecology goodwill ambassador. The young celibate Vicar has distributed over 200 Christmas saplings to the senior citizens in his parish. Rev Fr Varghese Philip Idichandy as Vicar/President of the St Gregorios ...

Metropolitan Mar Seraphim rallies behind stem cell registration drive, leads awareness march

Indian Malankara Orthodox Church  Liju Cherian-20/12/13 BENGALURU ---In keeping with the Christmas spirit of helping the suffering, Indian Orthodox Metropolitan HG Dr Abraham Mar Seraphim has come out in support for a just cause. The young Shepherd who head the Bengaluru Diocese led the peripheral blood stem cell donor registration drive and registered his name along with ...

Catholicos to consecrate Ahmedabad Diocesan Chapel

Liju Cherian Indian Malankara Orthodox Church 7/7/13 AHMEDABAD ~ July 12, 13, 2013 will mark an important day in the annals of Orthodox Diocese of Ahmedabad (ODA). On July 12, HH Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan HH Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulose II, will lead the consecration celebrations of the Aramana Chapel and the new block ...

Bengaluru Orthodox Students Ministry spreads out to KGF, holds successful one-day conference called Manna@Gold Fields

17/6/13 Indian Malankara Orthodox Church Liju Cherian  KOLAR GOLD FIELDS, Karnataka — Kolar town, about 100-km away from Bangalore city, witnessed a rare conference of Indian Orthodox students on June 2, Sunday. A one-day conference named Manna@Gold Fields was successfully hosted and students irrespective of cast and religion actively participated with great enthusiasm. Bengaluru Diocese Metropolitan HG Dr Abraham ...

Mar Diascoros Metropolitan says premarital counselling for students to offset high divorce rates

Indian Malankara Orthodox Church Liju Cherian 30/5/13 MUSCAT : Dr Yuhanon Mar Diascoros, Metropolitan, Madras Diocese of Indian Orthodox Church, has once again underscored a major role for the youth of the Orthodox church. Envisaging a bigger role, the Metropolitan, says the youth cannot be grouped under a ‘diaspora’ but they have an entirely different theological concept. In a ...

Metropolitan Mar Aprem takes part in interfaith dialogue at Jakarta conference; initiates step towards fresh perspectives in Christian-Muslim ties

Indian Malankara Orthodox Church Liju Cherian 8/3/13 # Leaders urged to practise dual commandment to love # Urged to ensure sustainable styles of living, working are maintained # Caution society on adopting policies that can compromise common interests # Find ways of being of aiding migrant families and communities # Religious leaders urged to follow up with needed action JAKARTA, Indonesia - An ...

Metropolitan Geevarghese Mar Yulios advocates 4-pronged resolution for Nineveh Fast

Indian Malankara Orthodox Church Liju Cherian - 21/1/13 #Suggests spiritual, scientific approach towards the 3-day fast #Advises nutritionist’s recipe to observe a diet solely on fruits #Transform God’s anger, punishment into mercy, blessings #Fast must end with charity towards serving needy in society NARODA, Ahmedabad, India -- HG Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios, Metropolitan, Diocese of Ahmedabad, has come out ...

OCYM 2013 calender highlights icons with theme on Moronoya feasts

Indian Malankara Orthodox Church Liju Cherian 8/1/2012 MUSCAT :Muscat Mar Gregorios Orthodox Maha Edavaka OCYM has released its 2013 calender (Gregorian) with icons or themes featuring the Moronoya feasts or perunnals. The calendar was released by Metropolitan Dr Mathews Mar Thimothios, Metropolitan of UK-Europe and Africa Diocese, during the church's Parish Day, on November 2, 2012. Each sheet carries the ...

Metropolitan Mar Seraphim: Presence of Holy Spirit experienced at Roha global MGOCSM conference

  Indian Malankara Orthodox Church Liju Cherian 3/1/2012 Pictures link: ROHA, Mumbai --- Bengaluru Diocese Metropolitan HG Dr Abraham Mar Seraphim has heaped praises on the exemplary work of his Diocese “children” at the recently concluded 104th  Global conference of MGOCSM at Roha from December 26-30, 2012. “I am really proud of my children, the participants from our diocese,” You were well ...

Ahmedabad Diocese launches Kidney Foundation with medical awareness camp

Indian Malankara Orthodox Church - 23/12/12 Liju Cherian AHMEDABAD/India — Ahmedabad Diocese under HG Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios has launched the Diocesan level programmes of Kidney Foundation which was inaugurated with a kidney health awareness programme and camp on December 9, 2012. The programme was organised at Mar Gregorios Orthodox Valyapally, Baroda at 10.30 am. The ...

Metropolitan Mar Yulios urges faithful in Gujarat to vote for capable candidates with character, integrity

10/11/2012 Indian Malankara Orthodox Church Liju Cherian AHMEDABAD, India: With important Assembly elections in Gujarat scheduled to take place in two phases on December 13 and 17, HG Pulikkottil Geevarghese Mar Yulios, Metropolitan of Ahmedabad Diocese, has issued an important Bull reminding the Indian Orthodox faithful on the rights and duties of every citizen above the age of ...

On Twitter, Metropolitan Dr Mar Yulios plans better connectivity with the faithful of Ahmedabad Diocese

The Indian Malanakra Orthodox Church Liju Cherian 20/11/2012 AHMEDABAD, Gujarat, India --- HG Pullikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios, Diocese Metropolitan, Ahmedabad Diocese, is now on Twitter. The young, dynamic Metropolitan thus becomes the second only Indian Malankara (Orthodox) bishop to logon to Tweeter account. His Grace has already begun tweets on Tweeters@G Yulios. An effort by the high-tech Metropolitan to ...

Metropolitan Mathews Mar Timothios calls for upholding family values

Liju Cherian Indian Malankara Orthodox Church 15/11/2012 MUSCAT: HG Dr Mathews Mar Timothios, Diocese Metropolitan of UK-Europe and Africa, has called upon upholding "family values" which is slowly on the vane in the present day context. Dr Mar Timotios was delivering the presidential speech during the annual parish fete and sale after leading the Holy Eucharist (Tri-mass) at ...

Bengaluru Orthodox Diocese Youths have experience of a life time at Yovela 2012

Liju Cherian Indian Malankara Orthodox Church 26/1/02/102 BENGALURU, INDIA – Located about 4,851 feet above sea level, Nandi Hill, was the location for Bengaluru Diocese MGOCSM and OCYM youth camp titled Yovela 2012. The youths experienced great feeling staying at the camp above the hills for 3-days at the Promised Land, Glorious. Youths from the Orthodox churches in Bengaluru who ...

Catholicos is chief celebrant at Catholicate Centenary, sanctification ceremony of Bengaluru Diocese

20/10/2012 Liju Cherian 20/10/2012 The Indian Malankara Orthodox Church # Beautification ceremony of Diocesan Centre and Bishop’s House # Road leading to Diocesan Centre named Malankara Veedhi # Metropolitans Dr Mar Diascoros, Dr Mar Yulios to be co-celebrants # Dignitaries from various walks of life to attend # Fr John Samuel to weave magic through liturgical Symphony BENGALURU -- His Holiness Moran Mar ...

Metropolitan Mar Yulios attracts many into Orthodoxy during Sultanate visit

Indian Malankara Orthodox Church 17/10/2012 MUSCAT: During the recent two-week hectic visit to the Sultanate of Oman, Ahmedabad Diocese Metropolitan Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios, visited all the three Indian Orthodox (Malankara) churches located in Muscat, Sohar and Salalah. The Metropolitan also visited several interior areas at congregations like Barka, Buraimi, Sur, Ibri, Rustaq and Nizwa leading Holy ...